From A to B with clean laundry
Laundry containers, also known as laundry roll containers, are used to transport textiles clean and undamaged between the laundry and the final destination. Compared to other trolleys or containers, the function is slightly different. The most important thing is that the laundry stays clean during transport. Wheels of laundry containers are usually made of rubber. The advantage of rubber wheels is that they have a high load capacity and make little noise. Also, these wheels can be used both indoors and outdoors; useful, for example, when the clean laundry has to be moved from an external laundry room to a nursing home or hospital.
Advice on the basis of load capacity
The payload of laundry containers starts at 400 kg. This is amply sufficient for the most common situations. In this case, we recommend two swivel and two fixed-wheel castors with a diameter of 100 mm, with nylon (PA6) at the wheel centre, single ball bearing and TPR non-marking grey rubber tyre. However, laundry containers are also available with load capacities up to 800 kg. For higher loads and surfaces that are uneven (asphalt and kerbs) or have more obstacles, we generally recommend two rubber swivel castors (braked) with a diameter of 125 mm and two rubber fixed castors, also with a diameter of 125 mm. This also increases manoeuvrability in smaller spaces.
For your laundry container
If a wheel is not in our range or in the standard range of our suppliers, customisation is an option. It may be that you have an existing application that you are not satisfied with. For example, you want to innovate or produce more cheaply. We apply customisation particularly when there is a specific demand for functionality. Do the wheels of your application break down quickly, for example? Then we would like to help you find an alternative. It is also possible to adapt wheels that we already have in stock to your requirements.
From inventory to appropriate solution
We establish what the application is and how the wheels are used. We also look at the problem. Why do the wheels break or wear out too quickly? Or are the current wheels too expensive for the application? In addition, we ask you to send us samples of what has broken down.
Konijnenburg can provide an economic solution without having to compromise on quality and sustainability. This does not always require a new design process. The solution can also be volume import or specialist import. Customisation does not always have to be about large volumes. Even if you only need two or three pieces of a certain wheel, customisation is an option.
Robust wheels and customised wheels
Konijnenburg offers wear-resistant robust wheels for laundry containers at a very economical price that can be delivered quickly. Moreover, we can quickly deliver customised solutions, tailored to the internal logistics of the end user. Some examples:
- Additional noise-reducing wheels for use in residential areas at night
- Wheels suitable for low temperature freezing
- Wheels with a different diameter
- Wheels with extra long brake pedals
- Braked castors
If you plan to purchase wheels for laundry containers, first make a clear inventory of the end customer’s usage. One size fits all generally works well, but customers increasingly have special requirements. By anticipating these, you increase the ease of use and therefore the efficiency of the end user.