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Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Air Skates Lifting Equipment

In the traditional past – back in the day, machine moving tools included castors, wheels, skids and sleds all of which had to be pulled along by a forklift truck or similar. And as they traveled across floor surfaces, these tools caused no end of damage to the floors. Those days should be in the past for modern machine companies, who can now take full advantage of Air Skates Lifting Equipment.

The modern way of moving machines is by using air skates. Air skates lifting equipment fits snugly underneath the machines to be moved.

An air skate is a series of components that fir together to form a air skate module. The main component of the air skate is the air bearing which is fitted to the bottom of the module. See images below:

Air Skates lifting equipment and machine moving casters are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations. A Hovair Systems article written by David Roberts. Air Skates lifting equipment and machinery moving casters are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations.

The black diaphragm fitted to the bottom of each module is the powerhouse of the whole exercise. It is what defines the weight capacity of the air bearings and the size of the machines it can lift and move.

When a set of air skates are fitted underneath a heavy machine in order to move it, the skate modules are taking the weight of the machine. Air skates lifting equipment is designed to operate pneumatically with compressed air. When air is powered into each air skate it causes the air skate to inflate. When the skate is fully inflated the excess compressed air is then repelled back by the floor surface and this causes the air skate to rise and float on the floor surface. When in flotation state, the machine will be lifted and can then be moved off to a different destination.

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The image above shows a heavy Caterpillar machine being moved with Hovair Systems air skates lifting equipment..

When it comes to lifting and moving heavy objects and machines, there is little to compete with modern air skates lifting equipment.

Air skates lifting equipment is available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic), air skate lifting equipment can produce tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy objects and machines.

Air skates – also known as air casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy objects and machines. They can easily out-perform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, they can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

There are not many machines that an air skate machine moving system cannot handle.

The versatility of air skate lifting equipment allows them to be placed in strategic positions beneath the machines or heavy loads they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Air skate lifting equipment is very versatile in as much as its air skate are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines they are moving. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weight several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the air casters, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of air skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air skate machine moving layout. These air skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to use. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Air skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into complete air skate machine and lifting equipment via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

 

Machine Rigging Equipment

No rigging company toolbox should ever be without Hovair Systems Rigging Equipment. This powerful pneumatic powered machine moving equipment is both safe and very easy to use. These air powered systems are available in weight capacities ranging from 1 ton thru 100 tons and all points in between.

Air Powered Machine Rigging and Moving Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A Breeze While industrial rigging generally involves cranes, pulleys and other similar traditional tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to lifting and moving heavy machines – by lifting them from below using top quality air casters to do the work for you. Air Casters are not only safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering they can be used over and over again.

Hovair Systems are a leading air caster manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in machine rigging via air caster systems.

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

Machine Rigging and Moving Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A Breeze Air powered (pneumatic) rigging and moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

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Using our wide range of products you can now move rig, lift and move machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

Rigging Equipment

Above you can see a typical footprint layout for rigging purposes using air casters to float machines instead of lifting them. This process is very SAFE and easy to use.

Hovair Systems has been supplying Rigging Companies all over the USA, Canada, and Central America with air powered rigging equipment and supplies for many years.

No Rigging Company should be without a Hovair air caster machine moving system in addition to the traditional rigging practices of chains and pulleys, etc. Hovair Systems has been able to offer an added dimension to the Rigger’s Toolbox… air powered lifting and handling equipment which is specifically designed to assist with the heavier loads… the heavy machines, heavy machinery, heavy objects, that usually present any rigging team with a challenge or two.

Rigging Equipment & Tools
Hovair Systems have a terrific selection of rigging equipment that should be in the toolbox of any rigging company. Air caster load moving equipment is a popular choice. Air casters are available in kit form and can be set up right out of the box for the rigger. Starting at weight capacities of one ton, they can range to take care of machines that weigh 50 tons or more. Hovair has a solution for any heavy machines that riggers need to move.

Rigging & Lifting Equipment
Hovair Systems has a wide range of rigging and lifting equipment available to rigging companies in today’s marketplace. As time and new technology arrives and moves on, there has not yet been anything to challenge the process of lifting and moving heavy machines on a thin film of air just above the floor surface. This is definitely the most cost-effective way of lifting and handling any heavy machinery you are being asked to work on.

Rigging Safety
Hovair Systems are top of the list when it comes to Safety in the Workplace. We constantly remind the operators of our equipment to closely follow the safety regulations of their company before they start work. We also throw in some good safety advice of our own for good measure. Before using any rigging equipment these days, you should always check your company’s safety regulations.

However, all Hovair Systems’ products are pneumatically driven (with compressed air) and the operation process only causes the machine that is being lifted to rise no more than 1-inch above the ground. There is nothing much safer than moving a load sitting an inch or so off the ground. However, compressed air in itself is a safety hazard and Hovair Systems makes note of this in all their operator manuals.

Pneumatic Powered Lifting and Handling
As previously stated, virtually all Hovair Systems load moving products are operated and fueled with compressed air. They need no other power source. This makes them so easy to use and operate. All products are versatile and modular making them the ideal lifting and handling tools for today’s modern rigging company.

The perfect complement to your arsenal of rigging tools and equipment – a Hovair Systems air bearing kit.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. No additional extras to worry about and no worries about having the right hoses sizes and connections…everything you need in one easy package. The perfect solution for any rigging company.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your machinery. To move that 10-ton machine you simply plug in your airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

The top picture shows a typical air bearing and caster kit, with high lift bearings onboard, a remote control unit for central air flow control, and all necessary fittings. The caster modules of this kit are very thin and have a profile height of around 1ž inches – enabling them to slide under machines with low height clearance.

The bottom picture is of a typical round steel system that is designed to have the caster modules fitted directly to the machine itself. This is a tremendous tool for situations where machinery has to moved repetitively. Leave the modules permanently fixed to the machine and simply plug in your air line and move it instantly

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Industrial Skates – Machine Moving Equipment

In today’s busy industrial environs, the use of Industrial Skates Machine Moving Equipment is being demanded more and more. This is because modern load moving techniques are available to make this once difficult task a piece of cake in today’s industrial marketplace.

Not so many years ago, unless you had some of those heavy mechanical dollies that could slide under your machinery, you could not move it without professional rigging companies being involved… and at a cost too. Then you had the problem of how much damage they were going to do to your floors. It was not a satisfactory exercise to move your heavy machinery around. Then came along air powered industrial skates which proved excellent for the moving of machinery.

One of the best and most cost-effective tools now available for heavy industrial machine moving is of the pneumatic type – air powered industrial skates machinery moving systems which can lift and move machinery up to 100 tons and beyond using only a little shop air that is probably readily available in your shop right now.

Here are two examples of heavy industrial machinery in the process of being moved to new locations.

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Notice that both machines are being supported by Hovair Systems industrial air casters that are using powerful air powered, air bearings to lift and suspend the load on a thin film of air (technology) which allows the machines to effortlessly float across the floor surfaces to other locations. Initial set up needs some careful adjustments to make sure everything is correct and once the heavy machinery is floating on the floor surface, the rest of the operation is (that proverbial) a piece of cake.

While most air powered industrial machinery moving tools require certain standards and specifications to be present to ensure optimum operation, they are very versatile and can be placed in different locations to suit your heavy machinery moving needs.

These tools are very durable and strong and are therefore very adaptable to users’ needs. We have engineers all over the world that have adapted our products to suit their operations and these products are continuing to work for them day after day.

Above is a Lockheed Martin Industrial Air Transporter for use in Clean Room Operations.

Above is another Lockheed Martin Industrial Transporter complete with “Bells and Whistles.”

Industrial Machinery Moving equipment – also known as air skates, air casters, casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy and industrial machinery across floor surfaces. They can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, Machinery moving equipment can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

This equipment is used when heavy machines are required to be lifted and moved to other locations. There are not many machines that a Hovair Systems industrial machinery moving system cannot handle in today’s industrial environs.

Machinery moving kits are available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic) machine skates can generate tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.

To the right is a heavy, complex electrical distribution center.

If you click on the image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this machine has been lifted.

Note the bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.

These industrial skates are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their weight capacities

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The versatility of Industrial Skates allows them to be place in strategic positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine

Air casters Industrial Skates are very versatile in as much as they are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weigh several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the Industrial Skates, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of Industrial Skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air-powered industrial skate moving layout. These skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to move. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Industrial Skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Heavy Machinery Moving

Air Skates Load Moving Equipment

In the traditional past – back in the day, machine moving tools included castors, wheels, skids and sleds all of which had to be pulled along by a forklift truck or similar. And as they traveled across floor surfaces, these tools caused no end of damage to the floors. Those days should be in the past as modern machine companies move to Air Skates Load Moving Equipment..

The modern way of moving machines is by using air skates load moving equipment. These air skates fit snugly underneath the machines or the heavy loads that are to be moved.

Air skates load moving equipment is a series of components that fir together to form a air skate module. The main component of the air skate is the air bearing which is fitted to the bottom of the module. See images below:

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The black diaphragm fitted to the bottom of each module is the powerhouse of the whole exercise. It is what defines the weight capacity of the air bearings and the size of the machines it can lift and move.

