Articles


Trolley Castors Sales Rocket for Christmas deliveries

With Halloween under our belt, it’s that time of year to accept that Christmas is only just around the corner. Online shopping for Christmas 2013 is once again predicted to experience major growth. Christmas predictions are headline news for many major online retailers, and December is set to break through the ten billion pound mark for the first time...

> Full article


Steel Castors and Wheels for Olympic Bobsleigh hopefuls

Next Year, in February 2014, Russia will play host to the twenty second Winter Olympic Games, and the British bobsleigh team are hopeful to qualify by being in the top fourteen teams. But what caught my eye in a recent newspaper article was a magnificent picture of the female and male athletes training in Bath during the summer....

> Full article


Furniture Castors and a Boss Free Environment in the Office!

Sounds too good to be true, but the digital gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar business, and for one video games development company in America, their business model has made others do more than raise an eyebrow. They call their company structure, flat, in that there are no managers. Yes you read that correctly, no boss!...

> Full article


No need for a crane with our ISO Container Castor

'What castor have you got that can take 12 tonnes?' is a question frequently heard in our sales department and the most regularly heard response is 'a container caster'. Freight containers, yes those corrugated metal boxes,  are not only utilised on container ships to transport goods, but are also being converted into additional...

> Full article


Five clear signs you need to replace your Castors

Most of our customers only think of replacing castors when the wheel actually falls off. Only this morning a customer came to see us, as his rubber wheel had disintegrated on his battered and worn and bent castor frame. Not only was the wheel battered and worn but the castor frame was dented, warped, dirty and in need of replacing. But waiting until the moment of impending doom and catastrophic castors failure is perhaps a little too late...

> Full article


Castors and Wheels go Underground!

I am constantly fascinated with the application of our castors and wheels, and this week I have learnt something new! A whole world exists below our feet underground, which only drain inspection cameras on wheels can explore! Sewer inspection cameras on rubber wheels have to be heavy, robust and sturdy to work in such an extreme environment...

> Full article


Ease Back Pain with the right Office Chair Castors

A recent report highlighting the workplace absence figure for 2012 shows that back, neck, shoulder and knee problems are still proving to be a huge issue for many in the UK. These musculoskeletal complaints account for the greatest number of lost working days and workplace absences in 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics...

> Full article


Furniture Castors Range expands to celebrate Chippendale’s birthday

This week saw the two hundredth and ninety fifth birthday of Thomas Chippendale, a prestigious cabinet maker of the Georgian period and one of Britain’s most celebrated furniture designers. To celebrate his anniversary we at Ross Castors have expanded our furniture castors range, and can offer a variety of traditional and modern furniture castors to suit your tastes and furniture style...

> Full article


An Army of Wheelbarrow Wheels at Chelsea

It was the one hundredth year of the Royal Horticultural Flower Show at Chelsea, and it was this image of wheelbarrow wheels and painted wheelbarrows that sticks in my mind!...

> Full article


Bakery Trolley Wheels withstand high temperatures!

Its National Bread week this week in the United Kingdom, as this event celebrates its successful twelfth year. The purpose of National Bread Week, as if we need any more persuading, is to celebrate the 'roll' that bread plays in our daily diet, (pardon the pun!...

> Full article


Arena Sand Levellers on Trolley Wheels are an Equine hit!

Man's relationship and domestication with horses' stems back to prehistoric times. In such times many believe horses were originally hunted for meat but pinpointing their domestication has been difficult to prove. The earliest evidence is from two thousand years bc where there is evidence of horses used in chariot burials and later in chariot races...

> Full article


New Launch - Ross Castors Online Store!

After thirty five years of being in the castors wheels and accessories business, Ross has launched its new online shop in February 2013. Our new e commerce web site at rosscastors.co.uk offers customers a simple and easy to use shopping experience, making finding and buying the products customers need, a quick and easy process...

> Full article


Build protective cages with tube connectors and end caps!

The underwater photography championships took place in Cuba this month, at Los Canarreos , an archipelago located over one hundred and seventy kilometres from Havana. Teams from all over the world participated, entering a number of categories...

> Full article


Traffic Lights on Trolley Wheels pop up like daffodils!

During our wintery March there have been increasing reports on potholes affecting the British road system. I was intrgued to hear the fact that the UK now has more potholes than daffodils, and potholes now have their own website, where the general public can report potholes and review other 'sightings'!...

