August 2014

Air Bearings: Ideal for Explosive Environments, Autoclaves

August 25, 2014

A new white paper that describes the top 14 applications of air bearing (or “air caster”) technology has been published to airfloat.com. The white paper is based on Airfloat’s nearly 50 years of experience in the field. Below is an excerpt: Paint or Hazardous Areas The need for costly explosion-proof trucks has been eliminated in […]

Customer Spotlight: Powell Industries

August 19, 2014

  Powell Industries manufactures electrical equipment and computer systems that monitor the flow of electricity in industrial facilities like refineries, utilities, paper mills and more. The company’s products include switchgear, bus duct and process control systems. Powell is credited with bringing arc-resistant technology to the US. An electric arc is a luminous discharge of current […]

Air Bearing Assembly Lines: Not Just for Extremely Heavy Loads

August 18, 2014

A new white paper that describes the top 14 applications of air bearing (or “air caster”) technology has been published to airfloat.com. The white paper is based on Airfloat’s nearly 50 years of experience in the field. Below is an excerpt: Assembly Lines for: Heavy Loads – Rather than assemble large, heavy items in one […]

Air Bearing Turntables Versus Conventional Turntables

August 11, 2014

A new white paper that describes the top 14 applications of air bearing (or “air caster”) technology has been published to airfloat.com. The white paper is based on Airfloat’s nearly 50 years of experience in the field. Below is an excerpt: Heavy Duty Turntables In comparison to conventional mechanical systems, air bearings provide a low‐cost […]

Customer Spotlight: Kalmar Industries

August 7, 2014

Kalmar Industries, a division of Finnish cargo-handling-equipment manufacturer Cargotec, is a maker of forklifts, yard cranes and other load-handling machines. If you’ve ever visited a major shipping port, you’ve probably seen Kalmar equipment moving, stacking and rearranging large shipping containers like a Tetris game on steroids. The DCG90-180, one of the company’s midsize forklift trucks, […]

Solutions for Crane Bay Transfers

August 5, 2014

A new white paper that describes the top 14 applications of air bearing (or “air caster”) technology has been published to airfloat.com. The white paper is based on Airfloat’s nearly 50 years of experience in heavy load movement. Below is an excerpt: Crane Bay Transfer Throughout manufacturing, overhead cranes are used to move heavy loads. […]

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