Square Aluminum Module Specifications

Bottom and side view of a square aluminum module with A-type air bearing on board.

Specifications:American Imperial Sizes


Standard Models  –  U.S.
Dimensions in Millimeters Air
Consumption
SCFM
 
Module # Part
 #
Bearing
Model
Capacity
Pounds
Operating
Pressure
Module Size Inches Air
off
Air
on
1/2
Load
Full
Load
Load Pad
sq inches
Ship
Weight
pounds
Hose
Size
SA12
16079 12NSG 1000 13

PSI

12.6 x 12.6 2.0 2.3 3 4
7.1
12 ½”
SA16 15077 16NSG 2000 16.8 x 16.8 2.0 2.5 6 7
19.6
18 ½”
SA18
15720 18NSG 2500 18.8 x 18.8 2.0 2.7 7 9
19.6
20 ½”
SA22
15027 22NSG 4000 24 x 24 2.0 2.8 10 12
38.5
32 ½”
SA28
16400 28NSG 6000 30 x 30 2.3 3.3 12 15
45.6
53 ¾”
SA34
16402 34NSG 10000 36 x 36 2.3 3.5 14 18
55.0
73 ¾”
SA40
16406 40NSG 14000 42 x 42 2.3 3.7 18 22
64.0
94 1″
SA44
16408 44NSG 18000 46 x 46 2.3 3.8 17 26
69.0
121 1″
SA4870
16411 4468NDGE 30000 48 x 70 2.3 3.8 28 35
172.0
200 1″

Heavy Duty Models  –  U.S.
Dimensions in Millimeters Air
Consumption
SCFM
 
Module # Part
 #
Bearing
Model
Capacity
Pounds
Operating
Pressure
Module Size Inches Air
off
Air
on
1/2
Load
Full
Load
Load Pad
sq inches
Ship
Weight
pounds
Hose
Size
SA12HD
14152 12NSG 2000 26

PSI

12.6 x 12.6 2.0 2.3 3 4
7.1
12 ½”
SA16HD 14170 16NSG 4000 16.8 x 16.8 2.0 2.5 6 7
19.6
18 ½”
SA18HD
14172 18NSG 5000 18.8 x 18.8 2.0 2.7 7 9
19.6
20 ½”
SA22HD
14229 22NSG 8000 24 x 24 2.0 2.8 10 12
38.5
32 ½”
SA28HD
14235 28NSG 12000 30 x 30 2.3 3.3 12 15
45.6
53 ¾”
SA34HD
14240 34NSG 20000 36 x 36 2.3 3.5 14 18
55.0
73 ¾”
SA40HD
14245 40NSG 28000 42 x 42 2.3 3.7 18 22
64.0
94 1″
SA44HD
14252 44NSG 36000 46 x 46 2.3 3.8 17 26
69.0
121 1″
SA4870HD
16420 4468NDGE 60000 48 x 70 2.3 3.8 28 35
172.0
200 1″

Please Note: The hose sizes shown in the chart are the absolute minimum you should use. If a lesser hose size is used, the system may not operate correctly and could cause problems with the air bearings. Such problems could cause damage to the air bearings for which Hovair Systems will not be responsible. Replacement charges will apply. Using a slightly higher size hose will not affect the operation of your system.

Please note: A load module includes all elements including weldment, air bearing, valve and load pad.

Metric Sizes

Standard
Models – Metric
Dimensions in
Millimeters
Air Consumption
SCFM
 MM    
|  KGS      |   MM
Module
#
Part
#

Bearing
Model
Weight
Cap
Kgs

Operating
Pressure
Module Size
mm
Air
off
Air
on
1/2
Load
Full
Load
Load
Pad
sq mm
Ship
Weight
kgs
Hose
Size
SA9
16079 9NSG 272 BAR


0.90

BAR

228 x 228 51 58 2 3 79 5 19
SA12
15077 12NSG 455 320 x 320 51 61 2 4 180 6 19
SA16
15720 16NSG 909 427 x 427 51 63 3 5 498 8 19
SA18
15027 18NSG 1136 477 x 477 51 69 3 6 498 9 19
SA22
16400 22NSG 1818 630 x 630 51 71 4 8 498 15 25
SA28
16402 28NSG 2727 762 x 762 58 84 5 9 1158 24 25
SA34
16406 34NSG 4545 914 x 914 58 89 6 12 1397 33 32
SA40
16408 40NSG 6363 1067 x 1067 58 94 8 15 1625 42 32
SA44
16411 44NSG 8181 1168 x 1168 58 96 9 17 1752 55 32
Heavy Duty Models – Metric
Dimensions in
Millimeters
Air Consumption
SCFM
 MM   
|    KG    |  MM
Module # Part
#
Bearing
Model
Weight
Cap
Kgs
Operating
Pressure
Module Size
mm
Air
off
Air
on
1/2
Load
Full
Load
Load Pad
sq mm
Ship
Weight
kgs
Hose
Size mm
SA12HD
14152
12NSGHD
909 BAR


1.80

BAR

228 x 228 51 58 4 8 180 6 19
SA16HD
14170
16NSGHD
1818 320 x 320 51 61 5 10 498 8 19
SA18HD
14172
18NSGHD
2272 427 x 427 51 63 6 12 498 9 19
SA22HD
14229
22NSGHD
3636 477 x 477 51 69 8 16 498 15 25
SA28HD
14235
28NSGHD
5454 630 x 630 58 73 9 18 1158 24 25
SA34HD
14240
34NSGHD
9090 762 x 762 58 81 12 24 1397 33 32
SA40HD
14245
40NSGHD
12727 914 x 914 58 84 15 30 1625 42 32
SA44HD
14252
44NSGHD
16363 1067 x 1067 58 84 17 34 1752 55 32

Please Note: The hose sizes shown in the chart are the absolute minimum you should use. If a lesser hose size is used, the system may not operate correctly and could cause problems with the air bearings. Such problems could cause damage to the air bearings for which Hovair Systems will not be responsible. Replacement charges will apply. Using a slightly higher size hose will not affect the operation of your system.

Please note: A load module includes all elements including weldment, air bearing, valve and load pad.

Round steel module specifications

Bottom and side view of a round steel module with A-type air bearing on board.


Standard Capacity Models  –  U.S.

