Industries and Applications
Air caster transport
Moving heavy objects
Industries and Applications
Every industry has its own challenges. Where one industry is price sensitive, lead times or delivery reliability may be leading in another industry. This also applies to relocations, positioning or movements of machines, parts, stocks or production lines. Different requirements are necessary for moving a ship’s engine in a dock than for moving a laser in a cleanroom. It can be quite a challenge to determine how your logistics issue can be answered as effectively as possible.
Aerofilm has been a specialist in internal transport since 1981. We have extensive experience in various industries, having helped hundreds of companies optimize their intralogistics with our Air casters. With the unique properties of Air casters, a lot is possible. It is in our DNA to help our customers as much as we can. To give you a complete picture of the techniques available, we have made an overview for you in our internal transportation guide.
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We’ve been successful in the following industries:
Moving heavy machinery
No limitations. Full freedom of movement, no matter how heavy the weight. With Air casters almost anything can be moved. We would like to help you do this in a safe, ergonomic and above all cost-effective way. Each weight class has its own challenges. Make your choice below and find out what is involved in different weight classes and what you need to think about when moving mass with air.
Air and weight in balance
With controlled air leakage, Air casters create a wafer-thin air film between the floor and the object to be moved. This floats the object and allows it to move freely. So free that when the air film is created the object “starts to float away” when the floor is not completely flat.
Moving heavy loads with Air casters can easily be done in a safe way, but certain precautions are necessary when moving heavy items. This is no different from heavy displacement with other techniques, such as heavy transport on wheels, by rail or with a crane. But these techniques are often limited in freedom of movement, whereas Air casters can move any item freely once it is floating on air. This is possible with smaller weights, in a controlled way, by hand. For larger weights a drive is necessary. This external drive is not so much needed to get the mass moving, but mainly to control the mass. Safety is of course paramount.
Move weights safely
Air casters can be used in automated Air caster transporters or separately. They are a great solution for moving heavy objects such as rolls, machines, transformers, reels and even complete ships. If you already use Air casters from another supplier, you can also contact us for replacement parts or competitive alternatives.
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