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Types of Air Bearing

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There are two types of air bearing to choose from –
depending on the type of load you are going to be moving. Loads
generally fall into two categories: those that need just to be floated
away from the floor’s surface and laterally moved across the floor, and
those that need to be vertically lifted away from their base before
moving laterally across the floor.

Here are the main options to choose from:

A-type Air Bearings:

A-type air bearings cause their loads to lift away
from the floor surface just enough to allow them to be floated off to
the destination. A-type air bearings when use in series of four or more
are capable of lifting and moving loads of up to 100 tons and beyond.

B-type Air Bearings:

B-type air bearings are a high-lift bearing which,
when energized, cause the load to lift vertically away from the floor
surface as much as 3 inches, depending on the type of bearing being
used. These bearings are used when vertical lift is required before
floating the load away. Such loads could be dropped on low level
custom-pallets or racking. B-type air bearings when use in series of
four or more are capable of lifting and moving loads of up to 100 tons
and beyond.

Click the link for comprehensive information on all
types of air bearings:
Air Bearing Configurations