Module Height
Inches
Air
Consumption
SCFM
Module # Part # Bearing
Model
Capacity Pounds Operating
Pressure
Diameter
Inches
Air
off
Air
on
1/2
Load
Full
Load
Load Pad
sq in
Ship
Weight
lbs
Hose
Size
RS12 10237 12NSG
1000
13 12
2.5

2.9

3
4
7.1
25 ½”
RS16 14036 16NSG
2000
13 16
2.5

3.0

6

7

19.6
32 ½”
RS18 14171 18NSG
2500
13 18
2.5

3.1

7

9

19.6
40 ½”
RS22 10111 22NSG
4000
13 22
2.5

3.3

10

12

38.5
65 ½”
RS28 10112 28NSG
6000
13 30
3.1

4.1

12

15

45.6

150
¾”
RS34 10113 34NSG
10000
13 36
3.4

4.6

14

18

55.0

175
¾”
RS40 10114 40NSG
14000
13 42
3.4

4.8

18

22

64.0

243
1″
RS44 14251 44NSG
18000
13 46
3.4

4.9

17

26

69.0

273
1″
RS4870 16419 4468NDGE
30000
13 48
x 70

4.0

5.5

28

35

172.0

800
1″
Heavy Duty Capacity Models  –
U.S.

Module Height
Inches
Air
Consumption
SCFM
Module
#
Part # Bearing
Model
Capacity
Pounds

Operating
Pressure

Diameter
Air
off
Air
on
1/2
Load
Full
Load
Load
Pad
sq in
Ship
Weight
lbs
Hose
Size
RS12HD
14152
12NSGHD
2000 26 12 2.5 2.9 5 6 7.1 25 ½”
RS16HD
14170
16NSGHD
4000 26 16 2.5 2.9 8 10 19.6 32 ½”
RS18HD
14172
18NSGHD
5000 26 18 2.5 3.0 10 12 19.6 40 ½”
RS22HD
14229
22NSGHD
8000 26 22 2.5 3.1 13 16 38.5 65 ½”
RS28HD
14235
28NSGHD
12000 26 30 3.1 3.9 16 18 45.6 150 ¾”
RS34HD
14240
34NSGHD
20000 26 36 3.4 4.0 19 24 55.0 175 ¾”
RS40HD
14245
40NSGHD
28000 26 42 3.4 4.3 21 30 64.0 243 1″
RS44HD
14252
44NSGHD
36000 26 46 3.4 4.4 27 34 69.0 273 1″

RS4870HD
16420
4468NDGEHD
60000 26 48 4.0 5.0 37 46 172.0 800 1″

Please Note: The hose sizes shown in the chart are the absolute minimum you should use. If a lesser hose size is used, the system may not operate correctly and could cause problems with the air bearings. Such problems could cause damage to the air bearings for which Hovair Systems will not be responsible. Replacement charges will apply. Using a slightly higher size hose will not affect the operation of your system.

Please note: A load module includes all elements including weldment, air bearing, valve and load pad.

Metric Sizes


Standard Capacity Models  –  Metric

Module Height
Millimeters
Air
Consumption
SCFM
Module # Part # Bearing
Model
Capacity Kilograms Operating
Pressure
Diameter
mm
Air
off
Air
on
1/2
Load
Full
Load
Load Pad
mm
Ship
Weight
kgs
Hose
Size mm
RS12 10237 12NSG 455 BAR

0.90

BAR


305

64

73
3 4
180

11
19
RS16 14036 16NSG 909
406

64

76
6 7
498

15
19
RS18 14171 18NSG 1136
457

64

79
7 9
498

18
19
RS22 10111 22NSG 1818
559

64

84
10 12
978

30
19
RS28 10112 28NSG 2727
762

79

104
12 15
1158

68
25
RS34 10113 34NSG 4545
914

86

117
14 18
1397

80
25
RS40 10114 40NSG 6363
1067

86

122
18 22
1625

110
32
RS44 14251 44NSG 8181
1168

86

124
17 26
1752

124
32
RS4870 16419 4468NDGE 13636 1219 x 1778
101

139
28 35
4368

363
32
Heavy Duty Capacity Models  –  Metric
Module Height
Millimeters
Air
Consumption
SCFM
Module
#
Part # Bearing
Model
Capacity
Kilograms

Operating
Pressure

Diameter mm
Air
off
Air
on
1/2
Load
Full
Load
Load
Pad
mm
Ship
Weight
kgs
Hose
Size mm
RS12HD
14152
12NSGHD
909 BAR1.80

BAR


305
64 73 5 6
180

11
19
RS16HD
14170
16NSGHD
1818
406
64 76 8 10
498

15
19
RS18HD
14172
18NSGHD
2272
457
64 76 10 12
498

18
19
RS22HD
14229
22NSGHD
3636
559
64 79 13 16
978

30
19
RS28HD
14235
28NSGHD
5454
762
79 99 16 18
1158

68
25
RS34HD
14240
34NSGHD
9090
914
86 101 19 24
1397

80
25
RS40HD
14245
40NSGHD
12727
1067
86 109 21 30
1625

110
32
RS44HD
14252
44NSGHD
136363
1168
86 112 27 34
1752

124
32

RS4870HD
16420
4468NDGEHD
27272 1219 x 1778 101 127 37 46
4368

363
32

Please Note: The hose sizes shown in the chart are the absolute minimum you should use. If a lesser hose size is used, the system may not operate correctly and could cause problems with the air bearings. Such problems could cause damage to the air bearings for which Hovair Systems will not be responsible. Replacement charges will apply. Using a slightly higher size hose will not affect the operation of your system.

Full tech specs download (pdf)

Please note: A load module includes all elements including weldment, air bearing, valve and load pad.

Showroom turntables

Car and Showroom Turntables:As well as our expertise in producing turntables for residential use, we have also been instrumental in supplying a variety of turntables forcar and showroom use in the automobile and entertainment industry.

Car showroom turntables will usually be of the electro-mechanical, above ground installation to ensure as little disruption as possible while being installed. Control will be via a simple on/off type wall-mounted switch similar to a light switch.

Photographs shown with kind permission of Renton Honda, Renton, Washington

Car turntables

Hovair Systems has been a world leader in the design and production of car, automobile and truck vehicle turntables for many years. Very often the number one choice for many companies, we offer a diverse range of turntables for cars, trucks, specialty uses and the automobile industry.

FAQs and Everything You Need to Know about Car / Automobile / Vehicle Truck Turntables

For residential use we offer in-ground car turntables for garage or driveway use. Here are some of the benefits to installing a Hovair Systems turntable at your property:

  • Install to garage or driveway using in-ground car turntable & drivepits
  • All pit ring construction components supplied ahead of time forcontractor use
  • Choose from air bearing or electro-mechanical poweredinstallation
  • Choose from multi-position stops and starts
  • Safe and reliable with very little maintenance to worry about
  • Easy-to-use control panel for internal use
  • Garage door opener style clickers for in-car use
  • No more turning in tight driveway or garage spaces
  • No more reversing out onto busy streets
  • Contractor drawings supplied with each model

Car, automobile and truck turntables start at $27,950 and include all drawings and schematics for contractor installation.

