Swivel castors for every application

The right swivel castor for every application

Swivel castors make it easy to manoeuvre machines, equipment and trolleys. These castors can be pivoted around their vertical axis. They are the counterpart to fixed castors, which can only move in a linear direction. A swivel castor consists of a swivel bracket and a wheel. The bracket is available in a variety of sizes and materials, from synthetic materials through to pressed steel and stainless steel. With over 60 swivel bracket series and over 80 standard wheel series, Blickle has the perfect swivel castor for every application.

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What is the difference between swivel castors and fixed castors?

Swivel castors attached to trolleys swivel freely for easy manoeuvrability - even on the spot. However, this high degree of manoeuvrability is not always the best choice for applications that involve long straight usage, as directional stability decreases and it is more difficult for the user to move the trolley in a straight line. For this reason, most trolleys are additionally equipped with non-swivelling fixed castors.

Is there a swivel castor and a fixed castor in one?

Blickle Richtungsfeststeller für Stahlblech-Lenkrollen

If one wanted to combine the characteristics of a swivel and fixed castor into one castor, a directional lock could be attached to the swivel housing. If the user activates the directional lock, the swivel axis of the swivel head would be blocked creating a fixed castor. When the directional lock is released, the castor can be swivelled again.

Are there swivel castors with brakes?

Blickle Rad- und Drehkranzfeststeller stop-fixOur swivel castors have the option to come with a head brake, not a brake. The difference between a head brake and a brake is that a head brake is actuated when the vehicle is stationary to keep the vehicle in that fixed position. A brake can be applied while the vehicle is moving to reduce speed. In many cases, however, castors with a brake mean a head brake, as you can see here in the picture on the right. You can find more detailed information on our overview page for locking and braking systems.

Are there swivel castors with a threaded pin?

Blickle swivel castors also have various different mounting systems for different applications, such as top plate, bolt hole, steel plug-in stem, threaded pin or plug-in pin. You can find an overview of threaded pin diameters, top plate dimensions and much more under mounting types for castors.

Swivel castors, made in Germany 

Blickle swivel castors provide outstanding quality throughout the manufacturing and assembly process. We manufacture the swivel castors from the raw materials that get delivered into our factory in Rosenfeld. We use cutting-edge automated testing equipment alongside quality checks for the first and last part of the production line. We also carry out self-checks by the workers in production to guarantee a consistently high level of quality.

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