When you put your trust in a forged steel wheel from Rockett Inc., you can expect a quality, durable product that will withstand the harshest conditions. Forging is one of the oldest metalworking processes. During this process, the internal crystalline structure and grain pattern of the metal is altered to create a stronger steel product. But does this mean that forged steel is indestructible? Let’s find out!
Advantages of Forging Steel
When it comes to steel wheels, forging technology gives them ultimate strength, making them nearly indestructible. Load limits are governed by bearing capacity. Forged steel ends up being stronger and more reliable than castings and plate steel because the grain flows are altered and conform to the shape of the part.
The advantages of forging steel are:
- Tougher than other alternatives
- Handles impact better than castings
- Tight grain structures that offer exceptional mechanical strength
- Less need for expensive alloys to be added
- Excellent wear resistance
- Ideal for applications with extreme pressure or heat
While forged steel may not last forever, it will last a very, very long time. This is why we recommend forged wheels for harsh conditions, such as manufacturing settings, high-temperature settings, warehouse applications and other heavy-duty industrial environments.
To show you just how durable forged steel wheels are, Rockett Inc. offers a 10-year guarantee for tread life and flange breakage. Years ago, we replaced brittle cast iron wheels with forged steel, along with tapered roller bearings, a custom machined axle and labyrinth grease seals. This creates a superior product that is nearly indestructible.
Contact us today for the sizes and assemblies of our forged wheels. We have custom wheels available, too!