Specialty turntable progression

As well as our expertise in producing turntables for residential use,Hovair Systems has also been instrumental in supplying a variety of industrial turntables and air powered products for the entertainment industry. Our products have been featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as many special effects contributions to the Hollywood movie industry.

Shown below is the progression of a typical Hovair Systems specialty industrial turntable that was designed and built specially for its owner for use at the Iowa State Fair.

Hovair Systems are known throughout the industry for their ability to listen to the customer’s needs and produce great products finely tuned for those needs. We are able to adapt our designs to suit the customer and to ensure they are happy and satisfied with it. Here is what the folks at Lockheed Martin Aerospace company recently said about Hovair Systems:

Hovair Systems are mindful of delivery schedules and work with a healthy sense of urgency to meet commitments. They change and adapt their products to differing operational environments with a focus on improving and evolving solutions. They honor warranty commitments in pursuit of a satisfied customer

We’ve ridden with them for many years and have no complaints. They’re a great group to work with.

Let’s All Go Down The Iowa State Fair

 

Everything you need to know

Q:  How much does a car turntable cost?
A: Car turntables usually start at around $23,950 depending on the specifications and size.
Q: What does this price include?

A: This price includes all turntable components, pit ring, all necessary drawings and schematics, crating and packaging ready for shipping. Shipping costs are additional.

Q:  What about pit construction costs?
A:  Pit construction will be an additional local expense between the turntable owner and his contractor.

Q:  What sizes of turntable are available?
A:  Diameters can start as little as 14ft and range thru 25ft depending on type of vehicle use.

Q:  What types of turntable are available?
A:  Car turntables can be either air bearing powered or electro mechanical powered.

Q:  How do air powered turntables work?
A:  Air powered turntables require an air compressor to be installed at a reasonable proximity to the turntable. Air supply lines are fed from the compressor to the turntable manifolds, through which, air is allowed to flow to each individual onboard air bearing. When the turntable is activated, the air bearings rise to lift the turntable away from its base unit. From this point a drive wheel rotates the turntable as programmed. When rotation is stopped, the air bearings deflate and the turntable lowers back to it resting place.

Q:  How do electro mechanical turntables work?
A:  Electro mechanical turntables are constructed to rotate using a single inner ring bearing and pit mounted floor raceway. A central pivot drive assembly is activated by the system’s hydraulic motor drive unit, which causes the turntable to rotate smoothly on the installed raceway. Compressor is not necessary.

Q:  Will I need to dig up my garage floor or driveway?
A:  Unfortunately, yes. Your turntable needs to be fitted correctly for it to give you many years of reliable service. Whether you purchase an air bearing or electro mechanical powered turntable, you will need to construct a suitable pit to house the turntable. A typical pit will vary between between 5 inches and 10 inches deep.

Q:  How will I know the turntable pit dimensions, and what goes where?
A: Every Hovair Systems turntable is supplied complete with detailed operator manual and all the necessary drawings to assist you and your contractor to construct the pit correctly.

Q:  What does a typical turntable pit construction project consist of?
A:  A typical pit consists of digging out a circular pit to the depth as indicated on the supplied pit construction drawing. Depending on the type of turntable being installed, it may be necessary to also construct a small drive unit pit alongside the turntable pit. Concrete is then poured into the pit and leveled to the specifications in the supplied pit drawing. A sectional pit ring assembly is shipped before construction begins, and when the first concrete pour is complete, the sections of the pit ring are fitted to the pit to form its circumference. Pit ring sections are then correctly leveled and secured with a final pour of concrete. Finally, a mounting plate is then fitted to the center of the pit to interface with the system’s center pivot assembly. Detailed drawings are provided for pit construction.

Q:  Can I install a turntable myself or do I need a contractor to do it?
A:  Most installations are handled by a reliable and experienced contractor who knows how to read and correctly interpret the supplied drawings. However, if you have a good mechanical aptitude and can read and understand drawings, then it might be possible to do this yourself. We would recommend talking to a contractor to ascertain all details of the project before undertaking any work.

Q: Does Hovair Systems have an installation service?
A: Yes, we do, but we do not undertake pit construction work. If you are able to have your turntable pit constructed by a local contractor, Hovair Systems would be happy to quote you a price for the turntable installation.

Q: Will you talk to or work with my contractor?
A: Yes, absolutely. We often liaise with contractors installing our turntables and give them as much help and advice as possible. Our support service is second-to-none and we help in any way we can.

Q: How does the turntable arrive at my location?
A: Your turntable will have been pre-assembled and tested for correct operation at our factory before being shipped. All turntables are sectional so they are easily taken apart for shipping. Many of the sectional parts will be number or color coded making assembly an easy task. The pit ring assembly will be shipped separately ahead of time to allow you to get it installed into the pit before the turntable arrives. The remainder of the turntable will be packed into manageable size crates.

Q: How is the turntable assembled?
A: All Hovair Systems turntables are accompanied by a comprehensive, easy-to-understand operator manual which includes full color diagrams and pictures that illustrate various stages of the assembly. It is not rocket science and most components fall into place quite easily.

Q: Where do I get a compressor?
A: We can supply a suitable compressor as part of your turntable order. We can advise you on the right compressor for your needs at the time of order.

Q: What about spare parts for turntables?
A: No problem. We always use brand name and good quality components when designing our turntables. Spare parts are rarely a problem and we normally have them in stock for immediate shipping.

Q: I have two vehicles and they have different parking places in my garage. Can you help with this?
A: Absolutely. All car turntables can be supplied with garage-door-style clickers that can be kept in each vehicle. Your turntable can be programmed so that the first clicker action of either clicker will cause the turntable to stop at a certain point, and a second clicker action will cause the turntable to continue rotating to a second preset point. This will allow each vehicle to drive off the turntable at its correct preset angle and location.

22ft x 6ft giant transformer carrier – up to 280 tonnes capacity


Another heavy duty transporter demonstrating its ease of use and how easily it can be placed in tight spaces using its wireless control panel. Note how the operator effortlessly control the transporter without having to move from his operating position. Wireless interfacing is via antennae on the joystick control panel and on the front right of the transporter.

Overhead Gantry Crane Conversion

Here we see a regular overhead gantry crane that has been converted to a mobile crane simply by adding a set of four air bearings and modules to the feet. The benefits of this type of conversion are tremendous and take a previously permanently fixed crane and convert it into a floating model that can be used just about anywhere in
your location. Here you will see how easy it is to plug in your air supply and off you go. It really is that simple.

Again, very little operator effort is required to move a structure that would previously have presented problems.

Air Bearing Demo Video

A set of four heavy steel girders weighing around a ton being moved by four square aluminum modules housing 12-inch bearings. This setup could easily move four tons with no further adjustment necessary.

