Flanged Rail Wheels - Overview
A flange is the part of the wheel shape or profile that extends below the tread or rolling surface that contacts the rail head. It is a rim that helps keep your car or trolley safely on rail tracks, reducing the likelihood of any type of accident at your workplace. There are 3 basic designs: single flange, double flange and flat rail wheel. The most common is the single-flange type; especially when the rails are good and parallel. Some of the more difficult applications have differences in rail gauge and require a more forgiving design. For this purpose, a double flanged wheel is usually used on one side and a flat tread on the other side without flanges, giving the car more lateral movement.
High Quality Flanged Rail Wheels from Kingrail Parts
We use premium grade 1045 forged steel combined with precision CNC machining to provide wheels that support extra durability and extended life. With Kingrail Parts Wheels; know you'll get the most benefit and minimal service and maintenance over the life of each wheel. Our high-grade steel is the best choice for less expensive cast iron, which is more brittle and more prone to cracking and breakage.
When poor quality materials and workmanship are used, dangerous tread wobble, wheel slippage, and even out-of-spec configurations can result, all of which can lead to unnecessary wear on wheels and tracks.
Which one should you choose: single flange or double flange and flat?
For most applications, a single flanged wheel is sufficient for heavy loads and conditions. All of these wheels can be used in idler style or keyed and driven. Kingrail Parts also offers stub or thru-axle assembly styles. We can accommodate any of your installation requirements and can machine fixed wheelsets to meet any track size required.
Whenever you work in conditions involving uneven loads, high shocks or heavy loads, we can combine all wheel styles to provide even support and stability over the entire area of your car or trolley. These types of wheels are your best option for keeping your wheels on track and ensuring safe operation for all your workers. They are ideal for industries such as forestry, mining, foundry material transfer and various other plant operations.
Standard Flange Wheel VS. Custom Flange Wheel
Due to the wide variety of industries in which flanged rail wheels can be used,
Occasionally requests arise beyond the standard flanged wheels we stock. For these requirements, Kingrail Parts is happy to work with you to create custom flanged track wheels to your exact specification needs, then produce them on a cost-effective estate using our precision craftsmanship.
Below is a list of standard size wheels we stock:
1)Single flange 8", 10", 12", 14(350mm) diameter
2) Double flange 10”, 12” diameter
3) Flat 10", 12" diameter
4) Light duty single flange 5", 6" , 8", dia.
Through our custom process, you will be able to add additional features and additional machining to take advantage of additional hardening, custom drilling, additional bushings and custom tread profiles.