Air Bearing Systems are assembled by using three or more air caster load modules to suit the size and shape of the loads that need to be moved. The flexibility of these air bearing systems means that load modules can be used at various points under a load, not necessarily at the corner points. This is particularly important for odd shaped loads that might have various areas that need support, or that have disproportionate weight distribution.
We have air bearing and air caster systems that can lift loads as light as 500 pounds and range through to 100 tons and beyond.
A standard single 12-inch air bearing is capable of lifting around 1000 pounds (½ ton) on its own. When used in a normal system of four linked caster modules this capacity is raised to 4000 pounds (2 tons).
A heavy duty 48-inch air bearing can easily lift 30 tons on its own, so when coupled with a system of four, it will increase to a lifting capacity of over 120 tons.
By using sets of different air bearing sizes and air pressures, we are able to supply systems than can easily lift over 200 tons and more.