The demo shows just one man in attendance using very little effort to turn this load in an omni-directional fashion. Operation of these air bearing systems are so simple – anyone can do it.

Easily used by guys and gals alike

Air Pallet Demo Video

A 7ft x 4ft air pallet carrying a load of approximately 250 pounds. This particular air pallet has a maximum capacity of 4000 pounds, but load capacity can be increased to several tons, as necessary.

Notice how very little effort is needed by the operator – even with a load on board.

Easily used by guys and gals alike.

Air lifting bag progression

Heavy Load Lifting • Lifting Equipment for Riggers • Material Handling Equipment

Air Lifting Bag Progression

The following progression illustrates just how effective a MatJack lifting bag can be when used in conjunction with Hovair Systems products.

Click on each individual picture for a larger version.


Aluminum load on lumber support awaiting move. A one-inch clearance enables MatJack to be placed.

MatJack is inflated sufficiently to remove lumber. Lumber support is now ready to be removed.

Lumber has been removed and space cleared for Hovair Load Module to be placed under the load.

 

 

Hovair Load Module is placed under the load. The MatJack is now ready to be removed. The deflate button is pressed on the remote control.

 

 

The Matjack has been deflated and remove from the scene. Repeat for the other module placings.

Job Done! It really is that easy!

A typical MatJack setup showing a 13-ton capacity lifting bag, 20 feet of air line hose and the dead-man remote controller.

Did You Know That MatJack Air Lifting Bags and Hovair Systems load moving products are environmentally friendly? That’s Right! Both products use only clean fresh (compressed) air to operate.

Air lifting bag specifications

Heavy Load Lifting  •  Lifting Equipment for Riggers  •  Material Handling Equipment

Air Lifting Bag Specifications

Model

1.5 3.3 6 13 22 32 50
Part # 101BK 103BK 106BK 113BK 122BK 132BK 150BS
Kevlar or
Steel
K K K & S K & S K & S K & S K & S
Height down
(inches)
.75 .75 1 1 1 1 1
Inflated
height  (inches)
2.5 3 4.5 7.5 9 11 15
Max lift
weight *
1.6 tons 3.4 tons 6 tons 13.5 tons 22.5 tons 31.5 tons 50 tons
Optimum
lift weight **
.5 ton 1 ton 5 tons 10 tons 15 tons 20 tons 30 tons
Model
weight – kev / stl
2 / na 3 / na 6 / 4 12 / 8 28 / 20 32 / 25 63 / 41
Dimensions
(inches)
6 x 6 x ¾ 6 x 12 x ¾ 10 x 10 x 1 15 x 15 x 1 20 x 20 x 1 21 x 25 x 1 29 x 29 x 1
Compressed
air required
120 psi 120 psi 120 psi 120 psi 120 psi 120 psi 120 psi

Maximum lift weight is as stated by the manufacturer. Note that the higher the inflation, the lesser the area of the MatJack’s top footprint will be touching the load. The maximum lifting capacity is reached as the MatJack starts to raise the load off the floor – and not at the highest raised height. Hovair Systems recommends selecting a MatJack model that has an “optimum lift weight” close to your needs. For example: if you want to lift 5 tons, then choose Model 6 – 106BK.

Air lift bag questions

Heavy Load Lifting • Lifting Equipment for Riggers • Material Handling Equipment

What are Air Bag Lifting Tools Specifically Used For?

The Matjack air bag lifting device is used in conjunction with Hovair Systems load moving system – predominantly the air casters and bearing kits. Many loads that customers need to move do not have very much ground clearance to enable the load moving equipment to be placed underneath the load. This used to be a problem for some customers, but not any more! – see
this air bag lifting picture.

How Do They Work?

MatJack air bag lifting units are placed underneath the load that is going to be moved – remember, you only need a 1-inch clearance – a little to the left or right of the place the load moving module needs to be located.Apply compressed air to the air lift bag and watch it inflate – taking the load with it. The load module is then put into place underneath the load. The air bag lifting unit is gently lowered until the load is resting on the placed load module. If you have two modules to be placed on the same side of the load, then the air lift bag would be placed near the center – load weight permitting – attempting to lift the complete side of the load sufficiently to enable the placement of two or more air caster bearing modules. With one side’s load modules in place, the operation is carried out on the other side(s) of the load, eventually leaving the load sitting on the load moving equipment and the air bag lift unit removed from the scene. It really is that easy!

How Much of a Load Can They Lift?

The MatJack air bag lifting unit is available in a diverse range of sizes and weight capacities. The Matjack starts at the lowest weight capacity of 1 ton and can handle loads up to 40 tons and beyond.

Can AirBag Lifting Tools be Used Independently of Hovair Systems Equipment?

Absolutely! You can use these terrific air lift bags in virtually any heavy load lifting scenario you could think of – within reason, of course. Here are some situations they are used in daily:

  • Police and Fire Rescue operations – road traffic accidents etc.
  • Changing wheels on heavy commercial vehicles, giant earth moving vehicles etc.
  • Manufactured home and house moving industries.
  • Mining, Military and Railroad industries.
  • In fact, anywhere where a heavy load or object needs to be lifted.

Will I Need To Buy Anything Else for My Air Bag Lifting Unit?

No, not usually! All MatJack air lift bag systems come complete with virtually everything you will need to have it operating quickly. You should be pretty much ready to go, right out of the bag.

Included with all systems are the following:

  • MatJack air bag lifting device of your choice.
  • Dead-man control – for inflating and deflating the air lift bag.
  • Air pressure gauge
  • Twenty feet of air hose line to connect dead-man control box and the air lift bag valve.
  • Operator manual
  • Carrying bag with printed instructions

Matjack constructions info

Heavy Load Lifting • Lifting Equipment for Riggers • Material Handling Equipment

Air lifting bags for the material handling industryHigh quality MatJack air lifting bag - great for moving and lifting heavy loads

Place A MatJack Under Your Load and Inflate – It Really Is That Easy!

Air Lifting Bags – by MatJack – Reliable, Safe & Easy to Use

A high quality Air Lifting Bag designed to complement load moving equipment in the material handling industry.

Only 1″ clearance required  •  Lift up to 50 tons  •  Lift up to 50 tons with ease

Slide under your load  •  Inflate and watch your load rise from the ground  •  All in seconds

Manufactured in Kevlar material, or steel woven mesh, these terrific lifting accessories are the ideal alternate lifting equipment to assist in placing Hovair Systems load moving equipment – air caster bearings – in the correct locations before commencing operations.

MatJack Air Lifting Bags go anywhere you have one inch clearance beneath your load. The lifting bag has a raised, conical, interlocking surface that is designed to “grip the load.” Excessive gaps can be bridged with strong plywood or other types of lumber.

