AeroGo - Heavy Equipment Moving and Handling Systems
Air casters go by many names including air pads, air skates, air skids, & air bearings. No matter which term is used, they all share the common premise of floating heavy loads on a film of air.
AeroGo air caster equipment uses a variety of air casters to literally float heavy loads on a virtually frictionless film of air which provides a provides a clean, quiet and safe alternative for heavy load handling systems.
Reduced friction and omni-directional transfer allow precise handling of the load, giving the operator a better ability to maneuver and align the air bearing in a limited work space. The low profile of the air caster Load Module requires less than 3-inch (76mm) clearance. An air caster will not damage floors and expensive reinforcement is usually not necessary.
Because we use only basic pneumatic components such as air regulators and hoses, our load modules and air bearing systems are not only reliable, but will operate in most environments unlike some other types of heavy load handling systems.
The Air Caster Principle
HOW AEROGO AIR CASTERS WORK:
When standard shop air is applied to the air caster, the torus bag inflates, creating a seal against the floor surface and the air bearing, raising the load.
When the pressure within the air caster unit is sufficient to offset the load's weight, air slowly and evenly escapes between the flexible torus bag and the floor. The load is literally floated on a thin, nearly frictionless cushion of air, .003 to .005 inches (.08 to .13mm) thick.