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.
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.