Click this picture - Air Bag Lifting Tools - The Perfect Solution for Lifting Heavy Loads

Kevlar air lifting bag models have 5 full layers of Kevlar material – making it one of the strongest air lifting bags in the business.

Woven Steel Mesh models have three full layers of woven steel mesh, offering a similar strength to the Kevlar models. However the Woven Steel Mesh models are a little heavier than the Kevlars, but the lifting capacities are both the same.

Air Lifting Bag Weight Capacities offer diverse capabilities throughout a wide range of product models. Starting at 1 ton lift capacity the range goes up to 70 tons – with many models in between. It is worth noting here that all models have an approximate lifting height at a certain “optimum” weight. This is not necessarily the maximum weight capacity of the air lifting bag. A bag’s lift height maybe less than stated depending on the weight and position of the load being lifted. Look for Hovair Systems recommended weight capacities for optimum use in the specifications table.

Air lifting bag features benefits

Heavy Load Lifting  •  Lifting Equipment for Riggers  •  Material Handling Equipment

Air Lift Bag Features & Benefits

  • All air lift bags are either square or rectangular.
  • Available in Kevlar or Woven Steel Mesh.
  • Weight capacities from 1 ton to 50 tons and beyond.
  • Lift height (stroke) between 1 inch and 7 inches on Hovair recommended models.
  • Can be bolstered using plywood or lumber.
  • Operated using compressed air @ 120 psi.
  • Mainly used in conjunction with Hovair Systems load moving equipment to place load modules.
  • Excellent strength and longevity expectations.
  • 5 Year Warranty – Made in the U.S.A.
  • Only requires 1-inch ground clearance to operate.
  • Comes complete with dead-man controller, air line hose, operator manual and carrying bag.
  • Dead-man remote control takes place well away from the operation area – added safety.
  • Perfect for use in the following situations:
    • Hovair Systems load moving operations.
    • Manufactured & Mobile Home factories.
    • Machinery moving operations.
    • Rigging and heavy load moving locations.
    • House moving industries.
    • Police and Fire Rescue operations – road traffic accidents etc.
    • Changing wheels on heavy commercial vehicles, giant earth moving vehicles etc.
    • Mining, Military and Railroad industries.
    • In fact, anywhere where a heavy load or object needs to be lifted.

B type air bearing info

B-type Air Bearings

Hovair B-type air bearings are designed to lift loads vertically off their base, then move laterally across floor surfaces to their destination, then dropped into position. They function the same as A-type bearings, but lift two to three times as much when pressurized.

Cross-section of a B-type air bearing.

B-type air bearing information - Find the right air bearing for your particular load moving application

The three stages of a B-type air bearing operation.

B-type air bearing information - Find the right air bearing for your particular load moving application

Benefits of using b-type air bearings include:

  • B-type bearings consist of a two-piece vulcanized body that is glued to an aluminum backing plate. This rubber diaphragm can give a relatively high lift and operates at higher air pressure.
  • B-type bearings are preferred where low collapsed height, high lift, and capacity per square inch are more important than wear, stability, and air consumption efficiency.
  • Glued assemblies are repairable when compared to other air bearings that are vulcanized or riveted to the backing plate.
  • Superior lift height over the A-type bearing. The B-type bearing is able to lift a load up to three times the lift height of the A-type bearing, thus making it possible to engage a load using a “lift & pick” movement similar to a regular pallet truck.
  • B-type bearings stabilize at 30 psi instead of 15 psi. This enables load capacities of double the A-type bearing for the same size air bearing, but requires three times the air consumption.
  • B-type bearings are also available for air pallets, platform transporters, and air beams. These products offer a broad selection when choosing the right bearing for the job.

Be sure to contact us for assistance in choosing the right air bearing for your particular job.

A type air bearing info

A-type Air Bearings

Hovair A-type air bearings are designed to move loads laterally across floor surfaces with “just enough” lift to cause the load to clear the floor and float smoothly.

Cross-section of an A-type air bearing.

The three stages of an A-type air bearing operation.

A-type air bearing information

Benefits of using A-type air bearings include:

  • A-type bearings are most suitable when fitted permanently to a load, such as machinery or large heavy objects that need to be floated but not lifted. Also, these are ideal for situations where loads can be placed directly onto the air bearings/load modules, therefore not requiring the load to be lifted by the air bearings before moving across the floor.
  • Use A-type bearings when the load needs little lift and floor surface is smooth and level, resulting in the most efficient use of compressed air.
  • A-type bearings consist of a tough urethane fabric that is securely stapled to an aluminum backplate. This bearing can withstand tougher load handling, requires lower air pressure, less air, and is generally most economical and longer wearing.
  • A-type bearings are available in round steel and aluminum load modules, air pallets, platform transporters, and air beams. These products offer a broad selection when choosing the right bearing for the job.

Be sure to contact us for assistance in choosing the right air bearing for your particular job.

Aluminum transporter action

Here is a fine example of a Hovair Systems transporter being used in a safety crash testing facility in the U.S.A. This is a 78″ x 84″ transporter with 8 x 16″ air-bearings on board. The transporter is being used in conjunction with safety crash testing facilities, where it quickly aligns vehicles into different positions for a variety of safety crash tests.

This facility previously used forklift trucks to try and align the vehicles for testing. This was a time consuming exercise and rarely could the forklifts get the vehicles into accurate positions for testing.

After switching to Hovair Systems aluminum pallet transporters, the company can now align their vehicles in minutes instead of the hours it took previously. Not only will this boost productivity, but overall safety has been greatly enhanced, too. Throw in the environmentally friendly factor and you have one state-of-the-art load moving system.

Specialty turntable progression

As well as our expertise in producing turntables for residential use,Hovair Systems has also been instrumental in supplying a variety of industrial turntables and air powered products for the entertainment industry. Our products have been featured on the Tonight Show
with Jay Leno,as well as many special effects contributions to the Hollywood movie industry.

Shown below is the progression of a typical Hovair Systems specialty industrial turntable that was designed and built specially for its owner for use at the Iowa State Fair.

Hovair Systems are known throughout the industry for their ability to listen to the customer’s needs and produce great products finely tuned for those needs. We are able to adapt our designs to suit the customer and to ensure they are happy and satisfied with it. Here is what the folks at Lockheed Martin Aerospace company recently said about Hovair Systems:

Hovair Systems are mindful of delivery schedules and work with a healthy sense of urgency to meet commitments. They change and adapt their products to differing operational environments with a focus on improving and evolving solutions. They honor warranty commitments in pursuit of a satisfied customer

We’ve ridden with them for many years and have no complaints. They’re a great group to work with.

