Wakefield, Massachusetts – Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc. is launching a press-on solid tire for materials-handling applications, the PS 1000, that features the company's Pit Stop Line wear indicator for the first time in a solid application.
The tire is engineered with specialised compounds and a new design to guarantee uptime, efficiency and safety for operators, while reducing total cost of ownership and environmental impact, Trelleborg said.
"The PS1000 is an exciting first for Trelleborg and the tire industry. We have integrated our Pit Stop Line innovation into a press-on solid tire for maximum performance, comfort and service life," Lorenzo Ciferri, vice president of marketing and communications at Trelleborg, said.
"Our studies show that the PS1000 lasts up to 30% more than other tires on the market, which results in a very low cost-of-ownership per hour,"
The PS1000 features two compound layers in its internal construction, one to enhance comfort and reduce rolling resistance and heat build-up, while the other ensures long tire life, Trelleborg said.
The tire also features Trelleborg's Pit Stop Line, a visible orange band that appears on the tire as the tread wears down, indicating that the tire has approximately 100 hours of life remaining.
The PS1000 is available in smooth and traction tread versions. The smooth version offers stability and comfort, as well as improved service life due to a deep tread, cushion compound and concave sidewall shape.
The traction version offers the same features, but with higher traction for improved performance in wet conditions.
Both the smooth and traction versions can be produced in different compounds — multipurpose, non-marking, electrically conductive, ProHD or Protex — for numerous applications.
The smooth version will be available in September; the traction version will be available in the first quarter of 2021.