Heavy Lifting Equipment | Heavy Machine Moving
In today's material handling industry, loads and machines of varying
sizes, shapes and weights are always on the go, usually within company
premises from the production shop to loading bays or other locations.
A Caterpillar Machine in Waiting
Caterpillar Machine on the Move
The big boys such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Nissan,
Hewlett Packard, Northrop Grumman and other aerospace giants have
already discovered one of the easiest and cost-effective ways of lifting
and moving their heavy loads. Their heavy lifting equipment of choice is
usually air powered heavy lifting equipment from Hovair Systems. Above
shows a Caterpillar Heavy Machine being moved to another location.
Air powered (pneumatic) heavy lifting equipment can lift and move
virtually any machine of heavy load that is thrown at it. With the
capacity to lift and move loads up to 100 tons, Hovair Systems heavy
lifting equipment is fast becoming the tool of choice.
When it comes to lifting and moving heavy objects and machines, there is
little to compete with modern air skates heavy lifting equipment.
Air skates lifting equipment is available in sets of four or six air
skate load modules. The only power source needed is compressed air
which most industrial locations have in-house to power other tools.
Using only compressed air (pneumatic), air skates lifting equipment can
produce tremendous lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward
heavy objects and machines.
Air Skates - also known as air casters, air cushions and air sleds - can
easily outperform any forklift or overhead crane in most indoor
locations. With weight capacities starting at 1000 pounds, they can
range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.
The versatility of air skates lifting equipment casters allows them to be
placed in strategic positions beneath the machines or heavy loads they
are moving. This helps to take care of any uneven load distribution
properties of the machine.
Air powered lifting equipment is very versatile in as much as its air
not required to have a fixed position underneath the machines they are
moving. The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that
has differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weight
several tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the
air casters, they can be placed at the correct places beneath a machine
to allow support under the machine in the correct places. You can use
any number of air skates beneath many locations of the machine you are
going to move.
right, is a diagram of a typical four-station machine
moving layout. These air skate positions can be altered to suit the
weight of the machine they are going to use. Using as many air skate
modules as you need, you can place them in different locations beneath
the machine to suit the properties of that machine. There is very little
that is beyond these tremendous load moving tools.
skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into complete air
skate machine and lifting equipment via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and
See below, right.
This form of load moving is known as air film technology.
Please see the links below for more information on air bearings, air
casters and machine moving equipment.
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