Material Handling Equipment
Material Handling constitutes virtually anything that requires some form
of movement within today's industrial world. This can range from small
palletized items thru to large industrial machines.
Some of the best material handling equipment that has become available in
recent years is the use of air powered load and machine moving systems.
Harnessing the use of compressed air - which is found in most industrial
locations - can produce tremendous lifting power that leaves overhead
cranes and forklift trucks in its dust.
Using load and machine moving systems with this tremendous lifting power
is accomplished via the use of Air Casters. Incorporated into the base
of air casters are the real powerhouse of the system... air bearings,
and it is the air bearings that cause this material handling equipment
to lift its loads and heavy machines away from the floor surface into a
state of flotation. Below are two examples of air casters, both
developed and manufactured by Hovair Systems who have been moving heavy
machines in the material handling equipment world for over 40 years.
The left image shows examples of round steel air casters which are
generally used when needed to be permanently fitted to the underside of
the machine or load. The right image is of square aluminum air casters
which are much lighter and used in every day use around factories and
warehouse around te world.
Above you can see images of both round steel and square aluminum air
casters with valves, and their undersides showing the incorporated air
Heavy loads and machinery are being constantly moved
around in industrial locations around the world, and while many forklift
trucks do not have the muscle to move the heavier models, Hovair Systems
material handling equipment does. You can move loads between 1 and 100
tons and beyond safely and easily using these powerful air caster
machine moving systems. Here are two machines that have been suitably
rigged with Hovair air caster load moving systems.
With the machine safely on board the air caster modules, it is now ready
to be moved as shown here above. Here are two machines that are all
rigged up and ready to be moved. One is a small one that is going to a
clean room application and the other is a large caterpillar machine
being moved for testing.
Hovair Systems material handling equipment is probably the best and easiest
way to move heavy machines and loads. Oh yes! They will not, and cannot,
damage your floor surfaces as the machines do not actually touch the
floor. They are suspended in a state of flotation and are very safe to
use. The machine cannot fall off or topple.
When in operation, Hovair's machine moving equipment can lift, move and
place your machines or other heavy loads with pin-point accuracy down to
a sixteenth of an inch, and even into the narrowest of gaps.
This form of load moving is known as air film technology.
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Please see the links below for more information on air bearings, air
casters and machine moving equipment.
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