Wheels & Casters Have Been
But Is It Time For a Change?
Traditionally, loads of all shapes and sizes, and machines and other
heavy objects, have been moved using either wheels or casters fitted
to the underside of what was being moved. This used to work just
fine for most folks. But in today's busy industrial marketplace, we
are finding much better ways to move these loads.
Air Casters May Be the Modern Alternative
Air Casters are small devices that work on the same concept of a
hovercraft: the float across the floor surface. While hovercraft can
travel over water as well as land, Air Casters are designed to
operate in industrial factories and similar locations, where they
can lift and moves their loads across the floor surface to their
destination. And the best part about them is
THEY WILL NOT DAMAGE YOUR FLOORS.
Here are some images of current air casters offered by Hovair
Above are square aluminum and
round steel air casters. In standard mode using A-type bearings.
Used in groups of 4 or more, they provide lifting power
that can pick loads form 1 to 100 tons with ease.
Above is a low profile air caster
that is designed to slide under machines. In standard mode it
has B-type bearings. Used in groups of four they provide
formidable lifting power to move heavy machines.
|Above are two diagrams of a typical
load footprint as laid out ready for a load. They are both much
same except for their shape difference. They are laid out in
simple format and adjustments can be made.
From the formats shown above there are so many different types of
load moving casters you could customize to suit you location and
industrial load and machine moving generally involves cranes, pulleys and other similar
traditional tools, Hovair Systems offers a different viewpoint to
lifting and moving heavy machines - by lifting them from below using top
quality air casters to do the work for you. Air Casters are not only
safe and easy to use, they are also very cost-effective when considering
they can be used over and over again.
Hovair Systems are a leading air caster manufacturer and
have over 40 years experience in machine moving via air caster systems.
Hovair Systems air bearing powered systems are
designed to lift and move heavy loads and machines that are too heavy
for conventional methods such as forklift trucks, overhead gantry and
Air powered (pneumatic)
rigging and moving systems work in a
series of four or more and lift your load away from the floor much the
same as a Hovercraft. Our products use the same principle: air film
Using our wide range of products you can now move
rig, lift and move machines and loads of any shape, size or weight using just a little of the
regular compressed air in your shop. These systems are so easy to use. Anyone can use them: guys, gals, even the boss.
We have a great range of starter kits available
complete with all hoses and necessary fittings. When your load capacities
grow, simply add a couple more modules to take the strain and it is
business as usual.
You can move loads of up to 100 tons and more with
virtually no effort at all.
Move your loads into places that a forklift truck or
overhead crane just cannot get to. There is no limit to the tight spaces
you can maneuver into.
Check out our
main web site and look
for the demo videos which will show you just how easy these systems are
We would love to hear about your load moving need so
why not contact us to chat about those needs and whether or not we can
help you. No obligation whatsoever.
Hovair Systems of Seattle are one of the leading
air bearing manufacturers, and have over 40 years experience in providing
load moving solutions to industry in USA, Canada and the rest of the
Here are some of the benefits to using Hovair
Systems air casters:
- Affordable, safe, and
- Will NOT damage floor surfaces
- Uses only compressed
air in your shop - no messy fuels or nightly charging
- Can be permanently
fixed to heavy machinery for quick and easy machine moving
- Available in
lightweight aluminum or round steel formats
- Height profiles as low
as 1¼" - modules easily slide under most loads
- Terrific backup and
support service by Hovair Systems management
These great systems are in
use all across the world and are making life so much easier for their
owners. Ask Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Pilkington, Lockheed Martin - all
companies that use them daily.
Here are some links to our air powered load moving and machine handling
Hovair Home Page
Everything you need to know about air bearings & casters
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