Pneumatic Powered Load Moving Systems - Air Bearing
Pneumatic powered air bearing and caster equipment
has made a great impact on load moving systems throughout the
material handling industry over the past 20 years. And while they
will never replace the forklift truck and overhead crane, they are
generally able to provide a suitable alternative in many cases.
Please take a moment to check out some of the
features and benefits offered by this affordable and cost-effective load
Only needs compressed air
to operate: That's right, in most cases all Hovair Systems
standard load moving equipment, such as air bearing
pallets, aluminum transporters, air lifting jacks etc., only need a
supply of compressed air to enable them to operate. Electricity or
other power sources are not essential for their operation.
No overnight charging or
gas bottle changes: The beauty of these pneumatic powered
systems is that their power source is pneumatic - compressed air. In
addition to not needing other power sources such as electricity and
propane gas, you also enjoy the fact that there are no overnight
charging chores, or gas bottle exchanges to ensure these load moving
systems keep running. All you need to do is keep your shop
compressor in tip-top running order and you are in business.
Built with safety in mind:
Hovair Systems are ever mindful of Safety in the Workplace.
It is our main priority when designing our load moving equipment -
the safety of our equipment users. Considering the only power source
will be compressed air, and that there are very few moving parts
associated with our load moving equipment, any safety concerns are
kept to the absolute minimum. As long as you follow the basic safety
rules associated with compressed air, you should have no real safety
concerns. All equipment that leaves our factory is accompanied by an
Operator Manual which highlights various safety advisories and how
to stay safe while operating our equipment.
Lift and move loads of
weights up to 300 tons, and more: Hovair Systems load moving
equipment is capable of moving lightweight, delicate machinery or
similar loads as little as 500 pounds in weight, right through to
giant-sized transformers weighing up to 300 tons and more. Starting
with the smallest air bearing kits you can easily move a load of two
tons without having to take a breath. It really is that easy!
Awkward shapes and sizes -
no problem: One of the most important benefits of Hovair
Systems load moving equipment is their tremendous versatility. You
are not required to set your equipment out and use it in the
standard four-sided rectangular format. Using an air bearing system,
you can pretty much place you caster modules anywhere you want to.
And this is their strength: the ability to be flexible. You can have
the most awkward-shaped load that needs to be moved, and we'll shift
it for you. How? By placing caster modules at the most important
places of the load - where it needs the most support. You will be
amazed at the versatility of these air bearing and caster load
Loads of uneven and
disproportionate weight distribution: This is one of our most
popular requests - how can we move a heavy machine or load that is 4
tons at one end and only 2 tons at the other end? Try doing this
with a forklift and it will almost certainly tip over. Using the
tremendous versatility of an air bearing and caster system, you can
make this task a piece of proverbial cake. Here's an example of how
it can be done. So no matter how unevenly the weight of your machine
or load is distributed, you can be sure of a Hovair Systems
Tremendous versatility and
flexibility: If there is one thing that stands out with our
product line, it is the versatility and flexibility of our air
bearing and caster systems. You do not have to stick to any rigid
load footprint format. You format is the footprint of your load.
Your load dictates where the caster modules are placed and our
casters are happy wherever you put them. They don't care! You can
add more casters as your load moving needs dictate, or you can take
some away for smaller load use. All hardware is a breeze to assemble
with air supply hoses easily snapping into the casters modules and
other valves and tee-pieces. You can even run two air supply lines
to two air inlet ball-valves and run two systems simultaneously
under the same load.
Pinpoint accuracy and load
positioning: Because your load moving system will be floating
on air, there will no restrictions on how it can move - except for
any objects that might need to be cleared from its travel path. Your
load will really be floating just above the floor surface. This
means that its travel path has become truly omnidirectional. That's
right, once floated, you can spin it on a dime. Just imagine, no
more pushing and shoving to line up the load, no more dropping it to
change direction, no more struggling to get it in place. Using this
tremendous air power, you can simply adjust the load's travel at any
time during the operation. Stop, start, carry on in the most
effortless way imaginable. When you get to where you want your load,
simply push it into place with pinpoint accuracy - first time, every
Anyone can use - guys,
gals, even the boss: The days of having to use your company's
muscle-men to move your heavy loads are now over. Because your
load is always in a state of flotation when being moved, it does not
take a tremendous amount of effort and energy to cause it to move.
In fact, the air bearing industry usually says that it takes only 1
pound of physical human force to move 1000 pounds of load. So you
can see just how easy it for ANYONE to operate this efficient load
moving equipment. Gals as well. That's right, we have many clients
using load moving equipment that is being operated by teams of
female workers. As well as flexibility for the client, it also helps
to increase worker productivity.
No special training
required: Because of their inherent low safety risk,
pneumatic powered load moving equipment does not require any special
training for its operators. Unlike forklift truck drivers and crane
operators, you do not have to undertake any special training to
attain a certificate of competence to use our products. All you need
is a little common sense and a good working knowledge of basic
compressed air safety and other rules and regulations within your
Perfect for repetitive
movements: Many of our inquiries are regarding the repetitive
movements of heavy machinery and other similar loads. For clients
that need repetitive machine movements, this is the perfect
equipment for that purpose. You can simply bolt-mount the caster
modules directly to the machine and pretty much forget about it.
Mounting plates are available, specifically for this purpose, with
our Round Steel systems, and make permanent attachment to your loads
a very easy process.
Here's how it works: Simply attach the
caster modules to the machine at the correct place, add the
connecting air supply hoses to the air flow control valves and tuck
them out of the way. Connect air supply hoses to your air inlet
ball-valve. That's it, you're done! From here, it is a simply case
of snapping your compressed air supply hose onto the ball-valve,
turning on the supply and moving your machine. The first time you
move the machine, you may need to adjust the air flow control valves
slightly to support the machine's weight and to get an even floating
load. However, you only do this once, and after that, it is just a
case of snapping on the air line to the ball-valve and watch your
machine lift off the floor for yet another simple, effortless move.
And using the omnidirectional and pinpoint positioning properties of
these pneumatic systems, you can be assured of getting your machine
into the same position time after time. Could it be any easier?
Here's what you will need to ensure you can set up
and enjoy using one of these great load moving systems:
A compressed air supply delivering around 85 psi
A smooth level, non-porous floor surface -
preferably smooth concrete or polished wood, Crack can be filled.
A desire to save money, time & energy, and to
make your load moving operations easier than ever before.
support team is always ready to answer questions on 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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