Has anyone else had problems with the rubber on the rollers of the large omni-directional wheels splitting?
I was working on designing a robot chassis last night using the large omni-directional wheels when I noticed a split in the rubber at one end of a roller. I took a minute or two to check out my wheels to see what was going on and I found 5 or 6 rollers on each of the 2 wheels I had with splits of varying degrees in the rubber. The splits were all at one of the ends on the molded seam of the rubber.
I have 2 sets of the large omni-directional wheels so I checked the other set, but I didn’t see any splits on them.
I was surprised because I haven’t used the wheels that much and I just got them last year. I bought one set when they first came out in May or June and I got the other set for Christmas.
I didn’t think the rubber on the rollers should be splitting and was just wondering if anyone else has noticed the same problem.