Compliant wheels are not intended for moving robots, but moving objects. Compliant wheels give way to allow rigid objects to be manipulated easily. A line of multiple wheels on a driven hex axle creates a very effective roller that ignores variations in the objects being driven. This makes for high-performance intakes and internal conveyors. The wheels are sized for an interference fit and tend to stay in place on a shaft, though a shaft collar may be used to make absolutely sure the wheels stay clear of other mechanisms or maintain consistent spacing.
Different durometer ratings give each wheel unique characteristics. Green wheels (35A durometer) are the softest and most compliant around objects, while maroon (45A) and blue (50A) wheels are increasingly firm. The increased firmness also allows the latter two wheels to carry a higher RPM rating.
Diameter: 1.95" - 2.05"
Weight: 0.031 - 0.037 Lbs
Durometers: 35A (Green), 45A (Maroon), 50A (Blue)
- 0.425" hex, interference fit for 1/2" shafts
- 0.3125" hex, interference fit for 3/8" shafts
- 0.31" hex, interference fit for 8mm shafts
- Green 35A: 6000 RPM
- Maroon 45A and Blue 50A: 10000 RPM