When a set of air skates are fitted underneath a heavy machine in order to move it, the skate modules are taking the weight of the machine. The air skates are designed to operate pneumatically with compressed air. When air is powered into each air skate it causes the air skate to inflate. When the skate is fully inflated the excess compressed air is then repelled back by the floor surface and this causes the air skate to rise and float on the floor surface. When in flotation state, the machine will be lifted and can then be moved off to a different destination.

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The image above shows a heavy Caterpillar machine being moved with Hovair Systems air skates.

When it comes to lifting and moving heavy objects and machines, there is little to compete with modern air skates load moving equipment.

Air skates lifting equipment is available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic), air skates load moving equipment can produce tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy objects and machines.

Air skates – also known as air casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy objects and machines. They can easily out-perform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, they can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

There are not many machines that an air skates load moving equipment cannot handle.

The versatility of air skate lifting equipment allows them to be placed in strategic positions beneath the machines or heavy loads they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Air skate load moving equipment is very versatile in as much as its air skate are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines they are moving. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weight several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the air casters, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of air skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air skate machine moving layout. These air skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to use. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Air skate are used in series of four or six and assembled into complete air skate machine and lifting equipment via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Air Skates Lifting Equipment

In the traditional past – back in the day, machine moving tools included castors, wheels, skids and sleds all of which had to be pulled along by a forklift truck or similar. And as they traveled across floor surfaces, these tools caused no end of damage to the floors. Those days should be in the past for modern machine companies, who can now take full advantage of Air Skates Lifting Equipment.

The modern way of moving machines is by using air skates. Air skates lifting equipment fits snugly underneath the machines to be moved.

An air skate is a series of components that fir together to form a air skate module. The main component of the air skate is the air bearing which is fitted to the bottom of the module. See images below

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The black diaphragm fitted to the bottom of each module is the powerhouse of the whole exercise. It is what defines the weight capacity of the air bearings and the size of the machines it can lift and move.

When a set of air skates are fitted underneath a heavy machine in order to move it, the skate modules are taking the weight of the machine. Air skates lifting equipment is designed to operate pneumatically with compressed air. When air is powered into each air skate it causes the air skate to inflate. When the skate is fully inflated the excess compressed air is then repelled back by the floor surface and this causes the air skate to rise and float on the floor surface. When in flotation state, the machine will be lifted and can then be moved off to a different destination.

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The image above shows a heavy Caterpillar machine being moved with Hovair Systems air skates lifting equipment..

When it comes to lifting and moving heavy objects and machines, there is little to compete with modern air skates lifting equipment.

Air skates lifting equipment is available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic), air skate lifting equipment can produce tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy objects and machines.

Air skates – also known as air casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy objects and machines. They can easily out-perform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, they can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

There are not many machines that an air skate machine moving system cannot handle.

The versatility of air skate lifting equipment allows them to be placed in strategic positions beneath the machines or heavy loads they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Air skate lifting equipment is very versatile in as much as its air skate are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines they are moving. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weight several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the air casters, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of air skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air skate machine moving layout. These air skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to use. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Air skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into complete air skate machine and lifting equipment via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Air Skates – Machine Moving Equipment

Air Skates – also known as air casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy objects and machines. They can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, air skates can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

Air skates are used when heavy machines are required to be lifted and moved. There are not many machines that an air skate machine moving system cannot handle.

Machine moving kits are available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic) air skates can produce tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.

To the right is a heavy, complex electrical distribution center.

If you click on the image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this machine has been lifted.

Note the bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.

These air skates are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their weight capacities

The versatility of air skates allows them to be place in strategic positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Machine moving kits such as air skates are very versatile in as much as they are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines they are moving. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weight several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the air skates they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of air skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air skate machine moving layout. These positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to use. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Air skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

 

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What is an air bearing and how does an air bearing work

Assuming you have read the What Is An Air Bearing Article, we can now take a look at how an air bearing actually works. We can see from the blow-up illustration below how an air bearing is assembled. But what happens next; how does the air bearing work.

Generally an air bearing load module is grouped with three or more other air bearings modules, and connected together to form what is knows as an load moving (or machine moving) system. Below is a typical load moving system footprint all ready to have a load placed on to it.

Yes, But How Do They Work?

Once the air bearing modules are formed into a footprint roughly the same size as the load they are going to move, it is time to introduce air to the system. This is done by connecting a compressed air supply pipe from the company’s compressor to the system’s entry point at the on/off ball valve. Making sure that all air flow control valves located on the side of each load module are fully shut, it is safe to turn on the air supply at the system entry ball valve. By doing this compressed air is allowed to flow to each individual load module. For this article’s purpose, we’ll take just one load module as an example, but the procedure needs to be done to all load modules in the system.

Choose a load module and open its air flow control valve about half a turn or so. See image to your right. You should hear the air starting to enter the load module. At this stage the compressed air will travel through a series of internal channels until it reaches the air bearing’s diaphragm – the black element of the module. When the diaphragm is reached the compressed air is forced to enter the diaphragm. Remember, there is a constant supply of compressed air forcing its way into the diaphragm at this time. This is why we need to be able to control and manage the air that enters each load module.

The amount of air allowed into the load module will depend on the weight capacity of the air bearings being used and the load going to be moved. This is why we have these air flow control valves to help manage the amount of air we’ll be using. When initially turning on the flow control valve we should do it incrementally with the other modules in the system – do each valve in turn the same amount. Eventually the correct amount of air will be reached and the load modules will start to raise and float the load off the floor.

When the incoming air reaches the (black) diaphragm this causes the air bearing to inflate – because of the incoming air trying to blow it up like a balloon. When the air bearing has inflated to its maximum for the weight being carried, the remaining air has nowhere else to go because of the pressure of the following compressed air. The air (like water) will search for an exit and it should quickly find the exhaust holes of the air bearing. You can clearly see the exhaust holes in the image to the right.

The load you are going to be moving should already be placed on the air modules before the air to the system is turned on. The load will be pressing down on the load modules. The modules cannot move at all because of the load’s weight. So when the air bearing starts to inflate, the black diaphragm expands downwards and forms a tight seal with the floor surface.

Below is a perfect example that illustrates how the air bearings work.

The air inlet simulated the position of the air flow control valve at the entry to the load module.

The load is already placed upon the load modules.

The air enters the air bearing at the inlet point and finds its way to an exit point inside the diaphragm.

As it enters the main diaphragm area it cause the air bearing to form a seal with the floor.

The seal is formed at the extreme edge of the load module – as shown.

The compressed air is eventually repelled away from the floor surface thus causing the air bearings to raise and take the load up with it.

When the air has raised to its limit, the excess air will escape from the sides of the air bearing.

The air bearing will retain sufficient air to keep the load floating.

 

Air Bearing Systems

Air Bearing Systems are essentially machine moving (and other load moving) equipment that have been designed to lift and move heavy machines within industrial premises around the world.

Air bearing systems are actually a set of air casters set up as shown to the right. Each air caster consists of several components which are fitted before it can be deemed a finished air caster.

One such component is an air bearing which is fitted to the underside of each air caster. The air bearing is the actual driving force part of air casters. Assuming for now though, they are air bearing systems. See image right.

Air bearings systems are a series of air casters and bearings that are assembled to form various types of load moving and machinery moving systems.

The word Air denotes that they are powered by compressed air (pneumatic) and use air film technology to cause them to operate.

Air bearings systems is selection of air bearings and modules that are assembled together using air hoses, tee-pieces, air manifold or air ball valve.

If you have a quick question or query or want more information, please use the quick contact box to the right and one of our support team will response to you as quickly as they can.

There are many variables that can make up an air bearings system. Weights can range from ½ ton thru 100 tons. Several air module types are available to produce an air bearings system of choice.

         

 

What are air casters

Air casters are devices that are popular in the load moving and the material handling industries. They generally take the place of other load moving devices, such as wheels, mechanical casters, metal casters, rollers, pallet trucks and similar other load moving devices.

Air casters are, as their name suggests, powered by compressed air, and used in series of four or more to move heavy machines and large loads between various points in their particular industrial environment. That is their main function and what they do.

Air casters are made up of several components before they can be considered finished air caster modules and ready to start work for their owners.

When air casters are energized with compressed air at around 90 psi (6.2BAR), the result is a very powerful device that can move loads of many tons. This is ideal in industrial locations where moving heavy machines and transformers up to 50 tons is a regular occurrence.

An additional benefit is that air powered casters do not damage your floors in any way, shape or form. The loads you place on air casters is floated by the casters across the floor surface without the load actually touching the floor, thus no damage to floors.

An air caster is generally referred to as a finished load module that is included in an air caster load moving system. They include a fitted air bearing as described in air bearings systems.

A finished air caster includes the air bearing as well as an air flow distribution valve and is all ready to be incorporated into an air caster load moving system. Shown below is a diagram of how an air caster is assembled prior to being fitted to the bottom of the load module.