> Full article


Castors and Wheels move a National Collection at the V&A

It was with great interest I read a Tweet from the Victoria and Albert Museum recently regarding moving a National Collection. For those of you in the know, the Victoria and Albert Museum holds one of the most important collections of textiles and fashions in the world...

> Full article


Daleks on Castors was a stroke of genius!

The designer of Doctor Who’s Daleks died last month, and his passing has been marked with acclaim that his Dalek design for the Doctor Who series back in the 1960’s was a stroke of genius. How often do we hear tributes to a designer heralding the phrases, iconic, genius, revolutionary and immortal? But that has been the headlines recently describing the work of Raymond Cusick, the designer of Daleks...

> Full article


Herschell's Telescope works on Scaffolding Castors!

Did anyone watch the amazing Stargazing live on televsion earlier this month? The one thing, amoungst many, that really caught my eye was the reconstruction of the Herschell twenty foot telescope on scaffolding castors at Derby University. This reconstruction used Herschells own groundbraking original designs from 1785, took months in the planning and was completed live on our screens...

> Full article


Salt spreaders and wheelbarrow wheels tackle the icy conditions
Many companies are getting ready for another busy winter, as hazardous icy conditions are yet to make their impact felt. After 2012 being the wettest year on record, predictions are forthcoming regarding the wintery conditions we are yet to face. But being ready for such icy conditions, will in the long run prevent accidents and delays....

> Full article


Trolley Wheels get the New Year rolling!
With the sound of Auld Lang Syne ringing in our ears, we welcome the New Year of 2013! In order to get the New Years economy moving many businesses use this time of year to replace their trolley wheels.  None more so than a supermarket trolley refurbisher based in the midlands. Christmas is traditionally the busiest time of the year in the shops.....

> Full article


Castors and Wheels give us a glimpse into the Stars
Our fascination with the stars and what’s beyond our universe has become a multi-million dollar business, and in July of 2012 the new Discovery Channel Telescope was completed after nine years of construction. This new huge telescope cost over fifty three million dollars and is located high on a mountain in Arizona. What we found interesting was how did sensitive component parts get transported and constructed on a mountain top in Arizona?.....

> Full article


Picking Trolley Castors take the strain!
Cyber Monday was expected to be one of the busiest online trading days of the year, with millions of us taking to the internet to purchase our much needed Christmas presents. Logistic warehouses and distribution centres across the country braced themselves for a fifty percent increase in transactions compared to a normal Monday trading.....

> Full article


Rubber Wheels Take Flight
What is our fascination with flying? Since the dawn of time the human race has observed our feathered friends and has been obsessed with the thought of flying. You only have to glimpse back in time, to the Aztecs for example, who had a humming bird deity Huitzilopochtli, who was one of the  Aztec Gods. From Ancient Greeks who worshiped Hermes, and his winged sandals, who was a messenger to the Gods.....

> Full article


Lion King on Castors and Wheels Tours the UK
One of the best loved Disney musicals has begun its first ever United Kingdom national tour this year. Previously based in London at the Lyceum theatre this hit musical, telling the storey of the Disney classic film, has been seen by over ten million people.....

> Full article


Bed Castors have great personality
A recent study of the British population has discovered the six most common sleeping patterns are indicative of a person’s personality. The Director of Sleep Assessment advises that essentially it is down to night time body language......

> Full article


Pre Winter Checks on your Sack Truck Wheels
Sack Trucks and Trolleys have to be one of the industries most used and loved items of manual handling equipment. A recent survey indicated that couriers tend to be the most demanding users of sack trucks and sack truck wheels. With a business dependent upon moving and distributing parcels and packages across the country and beyond.....

> Full article


Nordic Walkers go an extra mile with rubber walking stick feet
One of the most recent trends in the medical rehabilitation industry is a phenomenon called Nordic Walking. Invented in Germany in the year 2000, Nordic Walking was integrated into a rehabilitation programme and since then has stormed around Europe. In the past walking with walking sticks was reserved for senior citizens.....

> Full article


Casters for Furniture hit an all-time high!
Since our casters for furniture were used in ITV’s This Morning we have had an incredible response from the British public, all keen to attach casters onto furniture. We must admit we underestimated the power of television, as we have had huge numbers of customers, designers and manufacturers enquiring about our furniture casters.....

