Total lock for castors
Equipment or applications with castors should be fitted with a locking system to ensure a secure footing when stationary. One option here is the total lock. With this system, the castor is fitted with a locking mechanism that simultaneously locks both the wheel and the swivel action. It can be used with individual locks that lock only one castor, as well as with central locking systems that lock several castors at the same time.
How total locks work
A total lock or total stop requires a complex device to ensure that both of the castor’s moving parts are locked at the same time. TENTE’s kickstop pedal system is designed in such a way that when pressure is applied to a spring, the spring simultaneously pushes against the wheel and against a toothed bevel gear on the stem. The spring then locks into place, whereby the back bearing is positively locked and the wheel is friction locked.
Advantages of this lock system
The total lock system offers a number of advantages. It requires only a few moving parts, for example. This makes it less susceptible to faults than systems that comprise a larger number of smaller parts. Another advantage is that the foot lever is always operated by applying pressure from above. This means that there is no need to lift up the lock from below with the toe. And because the locking mechanism is integrated into the housing, it is also particularly advantageous in environments with strict hygiene regulations. The surface of the housing thus remains smooth and is less susceptible to dirt.
Our experienced service staff will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about the total lock. Do you have individual requirements that are not yet covered by our wide range of products? We are happy to develop innovative special solutions according to your specifications. Please do not hesitate to contact us for in-depth advice!