A man pushing an industrial trolley with plate fixing castors
T Tracey Williams

Why You Should Choose Plate-Fixing Castors For Your Industrial Equipment

Jun 6, 2023 · industrial castors

An image of a man pushing a trolley in a warehouse representing the benefits of plate-fixing castors

In industrial settings, castors and wheels help to maintain operational efficiency and productivity by providing workers with a safe, simple, and swift way to move heavy equipment or materials around the warehouse. Many different designs of industrial castors are available but one type – plate-fixing castors – are particularly suited to the challenges of moving heavy loads in harsh environments.

What Is A Plate-Fixing Castor?

A plate-fixing castor is a type of castor that features a square or rectangular plate with four fixing bolts to secure it to the equipment. This ensures the castor is attached more robustly and that the weight of the load is distributed more evenly. Plate-fixing castors can be fixed, swivelling, or swivelling with a brake, and are available with different wheels for light, medium, and heavy-duty usage.

What Are The Benefits Of A Plate-Fixing Castor?

Increased Stability

Plate-fixing castors offer enhanced stability as the weight of the load is distributed more evenly across a larger surface area, reducing unwanted movement and vibration. As well as reducing the risk of accidents or injuries, the plate also prevents the wheel from twisting or bending when subjected to heavy loads. Plate-fixing castors are particularly suited to larger or irregularly shaped equipment that requires greater stability than stem or bolt-hole fixings can provide.

Increased Load Capacity

Plate-fixing castors can support greater loads than other types of wheel fixings because the plate can support more weight than a single stem or bolt. Also, plate-fixing castors can be fitted with larger or heavier wheels to further increase the load capacity. This helps to ensure that equipment and heavy materials can be moved safely and easily around the workspace.

Easy To Install

When time is of the essence, plate-fixing castors are the ideal choice as they can be quickly and securely attached to equipment with nuts and bolts, eliminating the need for additional mounting brackets. This makes the replacement of worn or damaged castors simple and minimises downtime.  


Plate-fixing castors can be customised to meet the specific needs of your industrial facility and to help you to obtain maximum return on your investment. For example, you can choose the type of wheel, load capacity, and locking mechanism, making them a versatile and cost-effective solution for a variety of applications and settings.

Extended Lifespan

Plate-fixing castors protect your industrial equipment from damage and extend its lifespan by reducing wear and tear. Because the plate provides a strong and stable fixing, equipment can be moved smoothly with less vibration. Plate-fixing castors can also reduce maintenance costs by making it easier to move your equipment for cleaning, inspection, or repair.

Contact Us To Find Out More

At Rolltek International, we supply an extensive range of castors for heavy industrial usage. To find out more, please browse our catalogue or call us on 01788 229400 for expert advice and price information.

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