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.
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.