Designer Castors have been manufactured in Italy for nearly 50 years and offer furniture designers and manufacturers a solution that lifts the product to something special. Quality bearings and materials ensure that the finished article rolls effortlessly in silence for many years.
Castors & Wheels
Castors & wheels from Light to Heavy duty and available in a wide range of materials such as Iron, Aluminium and Stainless Steel. Merlin has been supplying industrial wheels, truck locks and jacking castors for more than 25 years.
Jacking castors can be used to vary the height of a platform or piece of equipment between 75 and 200 mm depending on the models shown below. The jacking castor can also be used to raise a platform off its feet so that it can be moved easily around your work space. Prices and Specifications available below.
Truck Locks and Trolley Brakes are an easy way to retrofit brakes to an existing trolley or mobile platform or as an alternative to braked castors. The truck locks have a foot operated pad that lowers a pad normally with a rubber surface down to the floor raising the wheels slightly above the ground and providing a friction brake. Also, called “trolley brakes”.
Sprung Loaded Castors for when a standard caster solid or pneumatic wheel just won’t do then we have the answer with a range of specials. Spring-loaded castors are generally heavy duty and allow for the safe transportation of equipment over uneven ground.
Guide to choosing a castor or wheel. For many customers the wheel or castor is a replacement for an existing castor or wheel, so they generally want the same but if you are manufacturing and designing a mobile product, then the guide below on castors and wheels may help you decide the layout, type of wheel and bracket.
Polypropylene wheels are a solid white or black wheel. With a wheel diameter range of 40 to 400 mm and a load capacity range of 50 to 330 kg. Hard-working and economical wheel that is also used as guide rollers in tracks. With prices less than a pound, these wheels offer a cheaper alternative to the harder and more expensive nylon versions.
V-Groove & Flange Wheels including black-painted cast-iron 90° v-groove wheels for use on inverted angle-iron tracks or flange wheels with 3° tread ascent. With wheel diameter range of 75 to 200 mm and load capacity range of 200 to 1500 kg. Specialist wheels designed to run on tracks or guides with the V-grooved wheels ideal as sophisticated pulleys for a wide range of applications. These wheels can also be manufactured to order.
To increase loading capacities whilst maintaining the same height the twin wheel castor was developed. Depending on the wheel type and loading requirements there are four ranges with capacities up to 7500 kg. The twin wheel castors range is available in Swivel, Swivel with brake and fixed brackets. Top plate fixing only with a no bolthole option but with 14 different wheel options normally available in 2 days.
Puncture proof wheels are composed of a micro-cellular polyurethane type rubber offering an alternative to pneumatic wheels but without the problem with valves or punctures. Wheel Diameter from 200 mm up to 400 mm Plain, roller and ball bearing options. Load ranges from 75 kg up to 200 kg per wheel.