Airfloat https://www.airfloat.com Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:05:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Airfloat featured in Mold Maintenance & Repair Magazine https://www.airfloat.com/airfloat-featured-in-mold-maintenance-repair-magazine/ https://www.airfloat.com/airfloat-featured-in-mold-maintenance-repair-magazine/#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:30:19 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2612

Align Production System’s Airfloat brand was featured in October’s issue of Mold Repair & Maintenance, a supplemental magazine that is published by Mold Making Technology. In the article, Airfloat was featured for their innovative Quick Mold-Change System, a product that allows a single operator to transport and change two molds, weighing up to 80,000 pounds.

Mold Making Technology highlighted how Airfloat’s air caster technology makes the Quick Mold-Change System an effective time saving alternative to using a forklift or overhead crane to change injection molds, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Due to the omni-directional capabilities of air casters, the Airfloat Quick Mold-Change system can reduce the time it takes for an operator to change a mold from one to two hours into a fifteen to twenty minute process.

To see our feature in Mold Maintenance & Repair Magazine click here.

To learn more about Airfloat’s Quick Mold-Change System click here.

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Automation Solutions for Injection Molding https://www.airfloat.com/automation-solutions-for-injection-molding/ https://www.airfloat.com/automation-solutions-for-injection-molding/#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:31:51 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2545 Airfloat Mold ChangerMake efficient use of your presses with an Airfloat Quick Mold-Change System. Change molds in less than 15 minutes while minimizing mold and press damage. Share one mold changer between multiple presses by utilizing the built-in Airfloat technology. Other benefits:

  • Increase up-time
  • Make smaller jobs more economical
  • Works with a range of press sizes
  • Safer and more efficient than overhead cranes or forklifts
  • Simple docking and easy operation

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Material Handling Catalog to Feature Airfloat Products https://www.airfloat.com/material-handling-catalog-to-feature-airfloat-products/ https://www.airfloat.com/material-handling-catalog-to-feature-airfloat-products/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:53:37 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2540 The Fall/Winter 2015 edition of the Specialized Mail Order (SMO) catalog has begun shipping to dealers around the country and will contain three new pages of products from Align Production Systems, parent company of Airfloat. The 500+ page catalog is similar to Grainger’s ubiquitous catalog, except it allows equipment dealers to buy directly from manufacturers like Align. Another difference: the SMO catalog focuses almost exclusively on material handling and storage equipment.

The Align products include several models of Airfloat air-film equipment, Safebilt pneumatic scissor lifts, and Axial heavy-duty turntables. The products also will appear in an online version of the SMO catalog.

“We’re excited to be featured in SMO’s newest equipment catalog,” says Gary Mollohan, marketing manager at Align. “Their network of 3,000 dealers sells approximately $30 billion a year in material handling equipment, and Align is eager to get a piece of this substantial pie.”

 

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Airfloat Partner Company to Exhibit at Asian Oil & Gas Expo https://www.airfloat.com/airfloat-partner-company-to-exhibit-at-asian-oil-gas-expo/ https://www.airfloat.com/airfloat-partner-company-to-exhibit-at-asian-oil-gas-expo/#respond Tue, 26 May 2015 15:05:12 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2534 show floorMyPetro Engineering, Airfloat’s partner company in Southeast Asia, will be an exhibitor at the 2015 Asian Oil & Gas Expo, which takes place June 2-4 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Held every other year, the expo is expected to attract 30,000 industry professionals from over 70 countries.

Among the 2,000 exhibitors will be MyPetro Engineering, a Selangor, Malaysia-based supplier and service provider to the oil and gas industries. MyPetro’s display is located in Hall 5, Booth 5204 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and features Airfloat equipment and videos, among other products.

If you are attending the show, please stop by to meet MyPetro’s management team and learn more about the range of products and services they offer.

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94% On-Time Delivery, Even for Custom Orders https://www.airfloat.com/94-on-time-delivery-even-for-custom-orders/ https://www.airfloat.com/94-on-time-delivery-even-for-custom-orders/#respond Tue, 12 May 2015 16:20:18 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2524 94 percent OTDAlign Production Systems, the maker of Airfloat and other equipment brands, is operating at 94% on-time delivery for 2015, including custom orders. In April, we fulfilled 100 orders with 99% on-time delivery. Kudos to everyone involved.

Need a material-handling solution? Place your order today — our shop is ramping up for a busy summer.

 

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Beam Me Up https://www.airfloat.com/beam-me-up/ https://www.airfloat.com/beam-me-up/#respond Mon, 11 May 2015 18:18:54 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2520 beamSpotted on Facebook: riggers float an enormous steel beam inside a sports arena on Airfloat air skids.

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Shipping Clerk Needed https://www.airfloat.com/shipping-clerk-needed/ https://www.airfloat.com/shipping-clerk-needed/#respond Mon, 04 May 2015 21:45:58 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2517 Airfloat parent company Align Production Systems is a Midwest-based company that manufactures standard and custom material-handling equipment and products utilizing advanced load-movement methods and air-film technology. Our product line includes, but is not limited to, air bearings, turntables, ergonomic equipment, and container handling equipment. Align Production Systems is a leader in supplying innovative material-handling solutions to a diverse range of industries including automotive, aerospace, heavy construction, heavy electrical, and various other heavy industries.

