Pneumatic Load Handling
Some of the best and most powerful moving and handling equipment in
today's industrial marketplace is via the use of Pneumatic Load Handling
equipment. Simply put, pneumatic load handling means harnessing the
tremendous power of compressed air to drive and power such systems as
Hovair Systems of Seattle have developed such systems for over 40 years
and has several air caster systems available with weight capacities
ranging from 1 ton thru to 100 tons and beyond.
Air casters are a safe and easy way of lifting and moving heavy machines
and other similar loads harnessing the power of compressed air which is
found in most industrial buildings. Such systems are known as pneumatic
load handling systems.
Let's look at Hovair's pneumatic powered 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
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 pneumatic powered 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.
Pneumatic Load Handling
Please see the links below for more information on air bearings, air
casters and machine moving equipment.
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