Material Handling Systems & Solutions
Companies are always searching for solutions to their material handling
needs and problems. And while forklift trucks and overhead cranes are
often the most popular choices, once the load or machine gets above 10
tons, you have to start looking for better, safer alternatives.
Some of the most powerful material handling equipment is offered by
Hovair Systems who show you how to harness the power of compressed air
and turn it into powerful machine and load moving systems. Using
compressed, you can move heavy loads and machines ranging from 1 ton
thru 100 tons, very safely and very easily.
Let's look at Hovair Systems Air Caster Systems. Below are examples of
two air caster modules complete with built-in air bearings which are the
powerhouse of this type of lifting and moving.
Round steel air casters are heavier and more robust and generally used
when air casters are required to be permanently fitted to the underside
of the machine. Square aluminum air casters are used for more
conventional loads, such a heavy machines that only require to be moved
A typical material handling solution is a air caster system by Hovair
Systems. Ranging in weight capacities from 1 ton to 100 tons and beyond.
They are simply placed beneath what you want to move, adjusted for air
flow control, and then energized with compressed air to cause the load /
machine to lift away from the floor surface ready to be moved. Nothing
could be simpler.
Here are two machines that have been suitably rigged
with Hovair air caster material handling 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.
Material Handling Systems &
Please see the links below for more information on air bearings, air
casters and machine moving equipment.
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