Drive Axle Transporter
A producer of mining equipment needed a safe and effective solution for inserting a transmission drive axle into a mining truck frame. Airfloat designed and manufactured a self-contained 30,000 lb.-capacity axle transporter that uses a powered tugger for positioning the axle under the truck frame.
At its Davenport, Iowa, facility, an agricultural equipment manufacturer uses an Airfloat air caster transporter with powered tugger for the assembly of excavators. Weights reach 85,000 lbs. as the vehicle nears the end of the assembly line. At the final station, the assembled excavator, complete with bucket, is driven off the transporter.
Truck Frame Transporter
A producer of mining equipment needed a safe and effective solution for moving mining truck frames within assembly. Airfloat designed a set of two air bearing-equipped transporters that use an air motor-powered drive. The unit is controlled by handheld pendant with variable speed control, ranging from 0-10 miles per hour.
Simplify machinery transport while enhancing safety with reliable and affordable air platforms.
The Safest and Most Reliable Method for Heavy Transport
At Airfloat, we understand the importance of streamlined machinery transport that’s safe and affordable. As consultative problem-solvers who understand the needs of heavy manufacturing, we develop custom heavy transport solutions utilizing versatile and reliable air bearing (or “air caster”) technology. Think your loads are too heavy for air bearings? Consider this: the heaviest load moved in Airfloat history was 500 tons!
- Low investment and maintenance cost
- Effective, reliable transport
- Maximize worker safety
Air Bearing-Enabled Machinery Transport Solutions
As an end-to-end solution provider, we custom design heavy transport solutions with equipment such as air platforms that provide:
- Omni-directional movement for maximum flexibility
- Cushioned, near frictionless movement for a spark-free operation
- Low profile, low floor pressure requirements for maximum safety
- Extremely high load capacity suitable for nearly any application
From design and fabrication to assembly and maintenance, Airfloat delivers flexible solutions for machinery transport that are easy and safe to implement. When you want the safest, most ergonomically correct way to move and position heavy loads—regardless of industry—you want Airfloat’s air caster technology.