Aircasters are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

An air caster kit system is powered by compressed air (pneumatic) and when in operation the system has a load or machine placed upon it and is floated by the air bearings on the floor surface, thus allowing the system to float across the floor surface taking the load with it.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

There are many variables that can make up an air caster system. Weight capacities can range from ½ ton thru 100 tons.

Finished air casters can be fitted with standard A-type, B-type and VL-type air bearings.

Air Caster Information

Material Handling Systems & Solutions

Companies are always searching for solutions to their material handling needs and problems. And while forklift trucks and overhead cranes are often the most popular choices, once the load or machine gets above 10 tons, you have to start looking for better, safer alternatives.

Some of the most powerful material handling equipment is offered by Hovair Systems who show you how to harness the power of compressed air and turn it into powerful machine and load moving systems. Using compressed, you can move heavy loads and machines ranging from 1 ton thru 100 tons, very safely and very easily.

Let’s look at Hovair Systems Air Caster Systems. Below are examples of two air caster modules complete with built-in air bearings which are the powerhouse of this type of lifting and moving.

 

                  

Round steel air casters are heavier and more robust and generally used when air casters are required to be permanently fitted to the underside of the machine. Square aluminum air casters are used for more conventional loads, such a heavy machines that only require to be moved occasionally.

A typical material handling solution is a air caster system by Hovair Systems. Ranging in weight capacities from 1 ton to 100 tons and beyond. They are simply placed beneath what you want to move, adjusted for air flow control, and then energized with compressed air to cause the load / machine to lift away from the floor surface ready to be moved. Nothing could be simpler.

Here are two machines that have been suitably rigged with Hovair air caster material handling systems.

 

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With the machine safely on board the air caster modules, it is now ready to be moved as shown here above. Here are two machines that are all rigged up and ready to be moved. One is a small one that is going to a clean room application and the other is a large caterpillar machine being moved for testing.

Hovair Systems material handling equipment is probably the best and easiest way to move heavy machines and loads. Oh yes! They will not, and cannot, damage your floor surfaces as the machines do not actually touch the floor. They are suspended in a state of flotation and are very safe to use. The machine cannot fall off or topple.

When in operation, Hovair’s machine moving equipment can lift, move and place your machines or other heavy loads with pin-point accuracy down to a sixteenth of an inch, and even into the narrowest of gaps.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Material Handling Systems

From The Load Moving Specialists

Air Powered Material Handling Systems Will Make Moving Your Loads A Breeze

Material Handling Systems By Hovair Systems, USA

Hovair Systems is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic powered material handling systems using a single source of compressed air to drive systems carrying machines and loads up to 100 tons.

See about is a Heavy Duty Transporter, a pair of Air Beams, and a Stainless Steel Air Caster Kit System perfectly suited for Clean Room Operations.

All are powered by compressed air and require no other source of energy.

Hovair Systems have a wide range of machine moving products and heavy load moving equipment to choose from.

Material Handling Equipment

Material Handling constitutes virtually anything that requires some form of movement within today’s industrial world. This can range from small palletized items thru to large industrial machines.

Some of the best material handling equipment that has become available in recent years is the use of air powered load and machine moving systems. Harnessing the use of compressed air – which is found in most industrial locations – can produce tremendous lifting power that leaves overhead cranes and forklift trucks in its dust.

Using load and machine moving systems with this tremendous lifting power is accomplished via the use of Air Casters. Incorporated into the base of air casters are the real powerhouse of the system… air bearings, and it is the air bearings that cause this material handling equipment to lift its loads and heavy machines away from the floor surface into a state of flotation. Below are two examples of air casters, both developed and manufactured by Hovair Systems who have been moving heavy machines in the material handling equipment world for over 40 years.

The left image shows examples of round steel air casters which are generally used when needed to be permanently fitted to the underside of the machine or load. The right image is of square aluminum air casters which are much lighter and used in every day use around factories and warehouse around the world.

Above you can see images of both round steel and square aluminum air casters with valves, and their undersides showing the incorporated air bearing unit.

Heavy loads and machinery are being constantly moved around in industrial locations around the world, and while many forklift trucks do not have the muscle to move the heavier models, Hovair Systems material handling equipment does. You can move loads between 1 and 100 tons and beyond safely and easily using these powerful air caster machine moving systems. Here are two machines that have been suitably rigged with Hovair air caster load moving systems.

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With the machine safely on board the air caster modules, it is now ready to be moved as shown here above. Here are two machines that are all rigged up and ready to be moved. One is a small one that is going to a clean room application and the other is a large caterpillar machine being moved for testing.

Hovair Systems material handling equipment is probably the best and easiest way to move heavy machines and loads. Oh yes! They will not, and cannot, damage your floor surfaces as the machines do not actually touch the floor. They are suspended in a state of flotation and are very safe to use. The machine cannot fall off or topple.

When in operation, Hovair’s machine moving equipment can lift, move and place your machines or other heavy loads with pin-point accuracy down to a sixteenth of an inch, and even into the narrowest of gaps.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Industrial Skates – Machine Moving Equipment

In today’s busy industrial environs, the use of Industrial Skates Machine Moving Equipment is being demanded more and more. This is because modern load moving techniques are available to make this once difficult task a piece of cake in today’s industrial marketplace.

Not so many years ago, unless you had some of those heavy mechanical dollies that could slide under your machinery, you could not move it without professional rigging companies being involved… and at a cost too. Then you had the problem of how much damage they were going to do to your floors. It was not a satisfactory exercise to move your heavy machinery around. Then came along air powered industrial skates which proved excellent for the moving of machinery.

One of the best and most cost-effective tools now available for heavy industrial machine moving is of the pneumatic type – air powered industrial skates machinery moving systems which can lift and move machinery up to 100 tons and beyond using only a little shop air that is probably readily available in your shop right now.

Here are two examples of heavy industrial machinery in the process of being moved to new locations.

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Notice that both machines are being supported by Hovair Systems industrial air casters that are using powerful air powered, air bearings to lift and suspend the load on a thin film of air (technology) which allows the machines to effortlessly float across the floor surfaces to other locations. Initial set up needs some careful adjustments to make sure everything is correct and once the heavy machinery is floating on the floor surface, the rest of the operation is (that proverbial) a piece of cake.

While most air powered industrial machinery moving tools require certain standards and specifications to be present to ensure optimum operation, they are very versatile and can be placed in different locations to suit your heavy machinery moving needs.

These tools are very durable and strong and are therefore very adaptable to users’ needs. We have engineers all over the world that have adapted our products to suit their operations and these products are continuing to work for them day after day.

Above is a Lockheed Martin Industrial Air Transporter for use in Clean Room Operations.

Industrial Machinery Moving equipment – also known as air skates, air casters, casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy and industrial machinery across floor surfaces. They can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, Machinery moving equipment can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

This equipment is used when heavy machines are required to be lifted and moved to other locations. There are not many machines that a Hovair Systems industrial machinery moving system cannot handle in today’s industrial environs.

Machinery moving kits are available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic) machine skates can generate tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.

To the right is a heavy, complex electrical distribution center.

If you click on the image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this machine has been lifted.

Note the bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.

These industrial skates are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their weight capacities.

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The versatility of Industrial Skates allows them to be place in strategic positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Air casters Industrial Skates are very versatile in as much as they are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weigh several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the Industrial Skates, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of Industrial Skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air-powered industrial skate moving layout. These skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to move. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Industrial Skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

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Heavy Machinery Moving

Air Skates – Machine Moving Equipment

Air Skates – also known as air casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy objects and machines. They can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, air skates can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

Air skates are used when heavy machines are required to be lifted and moved. There are not many machines that an air skate machine moving system cannot handle.

Machine moving kits are available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic) air skates can produce tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.

To the right is a heavy, complex electrical distribution center.

If you click on the image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this machine has been lifted.

Note the bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.

These air skates are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their weight capacities.

Air Skates machine moving casters shown in action here at this factory location – moving a heavy electrical control box.

The versatility of air skates allows them to be place in strategic positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Machine moving kits such as air skates are very versatile in as much as they are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines they are moving. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weight several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the air skates they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of air skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.</>p

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air skate machine moving layout. These positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to use. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Air skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into complete air skate machine and lifting equipment via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Wheels and casters

Wheels & Casters Have Been Terrific Tools

But Is It Time For a Change?

Traditionally, loads of all shapes and sizes, and machines and other heavy objects, have been moved using either wheels or casters fitted to the underside of what was being moved. This used to work just fine for most folks. But in today’s busy industrial marketplace, we are finding much better ways to move these loads.

Air Casters May Be the Modern Alternative

Air Casters are small devices that work on the same concept of a hovercraft: the float across the floor surface. While hovercraft can travel over water as well as land, Air Casters are designed to operate in industrial factories and similar locations, where they can lift and moves their loads across the floor surface to their destination. And the best part about them is THEY WILL NOT DAMAGE YOUR FLOORS.

Here are some images of current air casters offered by Hovair Systems:

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Wheels and Casters - Try Pneumatic from Hovair Systems

Above are square aluminum and round steel air casters. In standard mode using A-type bearings. Used  in groups of 4 or more, they provide lifting power that can pick loads form 1 to 100 tons with ease.

