No. Air bearings need to be coupled with other air bearings, in sets of three or more, to form a system that can handle an appropriate load. An individual air bearing is not able to balance a load on its own - it will tip easily - nor is it capable of being adjusted to accommodate variations in load weight and irregular shape. The strength of air bearing lifting power becomes apparent when they are grouped together and their collective lifting abilities are combined to offer some formidable lifting capacities. When air bearings are grouped together to form an air bearing system, they then offer some real lifting power. The beauty of using air bearings in groups of three or more is that they can be individually adjusted to suit the properties of the load they are carrying.

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