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Air Bearing & Caster Systems    Different Types of Air Bearing

There are two types of air bearing to choose from - depending on the type of load you are going to be moving. Loads generally fall into two categories: those that need just to be floated away from the floor's surface and laterally moved across the floor, and those that need to be vertically lifted away from their base before moving laterally across the floor.

Here are the main options to choose from:

A-type Air Bearings:

A-type air bearings cause their loads to lift away from the floor surface just enough to allow them to be floated off to the destination. A-type air bearings when use in series of four or more are capable of lifting and moving loads of up to 100 tons and beyond.

B-type Air Bearings:

B-type air bearings are a high-lift bearing which, when energized, cause the load to lift vertically away from the floor surface as much as 3 inches, depending on the type of bearing being used. These bearings are used when vertical lift is required before floating the load away. Such loads could be dropped on low level custom-pallets or racking. B-type air bearings when use in series of four or more are capable of lifting and moving loads of up to 100 tons and beyond.

Click the link for comprehensive information on all types of air bearings: Air Bearing Configurations

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