Above is a low profile air caster that is designed to slide under machines. In standard mode it has B-type bearings. Used in groups of four they provide formidable lifting power to move heavy machines.

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Pneumatic Wheels and Casters from Hovair USA

Above are two diagrams of a typical load footprint as laid out ready for a load. They are both much same except for their shape difference. They are laid out in simple format and adjustments can be made.

From the formats shown above there are so many different types of load moving casters you could customize to suit you location and needs.

Air Powered Machine Rigging and Moving Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A BreezeWhile industrial load and machine moving generally involves cranes, pulleys and other similar traditional  tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to lifting and moving heavy machines – by lifting them from below using top quality air casters to do the work for you. Air Casters are not only safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering they can be used over and over again.

Hovair Systems are a leading air caster manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in machine moving via air caster systems.

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

Air Powered Machine Rigging and Moving Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A BreezeAir powered (pneumatic) rigging and moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

Using our wide range of products you can now move rig, lift and move machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.


Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort
Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using Hovair Systems air casters:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Will NOT damage floor surfaces
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.
Click here to see more demo movies and a great product line that can take care of all your load moving needs”>

Pneumatic systems equipment

Pneumatic Systems And Power Equipment

Load Moving Using Pneumatic (Compressed Air) Lifting Equipment

Pneumatic Power Systems Will Make Your Load Moving So Much Easier

Check Out All Your Pneumatic Power Systems and Equipment Options & Free Online Videos Here

Using Hovair’s great pneumatic power load moving systems you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Pneumatic Systems and Power Equipment for Heavy Load Moving Operations

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more caster modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all, and a cost-effective pneumatic load moving system.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. You will be amazed at the tight spaces you can your loads into.

Pneumatic Systems and Power Equipment for Heavy Load Moving Operations

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these pneumatic power systems are to use.

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA pneumatic power equipment manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

Material Handling Equipment

Click here to see more demo movies and a great product line that can take care of all your load moving needs

Pneumatic load handling

Pneumatic Load Handling

Pneumatic Lifting • Pneumatic Systems • Pneumatic Machine Handling

Hovair Systems is leading manufacturer of Pneumatic Load Handling and Machine Handling Equipment and have been leading the concept of Air Film Technology since the 1970s. In fact, we have over 40 years experience in finding solutions to customers’ load moving needs – using Pneumatic Load Handling Equipment.

Whether you are Moving Heavy Equipment, Machinery, Heavy Objects or any type of material handling equipment, Hovair Systems are almost certain to have the pneumatic products to take care of your needs.

Using Hovair’s great air bearing powered Material Handling Equipment you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Pneumatic Load Handling Equipment by Hovair Systems

We have a great range of starter kits available for Pneumatic Handling, Machinery Handling Equipment and many other Load Moving operations. All load moving systems come complete with everything needed to power up right out of the box. See right.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To move that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug your airline into your Material Handling Equipment and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

Pneumatic Load Handling Equipment | Pneumatic Load Moving Systems

Pneumatic Lifting | Pneumatic Systems | Pneumatic Machine Handling

Click here to see a demo movie

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

Pneumatic Material Handling Equipment

Click here to see more demo movies and a great product line that can take care of all your load moving needs

Moving loads made easy

Moving Heavy Loads & Machines Made Easy

Your load moving operations just got a whole lot easier

Traditionally, moving heavy loads or machines has been accomplished by using wheels and/or casters. But this type of operation comes with a price – they usually damage your floors into the bargain as well as challenge the operators who have to push and shove loads with this type of caster.

Why not consider a much easier way of doing things, and without the challenges that traditional casters bring. Hovair Systems offers an easy way to moving heavy loads and machines – using Air Casters. Air casters operate in a series of air caster modules that form into a load moving system right out the box making set up very easy. That’s right! They come complete with everything you need to be up and running very quickly. You will have nothing to purchase in addition.

Moving Heavy Loads & Machines Made Easy

Looking at the images to the right, at the top you can see a Low Profile heavy load moving kit system complete with remote control unit and everything else you need.

The bottom image is a standard Round Steel Air Caster kit system that again has virtually everything you need for a relatively quick set up.

Moving Heavy Machines & Loads Made Easy

Hovair Systems has a wide range of systems to help lift and move your heavy loads. Weight capacities range from 1 ton to 100 tons and all points in between.

If air casters do not suit your needs, consider an air pallet or small air transporter, or simply contact us and let your Hovair Systems contact advise you.

While industrial machine moving operations generally involves cranes, pulleys, forklifts and other similar traditional  tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to lifting and moving heavy machines – by lifting them from below using top quality air casters to do the work for you. Air Casters are not only safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering they can be used over and over again.

Air powered (pneumatic) machine and load moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

Using our wide range of products you can now move rig, lift and move machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort”

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

<p”>These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Contact us

Click here to see more demo movies and a great product line that can take care of all your load moving needs

Moving and handling equipment

Pneumatic Load Handling

Some of the best and most powerful moving and handling equipment in today’s industrial marketplace is via the use of Pneumatic Load Handling equipment. Simply put, pneumatic load handling means harnessing the tremendous power of compressed air to drive and power such systems as Air Casters.

Hovair Systems of Seattle have developed such systems for over 40 years and has several air caster systems available with weight capacities ranging from 1 ton thru to 100 tons and beyond.

Air casters are a safe and easy way of lifting and moving heavy machines and other similar loads harnessing the power of compressed air which is found in most industrial buildings. Such systems are known as pneumatic load handling systems.

Let’s look at Hovair’s pneumatic powered Air Caster Systems. Below are examples of two air caster modules complete with built-in air bearings which are the powerhouse of this type of lifting and moving.

Pneumatic Load Handling - Machine Skates

 

Pneumatic Load Handling - Air Powered Machine Skates>

Round steel air casters are heavier and more robust and generally used when air casters are required to be permanently fitted to the underside of the machine. Square aluminum air casters are used for more conventional loads, such a heavy machines that only require to be moved occasionally.

With the machine safely on board the air caster modules, it is now ready to be moved as shown here above. Here are two machines that are all rigged up and ready to be moved. One is a small one that is going to a clean room application and the other is a large caterpillar machine being moved for testing.

Pneumatic Load Handling - Delicate Machine Handling

Pneumatic Load Handling - Heavy Machine Handling

Hovair Systems material handling equipment is probably the best and easiest way to move heavy machines and loads. Oh yes! They will not, and cannot, damage your floor surfaces as the machines do not actually touch the floor. They are suspended in a state of flotation and are very safe to use. The machine cannot fall off or topple.

When in operation, Hovair’s pneumatic powered machine moving equipment can lift, move and place your machines or other heavy loads with pin-point accuracy down to a sixteenth of an inch, and even into the narrowest of gaps.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Pneumatic Load Handling

Industrial lifting devices

Industrial Lifting Device – Industrial Skates

Load Moving Equipment

In today’s busy industrial locations across the world, the movement of industrial machinery is increasing more and more. This is because modern load moving techniques (such as industrial lifting device) are available to make this once difficult task a piece of cake in today’s industrial marketplace.

Not so many years ago, unless you had some of those heavy mechanical dollies that could slide under your machinery, you could not move it without professional rigging companies being involved… and at a cost too. Then you had the problem of how much damage they were going to do to your floors. It was not a satisfactory exercise to move your heavy machinery around.

One of the best and most cost-effective tools now available for heavy industrial machine moving is of the pneumatic type – air caster industrial machinery moving systems which can lift and move machinery up to 100 tons and beyond using only a little shop air that is probably readily available in your shop right now.

Here are two examples of heavy industrial machinery in the process of being moved to new locations.

Notice that both machines are being supported by Hovair Systems industrial air casters that are using powerful air powered, air bearings to lift and suspend the load on a thin film of air (technology) which allows the machines to effortlessly float across the floor surfaces to other locations. Initial set up needs some careful adjustments to make sure everything is correct and once the heavy machinery is floating on the floor surface, the rest of the operation is (that proverbial) a piece of cake.

While most air powered industrial machinery moving tools require certain standards and specifications to be present to ensure optimum operation, they are very versatile and can be placed in different locations to suit your heavy machinery moving needs.

These tools are very durable and strong and are therefore very adaptable to users’ needs. We have engineers all over the world that have adapted our products to suit their operations and these products are continuing to work for them day after day.

Above is a Lockheed Martin Industrial Air Transporter for use in Clean Room Operations.

Industrial Machinery Moving equipment – also known as air skates, air casters, casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy and industrial machinery across floor surfaces. They can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, Machinery moving equipment can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

This equipment is used when heavy machines are required to be lifted and moved to other locations. There are not many machines that a Hovair Systems industrial machinery moving system cannot handle in today’s industrial environs.

Machinery moving kits are available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic) machine skates can generate tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.

To the right is a heavy, complex electrical distribution center.If you click on the image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this machine has been lifted.

Note the bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.

These industrial skates are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their weight capacities.

