Air caster type
Aerofilm Gap Crosser
Moving heavy loads with the power of Gap crossers!
By floating on a thin layer of air it’s possible to move heavy machines with a Gap crosser in an easy and safe way. An Air caster is also known as an Air Skate, Air Bearing Caster, Air Bearing or Air Cushion. This is are an ideal tool for internal movements. Therefore, this technology is used already for decades in multiple industries, to solve internal transport challenges.
The diameter combined with the pressure determines the capacity per Air caster. You always need a minimum of 3 Air casters to create a stable base. There is no limitation in number of Air Casters you can combine for moving the object.
To work with Air casters 2 main things are important. Sufficient compressed air must be available. In addition, the floor must be flat and airtight so that the cushion can settle against the floor before an air film is created. Sometimes there are small cracks or joints in the floor, so that the air film is not retained with a normal Air caster. This can make further movement very difficult. Because the Aerofilm gap crosser distributes the air discharge over several holes, small cracks, crevices and joints can easily be overcome.
This technology that is like Air hockey or a Hovercraft. Once floating on a thin layer of air all horizontal movements are possible. You just need enough air (both pressure and volume) and a floor that is suitable. The type of Air caster and the quality of your floor will determine how much air you will need. If you would like to know how Air casters can make your internal transport easier, please contact one of our specialists
Are you already using Air casters? Aerofilm is an Air caster specialist since 1981. Like the replacement of a car tire, an Air caster can also be replaced. Aerofilm has the expertise to replace most available Air casters in the market. This can lead to a significant cost saving. We can offer a more competitive alternative with similar or better quality. Combined with excellent service and short lead-times we can contribute to operational cost saving in your internal logistics.
Would you like to know more about our competitive prices? Let us know the type of Air caster you are currently using, and we will do our utmost best to help you with a competitive quote:
Air Casters can be integrated in your equipment but there is also a wide range of standard solutions we offer.
– Air caster load module system. A complete set that includes all you need to move heavy loads with Air casters.
– Air caster planks. A set of minimal 2 planks with each 2 air casters. An easy tool for moving machinery or stages.
– Air caster pallet. A reinvented pallet truck on Air casters.
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Advantages of Air Casters
– 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 damages. Objects float without contacting the floor.