Job Description

As Shipping Clerk, you will be responsible for the clerical and physical tasks in connection with shipping goods. Also responsible for packaging and documentation of outbound shipments.

Job Duties

  • Processes shipment either online via the freight companies software (i.e. UPS Worldship, FEDEX, Conway) or makes arrangements verbally or via e-mail with freight companies.
  • Prepares shipping documentation; i.e. Labels, Bill of Lading, Packing Slip, Commercial Invoices, NAFTA forms if required, etc. for both U.S. and international locations.
  • Determines optimum method of shipment, utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and rates. Coordinates with customer for customer routed freight.
  • Packages goods for shipment by various methods such as placing in boxes, mounting on skids, shrink wrapping, or placing in crates.
  • Builds skids and crates used in shipping.
  • Ability to operate hand truck, fork truck, and overhead cranes for the loading of freight.
  • Pulling and/or assembling materials from inventory for shipment.
  • Responsible for providing freight quotes for the sales and estimating department.

Interested applicants should email their resume to careers@alignprod.com.

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Inventory Coordinator Needed https://www.airfloat.com/inventory-coordinator-needed/ https://www.airfloat.com/inventory-coordinator-needed/#respond Mon, 04 May 2015 21:42:08 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2513 Airfloat parent company Align Production Systems is a Midwest-based company that manufactures standard and custom material-handling equipment and products utilizing advanced load-movement methods and air-film technology. Our product line includes, but is not limited to, air bearings, turntables, ergonomic equipment, and container handling equipment. Align Production Systems is a leader in supplying innovative material-handling solutions to a diverse range of industries including automotive, aerospace, heavy construction, heavy electrical, and various other heavy industries.

Job Description

As Inventory Coordinator, you will be responsible for the clerical and physical tasks in connection with inventory and received goods. Also responsible for preparing kits of component parts needed for individual work orders.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for receiving incoming shipments from vendors.
  • Verifies the correctness of incoming shipments by comparing items and quantities against bills of lading, invoices, manifests, storage receipts, or other records.
  • Checks for damaged goods and insures that goods are appropriately identified for routing to departments.
  • Initiates for adjustments when incorrect or damaged materials are received.
  • Prepares and keeps records of goods received by initialing receipt date and quantity, manual check off of a Material list.
  • Processes RGA’s.
  • Routes materials to inventory or stages material for jobs on carts, in job boxes, or on identified pallets.
  • Lista boxes inventory.
  • Maintaining the accuracy of the inventory in the parts room.
  • Ensuring timely completion of job boxes for Align jobs.
  • Ensuring the adherence to all procedures in the ERP system related to inventory.
  • Adhere to and implement a comprehensive set of procedures to handle material issues, inventory sign-out, pick lists, and receiving (including raw materials).
  • Cycle counting process and physical inventory counts for accounting.
  • Organization of and improvements to the parts room.
  • Managing the consumables in the parts room.

Interested applicants should email their resume to careers@alignprod.com.

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Align Online Catalog Grows to 1,000+ Items https://www.airfloat.com/align-online-catalog-grows-to-1000-items/ https://www.airfloat.com/align-online-catalog-grows-to-1000-items/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:16:55 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2502 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.

In addition to being a catalog, the Align eStore is a warehouse for useful resources like operator’s manuals, sales drawings, white papers, and more. Align customers, foreign partners and independent sales representatives use it on a daily basis to shop, learn and request additional information.

Click here to visit the online catalog.

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Air-Bearing Turntable Endures 28-year Torture Test https://www.airfloat.com/air-bearing-turntable-endures-28-year-torture-test/ https://www.airfloat.com/air-bearing-turntable-endures-28-year-torture-test/#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:37:51 +0000 http://www.airfloat.com/?p=2489 heavy duty industrial turntable

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 into the blocks.

The turntable top “floats” by means of six 30-in.-diameter air bearings, located beneath the operating surface. When the air is turned on, a block may be rotated by hand or with a small hydraulic motor.

The turntable sits atop a hollow sled. The sled, in turn, rests on a pair of rails which prevent the sled, turntable or block from moving as the holes are drilled.

Install It and Forget It!

This is how operators describe air-bearing turntables like those built by Airfloat partner company Axial Industrial Turntables. They are designed and constructed for simple, dependable operation. Having few moving parts, the units are virtually maintenance-free. Once installed, you won’t have to worry – they will perform day after day, year after year, and, in some cases, decade after decade.

Many Uses

Air-bearing turntables are used in a wide variety of manufacturing operations including product assembly, assembly carousels, rotating tooling and fixturing in and out of assembly lines for quick line changes, in welding stations, for bank storage of parts, and in paint booths.

How It Works

When the air supply is turned on, the turntable’s internal air bearings inflate, causing the top section to separate from the base and “float” on a film of continuous-flowing air. Because operation is nearly frictionless, 10,000 lbs. of load weight can be rotated with about 10 lbs. of force. When the air is turned off, the air bearings deflate, and the upper half of the turntable settles on its rest bars to provide an inherently stable platform.

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