MAGOG, Quebec—Camso Ltd. has introduced the Solideal PON 555 NM and PON 550 NM non-marking press-on forklift tires designed to increase energy efficiency and thermal performance.
Both tires are designed to meet the growing needs of indoor applications and rental fleets with operations of medium intensity usage, the company said.
"As more operations have moved indoors and require cleaner working environments, non-marking tires have become an imperative for approximately 30 percent of forklift applications," said Thierry Miche, product line executive director-material handling for Camso.
"When combined with a rise in rental applications and a growing trend in electric forklifts, it's no surprise that the demand for performing non-marking solutions is increasing," he said. "As a leader in the industry, we want to offer solutions that tackle new challenges as they arise."
The Solideal PON non-marking series offers lower rolling resistance, which increases energy efficiency, both for fuel consumption and battery usage.
The improved natural rubber used in the non-marking compound reduces chunking and cutting, while the two-stage construction lowers heat build-up, the company said, noting that improved thermal performance is a key requirement to decrease tire failure and eliminate forklift downtime.
The Solideal PON 555 NM smooth-surfaced tire is designed to provide a clean working environment, low rolling resistance and improved thermal performance. It has been especially designed to provide maximum lifespan for medium intensity applications requiring non-marking press-on tires, Camso said.
The Solideal PON 550 NM treaded tire has all the features and benefits of the PON 555 NM, with a wide profile and flat footprint for increased stability and grip.