> Full article


Trolley Wheels and Wheelbarrow wheels receive a little TLC!
It is with post Olympic Blues, that my eyes avert from the television and refocus on my garden, along with thousands of others. Gardeners all over the country have bounced back after the Olympics and have refocused their energies back into their overgrown gardens. Sales of replacement trolley wheels and wheelbarrow wheels have soared since the closing ceremony of the Olympics as.....

> Full article


Plastic Inserts go Back to School
With the new School term nearly upon us, it’s hard to escape the ‘Back to School’ advertising displays and point of sale in all the high street shops. But have you ever thought about the process to get these point of display stands and advertising into the shops?......

> Full article


Jacking Castors score Gold at the Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Olympics Opening Ceremony has been hailed as one of the Best of British events ever staged, and for a family firm in the East Midlands, that supplies castors and wheels, our hearts were in our mouths watching the spectacular event. For months we have had to keep secret that we supplied just fewer than 100 jacking castors to the Olympics Opening Ceremony......

> Full article


Furniture Castors feature in an ITV’s ‘This Morning’ makeover
Home Improvement, Do It yourself and make over programmes have made a recent television resurgence. But did they ever really leave our television screens? The British culture is obsessed with DIY ever since the runaway success of Changing Rooms. This makeover programme started in 1996 and we can still feel its effect on our television screens today......

> Full article


Castors get to work at the Olympic Games
How do you solve a logistics problem of ensuring the Worlds favourite drink is fully available to every customer, athlete, visitor and worker at the Olympic Games in London 2012?  Coca-Cola, as a major sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1928, predicts it will serve over twenty three million drinks over the 8 week Olympic and Paralympic Games.....

> Full article


Furniture Castors solve a Nuclear Problem
It was with great interest that we recently read of the ingenious Nuclear Engineers involved in the decommissioning of the Dounreay Nuclear Reactor. A Design Engineer at the Scottish plant involved in the clean up and demolition of the former fast reactor at Dounreay used sofa castors from his own couch and attached them to a surveillance probe to prevent it from toppling over.....
> Full article

Castors keep riders on track for Gold
In February the Olympic Velodrome came to life as it hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Cup and may riders hailed the newly built track as wonderful, incredible and fast. The four-day competition saw 340 riders from 48 nations and 18 trade teams compete in the Velodrome for the first time. A key element to any race, whether it’s on two wheels or two feet, is the race start....
> Full article

Castors help keep the Cutty Sark project afloat

Following the disasterous fire in May 2007 the Cutty Sark has painstakingly been dismantled, restored and pieced together for the last five years and will be unveiled in Spring 2012. At the time of the fire, the ship was undergoing major restoration and over fifty percent of the historic ship had already been removed...
> Full article

Castors help Airbus Wings to Fly

What does Airfix and Airbus have in common? The answer is they both build planes in kit format! One is the largest toy plane kit manufacturer and the latter Airbus, builds some of the largest planes in the world, piecing together different kit parts manufactured in different countries all over the world. The A380 Airbus superjumbo took its maiden flight in 2005......
> Full article

Give your Castors an MOT to survive the winter

This time last year we were all knee deep in snow wondering when the arctic conditions were going to thaw. This year in order to be prepared for any unexpected wintery conditions many Highway Agencies are maintaining, servicing and replacing castors and equipment with castors in order to be ready to face whatever the weather throws at us.......
> Full article

Chemistry and Castors – The Freeze drying revolution!

Freeze drying, in its most basic description is the process in which an object or solution is frozen so the water turns to ice. A vacuum is then created that lowers the boiling point of the frozen water, so when heat is applied the frozen ice crystals come away as vapour rather than melting. This leaves the remaining material intact and dry.......
> Full article

Pandas arrive on castors to Bamboo and Bagpipes

Two giant Pandas are settling in to their new home in Edinburgh zoo after arriving from China last month. Tian Tian and Yang Guang landed at Edinburgh airport at the beginning of December on a specially chartered, non stop flight from China and are expected to stay in their new homes for the next ten years. Their arrival marks the culmination of five years meticulous planning and organisation......
> Full article

