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1. (WO2018099953) CASTER WITH BRAKING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/099953    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/080789
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 30 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B60B 33/00
Applicants: GROSS + FROELICH GMBH & CO. KG
Inventors: ROTTENAU, Hans-Wilhelm
VON BORDELIUS, Ralph
Title: CASTER WITH BRAKING DEVICE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a caster having a housing (10) and an axial pin (16) which is situated in a substantially horizontal housing opening (14, 14') and on which at least one wheel (18, 18') is mounted, having, at the top, a substantially vertical pivot pin opening for accommodating a pivot pin, and having a braking device which brakes the at least one wheel (18, 18') in a first load state and releases the wheel in a second load state, wherein the housing opening (14, 14') for the axial pin (16) allows limited vertical displaceability of the axial pin (16) and the braking device comprises at least one resilient housing part (20, 20') which acts on the axial pin (16). In order to provide a braking device which can be produced cheaply but is nevertheless mechanically reliable, the braking device is additionally provided with at least one spring element (28') which cooperates with the at least one resilient housing part (20, 20') and amplifies the effect of its braking force and/or increases the mechanical load-bearing capacity of the at least one resilient housing part (20, 20').