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Stage hands at the University of Illinois' Lyric Theatre move a 2,500-lb. set piece backstage using air skids. For ease of movement, the floor was covered with a fiberboard overlay, and the seams were covered with gaffers tape.
Airfloat now offers a powerful autoclave loading system equipped with a self-aligning docking system and an air caster loading cart with built-in lift. Effortless load and unload product weighing up to 5,000 lbs. The attached pneumatic tugger swivels 180° for maximum maneuverability.
Watch how an Airfloat transporter system safely moved electronics shelters of 90,000 lbs. in this custom application. The system can be easily reconfigured for varying shelter lengths and capacities.
A custom Airfloat solution for a nuclear contractor, this machine uses air caster technology to float loads up to 400,000 lbs. in any lateral direction. Lifting jacks raise and lower the magnets, while also keeping them level. Steered by a wireless controller, its capable of moving in complex movement patterns.
A leading manufacturer of locomotives uses Airfloat throughout its assembly process. The air caster transporter seen in this video attaches the cab to the rest of the locomotive. Mechanical drive units are used to maneuver the cab into position, while telescoping post lifts raise it to required height.
This innovative system consists of a 7.5-ft. mechanical turntable mounted to a scale. The equipment is capable of handling loads up to 20,000 lbs. and is actuated via an electric motor and pneumatically engaged drive. The self-contained system is mounted to a half-inch-thick steel pad with built-in lifting lugs, making it highly transportable. See specifications: http://catalog.alignproductionsystems.com/ecatalog/weight-scale-turntable/en/AX030-0090
Application Spotlight: CMM Shuttle System -- Airfloat, at the request of a calibration laboratory, designed and built a custom air-bearing shuttle that docks with a pair of large tooling pallets. Once docked, the operator deploys pneumatic lifting beams to lift the 8,000-lb. pallet and test article a centimeter or two off the ground. Using the dual X- and Y-axis drives, the operator can literally drive the transporter in circles, around corners and other complex movement patterns. The calibration laboratory estimates the Airfloat shuttle system has reduced CMM cycle times by 50-70%. While one loaded pallet is in the CMM room being measured, the second one is unloaded/loaded in a staging area. When the measuring process is complete, the shuttle is used to swap the two tooling pallets, and the process is repeated.
Speed your industrial painting operation with an air caster turntable. This 10,000-lb. capacity turntable has built it fork pockets, making it easy to relocate within your operation.
Airfloat engineers created a “floating” assembly line that utilizes custom-designed and custom-built air caster transporters, or AGVs (short for “automated guided vehicles”). The bus-size machines harness the power of compressed air to float 12,000-lb. aircraft fuselages between assembly stations.
Watch as an assembly transporter moves a heavy locomotive across the manufacturing floor.
Learn how a leading manufacturer of custom semitrailers uses Airfloat technology to move and position 20,000 lb. trailers around its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Align Production Systems has helped the company improve productivity, enhance worker ergonomics, and maximize the use of their floor space.
At the request of the third-largest airplane manufacturer in the world, Airfloat engineers created a “floating” assembly line that utilizes custom-designed and custom-built air-caster transporters, or AGVs (short for “automated guided vehicles”). The bus-size machines harness the power of compressed air to float 12,000-lb. aircraft fuselages between assembly stations.