Heavy Duty Air Transporters - Transformer and Heavy
Hovair Systems Heavy Duty Air Transporters and Heavy Load Movers are the big boys on the block
when it comes to heavy load moving equipment. Designed to lift and move
heavy loads up to 300 tons and beyond, these transporters offer
tremendous power and versatility. Recognized as one of the first choices
for moving such equipment as heavy transformers and giant aerospace
components, these heavy duty air transporters are rock solid in operation
with the ability to lift and move 300 tons with pin-point precision and
Heavy duty air transporters are available with capacities ranging from as
little as 15 tons, and with many options such as lift-deck units,
built-in steering and guide control, external tugger control, and
joystick or wireless operation.
All heavy duty transformer and load movers are powered by a series of air bearings
incorporated into a lower deck. Steering is by way of integral drives
which offer pin-point accuracy in positioning as well as true
omni-directional and 360º control. Standard
transporters offer a flat deck area with pendant control. Size is per
customer's requirements and specifications. All heavy duty transporters
can be customized to interface with the customer's equipment. See green
transporter example below.
Options available include a lift-deck assembly - powered by air bearing
lifters - which allows the transporter to slide under the load and lift
it away from its berth before moving to its destination. Tugger power
control is also available for smaller transporters, and offers motorized
steering and air delivery control. Operational control is usually by way
of joystick control unit or a wireless control panel. All options can be
seen on this below.
Here are some examples of Hovair Systems heavy duty air transporters.
Here is a fabricated steel transporter with customized upper structure
to interface with customer's equipment. Air bearings incorporated into
the lower deck provide the lifting power and the ability to float the
load across the floor's surface. Operation is by tugger control and
weight capacity is 20 tons.
Designed and built for the United States Navy.
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This heavy duty transporter was designed and built for "clean room"
operations within the Lockheed Martin Corporation. It has a 50,000
pounds (25 tons) weight capacity, includes integral steering control and
is operated by joystick control on external panel. Integral
steering control offers true omni-directional control and pin-point
accuracy in positioning. This transporter requires no external power to
run and operates solely on compressed air and internal battery power.
Click graphic to see movie highlighting easy control and superb
omni-directional steering capabilities. (1.7mb)
This transporter has a capacity of 27½ tons (55,000 pounds) and has 10
on-board air bearings housed in the lower deck unit. The upper structure
incorporates twin lift decks operated by air lifters to engage the load
before moving it away to its destination. As with all Hovair load moving
systems, operational power source is compressed air and this transporter
has air inlet ports at either end for convenience of operational
control. Emergency stop bumpers at positioned at either end and cause
the operation to halt if either bumper is activated. Operational mode is
signaled by flashing beacons and audible warning alarm in both forward
and reverse modes. Pin-point accuracy and positioning is by way of
integral steering control.
Operator control of this transporter is via wireless control panel which
is powered by on-board batteries and computerized control.
Click graphic to see movie highlighting wireless control and
tight-space reversing capabilities. (15mb) Watch the
beginning carefully to see the lift decks raising and
lowering to simulate load engagement.
Yet another Hovair transporter - with weight and lift
capacity of 280 metric tonnes - seen here in test mode sliding under the
berth of a giant transformer. This transporter was designed and
engineered to transport massive transformers throughout their
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Please Note: Heavy duty
transporters are only available for the US and Canada.
Our support team is always ready to answer questions on air
transporters, transformer and heavy load movers and
associated equipment. Please don't
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info to suit your needs and specs. Or call us on our
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