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Introducing the Airfloat Quick Mold-Change System

July 23, 2014

Danger lurks in modern machine handling. With heavier molds and dies being used, transporting, storing and changing them becomes costly and dangerous. To accommodate the needs of transporting and changing molds, Airfloat has introduced its new Quick Mold-Change System. With Airfloat, the usual one- or two-hour change is quickly reduced to 15-20 minutes. With our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Align Online Catalog Grows to 1,000+ Items

April 16, 2015

Airfloat parent company Align Production Systems says that its online product catalog has grown in recent months to include 19 product families and over 1,000 individual items (including options and spare parts). Recent additions include Safebilt hydraulic scissor lifts and dock lifts, Axial air bearing turntables with optional container tilts, and Safebilt pneumatic column lifts. […]

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