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The versatility of Industrial Skates allows them to be place in strategic positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Air casters Industrial Skates are very versatile in as much as they are not required to have a fixed position underneath the

The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weigh several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the Industrial Skates, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of Industrial Skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air-powered industrial skate moving layout. These skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to move. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Industrial Skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Industrial Lifting Device – Industrial Skates

Heavy load lifting and handling

Heavy Load Lifting And Handling Equipment

Move Your Heavy Loads With Hovair Load Lifting Equipment

Using Hovair’s tremendous pneumatic powered heavy load lifting and handling systems you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These heavy load lifting and handling systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Heavy Load Lifting and Handling Equipment - Pneumatic powered heavy equipment moving systems for the material handlinh industry

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To move that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your Hovair heavy load lifting equipment system airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all using heavy load lifting and handling equipment from Hovair Systems.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these heavy equipment moving systems are to use.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort>

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing heavy load lifting and handling solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

Contact Us
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Heavy lifting equipment

Heavy Lifting Equipment | Heavy Machine Moving

In today’s material handling industry, loads and machines of varying sizes, shapes and weights are always on the go, usually within company premises from the production shop to loading bays or other locations.

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<p>The big boys such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Nissan, Hewlett Packard, Northrop Grumman and other aerospace giants have already discovered one of the easiest and cost-effective ways of lifting and moving their heavy loads. Their heavy lifting equipment of choice is usually air powered heavy lifting equipment from Hovair Systems. Above shows a Caterpillar Heavy Machine being moved to another location.</p>
<p>Air powered (pneumatic) heavy lifting equipment can lift and move virtually any machine of heavy load that is thrown at it. With the capacity to lift and move loads up to 100 tons, Hovair Systems heavy lifting equipment is fast becoming the tool of choice.</p>
<p>When it comes to lifting and moving heavy objects and machines, there is little to compete with modern air skates heavy lifting equipment. Air skates lifting equipment is available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic), air skates lifting equipment can produce tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy objects and machines.</p>
<p>Air Skates – also known as air casters, air cushions and air sleds – can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, they can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.</p>
<p>The versatility of air skates lifting equipment casters allows them to be placed in strategic positions beneath the machines or heavy loads they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.</p>
<p>Air powered lifting equipment is very versatile in as much as its air skates are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines they are moving. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weight several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the air casters, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of air skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.</p>
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Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station machine moving layout. These air skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to use. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Air skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into complete air skate machine and lifting equipment via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Heavy equipment moving

Heavy Equipment And Machine Moving For The Material Handling Industry

Move Your Heavy Equipment Using
Pneumatic Powered Load Moving Systems

Using Hovair’s terrific pneumatic powered Heavy Equipment Moving For the Material Handling Industry you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These heavy equipment moving systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

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We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To move that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your Hovair heavy equipment moving system airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all using heavy equipment moving products from Hovair Systems.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these heavy equipment moving systems are to use.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort>

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

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Click here to see more demo movies and a great product line that can take care of all your load moving needs>

Handling equipment tools

Machine Handling and Load Moving Equipment Tools

Safe Easy To Use

Handling Equipment Tools for Machine & Machinery Handling

Handling Equipment Tools

Handling Equipment Tools for Machine and Load Moving

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Stainless Steel Air Casters

Air Pallets & Transporters

Square Aluminum Air Casters

These casters make excellent handling equipment in Clean Room locations. Can lift and move delicate machines up to 1500 kgs in weight. Operation is extremely smooth and safe with no jerking motion of any sort. These tremendous air casters can also be fitted into some of our standard equipment. Full details on our web site.

Air pallets / small transporters make handling and equipment moving a breeze especially in factory / warehouse locations. All sizes & weight capacities available. All pallets can be built to your specification requests. Full details and pallet demo on our web site.

Square aluminum air casters are the flagship of our range and are the most popular choice by clients. They are safe and easy to use, and are very cost-effective on the company’s budget. They can handle loads from 1 ton up to 100 tons with easy and very little effort. All sizes available for quick delivery. Demo on web site.

Machine Handling and Moving has never been easier in today’s modern material handling marketplace. This is not the time to continue to use your old floor-damaging wheels and casters which don’t really go anywhere too fast.

Will Not Damage Your Floors

It’s time to consider Air Powered Casters
Air Powered Casters can lift and move heavy loads and machines up to 50 tons and beyond. The are SAFE and EASY to use and require very little human effort. It is simply a case of floating the air casters on a floor surface and let them do the work for you. A small investment in a set of air casters will pay off time and time again as they can be used over and over, lifting and moving any type of load you can throw at them.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading manufacturers of load handling and moving equipment, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

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Click here to see more demo movies and a great product line that can take care of all your load moving needs

Handling and moving equipment

Machine Handling And Moving Heavy Loads Made Easy

Using Hovair’s air bearing powered handling and moving equipment you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Handling and Moving Equipment to IndustryWe have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings for handling and moving machines and loads of all shapes and sizes.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To handle that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can be moving and handling machines and other loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective

  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging

  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving

  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats

  • Height profiles as low as 1ž” – modules easily slide under most loads

  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

Handling (equipment)

Machine Handling And Moving Heavy Loads Made Easy

Using Hovair’s air bearing powered handling and moving equipment you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Handling and Moving Equipment to IndustryWe have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings for handling and moving machines and loads of all shapes and sizes.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To handle that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can be moving and handling machines and other loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective

  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging

  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving

  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats

  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads

  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

Load moving equipment

Using Hovair’s air bearing powered machine handling and load moving equipment systems you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Handling and Load Moving Equipment to Industry. Machine handlng and load moving made easyWe have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings for load moving equipment and machine handling and loads of all shapes and sizes.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To handle that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can handle machines and other loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all using Hovair’s load moving equipment

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective

  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging

  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving

  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats

  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads

  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

Here are some links to our air powered load moving and machine handling products:

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Everything you need to know about air bearings & casters

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Lifting & Load Handling

Load Handling Systems For The Material Handling Equipment Industry

         

In today’s busy industrial areas and locations, you will always see the need for moving heavy loads and machinery. In fact, this is part of our daily routines, in some cases. Moving heavy loads around our factories, warehouses and other industrial buildings is part and parcel of daily life.

Some companies struggle to do this efficiently and cost-effectively, others invest in specialized equipment that is designed to do exactly as they need: move loads and machines to different areas. Such specialized equipment is available from Hovair Systems of Seattle, who has been manufacturing load handling systems for the Material Handling Equipment Industry since the mid 70s.

However, there are no wheels and casters involved that will damage your floor surfaces during the moving process. This is one of the biggest complaints in the material handling industry: load moving equipment that damages your floor surface thus causing problems for subsequent load moving operation.

Shown below is a typical Hovair square aluminum load handling system set up in a square footprint to resemble the size of the machine it is about to load. When in a state of readiness, simply switch on the air supply to the system and watch the machine rise away from the floor surface ready to be moved safely to its destination.

         

All Hovair’s Load Handling Systems equipment is pneumatically driven (compressed air) and compress air is usually freely available within your plant or business premises. Simply hook up a 1-inch coupling hose to a Hovair load handling and moving system and you can be in business moving machines and heavy loads around your industrial premises. It really is that easy. Hovair Systems has load handling and moving systems available ranging from one ton through to 100 tons and beyond. If its a machine or heavy load that has awkward shapes and sizes, we can handle those too. Machines of disproportionate weight are also a breeze for Hovair’s load moving equipment.

Lifting Safety is assured. Most machinery that is lifted by Hovair Systems equipment is handled in a smooth lifting motion from a ground clearance to enable the machine to be lifted sufficiently to cause air flotation to take place and allow the machine to be moved as planned. Lift height is always going to be minimal depending on what type of air bearings are being used for the operation. The machines are quite safe when being moved by Hovair Systems machine handling and moving equipment.

Contact us today for full details of all your machine handling and moving needs including pricing, tech specs and any advice you may require. We are sure to have a system to suit your needs.

Handling equipment tools

Handling Equipment Tools

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Handling Equipment Tools for Machine and Load Moving
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Stainless Steel Air Casters Air Pallets & Transporters Square Aluminum Air Casters
These casters make excellent handling equipment in Clean Room locations. Can lift and move delicate machines up to 1500 kgs in weight. Operation is extremely smooth and safe with no jerking motion of any sort. These tremendous air casters can also be fitted into some of our standard equipment. Full details on our web site.

Air pallets / small transporters make handling and equipment moving a breeze especially in factory / warehouse locations. All sizes & weight capacities available. All pallets can be built to your specification requests. Full details and pallet demo on our web site.

Square aluminum air casters are the flagship of our range and are the most popular choice by clients. They are safe and easy to use, and are very cost-effective on the company’s budget. They can handle loads from 1 ton up to 100 tons with easy and very little effort. All sizes available for quick delivery. Demo on web site.

Machine Handling and Moving has never been easier in today’s modern material handling marketplace. This is not the time to continue to use your old floor-damaging wheels and casters which don’t really go anywhere too fast.