Castors and Wheels help the search for Martians

The old saying is Curiosity killed the Cat, which makes NASA’s name for its new Mars rover ‘Curiosity’ an interesting choice! The Mars rover named Curiosity was launched at the end of November 2011, and is the fourth generation Mars rover. This new Mars rover is the size of a Mini car, and is currently hurtling through space in a flying saucer shaped shell......
> Full article

Castors help to keep the Olympic torch on the move
The Olympic torch and flame is a symbol of the Olympic games and next May the torch will travel from Greece to United Kingdom to start a nationwide tour around the country. The torch will leave Lands End in Cornwall on May 19th, the day after it arrives from Greece, and begins a seventy day torch relay around the country.....
> Full article

Castors roll in the money for Children in Need
The Rickshaw Challenge is a massive fund raising event led by BBC’s Matt Baker as he rides from Edinburgh to London on a rickshaw in aid of Children in Need. The specially adapted rickshaw with the additional castors will take Matt on a four hundred and eighty four mile journey across the country. Matt plans to set off on Friday 11th November and cycle the rickshaw for an average of ten hours a day.........
> Full article

Castors and Wheels keep 'Dragons Den' on the move
Hilary Devey burst onto our screens in February of this year as the new Dragon in Dragons Den and has since then fast become one of the most popular Dragons in the team. She made her fourtune by setting up palletised freight network over fourteen years ago..........
> Full article

The A to Z of Castors Terminology
From Axels to Zerk, castor terminology can be confusing to the man, or woman in the street. There is an abundance of abbreviations and castors specific terminology that can beguile the mind and confuse the modern day purchase of castors and wheels. In order for the customer to ensure the right castors are purchased for the job, we have decided to explain some of the key terms in more detail.........
> Full article

Castors, the favourite accessories for server racks!
Charles Babbage, known as the 'father of the computer', would not recognise the modern day computers and servers we have in our homes and offices. His discovery of the difference engine in 1822 which used decimal numbers to solve problems, powered by a crank handle is a far cry from the equipment we use today. But was he the inventor of the computer?.......
> Full article

Castors take pole position at the Grand Prix
This months Formula one world championship sees Sebastian Vettel claiming his eighth win this year and is now one hundred and twelve points ahead of the pack and moving ever closer to the world title. This adrenalin fuelled sport dates back to automobile racing originating in France in 1894.......
> Full article

Castors come to the aid of injured animals
Castors have offered a new lease of life for a 100 year old tortoise last month, in Oxfordshire. Yuri the tortoise woke from her hibernation to find her back legs failing and dragging on the ground. Her owner decided something needed to be done to help her mobility. After some research the owner decided to attach castors to her rear shell which has worked a treat!.......
> Full article

Castors go for Gold at the Paralympics
A year before the Olympic Games begins, the Aquatic Centre opened in London this month. This vast amazing aquatic building has a roof span greater than Heathrow Terminal five. Construction of the aquatics centre began back in 2008, designed by international acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid.........
> Full article

Castors for all Seasons
The national obsession in Great Britain, according to recent research, is the weather. Oscar Wilde famously condemned this topic of conversation as the 'last refuge of the unimaginative', but the research indicates sixty percent of us use the weather as a social prop in conversation.........
> Full article

Castors get set for Christmas
It's August, in what is just starting to feel like the late British summer. At work, our colleagues are coming and going on their annual summer holiday annual leave to sunnier climates. The grass on our lawns looks a little faded and dry and we are slap bang in the middle of the children's school summer holidays.........
> Full article

Castors stay cool – for over 24 hours
The British Summer season traditionally consisted of Ascot, Wimbledon and Henley regatta. The well heeled British aristocracy enjoyed a summer of sport. Nowadays the summer season consists of outdoor music events of Glastonbury, Party in the Park, V Festival, Goodwood and Reading Festival, to name but a few..........
> Full article

Castors are Game Set and Match
The recent success of Wimbledon in the summer of 2011 saw for the first time the huge benefits of the retractable roof on centre court. Gone are those dreary days of rain stopping play on the Centre Court, and having to hear the dulcet tones of Cliff Richard entertaining the crowds, whilst the rain continues to beat down..........
> Full article

Container Castors for the new Inland Port
A report in the Financial times has suggested that the United Kingdom's largest inland port and logistics park is to be developed near Doncaster. The term inland port has two meanings, either a port on an inland waterway, or an inland site carrying out the same functions as a seaside port...........
> Full article

