Industrial, commercial, and manufacturing settings often rely on carts, racks, platform trucks, work tables, and other equipment outfitted with casters and wheels. You may be looking for specific parts and accessories to help you get the most out of these components. Modify your existing material handling equipment with brakes, locks, foot guards, and more from RWM Casters.
A caster brake is designed and utilized to lock the rotation of a wheel. Our light- to heavy-duty braking options come in nylon and metal varieties, and they can lock both wheel and swivel action to keep loads fixed in even the most abusive conditions and applications.
A swivel lock mechanism is utilized with a swivel caster to lock its rotation so that it can only travel in a certain direction while engaged. Our swivel locks can be used for more demanding medium- to heavy-duty applications, such as aerospace ground support or heavy assembly plant floors.
Floor locks are used in conjunction with casters for lighter applications where an object needs to be locked in position and prevented from moving with a single action. Our adjustable floor lock casters come in various sizes and are operated via a pedal.
Turntables are swivel bearings built around RWM’s industrial caster raceways, which allow heavy loads to be rotated freely. Every lockable turntable is built to take continuous punishment from the toughest industrial applications. They are ideal for workstations, weld tables, and more.
Field Installable Foot Guards
Foot guards or toe guards can provide a significant boost in facility safety by drawing attention to potentially dangerous rolling hazards and ensuring workers’ feet stay out of the path of casters & wheels. Available both as field installable units or as an option built into the caster direct from the factory.
Our light- to heavy-duty brake options are designed to lock the rotation of a wheel. Nylon and metal varieties are available for both swivel and rigid casters. The intent is to keep the load in a fixed position, even in the most abusive applications. Models available with field installability include WB, ICWB, MICWB, SICWB, FICWB, FCNB, FCSTLB, and FCNTLB.
Floor locks are designed to prevent portable equipment from shifting or creeping when in a locked position. They are best suited for light-duty applications where an object needs to be locked with a single action. Floor locks are operated by depressing a foot pedal. Then, pressing on the kick bar releases and retracts the floor lock. For the best results, install floor locks in pairs between swivel and rigid casters.
Swivel locks prevent the rotation of swivel casters. When engaged, the wheel can only face one direction. High-quality swivel locks from RWM are appropriate for medium- to heavy-duty applications, including aerospace ground support and assembly plant floors.
We offer four types of swivel locks, including our demountable swivel lock, passive swivel lock, heavy-duty threaded swivel lock, and foot-operated swivel lock. The demountable version is designed for field installation or replacement of worn-out swivel locks. The swivel caster must have a notched yoke for the demountable swivel lock to operate correctly.
Our heavy-duty turntable swivel sections incorporate RWM’s patented Kingpinless swivel design, which allows heavy loads to rotate freely. Every lockable turntable we stock is built to withstand ongoing punishment from the toughest industrial applications. Turntable swivel sections are ideal for workstations, weld tables, material container stands, and more.
Field-Installable Foot Guards
Adding foot guards to your casters and wheels can boost facility safety significantly. Modifying your existing material handling equipment with field-installable foot guards is quick and economical, providing all the benefits you want without replacing the entire caster. Some assembly, drilling, and mounting are required.
Foot guards come in a standard silver zinc plate finish, but you can also choose powder coatings in bright red, yellow, or orange to improve visibility and draw attention to potentially hazardous rolling materials. The placement of the guard also helps to protect workers’ feet if they fail to move out of the way.
Other Parts & Accessories
In addition to the replacement parts listed above, we also offer:
- Roller bearings
- Axle and nut assemblies
- Flanged ball bearings
- Spanner bushings
- Thrust washers
For questions about any of these parts and accessories or to place an order, please contact RWM Casters at 800-634-7704.