Air Bearing Kits

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The
easiest and most cost-effective way to get started in moving heavy
loads with pneumatic powered equipment is to purchase an Air Bearing
Kit. The advantage of purchasing a kit is that you get everything you could
possibly need in one complete package. There will be no running around
trying to find hose connectors, or the right size tee-pieces, or other
bits and pieces required to assemble your heavy load moving system. A
kit ensures you can set up to move your load quickly.

Kits are the ideal choice for both first-time users and seasoned users
alike. For seasoned users, you can use individual modules of a new kit
to bolster an existing system when more lifting power is required. These
air bearing kits are truly versatile and flexible.

Everything In One Package
That’s right! Everything you need for moving heavy loads will be included in your package. At
the time of placing the order, your Hovair support contact will identify
your needs and will advise you of everything that will be required and
make sure they are all included in your kit package. The only thing you
will have to do is supply the air supply pipe to connect to the system.
Your heavy load moving jobs will immediately become much easier.

Setting Up Is A Breeze
Assembling your new air bearing kit system is very easy with everything
virtually snapping together with quick-disconnect fittings. In fact, it
would be very difficult to “get it wrong.” All air bearing kits come
complete with an easy-to-understand operator manual which has our (800)
237-4518 free telephone support number on the bottom of each page. It
really can’t get any easier. Moving heavy loads can’t get much easier.

Air Bearing Kit Options

There are several air bearing kit options available to ensure that you
are able to get a system that is exactly right for your particular load
moving needs. In cases where we don’t have exactly what you need, our
skilled staff are usually able to adapt a system and tailor it exactly
for your needs. Hovair Systems can usually find ideal heavy load moving
solutions for your needs.

Here are the main air bearing kit options available. Click on each
picture to learn more each system.

Using A-type air bearings,round steel air
bearing kits are the ideal solution for moving heavy machinery
throughout your workplace. Machines that need frequent moving can
have these amazing air bearings fitted directly to them and left in
position. Once the move has been made, simply pull the hoses away
and you’re done. To move the machine again, attach the hoses, switch
on the air, and off you go. It really is that simple. Mounting
plates are available for permanent load attachment.

Mounted on round steel modules with
a set of 12-inch air bearings, a kit can lift and float loads of up
to 4000 pounds with ease. Increase the size of your bearings and you can
lift weights up to 100 tons and more.

Square Aluminum Air Bearing Kit

Using A-type air bearings,square aluminum air bearing kits
offer the same qualities as the round steel kits – see above, except
that they are lightweight and more suitable for sliding under loads
and machinery.

The square aluminum modules use
exactly the same air bearings as the round steel modules, so lifting
capacities are the same. However, they do have a lower profile
and need less clearance height than their round steel counterparts.

Set
up is a breeze with hoses that incorporate quick disconnect fittings
and an optional remote control box that takes care of air flow control to each
module to ensure smooth operation.

Note: remote
control is optional.

Low Profile Aluminum Air Bearing Kit

This low profile kit comes
complete with high-lift, B-type air bearings, mounted to aluminum modules, a
remote control unit for easy air flow control, all valves, hoses and
other necessary fittings.

Standard kits are fitted with
12-inch bearings each with a lifting capacity of 2200 lbs, and a
combined capacity to lift loads of over 8800 lbs. Kits are
available with lifting capacities of 100 tons and beyond.

B-type air bearings have the added
feature of being able to lift loads vertically away from the floor
before floating them to their destination. These work well with loads
that have to be lifted clear of their base before moving.

These aluminum models have a very low
profile and can easily slide under loads with only 1½” clearance height.

VL-type Stainless Steel Air Bearing Kit

The VL air bearing kit comes
complete with a set of four VL air bearings secured into
stainless steel modules. Also included are air flow control valves
and 90° elbow adapters, a set of four air
supply hoses, ball valve and tee-pieces as necessary.

VL air bearing kits are most suited
to moving loads weighing between 500 and 1500 lbs, and are
especially ideal for attaching directly to delicate lightweight machinery that is
moved repetitively.

The VL bearings shown here are designed
to attach permanently to machinery or loads that are frequently
moved. Each move then only requires the attachment of the air supply
hoses. Attachment to the load is via a central bolt, the specifications of which are
determined at the time of order.