November 2014

Riggers Float 25,000 lb. Load on Air

November 18, 2014

A rigging crew in Central Illinois faced an interesting challenge: moving a 25,000-lb. roller bearing housing out of a warehouse and onto a flatbed trailer. The decision was made to float the load outside the warehouse on a set of Airfloat air bearing skids. Then a mobile construction crane was used to hoist the load […]

Airfloat Technology Featured in Manufacturing Yearbook

November 6, 2014

An article contributed by Airfloat will appear in Motorized Vehicle Manufacturing 2014-2015, published later this month by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The three-page article, authored by Airfloat marketing manager Gary Mollohan, describes the top 14 applications of air bearing (or “air caster”) technology. “Airfloat has provided air-bearing material-handling solutions to the automotive and […]

Airfloat Forms Partnership with Malaysian Distributor

October 23, 2014

Airfloat is pleased to announce the addition of MyPetro Engineering as a distributor of Airfloat air film (or “air caster”) material handling equipment. Based in Selangor, Malaysia, MyPetro is a supplier and service provider to the burgeoning Southeast Asia oil and gas industry. The company distributes stainless steel for Finnish steelmaker Outokumpu, industrial valves for […]

Airfloat Improves Its Workhorse Air Skid System

September 23, 2014

Airfloat, the pioneer of air bearing (or “air caster”) technology, once again revolutionizes heavy load movement! The company has redesigned its workhorse air skid system, making it easier to operate and service than ever before. Most notably, the controller has been completely reimagined, allowing it to be carried by the operator during equipment moves or […]

Moving Heavy Electrical Equipment on Air Bearings

September 8, 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 Electrical Equipment Transformers weighing from 10,000 lbs. to over 400,000 lbs. present handling […]

Nat Geo TV Visits CAT Decatur

September 3, 2014

Ultimate Factories, a show on cable TV’s National Geographic Channel, recently showed viewers how Caterpillar builds its massive 797B dump trucks. Used in large mining operations, the 797B is almost two stories tall and weighs more than a Boeing 747 when loaded. Components for the 797B are made in six factories across North America. The […]

Move Stages, Seating and More on Air Bearings

September 1, 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: Arena Seating Mobile seating sections have given versatility to auditoriums, sports arenas and large […]

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 […]

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