Brake and locking systems

The right solution for every application

Drum brakes and dead man’s brakes are used for braking only. Brake systems involve a variety of different locks which can be activated in different ways. An overview of all of the different options is provided below.
  • Brake systems

    Cable pull-operated drum brake

    Bockrolle mit Trommelbremse  

    Structure and function

    • activated using a cable pull (as shown above) or lever arm
    • when actuated, the brake shoes are pressed onto the cast wheel center, which functions as a drum brake

     

    Advantages

    • consistently high braking force, even in wet conditions
    • short actuation path

     

    More information

    • a detailed description and overview of the rigid casters with drum brakes can be found here

     

    Cable pull-operated dead man’s brake

    Bockrolle mit Totmannbremse  

    Structure and function

    • activated using a cable pull (as shown above) or lever arm
    • Before the brake is actuated, the spring presses the brake shoes onto the cast wheel center, which functions as a drum brake.
    • The brake releases when actuated.

     

    Advantages

    • consistently high braking force, even in wet conditions
    • safety
    • short actuation path

     

    More information

    • a detailed description and overview of rigid casters with dead man's brakes can be found here

     

    Dead man’s brake for hexagonal connection

    Lenkrolle mit "central-stop"  

    Structure and function

    • can be activated by a hexagonal rod

     

    Advantages

    • consistently high braking force, even in wet conditions
    • safety
    • short actuation path

     

    More information

    • a detailed description and overview of swivel casters with drum brakes can be found here

     

  • Brake systems for central foot operation

    Two swivel casters connected with a brake lever

    Lenkrolle mit Feststeller "ideal-stop"  

    Structure and function

    • brake lever does not swivel with the caster
    • “ideal-stop” brake lever comes with holes as standard for easy fitting of a brake lever to connect two brake levers together

     

    Advantages

    • saves time as two casters can be braked and released with a single motion
    • comfort
    • occupational safety

     

    More information

    • a technical description of the ideal-stop brake can be found here
    • available for Blickle LK, LH and LEX rig series

     

    Two or four swivel casters connected with a rod

    Lenkrolle mit "central-stop"  

    Structure and function

    • multiple swivel casters connected with a rod
    • rods are connected to the cam housing of the caster using a hexagonal rod

     

    Advantages

    • saves time as two or four casters can be braked with a single motion
    • comfort
    • occupational safety
    • small operating angle
    • can be actuated from both sides of the trolley

     

    More information

    • a technical description of the “central-stop” brake can be found here
    • available for Blickle LE, L, LK and LH rig series

     

    Multiple rigid casters connected with a rod

    Bockrolle mit "central-stop"  

    Structure and function

    • multiple rigid casters connected with a rod
    • rod connected to the cam housing within the rig using a hexagonal rod

     

    Advantages

    • saves time as multiple casters can be braked with a single motion
    • small operating angle

     

    More information

    • a technical description of the “central-stop” can be found here
    • special solution available upon request

     

  • Brake systems for central directional brake

    Swivel lock, can be retrofitted, operated with a foot pedal, latching

    Lenkrolle mit montiertem Richtungsfeststeller  

    Structure and function

    • Swivel locks (separate) are fitted to the top plate of the swivel caster. Actuating the brake lever removes the swivel lock, allowing the caster to swivel.
    • Pushing the brake lever upwards allows the casters to latch back in when travelling straight (blocks the swivel motion of the casters).

     

    Advantages

    • multiple swivel locks connected together using a rod possible
    • can be retrofitted to standard casters
    • stability + flexibility at the workstation

     

    More information

    • technical information can be found here
    • available for many Blickle rig series

     

    Swivel lock, can be retrofitted, operated with a foot pedal, selflatching

    Lenkrolle mit montiertem Richtungsfeststeller  

    Structure and function

    • Actuating the brake lever unlocks the swivel lock, allowing the caster to swivel. When the swivel caster is aligned in the direction of travel, the spring moves the brake lever back to its latched position.

     

    Advantages

    • can be retrofitted to standard casters
    • stability + flexibility at the workstation

     

    More information

    • special solution, available upon request

     

    Swivel lock for hexagonal connection

    Lenkrolle mit zentral betätigtem Richtungsfeststeller  

    Structure and function

    • multiple swivel casters connected with a hexagonal rod
    • swivel caster is fixed using a pre-tensioned spring in the swivel head (converts swivel caster to rigid caster)
    • caster can swivel again when the hexagonal rod is actuated

     

    Advantages

    • When 6 casters are used per carriage, the central casters can function as rigid casters when the carriage is towed or moved laterally during manual operation.

     

    More information

    • special solution, available upon request

     

    Swivel lock for pull cable connection, integrated

    Lenkrolle mit seilzugbetätigtem Richtungsfeststeller  

    Structure and function

    • swivel lock integrated into the rig
    • swivel lock released using a cable pull

     

    Advantages

    • can be actuated by hand

     

    More information

    • special solution, available upon request

     

    Swivel lock for pull cable connection, can be retrofitted

    Lenkrolle mit montiertem Richtungsfeststeller  

    Structure and function

    • threaded hole for connecting a cable pull

     

    More information

    • special solution, available upon request

     

    Swivel lock for side actuation, can be retrofitted

    Lenkrolle mit montiertem Richtungsfeststeller  

    Structure and function

    • brake lever is actuated in a horizontal direction rather than in vertical direction
    • suitable for applications with limited space

     

    More information

    • special solution, available upon request