Castors are a cut above the rest!
Hairdressers and Barbours as a trade have been dated by historians to the ancient Egyptian times. Remains of razors have been recently uncovered which dates this practice back to this early Egyptian era. In ancient Egyptian culture Barbours were highly respected individuals and in many cultures barbours were important tribal members as they believed that certain evil spirits entered..........
> Full article

What has afternoon tea got to do with spring loaded castors?
What could be more quintessentially British than the practice of Afternoon Tea. This term Afternoon Tea conjures up images associated with the British Empire, the Ritz, posh tea and of course cucumber sandwiches and delicious cakes. Often a misconception held by many outside Britain, that we are a nation of tea drinkers indulging in afternoon tea between the hours of 3pm to 5pm...........
> Full article

Castors are fit for purpose!
The Health and Fitness Industry has continued to grow for the last ten years, despite the economic recession in Britain. According to the Leisure Database Industry that represents the FIA (Fitness Industry Association), the research indicates a growth in the health and fitness sector.............
> Full article

Stainless Steel Castors are the Brewers Choice!
The Brewing industry and beer, in some form, can be traced back almost 5000 years to the Mesopotamian era where rations of beer and bread where handed to workers. Prior to the purification of water, beer was often the safest drink to consume. In Britain the Celtic tradition for brewing dates back to prehistory, although instead of hopes they often used honey to flavour their ale...........
> Full article

Castors get a great picture of The Wedding!
With the anticipation and the media frenzy of a British Royal wedding and with worldwide television audiences amounting to billions, the importance of capturing every moment for television is paramount. Almost every nation wants to capture the celebrations and television crews from around the globe, are camped outside Buckingham Palace..........
> Full article

Silent Castors make light work of heavy loads
The catering manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom has grown over the last twenty years. As more consumers rely on ready made meals and products, there is a wealth of food manufacturers springing up in the UK. The Food and Drink Federation represents food and drink manufacturers and reports that their industry accounts for over fifteen.........
> Full article

Deep Sea Castors face the elements
Offshore work on oil and gas platforms or ships laying deep sea cables can be harsh environments for any pieces of machinery, aswell as for the workforce operating them. Huge vessels laying underwater cables for electricity or communication, guide the cables from their stern, and these cables have traversed the deep sea bed on a global scale........
> Full article

Castors on show at EuroShop Exhibition in Düsseldorf
EuroShop is one of the largest trade fairs for retailers, shop fitters and designers in Europe and is held every three years in Düsseldorf. With over seventeen huge exhibitions halls, and over two thousand exhibitors from fifty three nations, this global exhibition showcased the most recent developments, products, trends and concepts for the retail industry.......
> Full article

Castors and Wheels Defy Gravity
Sir Isaac Newton is viewed as one of the most profound and certainly one of the greatest scientists in history. You may know him from the falling apple and invention of the theory of gravity. However Sir Isaac Newton's scientific curiosity developed from and early age. He grew up in Lincolnshire and went to the Grantham Grammar School......
> Full article

Castors support the Healthy Workplaces Campaign
Healthy Workplaces Campaign is a pan European campaign led by the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work. This campaign will be running from 2010 and throughout the year of 2011.......
> Full article

Value Castors beat the budget
If you walk into any supermarket on the high street or into your local out of town supermarkets you will no doubt notice the huge range of product offerings varying from budget value products right up to high end high quality ranges......
> Full article

Castors Clean Up Their Act
Warehouse floors all over the United Kingdom are currently facing a massive clean up. New technology has been developed, which is not only environmentally friendly and non-hazardous but also delivers spectacular results with apparent minimum effort in cleaning stubborn marks from warehouse floors......
> Full article

Cricket's future swivels on castors
It's been over twenty four years since England has won the Ashes down under in Australia. The Ashes has been played between England and Australia since 1882 and this incredible victory has had positive benefits to the Nation but also its impact can be felt in our Cricket clubs all over the country.....
> Full article

Snow ploughs on castors clear the way
With the lowest December temperatures since records began, the United Kingdom went into the deep freeze in 2010. There were many criticisms as the country struggled to handle the extreme weather conditions it faceds....
> Full article

Castors in the Education System
In the United Kingdom there are over twenty thousand primary and secondary schools educating our children. Sixteen percent are secondary schools and the remainder are primary schools. In 2008 the budget spends within our schools totalled fourty three billion pounds....
> Full article

