Air caster transport
Moving heavy objects
Air casters are ideal for moving and positioning large, heavy or special objects like machines, transformers, ships and ship parts, cable reels and paper rolls. Air casters are uniquely able to almost completely eliminate friction. You can therefore move1.000 kg of mass with 1 kg of force.
This makes moving heavy objects much easier, but also makes them seem lighter than they actually are. At Aerofilm safety always comes first. That is why we often include smart applications in our standard solutions, such as a guide wheel. We recommend that you also use a drive for weights greater than 10.000 kg. You can get a heavy mass moving with manpower, but the drive will help you keep it under control. In addition, a drive reduces the operator’s effort to the absolute minimum. This also makes moving heavy weights easier and ergonomically responsible.
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It is important that the drive you choose has enough power to guarantee the mass can be stopped quickly. In addition to the mass, the moving speed and any slope in the floor are also variables to consider when choosing a drive. Our experts can help you find the right one.
Internal or external
You may already have an external solution available. A forklift or pull tugger can be a great solution as an external drive. Especially if the turning circle and the accuracy (and availability) are sufficient.
If your forklift cannot reach the end location because it is not accessible or due to gas emissions, an air tugger is an excellent solution. This drive is connected to the frame or object to be moved with a tow bar that allows you to move, control and position the mass accurately. The air tugger works completely pneumatically. Any additional power beyond compressed air is not required and there will be no gas emissions.
For integrated drive solutions, we can also help you decide on the pneumatic drives. Our engineers are happy to help you make the right choice.
Would you like to know more about Air caster drives, or personal advice?
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