P&L

INDUSTRIAL

CASTORS

SUPPLIER

Castors, wheels, general purpose castors, heavy duty wheels, industrial wheels and castors, furniture castors, rubber and polyurethane tyred products. P&L are leading distributors of castors and wheels based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Other products supplied are sack trucks, trollies, plastic inserts and tube ends, supplying top brand names as Blickle, Flexello, Revvo, British Castors & Guitel wheels.

Castors and Wheels

Supplied by

P & L Industrial Equipment Limited

LIGHTWEIGHT CASTORS AND WEEELS

These wheels and castors are light and mainly used with appliances and equipment for internal applications. The load capacities are within the range required for this type of application (max. 180 kg). These wheels and castors are designed for travelling speeds of up to 3 km/h. The Castors design and surface treatment means our light duty wheels and castors are extremely resistant to

unfavourable environmental influences. They fulfil all requirements for maximum manoeuvrability of the respective appliances as well as for maximum smooth rolling performance at low rolling

resistances. [LIGHT] The Castors can be equipped with wheel and swivel brakes. Typical application areas are medical equipment, display bases, equipment for large-scale catering establishments, etc..

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Castors for transport equipment cover the widest area of application and are used in the industrial sector, both indoors and outdoors. They are designed for travelling speeds of up to 4 km/h. The maximum load capacities amount to 900 kg. Transport equipment

wheels and castors are resistant to environmental influences, largely maintenance-free and run trouble-free over a long period of time. Wheels and castors for transport equipment can be equipped with wheel or swivel brakes and directional locks. Equipment of all kinds, including pallets, working platforms, waste containers, etc. owe their mobility to these wheels and castors.

HEAVY DUTY CASTORS AND WHEELS

Castors are used to move heavy and extremely heavy loads. Therefore, they have a much sturdier design and are under certain circumstances suitable for higher travelling speeds. To move extremely heavy loads, two-wheel castors are used (double swivel and fixed castors). This results in a higher load capacity and improved mobility because of the differential effect the castors have. For applications with very heavy loads, the wheels and castors are available in a rugged welded steel design. The wheels and swivel heads are fitted with particularly sturdy bearings. Heavy duty swivel castors can generally be equipped with wheel or swivel brakes and directional locks. Spring-loaded heavy duty castors are used if weight dependent levelling and vibration-free transport of fragile goods are required. These castors ensure a safe and permanent mobility, e.g. for storage and industrial trucks as well as for special assembly and transport systems.

SWIVEL CASTORS AND WHEELS

Swivel castors are vertically rotatable and make appliances, etc. manoeuvrable. A fork (swivel fork) is fitted to the top plate of a swivel bearing (swivel head). The fitting of the castors element is firmly fixed to the appliance while the fork of the castors  remains rotatable. To enable a smooth swivel motion of the fork, the wheel is generally fitted with a horizontal distance between the axis of the swivel bearing and the wheel. This distance is called offset and, if correctly dimensioned, allows a smooth

swivelling of the castors without additional tools as well as directional stability. Swivel castors can be equipped with brake systems to lock the rotary motion of the wheel (wheel brake), the rotary motion of the wheel and the swivel motion of the fork (wheel and swivel brake), the swivel motion of the fork (directional lock). The most frequently used fitting elements for swivel castors are top plates, steel stems for tubes and bolts for bolt hole fitting via the underside of

the swivel bracket of the castors.

FIXED CASTORS

Fixed castors provide directional stability for, appliances, etc. and cannot be swivelled. Generally, top plates have proven to be the most frequently used fitting elements.

CASTOR WHEELS

Castor wheels consist of different materials and are available with or without tread, tyre, cover, etc. The quality of the tread, the individual rims, the wheel centres and the different bearings are responsible for the diverse wheel characteristics. For this reason, wheels are characterised by different load capacities, rolling resistances and rolling qualities. The special characteristics of the individual wheel series can be explained by our sales team. There are many wheel types that can be fitted to the castors and castor body for example there are nylon wheeled castors, phenolic, rubber, non marking rubber please contact our sales team on 0161 273 2626

BOLT HOLE CASTORS

Bolt hole castors have a centre hole to enable fitting to a unit by means of a headed bolt or similar. It is ideal for fitting to a predrilled unit which has to be painted /galvanized/ coated or finished without the castors in place. It is also ideal for supplying with flat pack units to save space.

EXPANDING CASTORS ADAPTORS

Expanding adaptor castors are identical to the bolt hole castors except that the expanding adaptor is fitted to the bolt going through the castors. It is mainly used to fit into various round or square tubes of differing bore sizes, once the adaptor is pushed into the tube the head of the bolt is tightened which expands the adaptor tight into the tube. Again this is ideal for predrilled units which have to be painted /galvanized/coated or finished without the castors in place. It is also ideal for supplying with flat pack units to save space.

