AIRCRAFT TOOLING

Aircraft manufacturer needed to lower cycle times and reduce the chance of tooling contact with the aircraft.

LOAD: 57,000 lbs. (25,800 kg)

SOLUTION
Integrate Air Casters and powered drive systems into work stands to make them self-powered and highly maneuverable.

BENEFIT

  • Reduced hours for line moves
  • Faster positioning of the work stands lowering overall cycle times
  • Easier to accurately position work stands around the aircraft
  • Improved safety for both aircraft and personnel

AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT

Transport fighter jet aircraft, including the ability to pivot in position

LOAD: 50,000 lbs. (22,680 kg)

SOLUTION
T-shaped radio controlled air bearing transporter with dual air-powered steerable traction drives and an air-applied floor pivot

BENEFIT

  • In-position, about center turntable style rotation of the air frame
  • 4-direction travel via steerable drives
  • Remote controlled steering ensures safety of aircraft and personnel

AIRCRAFT ENGINE TRANSPORT

Customer wanted to eliminate the use of the overhead crane while still allowing flexible move path

LOAD: 5,600 lbs.

SOLUTION
Custom engineered Air Caster engine stand

BENEFIT

  • Load configuration flexibility
  • Highly maneuverable
  • Protects engine from falls

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