Air casters (also known as Air skates, Air bearings) are an ideal solution for moving heavy objects, as well as large, sensitive, or important object. A precisely controlled flow of air from the caster’s membrane creates a wafer-thin film of air that helps the object float, reducing friction so it can be easily moved. An Air caster system offers a great alternative to wheels, rails or cranes. If there is enough compressed air and the floor is suitable, the weight possibilities are unlimited with an Air caster system. On the page How do Air casters work, we explain exactly how moving heavy objects with Air casters will work?
Aerofilm has excelled at Air caster transport for 40 years. Our portfolio proves it. Below you will find an overview of all the ways we can support customers and partners with their Air caster needs (also known as Air skates, Air bearings). With both standard off the shelf and customized solutions, we can provide the best solution for all intra-transport needs. Find out all about moving heavy machines with Air casters here.
For customers that design their own machines and tooling, we offer pneumatic parts to optimize Air caster performance. In order to continuously guarantee our high-quality standard, we only sell the Air casters (also known as Air skates, Air bearings) and products directly required. If you need help finding the right solution, our application specialists and engineers are ready to support you, also with the help of Air caster spare parts.
Economical. Cheaper than other internal logistics options.
Safe. Even when moving heavy objects with extremely heavy weights.
Ergonomic. Less friction means minimal effort to move maximum weights.
Accurate. Even the heaviest objects can be positioned with great precision.
No floor damage. Objects float without contacting the floor.
Air casters can meet any moving need. Each model is designed to handle a specific moving requirement. Find out more about their different uses on our product page, or read real-world stories from our customers about what to expect from Air casters on our blog. For each air cushion transport system we developed a specialized solution. If you need advice navigating options, our application specialists are available to answer any questions.
Aerofilm Systems designs, develops and produces Air casters and Air caster transport systems. This form of internal transport is the ideal solution for moving and positioning light to very heavy objects in a safe, ergonomic and cost-effective way. It is also ideal for sensitive and therefore often expensive objects, because Air casters do not cause vibrations during movement.
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