Castor wheels with brakes
Safety is our top priority
We want the use of our wheels and castors to be without accidents. You can therefore rely on two things with our products: If you have to brake, it can be done quickly; and if you park something, it stays parked – even in dangerous situations.
According to the German Statutory Accident Insurance, there were more than 36,000 accidents in intralogistic transport in Germany in 2019 alone, i.e. more than 150 per working day. We can reduce this number. As a solution partner in matters of safety, we have a large variety of different parking devices and brakes in our range. This includes the right product for every application.
Swivel castors with brakes block the rolling and swivelling movements of the castors at rest with the aid of brake systems (wheel and swivel head brake). “Front”, “rear”, “fixed” and “central” brake systems are used. “Front” brake systems are located at the front relative to the running direction. “Rear” brake systems are fitted to the rear of the castors. “Fixed” brake systems do not rotate with the swivel head and the pedal always remains in the same position. “Central” brake systems use a single lever to brake two or more castors on a transport equipment. A brake system should be selected after careful consideration of user-friendliness, installation conditions and user-specific accident prevention measures.
You can choose between two variants of the fixed castor with brake: The Blickle drum brake and Blickle dead man's brake. The drum brake works by pressing two brake shoes integrated into the wheel against the cast wheel centre, which acts as the brake drum. The drum brake provides a high level of braking performance even though only a small amount of force is required to activate it.
More information about drum brakes and dead man's brakes.