Air Bearing Kits
Round Steel Modules
Using A-type air bearings, round steel air bearing kits are the ideal solution for moving heavy machinery throughout your workplace. Machines that need frequent moving can have these amazing air bearings fitted directly to them and left in position. Once the move has been made, simply pull the hoses away and you’re done. To move the machine again, attach the hoses, switch on the air, and off you go. It really is that simple. Mounting plates are available for permanent load attachment.
Mounted on round steel modules with a set of 12-inch air bearings, a kit can lift and float loads of up to 4000 pounds with ease. Increase the size of your bearings and you can lift weights up to 100 tons and more.
Square Aluminum Kits
Using A-type air bearings,square aluminum air bearing kits offer the same qualities as the round steel kits – see above, except that they are lightweight and more suitable for sliding under loads and machinery.
The square aluminum modules use exactly the same air bearings as the round steel modules, so lifting capacities are the same. However, they do have a lower profile and need less clearance height than their round steel counterparts.
Set up is a breeze with hoses that incorporate quick disconnect fittings and an optional remote control box that takes care of air flow control to each module to ensure smooth operation.
Note: remote control is optional.
Low Profile Aluminum Kit
This low profile kit comes complete with high-lift, B-type air bearings, mounted to aluminum modules, a remote control unit for easy air flow control, all valves, hoses and other necessary fittings.
Standard kits are fitted with 12-inch bearings each with a lifting capacity of 2200 lbs, and a combined capacity to lift loads of over 8800 lbs. Kits are available with lifting capacities of 100 tons and beyond.
B-type air bearings have the added feature of being able to lift loads vertically away from the floor before floating them to their destination. These work well with loads that have to be lifted clear of their base before moving.
These aluminum models have a very low profile and can easily slide under loads with only 1½” clearance height.
VL-Type Stainless Steel Kit
The VL air bearing kit comes complete with a set of four VL air bearings secured into stainless steel modules. Also included are air flow control valves and 90° elbow adapters, a set of four air supply hoses, ball valve and tee-pieces as necessary.
VL air bearing kits are most suited to moving loads weighing between 500 and 1500 lbs, and are especially ideal for attaching directly to delicate lightweight machinery that is moved repetitively.
The VL bearings shown here are designed to attach permanently to machinery or loads that are frequently moved. Each move then only requires the attachment of the air supply hoses. Attachment to the load is via a central bolt, the specifications of which are determined at the time of order.