Brake systems prevent swivel castors from
rolling or swiveling when at a standstill (wheel
and swivel head brake).
“Front”, “rear”, “fixed” and “central” brake
systems are used.
“Front” brake systems are located on the front
relative to the running direction. “Rear” brake
systems are fitted to the rear of the castors.
“Fixed” brake systems do not rotate with the
swivel head and the pedal always remains in the
“Central” brake systems use a single lever to
brake two or more castors on a transport
A brake system should be selected after careful
consideration of user-friendliness, installation
conditions and user-specific accident prevention
Brake forces will be reduced when using a wheel
with a very soft tread / tyre (e.g. wheel series VW,
VWPP, P, PK, PS).
The difference between a locking system and a
brake is that a locking system is used to fix the
vehicle in place when at a standstill.
A brake can be used while a transport equipment
is in motion to reduce its speed. Brakes can
usually also be used as locks.