Caster Wheel Brakes

Caster brakes are an important component of heavy-duty caster wheels and have many benefits.

Caster wheel brakes can slow and stop a cart to supplement operator strength and reduce strain. They can also help prevent carts or racks from moving unexpectedly, preventing damage to the product and injury to employees.

Aluminum or Steel Construction

Face contact brake bodies and foot-operated pedals in aluminum are desirable for use in all-weather or shipboard applications. Corrosion resistance is key here.

Steel face contact brake bodies and foot-operated pedals are desirable when used in more demanding applications.  When a higher braking force is required, more force will need to be applied to the foot pedal to lock the wheel.  This is where steel, a stronger material, may be the best option.  Don’t count out our steel brake pedals if there are concerns about corrosion, as all our steel braking components are gold dichromate plated for added corrosion resistance.

Face Contact Brakes

There are two distinct styles of face contact brakes offered on Aerol’s standard products. All Aerol face contact brakes can be adjusted to varying wheel diameters and are adjustable, ensuring a long service life even when wheels or tires wear.

Small Face Contact Brake
The first and smaller face contact brake operates via a foot-operated pedal. The pedal has an integrated linear cam that contacts a plunger, making the circular serrated brake shoe move forward to contact the wheel. Additional features include:

  • Integrated springs inside the brake body ensure brake shoes stay in the unlocked position when the brake is disengaged
  • Compact design for standard products with wheel diameters of 6 inches or less.
Large Face Contact Brake
The second larger face contact brake operates via a foot-operated pedal. The pedal has a rotational cam that contacts a plunger, making the semi-spherical ridged brake shoe move forward to contact the wheel. Additional features include:

  • Integrated springs inside the brake body ensure brake shoes stay in the unlocked position when the brake is disengaged.
  • Larger brake style is used on all standard products with wheel diameters of 8 inches or larger.
  • Heavy duty contact brake gives added assurance that load stays in place

Dual-Sided Brake Pedal

Aerol face contact brakes can be specified in either left-hand or right-hand orientations depending on which side of an apparatus they are being mounted to.  Aerol also offers a Dual Sided Brake Pedal, this is used when braking operations need to be accomplished from either side in a forward or reverse caster orientation.

All Aerol’s face contact brakes are designed to handle rigorous military standards and can hold their respective rated loads up to 20-degree inclines.

As you can see, there are plenty of different brake options from which to choose. If you are still unsure of the best option for your needs, contact the experts at Aerol today. With a bit of information about your needs and your application, you can easily discover the best casters and the best brakes for your individual projects and facility.

Aluminum Pedal Foot Brake – Left

Aluminum Pedal Foot Brake – Left
Aluminum Pedal Foot Brake – Right

Aluminum Pedal Foot Brake – Right
Axle Brake- Left

Axle Brake – Left
Axle Brake- Right

Axle Brake – Right

Dual Sided Brake
Foot Brake

Foot Brake
Steel Pedal Foot Brake- Left

Steel Pedal Foot Brake – Left
Steel Pedal Foot Brake- Right

Steel Pedal Foot Brake – Right