Let’s All Go Down The Iowa State Fair

  • Assembled turntable base unit

  • Turntable ready to go with top platen fitted

  • Turntable fitted to customized base as per customer’s specifications and needs Easily moveable via forklift pockets in the base unit

  • The finished product on display at the Iowa State Fair – proudly built in the USA by Hovair Systems

Industrial turntables

Hovair Systems are a leading manufacturer of Industrial Turntables to the material handling industry. In addition to our well known residential range of car and automobile turntables, we also offer custom-built turntables for industrial use within factories, automotive plants, and other similar locations.

Here are some of the features and benefits associated with our industrial turntables:

  • Custom-built to your needs and specifications
  • Supplied for fixed and permanent location orsupplied for easy forklift truck moving
  • Supplied as air bearing powered or electromechanically powered
  • Control can be via pedestal panel, hand pendantor foot pedal
  • Turntable can rotate forwards and backwards -with pre-set stopping points
  • Optional variable control speeds – up to 25 rpm.
  • Supplied as any shape and any size up to 24 feetin diameter
  • Easy installation via floor surface mountingbolts
  • No digging or excavation for installation. Standon floor and bolt-mount into position
  • >Easy maintenance schedule. Easy fit spares(rarely needed)
  • Safe and easy to use – anyone can operate, guysand gals alike
  • Air powered turntable – 4ft diameter with variable speed control

  • Large industrial turntable as supplied to the Pilkington Corporation

  • Specialty turntable with electro mechanical power, suited to factory style use – drums, baskets etc.

  • Factory automation with foot control

  • Drum liquid distribution and component feed baskets

Car turntables

Hovair Systems has been a world leader in the design and production of car, automobile and truck vehicle turntables for many years. Very often the number one choice for many companies, we offer a diverse range of turntables for cars, trucks, specialty uses and the automobile industry.

FAQs and Everything You Need to Know about Car / Automobile / Vehicle Truck Turntables

For residential use we offer in-ground car turntables for garage or driveway use. Here are some of the benefits to installing a Hovair Systems turntable at your property:

  • Install to garage or driveway using in-ground car turntable & drivepits
  • All pit ring construction components supplied ahead of time forcontractor use
  • Choose from air bearing or electro-mechanical poweredinstallation
  • Choose from multi-position stops and starts
  • Safe and reliable with very little maintenance to worry about
  • Easy-to-use control panel for internal use
  • Garage door opener style clickers for in-car use
  • No more turning in tight driveway or garage spaces
  • No more reversing out onto busy streets
  • Contractor drawings supplied with each model
  • Operate from car with garage door style clicker

  • Multi position stopping and starting

  • Underground locations are no problem

  • Choose from air power or electro mechanical

Car, automobile and truck turntables start at $27,950 and include all drawings and schematics for contractor installation.

Specialty Turntable Progression

As well as our expertise in producing turntables for residential use,Hovair Systems has also been instrumental in supplying a variety of industrial turntables and air powered products for the entertainment industry. Our products have been featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as many special effects contributions to the Hollywood movie industry.

Shown below is the progression of a typical Hovair Systems specialty industrial turntable that was designed and built specially for its owner for use at the Iowa State Fair.

Hovair Systems are known throughout the industry for their ability to listen to the customer’s needs and produce great products finely tuned for those needs. We are able to adapt our designs to suit the customer and to ensure they are happy and satisfied with it. Here is what the folks at Lockheed Martin Aerospace company recently said about Hovair Systems:

Hovair Systems are mindful of delivery schedules and work with a healthy sense of urgency to meet commitments. They change and adapt their products to differing operational environments with a focus on improving and evolving solutions. They honor warranty commitments in pursuit of a satisfied customer

We’ve ridden with them for many years and have no complaints. They’re a great group to work with.

Let’s All Go Down The Iowa State Fair


Industrial turntables

Hovair Systems are a leading manufacturer of Industrial Turntables to the material handling industry. In addition to our well known
residential range of car and automobile turntables, we also offer custom-built turntables for industrial use within factories,automotive plants, and other similar locations.

Here are some of the features and benefits associated with our industrial turntables:

  • Custom-built to your needs and specifications
  • Supplied for fixed and permanent location orsupplied for easy forklift truck moving
  • Supplied as air bearing powered or electromechanically powered
  • Control can be via pedestal panel, hand pendantor foot pedal
  • Turntable can rotate forwards and backwards -with pre-set stopping points
  • Optional variable control speeds – up to 25 rpm.
  • Supplied as any shape and any size up to 24 feetin diameter
  • Easy installation via floor surface mountingbolts
  • No digging or excavation for installation. Standon floor and bolt-mount into position
  • >Easy maintenance schedule. Easy fit spares(rarely needed)
  • Safe and easy to use – anyone can operate, guysand gals alike
  • Air powered turntable – 4ft diameter with variable speed control
  • Large industrial turntable as supplied to the Pilkington Corporation
  • Specialty turntable with electro mechanical power, suited to factory style use – drums, baskets etc.
  • Factory automation with foot control
  • Drum liquid distribution and component feed baskets

 

Showroom turntables

Car and Showroom Turntables:As well as our expertise in producing turntables for residential use, we have also been instrumental in supplying a variety of turntables for car and showroom use in the automobile and entertainment industry.

Car showroom turntables will usually be of the electro-mechanical, above ground installation to ensure as little disruption as possible while being installed. Control will be via a simple on/off type wall-mounted switch similar to a light switch.

Photographs shown with kind permission of Renton Honda, Renton, Washington

VL type stainless steel modules

VL-type Stainless Steel Modules

VL-type stainless steel modules are designed to provide an efficient load moving system for loads and machines of lighter weights that do not need the tremendous lifting power of the A-type and B-type counterparts. VL-type systems are especially suited for delicate operations and clean room applications. They will complement any facility that requires environmentally friendly equipment.

VL-type modules are designed to secure directly to the application via a central mounting bolt. They are ideal for securing directly to machinery or other similar loads that need repetitive or frequent movements. With the modules attached to the load, you can quickly and easily connect and disconnect the air supply hoses, leaving the application free to operate where required. They can also be incorporated to many other Hovair Systems products. When used as lightweight machine moving equipment, these great tools offer tremendous versatility and can easily handle delicate and fragile machinery with pinpoint precision and accuracy in positioning. They are environmentally friendly-fresh air in and fresh air out – and can provide the ideal solution for clean room operations.

VL-type stainless steel module and air bearing top and bottom views.

The profile height of these stainless steel modules is 20mm (approximately¾”) in an “Air Off” state.

These stainless steel modules have their air bearings molded (rolled) into them at the manufacture stage. Each VL air bearing is gently rolled and secured into a stainless steel module which acts as a damping chamber to cause the down-force necessary to float the load to its destination.

Air supply is regular compressed air delivering a constant 80 psi.

