Moving huge transformers, boilers, and pressure vessels, through production lines without causing slowdowns, or even shutdowns, can pose significant challenges. However, many companies do not realize that this type of equipment is easy to manoeuver around using air caster technology. In this article the technology is explained, and examples of how it works and eases the movement of heavy, complicated shapes are given and endorsed.
An excellent post from Electroimpact discusses their satellite positioner moving around on AeroGo air casters. View the video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCypMUtUlPw
Satellites, rockets and orbital capsules are moved through cleanrooms on air casters. Read more here.
Through lean manufacturing techniques, manufacturers can maximize floor space and optimize throughput to minimize movement. The approach can generate real benefits; for example, Assembly Magazine reports that one manufacturer producing commercial air conditioners and heat pumps was able to reduce hours-per-unit from 9.28 to 5.19, a 44% improvement.
But lean manufacturing relies on agility and adaptability, and manufacturers can easily run into problems here. The ability to re-engineer, re-sequence, and re-position production lines becomes paramount to achieve and maintaining efficiency. “Focus on the relationship between the machines,” advises Jamie Flinchbaugh, a partner in the Lean Learning Center. “Make sure the equipment fits the flow and fits the relationship between other machines in the manufacturing system.”
But what if the machines don’t fit the system or flow? That’s where air caster systems come in. Read the white paper for more info!
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Moving machinery with forklifts or wheeled casters can damage expensive epoxy-coated floors. Air casters mitigate that issue. Read it online: https://modernmachineshop.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=59264&i=663446&p=94
Moving milling machines, EDM's, and laser cutting machines on epoxy floors facilitated by air skates.
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AeroGo, Inc. welcomes Florian Maurer as the Regional Sales Manager - Europe. Florian will work with companies to devise solutions to facilitate onetime or recurring movement of heavy loads. Florian’s problem-solver mentality is a result of his experience with heavy equipment and manufacturing operations in Oceania and Eurasia. “AeroGo is focused on finding the right solution for a load moving problem,” stated Paul Jakse, Vice President of Sales, “Florian has the same problem-solver mentality.”
Based in Germany, Florian will represent AeroGo air bearing products, air cushion vehicles, and wheeled transfer carts. He will also manage the distributor network throughout the Europe. Florian can be reached via mobile at +49 (0) 173 4911011 or via email at email@example.com.
Founded in 1967, AeroGo is the world leader in providing innovative load moving solutions for awkward, delicate or exceptionally heavy loads. Visit www.aerogo.com for more information.
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Moving huge transformers, boilers, and pressure vessels through production lines without causing slowdowns can be accomplished using air caster technology.
There are not many ideal options for manufacturing facilities that musttransport loads weighing up to 100 tons. If the objective is to increase facility performance by improving workflow automation and moving the load with precision and with minimal human intervention, the ideal option is the transfer cart. Read more about it at https://www.reliableplant.com/Read/31860/automate-factory-floors.