Castors in the deep freeze
Refrigeration is not a recent invention, evidence has been found that in prehistoric times the use of ice to preserve food was widespread. In later years many landed gentry had ice houses, dug into their grounds, on their estates, to harvest the ice throughout the year....
> Full article

Car Manufacturing Plants rely on castors to move components
We are all familiar with the sight of men and robots manufacturing cars on huge production lines. However the current production and manufacturing processes in some of the most prodigious and well known car manufacturers, is a sight to behold. In 2008, over seventy million cars were produced worldwide, which equates now to one car for every 11 people on the planet and the figures are still growing...
> Full article

Castors aid material handling at the N.E.C
The recent Materials Handling exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham saw the coming together of hundreds of different companies exhibiting their materials handling products and equipment. From fork lift trucks, racking, conveyor systems to trolleys on castors, the range of equipment that is used in our Nations warehousing...
> Full article

Roll Your Way to Success with Heavy Duty Castors
One of the problems with running a commercial enterprise that involves material handling is that all too often growth and expansion can leave you scrambling for logistical solutions in the back room or warehouse. Heavy duty castors may be the just the answer you are looking for.....
> Full article

All weather castors are a hit for training grounds
Back in the 1960's and 1970's Astro turf was first being developed and installed on training grounds and football pitches. Heralded as the latest solution, this artificial turf with synthetic grass fibres would be the long term solution to poor grass pitches, which become battered and worn down over the playing season....
> Full article

Shock absorbing castors smooth the ascent from the Chilean Mine
You can not fail to have noticed and been amazed by the recent events in Chile where miners have been trapped underground for sixty nine days. This engaging story came to a climax on 13th October as the rescue pod named the Phoenix made its first journey to rescue the trapped miners....
> Full article

Cages with Castors Make Better Deliveries than Pallets
Wood pallets have been around for hundreds of years. Generations for sure and certainly for as long as the forklift truck has been in use. Then again, if you stop to think about it, pallets have always been used on docks to load goods into ships. So is it now true that cages with castors make better deliveries than pallets?
> Full article

The Different Types of Materials Used to Make Castors
Of course it's not hard to figure out that the very first castors made were most likely made out of cast iron, but would you believe that you can still buy brand new cast iron castors today? In fact the list of materials used to make castors now is quite extensive due to the incredible number of applications for them in homes and businesses.
> Full article

Rollercoaster ride for Castors
With the summer holidays over, this is the time of year many theme parks and amusement parks up and down the country, are cleaning and maintaining their rides, cafes and equipment. With the summer season at an end, maintenance crews have an opportunity to replace and repair equipment...
> Full article

Castors Allow You to Clean Under Heavy Furniture
It truly is nothing short of amazing if you take a moment to consider how far castors have come since they were first used by the ancient Egyptians to move large blocks of stone. Who would have dared to dream back then that castors would enable the inhabitants of modern day cities to move, and clean under heavy furniture?.......
> Full article

Anti-corrosion castors take wear and tear!
Anti corrosion castors is the new buzz word in the industry. Corrosion, defined crudely, is the degradation of material, altering the chemical composition of a substance. The most dramatic evidence of corrosion was the Silver Bridge disaster in 1967, in West Virginia in the United States of America.......
> Full article

Industrial Castors for Any Application
It was an internationally famous 19th century industrialist who coined the phrase "put it on wheels in my factory, to keep it moving". Today, although the times have changed, his credo to workplace productivity still holds true. In fact as the direct result of numerous developments, industrial castors are now being used in an ever increasing number of applications......
> Full article

How Castors Have Evolved Over Time
Historians have traced the use of the first wheels on a transport system to ancient Mesopotamia, around the year 3500 BC. However; if it's true that the ancient Egyptians used rudimentary log castors to move stone blocks while building the pyramids, this may actually be where the concept first originated and was put to use......
> Full article

Castors are on the Rise
Castors are traditionally known for their horizontal manoeuvrability, moving equipment and machinery in offices, domestic homes and industrial environments all over the world. However a recent invention of a jacking castor has enabled equipment and machinery to not only be moved horizontally but also vertically.....
> Full article