ViewVL-type module specifications

View floor specifications (pdf)

Stainless Steel Module Weight Capacities

Bearing
Model
Capacity
In Pounds
VL-200 385
VL-250 550
VL-300 880
VL-350 1320

Typical VL-type Stainless Steel System

Please note: This diagram is not to scale and the tee-piece and ball valve hardware is shown only to indicate the ease of set up and simplicity of these great air bearing systems. The fittings supplied with the VL-type systems may differ from what is shown here.

VL-type air bearing systems are available in complete kits which include everything you need to be up and running quickly. Kits include air supply hoses, valves, connecting hardware, quick-disconnect fittings and ball valve control.

Check out a customized air pallet for Clean Room operation using VL-type air bearings.

New To Air Bearings? For Everything You Need To Know – Click Here

Low profile aluminum modules

Low profile aluminum modules have the distinct advantage of being able to slide under machinery or loads with very little clearance height, thus making machinery moving very easy. Profile heights are between 1 and 1½ inches depending on the type of bearing on board. They are fast becoming the equipment of choice for machinery (machine) moving equipment in industry today.

These low profile aluminum caster modules are fitted with the B-type air bearing which offers a vertical lift capability as well as the tremendous lifting power to sustain lateral movements across your floor surface.

Coupled with their vertical lift properties, these modules offer the perfect solution for the application that requires a certain amount of vertical lift before moving the load off to its destination.

These low profile modules are particularly popular as rigging equipment because of their lightweight and easy portability. Thy are lightweight and can handle heavy machinery moving – loads up to 100 tons –  with ease.

Ask your Hovair support contact for full details of these low profile modules.

Top and bottom views of a typical low profile aluminum module with B-type air bearing on board. The air bearing is an easy external fit with just 5 hex-head bolts making bearing replacement a breeze.

Top and bottom views of a typical low profile aluminum module with B-type air bearing on board. The air bearing is an easy external fit with just 5 hex-head bolts making bearing replacement a breeze.


The profile height of these aluminum module range from 1¼” when fitted with 12-inch air bearings to just 2″ for the largest modules with 48-inch bearings.

Air supply is regular compressed air delivering a constant 80 psi.

View low profile aluminum module specifications

View floor specifications (pdf)

Low Profile Module Air Bearing Weight Capacities

BearingModel Lift Capacity
In Pounds
Vertical Lift
+/-
B12N 2,200 0.7″
B15N 3,300 0.9″
B21N 7,150 1.1″

The vertical lift data indicates the approximate additional height to which the module will rise when energized with compressed air.

For example: A low profile aluminum module with B12N air bearing on board will have an “Air Off” height of 1¼” but when the bearing is energized with compressed air, it will rise in height to 2″

Here is a typical low profile aluminum module system footprint diagram highlighting the various elements of the system and how they connect together. Remember, they have a low profile clearance height and can easily slide under machinery with similar ground clearance dimensions and transport them off to a new destination quickly and easily. These modules make machine moving a breeze.

Please note: All low profile aluminum modules are equipped with B-type air bearings. The most cost-effective purchase option is to choose a kit system that includes everything you are likely to need to be set up and running quickly. Included will be all air supply hoses, quick-disconnect fittings and an ARC remote control unit. Be sure to ask your Hovair support contact for full details of these amazing air bearing kits.

Square aluminum modules

Square aluminum air caster modules are strong and robust structures capable of supporting the proportionate weight of loads weighing many tons. As machine moving equipment, they have a profile height of just over 2 inches. They can slide under loads and machines with suitable heights, often making them an ideal solution as machine moving equipment. They are also the most suitable module for when a load can be placed directly onto the modules. Ask your Hovair Systems support contact for details.

The low profile of this module requires just over a 2″ height clearance. Ordinary 90 psi air is required to inflate it.

View all square aluminum specifications

View square aluminum specifications

View RS & SA technical specifications (pdf)

View floor specifications (pdf)

Standard Module Air Bearing Weight Capacities

Capacity
Pounds
Module
Number
Bearing
Model
600 SA9 9NSG
1000 SA12 12NSG
2000 SA16 16NSG
2500 SA18 18NSG
4000 SA22 22NSG
6000 SA28 28NSG
10000 SA34 34NSG
14000 SA40 40NSG
18000 SA44 44NSG
30000 SA4870 4468NDGE

Heavy Duty Module Air Bearing Weight Capacities


Capacity
Pounds

Module
Number

Bearing
Model
2000 SA12 12NSG-HD
4000 SA16 16NSG-HD
5000 SA18 18NSG-HD
8000 SA22 22NSG-HD
12000 SA28 28NSG-HD
20000 SA34 34NSG-HD
28000 SA40 40NSG-HD
36000 SA44 44NSG-HD
60000 SA4870 4468NDGE-HD

Here is a typical square aluminum module system footprint diagram highlighting the various elements of the system and how they connect together.

Please note: Any Hovair square aluminum air bearing system can be operated via optional remote control.
If a remote control is used, the air flow control valves shown above are replaced by air inlet ports and all module air pressure regulation is done at the remote control box.New To Air Bearings? For Everything You Need To Know –

Round steel modules

Round Steel Air Caster Modules are the ideal machinery moving equipment, and are very strong and robust structures capable of supporting the proportionate weight of loads weighing many tons. They have a profile height of under 3 inches. They are the most suitable equipment for lifting and moving heavy machinery, and are often attached permanently to machinery that requires repetitive movements, via an optional steel mounting plate.

The low profile of this caster module requires less than 3″ clearance.Ordinary 90-110 psi air is required to inflate it. This air bearing is ideal for the fixed application of modular air bearings.

View All Round Steel specifications

View RS & SA technical specifications (pdf)

View floor specifications (pdf)

Standard Air Bearing Weight Capacities

Capacity Pounds Module Number Bearing
Model
1000 RS12 12NSG

2000

RS16 16NSG
2500 RS18 18NSG
4000 RS22 22NSG
6000 RS28 28NSG
10000 RS34 34NSG
14000 RS40 40NSG
18000 RS44 44NSG
30000 RS4870 4468NDGE

Heavy Duty Air Bearing Weight Capacities


Capacity Pounds
Module
Number

Bearing
Model
2000 RS12 12NSG-HD
4000 RS16 16NSG-HD
5000 RS18 18NSG-HD
8000 RS22 22NSG-HD
12000 RS28 28NSG-HD
20000 RS34 34NSG-HD
28000 RS40 40NSG-HD
36000 RS44 44NSG-HD
60000 RS4870 4468NDGE-HD

Here is a typical round steel module system footprint diagram highlighting the various elements of the system and how they connect together.

