Air Caster Transport Platforms

Each industry has different transportation needs in material handling. An air caster transport vehicle can be designed and built entirely to the client’s specifications to move heavy or sensitive objects on a thin film of air. Air caster vehicles can replace expensive cranes, roller conveyors and forklifts, either completely or partially. The fact that you can move the air caster vehicle in every horizontal direction and accurately position them, makes them the ideal transport method to move and replace heavy components.

 

There are many different shapes and sizes available and the load can be picked up by the transport vehicle or directly loaded onto it.

 

It is also possible to have a sub-frame or stillage underneath the object that can be picked up by the transport vehicle.

SPECIFIC PROPERTIES

BUILD HEIGHT MIN: 20 MM / MAX: UNLIMITED

WIDTH MIN: 400 MM / MAX: UNLIMITED

LENGTH MIN: 450 MM / MAX: UNLIMITED

LIFT MIN: 5 MM / MAX: UNLIMITED

CAPACITY MIN: 50 KG / MAX: UNLIMITED

AIR PRESSURE: MIN: 1 BAR / MAX: 4 BAR

THE AIR CASTER TRANSPORT VEHICLES CAN BE EQUIPPED WITH:

Air powered driven wheels; no more manual movement

Remote controls; to control the movement from a distance

Automated guidance systems; to create an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

Lift tables; to provide an extra high lift

Master – Slave system; to enable cooperation between multiple vehicles

On-board air supply; to make the vehicle self-sufficient

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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Move machinery on a dedicated platform between production stations in a factory

Fully automatically position huge magnets in one of the world’s biggest research institutes

Move chassis of trucks and trains through a production or modification process

Use an air operated pallet transporter to move pallets

Move material to the production station

Move large coils and complete transformers during production

Exchange heavy castings, dies etc.

Use lift tables to create an extra lift to feed objects into an assembly line

Move finished equipment into testing centres

BENEFITS

High reliability

No harmful exhaust gasses, just regular compressed air

Low investment compared to other transportation methods

Heavy objects can be operated by one single person

Low floor pressure

Plug and play

Compact build, often smaller than the object itself

Complete freedom of movement and accurate positioning to the millimetre

Customisation possible to fully meet the client’s requirements

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