Less is more with energy efficient castors
Energy efficiency is a buzz word of the 21st Century. With finite resources in the world and ever increasing consumption, it has become paramount to be aware and to promote efficient products and services. Even our washing machines now have efficiency ratings on them to encourage consumers to purchase the most efficient brands.....
> Full article

Castors make the deliveries!
In the United Kingdom over 600million parcels are sent every year, and delivered by a variety of national and local couriers. With the growth of internet buying, these parcel figures also look to grow over the next few years. Simple castors and wheels are the backbone upon which these millions of deliveries can be made.....
> Full article

Castors Stay Ahead of the Game
Whether or not you are a football fan, you can not escape to have noticed the World Cup and its influence in our country this year. As our expectation increases for the England Team, you may have been lucky enough to work in an office where the Managers have wheeled in a mobile television on castors for the staff to view the big matches.....
> Full article

Casters versus Castors - How to choose the best?
Following our presidential style debates during the recent government election in the United Kingdom, many commentators have complained of the Americanisation of our political system. However Americanisation of our British culture has been happening over the last hundred years. In fact the author and poet George Bernard Shaw once remarked the United Sates and the United Kingdom are ‘two countries divided by a common language’....
> Full article

Castors help handle with care
The movements of porters in hospitals has recently been tracked and has found hospital porters can walk miles on a daily basis. Whether transporting equipment or patients, porters are a vital cog in the National Health Trusts wheel. One important element of their job is the transportation of gas cylinders...
> Full article

Castors give the freedom to innovate
The retail environment is a competitive one, and is worth billions of pounds to the British economy. Retailers have announced record Christmas and Easter sales and finally the green shoots of recovery are beginning to emerge. Experts have predicted above average growth during 2010 and 2011 as we get the economy back on track...
> Full article

Castors moving boats on dry land
As an island nation our maritime history and heritage is well documented, however castors and wheels are the driving force moving boats in our marinas. There are several hundred marinas dotted around our British coastline, housing a variety of boats and yachts both moored or stored on dry land. Marinas tend to be defined as a harbour or wharf for keeping boats and yachts for recreational purposes...
> Full article

Replacement Castors for Refuse collectors
A wheelie bin is a refuse bin with two castors wheels attached to aid movement. This ingenious design was first developed in Germany in the 1970’s and has since then been sold in its millions around the world. This type of bin is affectionately named a wheelie bin. The term ‘wheelie bin’ derives from the fact that when moving the bin on the castors wheels it assumes a position similar to achieving a wheelie on a bike or motorbike...
> Full article

Quality Castors reduce manual handling injuries
Roll Cages with castors are used within the storage and distribution of goods, most commonly within the food and drink industries. Essentially a roll cage is half the size of a standard pallet, mounted upon castors with a wire cage, suitable for the transport of a variety of goods. Often these wire cages on castors have adjustable shelves within them and the complete roll cage can be folded up and disassembled for storage...
> Full article

Retail Giants move on Castors
In the cut throat and competitive environment of retailing, each store and retailer continues to attract more customers by spending millions of pounds each year on shop fittings and displays. More attractive displays, corresponding to either seasonal changes or promotions, attract more customers...
> Full article

Castors going for Olympic Gold!
With just over 2 years until the London 2012 Olympic Games, castors are being utilised by many companies preparing for this enormous world class sporting event. Many experts quote that the 2012 Olympic Games will generate over twenty billion pounds for the British Economy...
> Full article

Castors that Rock n’ Roll
Any touring rock and roll band transports with them a phenomenal amount of equipment, from staging, lighting and musical instruments to sound equipment, mixing and control decks. Touring bands and their roadies know the benefits of using heavy duty flight cases to transport the equipment from show to show....
> Full article

Castors keep Air Freight on the move!
Over two and a half million tonnes of air freight is moved through the United Kingdom every year. Here in the East Midlands our local airport is the second largest freight carrier in the country, after Heathrow. In 2008 just less than 300,000 tonnes of cargo has moved through this Midlands airport either within passenger planes or within dedicated cargo aircraft...
> Full article

Medical Castors for Hospitals and Institutions
The last thing you want as a patient in hospital is a bed that is too high off the ground, making it extremely uncomfortable every time you move in and out of bed! You also need your hospital bed to manoeuvre smoothly through the wards and operating theatres, and not be a bone shaker!..
> Full article
 