Please note: Any Hovair round steel air bearing system can be operated via optional remote control. If a remote control the air flow control valves shown above are replaced by air inlet ports and all module air pressure regulation is done at the remote control box

Low Profile Module

Air Bearings and Caster Modules

The hub of our pneumatic powered load moving systems is the effective use of air bearings and caster modules as heavy machinery moving equipment. Air bearings and caster modules independently, however. They need to be incorporated into the load moving equipment, such as air bearing kits, additional caster modules,cannot work air beams, pallets, transporters etc.

Our most popular load moving and machinery moving equipment are Air Bearing Kits, mainly because of their versatility and flexibility in handling your machinery moving needs. One simple kit could take care of moving several of your heavy machines. Depending on the type of load to be moved, you will need to job, and also the right type of modulefor the job. And both are equally as important.

decide on two options:the right air bearing for the job

New To Air Bearings? For Everything You Need To Know –Click Here

Find more info here about the right air bearing for the job.

Air Caster Modules

All Hovair Systems air caster modules are strong enough to support the weight of the loads their air bearings are designed to lift and move. There are several module options to choose from which are described below.

Square Aluminum Systems

Air Bearings and Caster Modules

The hub of our pneumatic powered load moving systems is the effective use of air bearings and caster modules as heavy machinery moving equipment. Air bearings and caster modules independently, however. They need to be incorporated into the load moving equipment, such as air bearing kits, additional caster modules,cannot work air beams, pallets, transporters etc.

Our most popular load moving and machinery moving equipment are Air Bearing Kits, mainly because of their versatility and flexibility in handling your machinery moving needs. One simple kit could take care of moving several of your heavy machines. Depending on the type of load to be moved, you will need to job, and also the right type of modulefor the job. And both are equally as important.

decide on two options:the right air bearing for the

New To Air Bearings? For Everything You Need To Know –Click Here

Find more info here about the right air bearing for the job.

Air Caster Modules

All Hovair Systems air caster modules are strong enough to support the weight of the loads their air bearings are designed to lift and move. There are several module options to choose from which are described below.

Round Steel Module

Air Bearings and Caster Modules

The hub of our pneumatic powered load moving systems is the effective use of air bearings and caster modules as heavy machinery moving equipment. Air bearings and caster modules independently, however. They need to be incorporated into the load moving equipment, such as air bearing kits, additional caster modules,cannot work air beams, pallets, transporters etc.

Our most popular load moving and machinery moving equipment are Air Bearing Kits, mainly because of their versatility and flexibility in handling your machinery moving needs. One simple kit could take care of moving several of your heavy machines. Depending on the type of load to be moved, you will need to job, and also the right type of modulefor the job. And both are equally as important.

decide on two options:the right air bearing for the

New To Air Bearings? For Everything You Need To Know –Click Here

Find more info here about the right air bearing for the job.

Air Caster Modules

All Hovair Systems air caster modules are strong enough to support the weight of the loads their air bearings are designed to lift and move. There are several module options to choose from which are described below.

Tuggers

An Air Tugger

unit is designed as an external air-powered drive unit to supply air and control requirements to the air bearing and any drive systems incorporated into Hovair Systems load moving equipment.

The air tugger interfaces with a docking plate which is fitted to one or both sides of the load moving equipment. Once docked and locked into position, the tugger provides an independent air supply to the air bearings and integral drive systems that it will be controlling.

Once coupled, the tugger can be driven in either forward or reverse directions to steer the equipment effortlessly through its direction of travel.

Air bearing control is via a spring-loaded trigger near the handlebar, and on-board drive systems control are all in one convenient handlebar control panel.

The docking plate assembly on the air tugger has a swivel mechanism to control forward or reverse direction

All pneumatic power required by the transporter is delivered via the air tugger connections around the docking plate area.

All Hovair load moving systems can be designed to interface with a tugger unit. Each will have identical docking plates to interface the system and tugger units. A single air tugger can be used to control other systems, but only one at a time.

Aluminum Transporters

Here is a fine example of a Hovair Systems transporter being used in a safety crash testing facility in the U.S.A. This is a 78″ x 84″ transporter with 8 x 16″ air-bearings on board. The transporter is being used in conjunction with safety crash testing facilities, where it quickly aligns vehicles into different positions for a variety of safety crash tests.

This facility previously used forklift trucks to try and align the vehicles for testing. This was a time consuming exercise and rarely could the forklifts get the vehicles into accurate positions for testing.

After switching to Hovair Systems aluminum pallet transporters, the company can now align their vehicles in minutes instead of the hours it took previously. Not only will this boost productivity, but overall safety has been greatly enhanced, too. Throw in the “environmentally friendly” factor and you have one state-of-the-art load moving system.


Air Beams & Lift Deck Units

Beams & Lift Decks – For Moving Heavy Loads of Various Lengths”>Lift-deck beam sets are similar to air beams except that they have a lift-deck incorporated into the top of the beams. This arrangement allows the beams sets to be used in the normal way but floating their loads across the floor surface. However, by having a lift-deck incorporated into the structure, you can engage a heavy load and lift it clear of its base before moving it away.

Lift Deck Beams Sets are able to move under a load (similar to a pallet truck) that is set on a low-profile pallet, then lift the pallet off the floor using the air lifter facility in the upper beam decks. Once the pallet is lifted off the floor, the main air bearings can be activated to allow you to float the load off to its destination.

The lifting capabilities of these units would be ideal for companies that have their own customized pallets or other similar load as we can usually customize these units for use with most types of load platforms and heavy load movements.

Shown here (top) is typical lift-deck set of two beams. However, beam sets are not limited to just two beams, and can also be spaced differently depending on load size and weight.

The lower right image shows an individual beam showing the exposed air lifters and the upper deck cover that are used to lift the pallet away from the floor prior to moving. When these lifter are energized with compressed air, they expand and lift the upper deck to engage the load. Once the load is engaged by the upper lift-deck, the air bearings in the base of the air beams set are then energized causing the complete load to lift sufficiently away from the floor surface to enable it to be floated to its destination.

VL-type Stainless Steel Systems

Air Bearings and Caster Modules

The hub of our pneumatic powered load moving systems is the effective use of air bearings and caster modules as heavy machinery moving equipment. Air bearings and caster modules independently, however. They need to be incorporated into the load moving equipment, such as air bearing kits, additional caster modules,cannot work air beams, pallets, transporters etc.

Our most popular load moving and machinery moving equipment are Air Bearing Kits, mainly because of their versatility and flexibility in handling your machinery moving needs. One simple kit could take care of moving several of your heavy machines. Depending on the type of load to be moved, you will need to job, and also the right type of modulefor the job. And both are equally as important.

decide on two options:the right air bearing for the

New To Air Bearings? For Everything You Need To Know –Click Here

Find more info here about the right air bearing for the job.

Air Caster Modules

All Hovair Systems air caster modules are strong enough to support the weight of the loads their air bearings are designed to lift and move. There are several module options to choose from which are described below.