Will Not Damage Your Floors

It’s time to consider Air Powered Casters
Air Powered Casters can lift and move heavy loads and machines up to 50 tons and beyond. The are SAFE and EASY to use and require very little human effort. It is simply a case of floating the air casters on a floor surface and let them do the work for you. A small investment in a set of air casters will pay off time and time again as they can be used over and over, lifting and moving any type of load you can throw at them.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading manufacturers of load handling and moving equipment, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Handling and moving equipment

Using Hovair’s air bearing powered handling and moving equipment you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Handling and Moving Equipment to IndustryWe have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings for handling and moving machines and loads of all shapes and sizes.

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Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To handle that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can be moving and handling machines and other loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Handling (equipment)

Handling  & Moving Equipment Machine Handling

Some of the most efficient and cost-effective handling and moving equipment systems in today’s industrial environment are powered by compressed air. Air powered (pneumatic) handling equipment offers the power to handle and move heavy objects and machines up to 50 tons and beyond.

Here are two such pneumatic handling systems that are driven by compressed air. To the left is a low profile handling system which comes in kit form and includes everything you need to set up a handling system right out the box. To the right is a standard pneumatic handling system, again in kit form so you can be up and running quickly.

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Our web site at hovair.com has a series of videos showing some of our handling and moving products in action. See the links below.

Hovair Systems are a leading air bearing manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in air bearing design and manufacture.

Did you know that an air bearing load handling system will make your load moving so much easier, and way more cost effective?

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

Air powered (pneumatic) load handling systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

Using our wide range of handling products and equipment you can now move loads and machines of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these handling systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load handling needs so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.


Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load handling solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load handling system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Load moving equipment

Using Hovair’s air bearing powered machine handling and load moving equipment systems you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Handling and Load Moving Equipment to Industry. Machine handlng and load moving made easyWe have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings for load moving equipment and machine handling and loads of all shapes and sizes.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To handle that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can handle machines and other loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all using Hovair’s load moving equipment

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

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Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Load handling systems

Load Handling Systems For The Material Handling Equipment Industry

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In today’s busy industrial areas and locations, you will always see the need for moving heavy loads and machinery. In fact, this is part of our daily routines, in some cases. Moving heavy loads around our factories, warehouses and other industrial buildings is part and parcel of daily life.

Some companies struggle to do this efficiently and cost-effectively, others invest in specialized equipment that is designed to do exactly as they need: move loads and machines to different areas. Such specialized equipment is available from Hovair Systems of Seattle, who has been manufacturing load handling systems for the Material Handling Equipment Industry since the mid 70s.

However, there are no wheels and casters involved that will damage your floor surfaces during the moving process. This is one of the biggest complaints in the material handling industry: load moving equipment that damages your floor surface thus causing problems for subsequent load moving operation.

Shown below is a typical Hovair square aluminum load handling system set up in a square footprint to resemble the size of the machine it is about to load. When in a state of readiness, simply switch on the air supply to the system and watch the machine rise away from the floor surface ready to be moved safely to its destination.

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All Hovair’s Load Handling Systems equipment is pneumatically driven (compressed air) and compress air is usually freely available within your plant or business premises. Simply hook up a 1-inch coupling hose to a Hovair load handling and moving system and you can be in business moving machines and heavy loads around your industrial premises. It really is that easy. Hovair Systems has load handling and moving systems available ranging from one ton through to 100 tons and beyond. If its a machine or heavy load that has awkward shapes and sizes, we can handle those too. Machines of disproportionate weight are also a breeze for Hovair’s load moving equipment.

Lifting Safety is assured. Most machinery that is lifted by Hovair Systems equipment is handled in a smooth lifting motion from a ground clearance to enable the machine to be lifted sufficiently to cause air flotation to take place and allow the machine to be moved as planned. Lift height is always going to be minimal depending on what type of air bearings are being used for the operation. The machines are quite safe when being moved by Hovair Systems machine handling and moving equipment.

Load handling and moving equipment

Load Handling and Moving Equipment – Safe & Easy To Use

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Load Handling and Moving has never been easier in today’s modern material handling marketplace. This is not the time to continue to use your old floor-damaging wheels and casters which don’t really go anywhere too fast.

It’s time to consider Air Powered Casters
Air Powered Casters can lift and handle heavy loads and machines up to 50 tons and beyond. They are SAFE and EASY to use and require very little human effort. It is simply a case of floating the air casters on a floor surface and let them do the work for you. A small investment in a set of air casters will pay off time and time again as they can be used over and over, lifting and handling any type of load you can throw at them.

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Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading manufacturers of load handling and moving equipment, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Lifting heavy machinery

Hovair Systems are a leading air bearing manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in air bearing design, manufacture and development of Lifting Heavy Machinery safely and cost-effectively.

Did you know that an air bearing powered heavy machinery lifting systems will make your load moving so much easier, and way more cost effective?

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy machinery that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

Air powered (pneumatic) machinery moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

  • Check out our wide range of load moving products
  • Discover everything you need to know about lifting and handle machines
  • Product details and technical specifications

Using our wide range of products you can now move heavy machinery of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

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We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your lift and move heavy machinery into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

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Lifting Heavy Machinery – Air Bearing Systems Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

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Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Lifting device machine handling moving

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Machine handling and moving is an integral part of operations in today’s industrial marketplace. Rigging companies are set up just for this very purpose: machine handling and moving. There are many lifting devices available to do this type of job, but none as as efficient, capable and effective as Air Skates and Casters.

Air skates and casters are pneumatically powered lifting devices that are capable of lifting, moving and handling machines up to 100 tons and beyond. Above, there are two examples of machine handling and moving using air powered devices.

Hovair Systems is a leading manufacturer in the field of Machine Handling and Moving and has been involved in developing the air film concept for over 40 years.

Hovair has a full range of air casters and skates that lift, move and handle machinery right up to 100 tons and beyond. This equipment is also widely used in the Rigging Industry to move around heavy machines during installation.

If you have smaller machines that need moved around, Hovair’s range starts for machines weighing as little as 1 ton and all weights in excess of this. There is virtually no machine that Hovair Systems machine handling and moving equipment cannot handle.

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Shown above is a small delicate machine that is being moved for use in a clean room situation. To the left is a typical air caster foot print that is place under the machine prior to moving. This is not too difficult a process and Hovair’s easy-to-use machine handling and moving equipment ensures that the machine is moved to its new location with pin-point accuracy in positioning.

Lifting Safety is assured. Most machinery that is lifted by Hovair Systems equipment is handled in a smooth lifting motion from a ground clearance to enable the machine to be lifted sufficiently to cause air flotation to take place and allow the machine to be moved as planned. Lift height is always going to be minimal depending on what type of air bearings are being used for the operation. The machines are quite safe when being moved by Hovair Systems machine handling and moving equipment.

Lifting and handling systems

Hovair Systems is a leading air bearing manufacturer and has over 40 years experience in air bearing design, manufacture and development of Lifting and Handling Machines and Equipment For Industry.

Did you know that an air bearing powered heavy lifting and machine handling equipment will make your load moving so much easier, and way more cost effective?

Hovair Systems air bearing powered Lifting and Handling Systems and Equipment are designed to lift and move heavy machines and loads that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

Air powered (pneumatic) handling and machine moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

  • Check out our wide range of load moving products
  • Discover everything you need to know about lifting and handle machines
  • Product details and technical specifications

Using our wide range of products you can now lift and handle heavy machinery of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Lifting and Handling Machines | Handling Equipment For Industry

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your lift and move heavy machinery into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

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Lifting and Handling Machines | Handling Equipment For Industry Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

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Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Lifting and handling equipment

Hovair Systems are a leading air bearing manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in air bearing design, manufacture and development of Lifting and Handling Machines and Machinery Equipment For Industry.

Did you know that an air bearing powered heavy lifting system will make your load moving so much easier, and way more cost effective?

Hovair Systems air bearing powered Lifting and Handling Machines and Equipment are designed to lift and move heavy machines and loads that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

Air powered (pneumatic) handling and machine moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

  • Check out our wide range of load moving products
  • Discover everything you need to know about lifting and handle machines
  • Product details and technical specifications

Using our wide range of products you can now lift and handle heavy machines and machinery of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

Lifting and Handling Machines For Industry brought to you by Hovair Systems the load moving specialists.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your lift and move heavy machinery into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

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Lifting and Handling Machines For Industry brought to you by Hovair Systems the load moving specialists.Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

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Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Moving milling machines

Moving milling machines within this weight range is very easy when using Hovair Systems milling machine moving equipment.

The ideal tool to consider will be a Hovair Systems air caster kit system which takes care of pretty much everything you will need except for the compressed air. A typical air caster kit system can see seen below, as well as a typical air caster system assembled into a machine’s footprint ready for load.

Probably, one of the hardest tasks for any rigging or machine moving company is to be able to rig the machine so that it can be easily lift and moved to a different location.

For many rigging companies, Hovair Systems machine moving equipment is the tool of choice for completing such moves.

Milling machine moving equipment is available in weight capacities from 1 ton thru 100 tons and beyond. Hovair’s machine moving and rigging equipment consists of air powered machine-moving air casters that are able to make the job so much easier. Air casters are powered pneumatically (with compressed air) and require no other form of power source to get the job done. Air casters incorporate a suitable size and weight capacity air bearing and it is this air bearing that causes most thing to happen. Below are a couple of air casters to illustrate this process:

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Above you can see images of both round steel and square aluminum air casters with valves, and their undersides showing the incorporated air bearing unit.

