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New Video Added to Airfloat.com

September 24, 2013

A new video has been added to Airfloat.com. Entitled “Powered Tugger,” the two-minute video explains the benefits and operation of an Airfloat pneumatic tugger (previously known as a “drive tractor”).

New Case Study Added to Airfloat.com

March 26, 2014

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.

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 […]

Air-Bearing Turntable Endures 28-year Torture Test

April 13, 2015

A heavy-duty turntable equipped with Airfloat air bearings is still going strong after 28 grueling years of operation. Located in Roanoke, W.V., the turntable was built in 1987 by Ingersoll-Rand with design input from Airfloat. The turntable is used to rotate 18-ton, 5’ x 5’ x 5’ stone blocks to facilitate the drilling of holes […]

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