Castors & Wheels
Castors and 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. The shop for castors and wheels is now live at https://castors.org.uk/
Whether you're a customer looking to replace a worn-out castor or wheel, or a manufacturer designing a new mobile product, understanding the various options for castors and wheels can be crucial to ensuring optimal performance and functionality. A Guide to Choosing a Castor or Wheel will hopefully help you track down the ideal product.
Anti-static and electrically conductive wheels are categorized according to level of resistivity. Anti-static wheels generally have resistivity ratings of below: 10 ^ 6 Ω (ohms). Electrically conductive wheels have a resistivity rating below: 10 ^ 4 Ω (ohms). Please view our range of anti-static wheels below.
Solid black rubber wheels with various options for bearings, diameters, and load rating. Ideal for a huge range of industrial applications. Suitable for loads of 30 to 1100 kg, per wheel. We have very competitive prices available on the Merlin online shop. Please see below.
Steel and Cast-Iron wheels offering the maximum strength for a similar diameter in Nylon. Wheel diameters from 50 to 300 mm and weight capacity of 100 to 7,500 kg. Specially machined to order wheels are also available for specialist applications.
The new castors and wheels shop is now open at https://castors.org.uk/. To improve speed and add the easy to use filtering system that allows you to quickly pare down to the specifications that you need.
Cushion wheels offer an alternative to spring-loaded castors and foam-filled tyres. Cushion tyred wheels are often used for the safe transportation of delicate instruments around industrial sites, particularly over uneven ground.
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.
Elastic rubber wheels on a plastic centre produces a cheap and smooth running wheel. These wheels have a recommended temperature range of between -20 and + 60 degrees Centigrade. With wheel diameter from 50 mm up to 400 mm.
Gate castors are a specialist system designed to help take out the variation in ground heights and are mostly used on large gates travelling over uneven ground. The maximum height difference is 3 inches (7.62 centimetres), with a weight on the castor of no more than 70 kg.
A range of high-temperature castors are available for use in extreme environments. The castors are available with either a pressed steel or stainless-steel housing and choice of solid thermoplastic wheels. These castors can operate in temperatures as high as 300 °C.
A selection of specialist high-temperature wheels suitable for high-temperature applications of up to 350 °C, such as ovens. With a wheel diameter range of 75 to 200 mm and load capacity range of 75 to 1000 kg. Materials Phenolic resin, Ditherm and Nylon and Epoxy Resins.
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.
These castors are designed for manufacturers of trolleys and specialist applications and are available on next day delivery in a wide range of sizes and weight capacities. The different types of brackets make these ideal for any application.
Low level castors are a special type of castor offering the weight loading of a normal larger diameter castor but in a smaller wheel. This is achieved using different materials and the use of twin wheels in the same bracket.
Nylon plastic wheels are one of the most popular selling wheels due to their strength and economical costs. Stronger than polypropylene, they are chemical and liquid resistant and offer a weight loading up to 12,000 kg. A comprehensive brochure is available at the base of this page, and nylon wheels are stocked in large quantities.
Industrial pallet rollers with and without bearings covering the 70 to 85 mm Diameter and 500 to 950 kg capacity. Various materials such as Nylon and Polyurethane are available, and these are often used for the maintenance of pallet trucks. If your pallet truck clatters, change the rollers to polyurethane!
Pallet truck steer-wheels, either solid nylon (polyamide 6), solid polyurethane or elastic rubber or nylon on an aluminium core. Replace and maintain your pallet truck to protect your investment. As well as pallet steering wheels, we also have the pallet rollers. Shown below.
Pneumatic wheels provide a cushioned ride for sack trucks, trolleys and platforms, making them ideal for rough ground. These pneumatic wheels have plastic centres, and we also have pneumatic wheels with steel centres, along with the online shop open 24 hours a day.
Solid white or black polypropylene wheels. With a wheel diameter range of 50 to 200 mm and a load capacity range of 50 to 380 kg. These Hard-working and economical wheel are a cheaper alternative to nylon and can be used as guide rollers in tracks.
Polyurethane wheels cover a vast range of industrial wheels. The centre part of the wheel can be aluminium, cast iron, plastic, or steel depending on the weight loading required. Capacities between 70, and, 4600 kg.
Puncture proof wheels are composed of a microcellular 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.
High quality elastic rubber with a permanent bond offers the user many benefits and outstanding qualities. High quality elastic rubber 65 Shore A, for greater shock absorbency, protects both floors and loads at the same time. Also called Speed rubber wheels.
Scenery Skates are specially designed for moving scenery, three pressed steels, zinc plated swivel castors fitted with a black fabricated frame with a separate top plate fixing and available with a choice of wheels.
A range of soft elastic rubber wheels with grey or black rubber tyres. Available in a selection of sizes, load capacities and 55 shore hardness. With capacities up to 500 kg, these 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.
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.
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.
Steel wheels offer a heavy-duty solution in a much smaller diameter than plastic or nylon based wheel and more frequent use in specialist applications.
Truck locks 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.
Twin Wheeled Castors. To increase loading capacities whilst maintaining the same height, the twin wheel castors were developed. Depending on the wheel type and loading requirements, there are four ranges with capacities from 500 kg up to 11,500 kg.
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.