Industrial Skates - Machine Moving Equipment
In today's busy industrial environs, the use of Industrial Skates Machine
Moving Equipment is being demanded more and more. This is because modern load moving
techniques are available to make this once difficult task a piece of
cake in today's industrial marketplace.
Not so many years ago, unless you
had some of those heavy mechanical dollies that could slide under your
machinery, you could not move it without professional rigging companies
being involved... and at a cost too. Then you had the problem of how much damage they were going
to do to your floors. It was not a satisfactory exercise to move your
heavy machinery around. Then came along air powered industrial skates
which proved excellent for the moving of machinery.
One of the best and most cost-effective tools now available for heavy
industrial machine moving is of the pneumatic type - air powered
industrial skates machinery moving
systems which can lift and move machinery up to 100 tons and beyond
using only a little shop air that is probably readily available in your
shop right now.
Here are two examples of heavy industrial machinery in the process of being moved to
Notice that both machines are being supported by Hovair Systems
casters that are using powerful air powered, air bearings to lift and
suspend the load on a thin film of air (technology) which allows the
machines to effortlessly float across the floor surfaces to other
locations. Initial set up needs some careful adjustments to make sure everything
is correct and once the heavy machinery is floating on the floor
surface, the rest of the operation is (that proverbial) a piece of cake.
While most air powered industrial machinery moving tools require certain
standards and specifications to be present to ensure optimum operation,
they are very versatile and can be placed in different locations to suit
your heavy machinery moving needs.
These tools are very durable and strong and are therefore very adaptable
to users' needs. We have engineers all over the world that have adapted
our products to suit their operations and these products are continuing
to work for them day after day.
Above is a Lockheed Martin Industrial Air Transporter for use in Clean Room
Above is another Lockheed Martin Industrial Transporter complete with "Bells and
Industrial Machinery Moving equipment - also known as air skates, air casters, casters, air cushions and air sleds - are
the usual tools of choice for moving heavy and industrial machinery
across floor surfaces. They can easily outperform any forklift or
overhead crane in most indoor locations. With weight capacities starting
at 1000 pounds, Machinery moving equipment can
range right up to 100 tons and all points in between.
This equipment is used when heavy machines are required to be lifted and
moved to other locations. There are not many machines that a Hovair
Systems industrial machinery moving
system cannot handle in today's industrial environs.
Machinery moving kits are 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) machine skates can generate tremendous
lifting power to handle the largest and most awkward heavy machines.
To the right is a
heavy, complex electrical distribution center.
If you click on the
image it will expand and you will clearly see the way this
machine has been lifted.
bolstering and the way it is supporting the machine.
These industrial skates
are so versatile in how they work and the different ways they
support their loads, that nothing is off the table except their
The versatility of Industrial Skates allows them to be place in strategic
positions beneath the machine they are moving. This helps to take care
of any uneven load distribution properties of the machine.
Air casters Industrial Skates are very versatile in as much as they are
not required to have a fixed position underneath the
The great benefit to this is that you can move a machine that has
differing weight proportions. For instance, one side may weigh several
tons more than the other side, and with the versatility of the
Industrial Skates, 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 Industrial Skates beneath many locations of the machine you are
going to move.
Below right, is a diagram of a typical four-station air-powered
moving layout. These skate positions can be altered to suit the
weight of the machine they are going to move. 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.
Industrial Skates are used in series of four or six and assembled into a load
moving system via air line hoses, valves, tee-pieces and other hardware.
See below, right.
This form of load moving is known as air film technology.
Heavy Machinery Moving
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casters and machine moving equipment.
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