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.
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.
A range of wheels with grey or black rubber tyres on polypropylene rims. Available in a selection of sizes, load capacities and colours. With capacities up to 350 kg these plastic centred wheels can be used in a wide range of applications and all the wheels shown can be mounted in a wide range of brackets and supplied as a complete castor.
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.
Scenery Skates are specially designed for moving scenery, three pressed steel, zinc plated swivel castors fitted with a black fabricated frame with a separate top plate fixing and available with a choice of wheels. The central heavy duty swivel head, mounted on top of the triangular base plate, carries the load.s for moving scenery, three pressed steel, zinc plated swivel castors fitted on a black fabricated frame with a separate top plate fixing and available with a choice of wheels.
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.
Stainless steel castors are generally used on trolleys, machinery and equipment used in food processing, catering and medical sectors or indeed whenever there is a requirement for a high level of hygiene to be maintained. Because the casters are made of stainless steel, this makes them ideal for use when stringent wash-down procedures are employed.