Also shown here is a typical square aluminum air caster kit system which comes complete with all components, valves, etc., that will be needed to set up the system. Next you can see a typical air caster system footprint ready to accept a square shaped machine for lifting and moving.

Move Milling MachineHow to move milling machines

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If you have a milling machine or any other type of machine that you need to move, there is very little better that can handle all aspects of the move than Machine Moving Equipment by Hovair Systems.

Hovair Systems has been lifting and moving heavy machines all over the world for over 40 years. The bigger they are, the better the equipment likes it.

Hovair machine moving equipment is driven pneumatically by compressed air. That’s it! That’s all you need. No electricity, gas, propane or any other form of power source. Compressed air is all you need to power these tremendous lifting casters that will make the lifting and moving process so much easier for you.

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With the machine safely on board the air caster modules, it is now ready to be moved as shown here above. Here are two machines that are all rigged up and ready to be moved. One is a small one that is going to a clean room application and the other is a large caterpillar machine being moved for testing.

Hovair Systems machine moving equipment is probably the best and easiest way to move heavy machines and loads. Oh yes! They will not and cannot damage your floor surfaces as the machines do not actually touch the floor. They are suspended in a state of flotation and are very safe to use. The machine cannot fall off or topple.

When in operation, Hovair’s machine moving equipment can lift, move and place your machines or other heavy loads with pin-point accuracy down to a sixteenth of an inch, and even into the narrowest of gaps.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Moving Milling Machines

Machine rigging equipment

No rigging company toolbox should ever be without Hovair Systems Rigging Equipment. Our rig set consists of a powerful pneumatic powered machine moving equipment is both safe and very easy to use. These air powered systems are available in weight capacities ranging from 1 ton thru 100 tons and all points in between.

Air Powered Machine Rigging and Moving Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A Breeze While industrial rigging generally involves cranes, pulleys and other similar traditional tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to lifting and moving heavy machines – by lifting them from below using top quality air casters to do the work for you. Air Casters are not only safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering they can be used over and over again.

Hovair Systems are a leading air caster manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in machine rigging via air caster systems.

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

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Machine Rigging and Moving Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A Breeze Air powered (pneumatic) rigging and moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

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  • Check out our wide range of rigging and lifting products
  • Discover everything you need to know about air bearing
  • Product details and technical specifications

Using our wide range of products you can now move rig, lift and move machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Machine skates and lifting equipment

In the traditional past – back in the day, machine moving tools included castors, wheels, skids and sleds all of which had to be pulled along by a forklift truck or similar. And as they traveled across floor surfaces, these tools caused no end of damage to the floors. Those days should be in the past for modern machine companies.

The modern way of moving machines is by using machine skates. These machine skates fit snugly underneath the machines to be moved.

A machine skate is a series of components that fir together to form a machine skate module. The main component of the machine skate is the air bearing which is fitted to the bottom of the module. See images below:

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Machine Skates lifting equipment and machine moving casters are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations. A Hovair Systems article written by David Roberts. Machine Skates lifting equipment and machine casters are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations. A Hovair Systems article written by David Roberts.

The black diaphragm fitted to the bottom of each module is the powerhouse of the whole exercise. It is what defines the weight capacity of the air bearings and the size of the machines it can lift and move.

When a set of machine skates are fitted underneath a heavy machine in order to move it, the skate modules are taking the weight of the machine. The machine skates are designed to operate pneumatically with compressed air. When air is powered into each machine skate it causes the air skate to inflate. When the skate is fully inflated the excess compressed air is then repelled back by the floor surface and this causes the machine skate to rise and float on the floor surface. When in flotation state, the machine will be lifted and can then be moved off to a different destination.

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The image above shows a heavy Caterpillar machine being moved with Hovair Systems machine skates’

When it comes to lifting and moving heavy objects and machines, there is little to compete with modern air machine skates lifting equipment.

machine skate lifting equipment is available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic), machine skate lifting equipment can produce tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy objects and machines.

machine skate – also known as air casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy objects and machines. The can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, they can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

There are not many machines that an air skate machine moving system cannot handle.

The versatility of machine skate lifting equipment allows them to be placed in strategic positions beneath the machines or heavy loads they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

machine skate lifting equipment is very versatile in as much as its machine skate are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines they are moving. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weight several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the air casters, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of machine skate beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air skate machine moving layout. These air skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to use. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Machine Skates lifting equipment and machine moving casters are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations. A Hovair Systems article written by David Roberts.

Machine skate are used in series of four or six and assembled into complete air skate machine and lifting equipment via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

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Machine Skates Lifting Equipment

Machine skates

Machine Skates – also known as air skates, air casters, casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy machines. They can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, machine skates can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

Machine skates are used when heavy machines are required to be lifted and moved. There are not many machines that an air skate machine moving system cannot handle.

Air skates machine moving kits are available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic) machine skates can generate tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.

To the right is a heavy, complex electrical distribution center.
If you click on the image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this machine has been lifted.

Note the bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.

These air skates are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their weight capacities.

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Air Skates machine moving casters are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations. A Hovair Systems article written by David Roberts.

The versatility of machine skates allows them to be place in strategic positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Air casters machine moving kits are very versatile in as much as they are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weigh several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the machine skates, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of machine skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air machine skate moving layout. These skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to move. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Air Skates machine moving casters are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations. A Hovair Systems article written by David Roberts.Machine skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

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Machine Skates

Machinery skates

Machinery Skates – also known as air skates, air casters, casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy machinery across floor surfaces. They can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, Machinery Skates can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

When heavy machines are required to be lifted and moved to other locations machinery skates are often the best solution. There are not many machines that an air skate machine moving system cannot handle.

Air skates machine moving kits are available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic) machine skates can generate tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.

To the right is a heavy, complex electrical distribution center.
If you click on the image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this machine has been lifted.

Note the bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.

These air skates are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their weight capacities.

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Machinery skates are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations. A Hovair Systems article written by David Roberts.

The versatility of Machinery Skates allows them to be place in strategic positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Air casters machinery skates are very versatile in as much as they are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weigh several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the machinery skates, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of machinery skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air machinery skate moving layout. These skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to move. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Here is a typical Machine Moving Skates diagram footprint layout.Machinery skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

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Machinery Skates

Machine moving skates

Machine Moving Skates – also known as air skates, air casters, casters, air cushions and air sleds – are the usual tools of choice for moving heavy machines across floor surfaces. They can easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, machine moving skates can range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.

Machine moving skates are used when heavy machines are required to be lifted and moved. There are not many machines that an air skate machine moving system cannot handle.

Air skates machine moving kits are available in sets of four or six air skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools. Using only compressed air (pneumatic) machine skates can generate tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.

To the right is a heavy, complex electrical distribution center.
If you click on the image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this machine has been lifted.

Note the bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.

These air skates are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their weight capacities.

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Air Skates machine moving skates are the perfect choice for moving heavy machines in industrial locations. A Hovair Systems article written by David Roberts.

The versatility of machine moving skates allows them to be place in strategic positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.

Air casters machine moving kits are very versatile in as much as they are not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weigh several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the machine skates, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use any number of machine skates beneath many locations of the machine you are going to move.

Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air machine skate moving layout. These skate positions can be altered to suit the weight of the machine they are going to move. Using as many air skate modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.

Here is a typical Machine Moving Skates diagram footprint layout.Machine skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware. See below, right.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Machine Moving Skates

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Machine moving equipment

Air Powered Machinery Moving Equipment Will Make Moving Your Heavy Machines A Breeze

You may have heard of Hovair Systems’ machinery moving equipment better known as Air Casters. Air casters are very easy and SAFE to use. Simply lift one side of your machine and slide two air casters underneath, then do the same thing the other side. Lower the machine and turn on your air supply. Watch your machine gently rise away from the floor surface so you can safely move it to where it is required.

Hovair Air Caster Machinery Moving Equipment is so east to use and cost-effective, too. You can use them over and over again as many times as you want to. They are reliable and won’t let you down.

Have your own Machinery and Load Moving System ready for action at any time and know that you can lift and move anything at a minute’s notice.

Weight capacities range from 1 ton up to 100 tons and all points in between. They will outperform a forklift truck and overhead crane time and time again with their pinpoint accuracy on machine positioning.

No longer do you have to reply on outside companies to come in and move your heavy machinery – for a premium price, of course. Do it the easy and cost-effective way. Invest in a Hovair Systems air caster system for your future machinery moving operations.

Machinery Moving Equipment | Material Handling Equipment While industrial machinery moving generally involves cranes, pulleys and other similar traditional lifting tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to lifting and moving heavy machinery – by lifting them from below using top quality air casters to do the work for you. Air Casters are not only safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering they can be used over and over again.

Hovair Systems are a leading air caster manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in machinery moving using air powered machinery moving air caster systems.

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Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

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Machinery Moving Equipment | Material Handling Equipment

  • Check out our wide range of machinery and other lifting products
  • Discover everything you need to know about casters
  • Product details and technical specifications

Using our wide range of products you can now move rig, lift and move machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1¼” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Machine moving and rigging

Probably, one of the hardest tasks for any rigging or machine moving company is to be able to rig the machine so that it can be easily lifted and moved to a different location.

