Air Caster Transport Platforms

Every industry has different transport requirements in material handling. An air caster transport vehicle can be fully designed and built according to the customer’s specifications to move heavy or delicate objects on a thin film of air. Air caster transporters can replace fully or partially expensive overhead cranes, roller conveyors and forklifts. The fact that the air caster transporter can move in any horizontal direction and accurately position it, makes it the ideal transport method for moving heavy machinery and sensitive high-tech equipment.

 

There are many types and sizes available and the load can be picked up by the transporter or loaded directly onto it.

 

It is also possible to place a subframe or chassis under the object that can be picked up by the air caster transporter.

SPECIFIC PROPERTIES

BUILD HEIGHT MIN: 20 MM / MAX: UNLIMITED

WIDTH MIN: 400 MM / MAX: UNLIMITED

LENGTH MIN: 450 MM / MAX: UNLIMITED

CAPACITY: DEPENDING ON THE CHOSEN TYPE OF AIR CASTER, UNLIMITED

WORKING PRESSURE IN THE AIR CASTER: DEPENDING ON TYPE OF AIR CASTER, MAXIMUM 4 BAR

THE AIR CASTER TRANSPORT VEHICLES CAN BE EQUIPPED EXTRA WITH:

Powered driven wheels (pneumatic or electric)

Remote control

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

Lift tables; to provide an extra high lift

Master – Slave system; to make a cooperation between multiple transporters

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

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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Moving machines between different production stations in a factory

Fully automatically positioning large magnets in one of the world’s largest research institutes

Moving a truck or train chassis during the production process or during maintenance

Use of an air-driven pallet transporter to move pallets

Moving production material to the production station

Moving large cores and complete transformers during the production process

Exchange of heavy castings, dies, molds, etc.

Use of lift tables to create an additional lift to bring objects to an assembly line

Moving finished product to the test center

BENEFITS

High reliability

No harmful exhaust gases, just normal compressed air

Low investment compared to other transport methods

Heavy objects can be operated by a single person

Low floor pressure

Plug & play

Compact built, is often smaller than the object itself

Complete freedom of movement and precise positioning on the millimetre

Customization possible to fully comply with the requirements of the customer

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