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, […]
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. […]
Airfloat was mentioned in the March 3 issue of The New Yorker magazine in a sprawling 18-page article about the experimental ITER thermonuclear reactor under construction in Southern France. The article’s author, Raffi Khatchadourian, visited General Atomics, a San Diego-based nuclear contractor tasked with creating the reactor’s central solenoid, sometimes called the “backbone” of the […]
A new case study has been added to Airfloat.com. It is about a custom air-bearing transporter used by a nuclear contractor to move 200-ton magnets around its manufacturing space. Click here to read.
Align Production Systems, parent company of Airfloat, is looking for an Application Sales Engineer for our St. Louis-area office. As an Application Sales Engineer, you will be responsible for all sales-related activities in your assigned geographic territory, including maintaining existing customer relationships and forging new ones. Must posses a strong sales aptitude and be able […]