Press Line Equipment
Air Bearing Solutions That Keep Press-Feeding and Other Workstations Supplied with Parts.
Airfloat press line solutions are integrated system and product solutions designed and built for material handling needs involving the delivery of materials to production areas. These systems take on many custom forms, including air bearing turntables and/or shuttles, depending on application requirements.
Airfloat linefeed shuttles provide a movable platform designed to keep press-feeding or other workstations supplied with parts. The operator works from the center of the shuttle as lift trucks or overhead cranes place full containers on the left end of the shuttle. When the operator empties the containers, they can activate the shuttle to move the platform to the right and bring in a new container. While the operator works, a lift truck or crane can remove the empty container on the right end and replace it with a full container.
- Powered movement of the shuttle platform gives the operator fingertip control in the resupply of parts
- Ergonomic container unloading reduces the risk of injury to the operator
- Increased efficiency emptying containers leads to increased productivity
- Operates on plant air supply
- Completely pneumatic for low-cost installation
Utilizing either air bearing technology or more conventional mechanical bearings and wheels, Airfloat industrial turntables can be customized to any size and load capacity, even off-center loads.
While line workers are unloading parts, a fork truck can reload the empty station at the aisle. When the operator has unloaded a station, they can easily rotate a new container into position.
- Quick cycle time allows more parts to be supplied in a shorter time
- Offer friction-free rotation without any moving parts such as gears, chains or cables
- Easy to operate, with available hand or foot controls
- Enclosed design provides large operating surface and full protection for air bearings
From design and fabrication to assembly and maintenance, Airfloat delivers flexible press feed equipment that is easy and safe to implement. When you want the safest, most ergonomically correct way to boost press line production, you want Airfloat’s air bearing technology.