Moving Milling Machines
Most milling machines in today's industrial marketplace weight anything
between one ton and 10 tons, with the majority in the mid range.
Moving milling machines within this weight range is very easy when using
Hovair Systems milling machine moving equipment.
The ideal tool to consider will be a Hovair Systems air caster kit
system which takes care of pretty much everything you will need except
for the compressed air. A typical air caster kit system can see seen
below, as well as a typical air caster system assembled into a machine's
footprint ready for load.
Probably, one of the hardest tasks for any rigging or machine moving
company is to be able to rig the machine so that it can be easily lift
and moved to a different location.
For many rigging companies, Hovair Systems machine moving equipment is
the tool of choice for completing such moves.
Milling machine moving equipment is available in weight capacities
from 1 ton thru 100 tons and beyond. Hovair's machine moving and rigging
equipment consists of air powered machine-moving air casters that are
able to make the job so much easier. Air casters are powered
pneumatically (with compressed air) and require no other form of power
source to get the job done. Air casters incorporate a suitable size and
weight capacity air bearing and it is this air bearing that causes most
thing to happen. Below are a couple of air casters to illustrate this
Above you can see images of both round steel and square aluminum air
casters with valves, and their undersides showing the incorporated air
Also shown here is a typical square aluminum air
caster kit system which comes complete with all components, valves,
etc., that will be needed to set up the system. Next you can see a
typical air caster system footprint ready to accept a square shaped
machine for lifting and moving.
If you have a milling machine or any other type of machine that you need to move, there is very little better
that can handle all aspects of the move than Machine Moving Equipment by
Hovair Systems has been lifting and moving heavy machines all over the
world for over 40 years. The bigger they are, the better the equipment
Hovair machine moving equipment is driven pneumatically by compressed
air. That's it! That's all you need. No electricity, gas, propane or any
other form of power source. Compressed air is all you need to power
these tremendous lifting casters that will make the lifting and moving
process so much easier for you.
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 machine moving 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.
Moving Milling Machines
Please see the links below for more information on air bearings, air
casters and machine moving equipment.
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