THREADED STEM CASTORS

Threaded stem castors are similar to the bolt hole castors except that it has a solid threaded stem protruding from the top of the castors. This threaded stem is pushed through a predrilled hole in the unit and secured by a captive lock nut or threaded bolt hole in the unit. Again this is ideal for units which have to be painted /galvanized/ coated or finished without the castors in place. It is also ideal for supplying with flat pack units to save space

PLATE FITTING CASTORS

Plate fitting castors have a square or oblong flat top plate with four predrilled fixing holes. There is a variety of top plates with various hole centers.  These castors are mainly used for fitting to a unit with a flat base unit and also give extra support to the unit base. They are available right through the range and sizes from light duty up to extra heavy duty castors, and are available with a variety of optional extras.

SOLID STEM CASTORS

Solid stem castors have a solid stem fitting which is manufactured in a variety of sizes and types. It main application is where the castors are to be fitted into a tube or similar 

Application and the stem is inserted into the tube and held in place by either a locking screw or by a spring plunger, which makes the fitting and removal a quick and simple operation. A typical example of special  stem castors would be those used in the scaffolding industry.

JACKING CASTORS

Jacking castors have an integral screw jacking system with a variable lift size of between 75mm and 150mm.The normal method of fitting is by means of the side plate which is an integral part of the castor body. They have a load capacity up to 2500kg for each of the castors.

TOW CASTORS

Tow castors are designed specially for the ISO freight container industry. They are fitted with a special ISO Adaptor which lock into the corner brackets of the container and are available as a swivel or fixed castor. They are also available as a complete system, incorporating a tow bar and ancillary equipment, these systems have a max load capacity of 12 Tonnes

HOSPITAL CASTORS

Special castors are available for hospitals, they range from special hospital bed castors to theatre trolleys , patient trolleys, oxygen and gas trolleys  etc. They are available with a large permutation of wheels such as nylon /rub non marking / anti static and specially designed fittings. Specialist castors.

STAINLESS STEEL CASTORS

Stainless steel castors are made specifically for applications where moisture is a major problem or where there is a requirement for the castors or unit to be able to be washed or steam cleaned. They are used extensively in the food and ancillary trades and increasingly in the medical profession, oil and chemical industries, laundry industry but are These Castors are now being requested for numerous other specialist applications.

HIGH TEMPRETURE CASTORS

High temperature castors are available for a variety industries such as Bakeries and industries where the castors is subject to abnormal temperatures for prolonged periods. Basically the heads of the castors are fitted with high temp grease and would have a sealed swivel unit and the castors would be fitted with special high temperature wheels.

These castors are supplied generally to suit a specific environment as there are numerous  factors to be considered.

CASTORS SPECIALIST APPLICATIONS

Castors for special applications are available and though not  listed individually are available to suit a variety of specialist applications. It is often the case that special   requirements can be met by a slight modification to the standard castors.

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Towns and cities we deliver castors and wheels to on a next working day service.

1. Bedfordshire (Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Sandy)
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Berkshire (Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Windsor, Wokingham, Abingdon)
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Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Slough, Buckingham, High Wycombe)
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Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, Wisbech, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Chatteris, Linton)
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Cheshire (Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Crewe)
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Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay)
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Cumberland (Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington, Penrith, Keswick, Brampton)
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Derbyshire (Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne)
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Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock)
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Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury)
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Durham (Durham, Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Washington)
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Essex (Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend, Colcheter, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham)
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Gloucestershire (Gloucester, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury)
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Hampshire (Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Newport)
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Herefordshire (Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Kington)
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Hertfordshire (Hertford, Watford, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Hatfield)
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Huntingdonshire (Huntingdon, St. Ives, St. Neots, Ramsey, Yaxley)
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Kent (Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester, Margate, Folkestone, Dover, Greenwich)
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Lancashire (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Bolton, Warrington, Barrow-in-Furness)
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Leicestershire (Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth)
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Lincolnshire (Lincoln, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Boston, Grantham, Stamford, Skegness, Louth)
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Middlesex (City of London, Harrow, Enfield, Staines, Ealing, Potters Bar, Westminster )
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Norfolk (Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Dereham, Cromer, Hunstanton)
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Northamptonshire (Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough)
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Northumberland (Alnwick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Morpeth, Hexham, Berwick-upon-Tweed)
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Nottinghamshire (Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford, Southwell)
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Oxfordshire (Oxford, Banbury, Witney, Bicester, Henley-on-Thames, Carterton, Thame)
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Rutland (Oakham, Uppingham. Cottesmore)
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Shropshire (Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Ludlow)
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Somerset (Taunton, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury)
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Staffordshire (Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, Lichfield)
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Suffolk (Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Haverhill, Bungay)
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Surrey (Guildford, Croydon, Woking, Sutton, Kingston-on-Thames, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Brixton)
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Sussex (Chichester, Brighton, Worthing, Crawley, Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham)
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Warwickshire (Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon)
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Westmorland (Appleby, Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Kirkby Lonsdale)
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Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster)
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Worcestershire (Worcester, Dudley, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Malvern, Evesham)
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Yorkshire
    North Riding (Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Whitby)
    East Riding (Beverley, Hull, Bridlington, Driffield, Hornsea, Filey)
    West Riding (Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate)
    York (within the Walls)