Move Heavy Loads Easily on a Thin Film of Air with a Few Pounds of Force. Standard and Custom Air Platforms Offer Cushioned, Near Frictionless Movement.
Air Platforms: Powerful Solution for Moving Heavy Loads
Simplify your process of moving heavy loads with the safe, powerful and proven technology of Air Platforms. Utilizing our reliable air bearing technology, Air Platforms allow one person, applying just a few pounds of force, to efficiently move pallets or any large, heavy load.
Supported by four air bearings that float on a cushion of plant-supplied air, Air Platforms provide nearly friction-free movement in any direction for maximum flexibility—even with extremely high capacity loads. Plus, the low initial cost delivers a quick ROI while the proven durability of air bearings decreases ongoing maintenance costs.
Custom Air Platform Options
More than 40 years of material handling experience has given Airfloat the insight necessary to design custom Air Platform solutions to streamline your operations and enhance employee safety. From moving heavy equipment in the crane bay to transporting replenishment parts in assembly lines, our custom-designed Air Platforms serve as a heavy load solution that delivers:
- Omni-directional movement for maximum flexibility
- Cushioned, near frictionless movement for spark-free operation
- Low profile, low floor pressure requirements for maximum safety
- Extremely high load capacity suitable for nearly any application
In addition to customized solutions, Airfloat engineers have also developed two standard Air Platform options:
U-Platform Air Pallet
This low-profile, general purpose air platform is typically used for manual movement of container and pallet-sized loads at workstations or for omnidirectional positioning of loads for machine loading and assembly operations. Suitable for loads up to 12,000 pounds, the U-Platform is equipped with four air bearings connected by internal pneumatic plumbing to an on/off valve.
L- and XL-Platform Air Pallets
Suitable for loads up to 150,000 pounds, the L- and XL-Series Air Platforms are heavy-duty, welded steel structures that can be equipped with powered drives, guide wheels, and pendant controls. These highly mobile air bearing-equipped platforms are efficient options for assembly lines, crane bay transfer and random movement of any heavy load.