Furniture Castors with a modern twist
Castors have been used on furniture for 100’s of years on sofa’s, beds, chairs and larger pieces of furniture. Traditionally castors were made of brass or metal, and attached via a cup over the furniture leg, or by a thread screwed into the leg. These traditional castors are still available today and one of the most well known versions of this furniture castor is a Shepherd castor...
> Full article
 
Heavy Duty Castors take the weight!
Heavy duty castors, by indication from their name, are made to withstand hard wear, excessive loads, and in some instances extremes of weather. Heavy duty castors can be either swivel castors, fixed castors or lockable castors. Swivelling castors enable the wheel to move in a 360 degree rotation. Fixed castors, alternatively, do not allow rotation, ensuring the wheel moves unidirectionally...
> Full article
 
Pneumatic Castors are pitch perfect!
Summer seems along way away as the snow falls over the UK and the big freeze continues to chill us. However now is the time that cricket clubs are ensuring their pitches are covered and their cricket screens are suitable to be manoeuvred around the cricket field.
> Full article
 
Castors get conveyors moving!
What are Castors, the age old question? Are they stars in the Gemini galaxy, or small perforated shakers for sprinkling powdered sugar, or a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture and machinery to make them movable, or a type of American beaver? If you were to type castors, or casters, as our friends over the pond in America spell the term, into an internet search engine, the answer to the above question could be all four!
> Full article
 
Jacking Castors take the weight!
A Jack is defined as a mechanical device to assist in the vertical adjustment of a product. Jacking castors have been developed for the added benefit of not only enabling vertical lift, but once jacked onto the castors the unit or product can then be manoeuvred horizontally as well as vertically.
> Full article
 
CASTOR FIRM PUTS WHEELS IN MOTION TO GO GLOBAL
With 40 years under his belt supplying 2,600 product lines to everyone from hospitals and caterers to steel fabricators and energy companies, there isn’t a lot Frank Fitzpatrick doesn’t know about castors, industrial wheels and adjustable feet.
> Full article
 
Stainless Steel castors make the grade!
Stainless steel castors are renowned world wide as castors that do not stain, rust or corrode in harsh environments. As a result of these properties, stainless steel castors have a wide range of applications from medical, manufacturing and construction to marine environments.  Castors used in these applications have to be able to withstand extremes of conditions, without compromising
> Full article
 
Office Chair Castors prove to be a survivor of the fittest!
The simplest and most common castors are fitted to office chairs. These small twin wheeled castors have revolutionised the office environment. For such a simple component its pedigree is rather impressive. It has been well reported that Darwin himself was one of the earliest known innovators and scientist to put castors on his chair in his laboratory, in order to get to his specimens more quickly! Darwin’s
> Full article
 
Castors and Wheels put the World in motion!
Castors and wheels are everywhere on all our cars, planes, machines, trains, machinery, equipment, and even if you look down now, they may even be on your office chairs. It’s probably a component that you have never spent much time thinking about. Nor should you! Castors and wheels are a part of every day life, and experts agree that the invention of the wheel in Mesopotamia...
> Full article
 
Castors made to make movements!
It’s the age old problem! There is something heavy to move at work, it’s got to be relocated, so do you stop and think about it or just get on with the job? In the United Kingdom nearly a third of all injuries reported in the work place, are from a direct result of incorrect manual handling, requiring days off work and costing the economy millions!
> Full article
 
Pantomime Season gets set for scene shifting castors!
Scene shifting castors and low level castors are at the forefront supporting stage and scenery movement in theatres all over the country. Ever wondered how the scenery seems to move effortlessly around the stage? Without the aid of scene shifting castors and low level castors it would not appear to be so seamless...
> Full article
 
No bright sparks with anti-static castors
Ever had that spark when you touch a door handle after walking across a carpet? Within the technological world of clean rooms this spark can be devastating. That’s why bright sparks in the industry are looking for anti static castors on all their moving machinery and equipment to prevent electrostatic discharge...
> Full article
 
Bakeries get hot for high temperature Castors!
From the freezing temperatures of -40 degrees to the burning oven temperatures of over +200 degrees, our bread manufacturers require the most advanced temperature resistant castors within the industry!
To deliver bread onto our tables requires sophisticated handling machinery, relying upon trolleys running on castors that don’t ice up...
> Full article