Wheels and castors are defined as component parts which are interchangeable on their intended equipment, furniture, transport systems or other similar products for the purpose of making them mobile.
This product information refers to wheels and castors, particularly passive swivel castors, for non-motorized vehicles and equipment (also referred to as ”the object“) which are normally not moved at any speeds exceeding walking pace.
Wheels and castors thus defined can be allotted to the following task areas:
e.g. seating or living room furniture
general service furniture
e.g. shopping trolleys/carts, office machinery
e.g. hospital beds
e.g. light, medium and heavy duty transport equipment
Expert assembly is of paramount importance for correct use of the products:
Special models must be specified for damp areas, areas subject to direct weather conditions or close to the sea, or for operation in aggressive, corrosive surroundings.
Special models must also be specified for operational temperatures below 5°C and over 30°C. Under no circumstances may standard products be employed with the nominal load in such conditions.
Wheels/castors, housing, blocking system and axle attachments form a functional unit. Liability applies only to original products.
All possible load or strain conditions must be taken into account when choosing
wheels/castors. They must otherwise be covered by additional security supplements.
Misuse, or non-adherance to the prescribed correct use of wheels and castors,
applies for example, when:
Product capacity demands not defined in our catalogues, brochures or capacity
descriptions must be cleared with us.
The pertinent DIN, ISO and CEN norms as well as the RAL-RG 607/10 merchandise guidelines are of particular relevance here.
Wheels and castors must be regularly serviced according to their requirements
Only cleaning agents free of corrosion aiding or damaging ingredients may be used.
Wheels/castors or components must be replaced as soon as malfunction becomes evident.
Aggressive cleaning agents or untreated natural soil may promote staining. Thermoplastic rubber treads contain oil, which can result in contact discoloration on sensitive or untreated surfaces. Our staff will gladly advise you on this issue.
In order to fulfill information, instructional and maintenance requirements according to product liability laws the following must be made available:
For the ensurement of function of wheels and castors