The movement on air casters can be compared to the movement on ice. It requires quite some force to overcome the initial inertia to start moving heavy objects. Once in motion, controlling and stopping them also requires a lot of power. The rule of thumb with air caster transportation is that above 4 tonnes of weight, we recommend having a number of people available to control the load safely, or you can make use of external air power drives. External air power drives can be connected temporarily to move the objects and then stored again after use.
The attachable air power drive consists of a pneumatic drive motor, pneumatic actuator to connect the coupling and a control bar to control the speed and actuator. We also have power drives available that can be connected and then controlled remotely.
There is a standard type of external air power drive available, modifications can be made on request.