Air Casters Move World’s Heaviest Transformer
The largest and heaviest transformer in the world has been successfully moved in Chanzhou, China. The one million KVA/2000KV test reference transformer weighs over 700 tons, the equivalent of 600 automobiles. The mammoth unit was moved via an 800 ton capacity air caster transporter system. Built by AeroGo, Inc. based in Seattle, Washington U.S.A., the transporter system uses a sophisticated computer control system to synchronize the movement of two smaller transporters which together reach the total capacity of 800 tons. The AeroGo transporter was selected because it specifically addressed the transportation issues of moving such a large, heavy, and awkward load. Numerous transformers worldwide have been moved using this proven methodology.