Hovair Systems Mfg Inc. 6912 S 220th Street ~ Kent, WA 98032

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