Air Bearing Skids
Leverage air skids to maximize efficiency and minimize maintenance costs while easily adjusting to practically any load configuration and weight.
Solutions Customized to Your Load Configuration
Air Skids offer the ideal versatile, modular system that can be customized to match practically any load configuration and weight. Utilizing our reliable air bearing technology, Air Skids create a customized air pallet that allow one person to efficiently move any large, heavy load with minimal force—especially compared to heavy duty casters.
Supported by air bearings that float on a cushion of plant-supplied air, Air Skids:
- Provide omni-directional, nearly friction-free movement for maximum flexibility
- Can be serviced without removing the load
- Offer low floor loading for maximum safety
- Are available in steel, aluminum and cast aluminum
Custom Air Skid Solutions
In addition to customized solutions, Airfloat engineers have also developed Air Skids from 10 inches to 54 inches with single-skid capacity from 500 pounds to 60,000 pounds per skid. Equipped with wear-resistant air bearings mounted on slide-out trays, Airfloat Air Skids offer years of trouble-free operation. For more sizing and capacity information, visit the air skids page in our eStore.
Engineered Air Skid Solutions
More than 40 years of material handling experience has given Airfloat the insight necessary to design custom Air Skid solutions to streamline your operations and enhance employee safety. From moving shipping containers and heavy machinery to stadium seats and complete assembly lines, our custom-designed Air Skids or Pallets serve as a robust, reliable heavy load solution for nearly any application.
Steel Air Skid
Airfloat air skids allow for the safe movement of your materials. Air skids, placed under a load for movement, can be used to move almost anything, including sensitive, high precision machinery. An optional pendant control provides "Dead Man" control over the air skid system. Capacities are dependent upon air bearing sizes and quantity.
Cast Aluminum Air Skid
Airfloat has reengineered its workhorse cast aluminum air skid, improving it in every way. Tapped mounting holes on the top and sides of the housing provide more mounting options than ever, while four air inlet options make air hose management a breeze. The rugged one-piece housing has no welds to fail. And the low profile allows easier loading.