Air Bearing and Caster Information - How Is A Load
Module Or Air Caster Used?
- also known as air casters - are used primarily to house individual
air bearings and their load pads to make them ready for operation. An air
bearing cannot work on its own. It needs a load module to cause it to
receive compressed air, pressurize, and float away from the floor
Load modules are used in multiples of three and more
and are flexible in that they can usually form a footprint of the load to
be moved, and have the load applied directly on the modules and then
floated off to their destination.
One of the most effective uses of Hovair Systems load
modules is in machinery movement. Sliding three or four modules
underneath a machine is a breeze. However, some clients prefer to fix the
load modules directly to their machines permanently. Then, when the
machine needs to be moved, just plug in your shop air, and bingo!... it's
on its way. It really is that simple.
Shown to the right is a typical air caster module
footprint layout showing a four-module system complete with air supply
hose and tee-piece fittings back to the shop air supply.
support team is always ready to answer questions on load modules, air bearing and air
caster load moving systems. Please don't hesitate to contact us for
fast, friendly, and no obligation info to suit your needs and specs. Or
call us on our toll-free number - (800) 237-4518.
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