For many rigging companies, Hovair Systems machine rigging equipment is the tool of choice for completing such moves.

Machine moving and rigging equipment is available in weight capacities from 1 ton thru 100 tons and beyond. Hovair’s rigging equipment consists of air powered machine-moving air casters that are able to make the job so much easier. Air casters are powered pneumatically (with compressed air) and require no other form of power source to get the job done. Air casters incorporate a suitable size and weight capacity air bearing and it is this air bearing that causes most thing to happen. Below are a couple of air casters to illustrate this process:

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Machine Moving & Rigging with Air Casters – Round or Square Machine Rigging with Air Casters – Round or Square Above you can see images of both round steel and square aluminum air casters with valves, and their undersides showing the incorporated air bearing unit.Also shown here is a typical square aluminum air caster kit system which comes complete with all components, valves, etc., that will be needed to set up the system. Next you can see a typical air caster system footprint ready to accept a square shaped machine for lifting and moving.

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Air Caster Kiit Systems for Machine Rigging Typical square aluminum air caster profile ready to accept load.

If you have a machine that you need to move, there is very little better that can handle all aspects of the move than Machine Moving and Rigging Equipment by Hovair Systems.

Hovair Systems has been lifting and moving heavy machines all over the world for over 40 years. The bigger they are, the better the equipment likes it.

Hovair machine moving equipment is driven pneumatically by compressed air. That’s it! That’s all you need. No electricity, gas, propane or any other form of power source. Compressed air is all you need to power these tremendous lifting casters that will make the lifting and moving process so much easier for you.

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Delicate machine moving is our specialty Air Casters Rigging – Large or Small we can move them all.

With the machine safely on board the air caster modules, it is now ready to be moved as shown here above. Here are two machines that are all rigged up and ready to be moved. One is a small one that is going to a clean room application and the other is a large caterpillar machine being moved for testing.

Hovair Systems machine moving equipment is probably the best and easiest way to move heavy machines and loads. Oh yes! They will not and cannot damage your floor surfaces as the machines do not actually touch the floor. They are suspended in a state of flotation and are very safe to use. The machine cannot fall off or topple.

When in operation, Hovair’s machine moving equipment can lift, move and place your machines or other heavy loads with pin-point accuracy down to a sixteenth of an inch, and even into the narrowest of gaps.

This form of load moving is known as air film technology.

Machine Moving & Rigging Equipment

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Air Powered Machine Moving Skates and Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A Breeze

These powerful pneumatic powered machine moving skates are both safe and very easy to use. These air powered skates systems are available in weight capacities ranging from 1 ton thru 100 tons and all points in between.

Machine Moving Skates | Material Handling Equipment While industrial machine moving generally involves cranes, pulleys and other similar traditional tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to lifting and moving heavy machines – by lifting them from below using top quality machinery skates to do the work for you. Air Skates are not only safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering they can be used over and over again.

Hovair Systems are a leading air skate manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in machine rigging via air caster systems.

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

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Machine Moving Skates | Material Handling Equipment Air powered (pneumatic) skate and moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

  • Check out our wide range of rigging and lifting products
  • Discover everything you need to know about Machine Handling and Moving Equipment
  • Product details and technical specifications

Using our wide range of products you can now move rig, lift and move machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1ž” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

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Air Powered Machine Handling and Moving Equipment Will Make Moving Your Loads A Breeze

This powerful pneumatic powered machine handling and moving equipment is both safe and very easy to use. These air powered systems are available in weight capacities ranging from 1 ton thru 100 tons and all points in between.

Machine Handling and Moving Equipment brought to you by Hovair Systems, the Load Moving Specialists.While industrial machine handling generally involves cranes, pulleys and other similar traditional tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to lifting and moving heavy machines – by lifting them from below using top quality air casters to do the work for you. Air Casters are not only safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering they can be used over and over again.

Hovair Systems are a leading air caster manufacturer and have over 40 years experience in Machine Handling and Moving Equipment.

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

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Machine Handling and Moving Equipment brought to you by Hovair Systems, the Load Moving Specialists.Air powered (pneumatic) machine moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

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  • Check out our wide range of rigging and lifting products
  • Discover everything you need to know about Machine Handling and Moving Equipment
  • Product details and technical specifications

Using our wide range of products you can now move rig, and lift machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move machines and loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your machines into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever. Contact Us.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using Hovair Systems Machine Handling and Moving Equipment:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1ž” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Industrial machinery lifting and moving

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Very often industrial machinery is difficult to lift and move principally because of the sheer size and weight of the machine. Rarely are two machines ever identical and each machine will have different properties. One of the main properties is the manufacturer-defined support points – generally fitted with large metal feet.

Above you can see two different machines set up for moving across a floor surface using air film technology – floating the machine on a thin film of air – think hovercraft here.

Hovair Systems is a leading manufacturer in the field of industrial machine handling and has over 40 years experience developing the air film concept.

Hovair has a full range of air casters and skates that lift, move and handle machinery right up to 100 tons and beyond. This equipment is also widely used in the Rigging Industry to move around heavy machines during installation.

Industrial machine moving equipment

Using Hovair’s terrific pneumatic powered industrial machine moving equipment systems you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These industrial machine moving systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

heavy machinery equipment moving systems for the material handling industry We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To move that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your Hovair industrial machine moving system airline hose and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all using heavy machine moving products from Hovair Systems.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these heavy equipment moving systems are to use.

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Industrial Machine Moving Equipment • Industrial Machinery Equipment • Industrial Machine Moving

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing industrial machine moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing machinery moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1ž” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

Heavy machinery moving equipment

Using Hovair’s terrific pneumatic powered heavy machinery moving systems you can now move loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These heavy machinery moving systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

heavy machinery equipment moving systems for the material handling industry We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings.

Or we can supply kits that fit directly and permanently to your load. To move that 10-ton load or machine you simply plug in your Hovair heavy equipment moving system airline and take it away. It really is that simple.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all using heavy machinery moving products from Hovair Systems.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these heavy equipment moving systems are to use.

Click here to see a demo movie showing one man moving a heavy load of steel girders – with very little effort

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading USA air bearing manufacturers, and have over 30 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing machinery moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1ž” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

Why not click the links below to find more information on these and other great air bearing products.

What Is Air Film Technology?

Air Film Technology is a relatively new concept developed in Great Britain back in the 1950s which resulted in the appearance of the Hovercraft.

Here is the fundamental concept behind air film technology. It is the art of forcing a load away from the floor surface harnessing the power of compressed air under control.

Here is the air film process on more detail.

Air Film is produced when a constant amount of compressed air is distributed through a tightly-sealed component – such as an air caster module – until it reaches what is known as an air bearing. When the air fills the air bearing and filled the polyurethane diaphragm of the air bearing it has nowhere else to go except to try and exit through the exhaust holes of the air bearing.

These exhaust holes lead the compressed air directly to the floor surface on which you are working. When the exhausted air hits the floor surface it is instantly repelled by the floor and sent back to where it came from. However, the exhaust chambers are now full of incoming compressed air and therefore cannot go back.

The only place for the exhausting air to go is upwards into the diaphragm. When the diaphragm of the air bearing cannot accept any more incoming air the air simply forces the air bearing to raise away from the floor surface – such is the force of the air pushing against it. When this happens a “film of air” has been generated between the load the air bearings are supporting and the floor surface.

This film of air is used to easily transport (float) the load to wherever it need to be.

Here is a typical air caster module with fitted air bearing. You can see in the center of the black polyurethane diaphragm the four exhaust holes that release the incoming compressed air.

Here are two examples of air caster modules: a round steel module and a square aluminum module. The process is the same whichever load module is used. The types of module – square or round – is to determine the type of load which will be placed onto the air caster modules.

When an air caster load module is manufactured, it is formed into a load moving kit system by adding more modules to form a complete system kit complete with all air hoses, valves and other components required to set up the system right out of the box. The only thing you have to supply is the compressed.

Here is a completed square aluminum four-station kit system all ready to go and to the right is a low profile air caster kit system laid out in a typical square profile setup.

Did you know that an air bearing and caster machine moving system will make your load moving so much easier, and way more cost effective?

Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and crane methods.

Air powered (pneumatic) load moving systems work in a series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film technology.

Using our wide range of products you can now move loads and machines of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.

We have a great range of starter kits available complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is business as usual.

You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with virtually no effort at all.

Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces you can maneuver into.

Check out our main web site and look for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are to use.

We would love to hear about your load moving need so why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can help you. No obligation whatsoever.Contact Us

Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Here are some of the benefits to using a Hovair Systems air bearing and caster load moving system:

  • Affordable, safe, and cost-effective
  • Uses only compressed air in your shop – no messy fuels or nightly charging
  • Can be permanently fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
  • Available in lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
  • Height profiles as low as 1ž” – modules easily slide under most loads
  • Terrific backup and support service by Hovair Systems management

These great systems are in use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin – all companies that use them daily.

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