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Why use AeroGo® Aero-Casters®?   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Twice the lift height competitively; this makes most floors usable compared to the floor perfection needed by other manufacturers. Older design air bearings can ground out on undulations greater than + or- an eighth of an inch in any 10' circle while the Boeing-invented AeroCaster can tolerate floor waviness that far exceeds the typical + or- 1/4" in 10' contractor spec.
  • Twice the capacity for a given diameter.  Smaller footprints at  greater loads.
  • Ease of effort; 2 lbs. of push or pull for each 1,000 lbs. of load.  Your workers can move very heavy loads without stress.
  • Omni-directional; complex move paths are a snap.
  • Won't damage floors; floor loads are normally reduced to less than 25 psi at your load flies over the floor at a height of .002 inches (the thickness of one piece of paper).
  • Faster; no re-jacking needed to make turns, easy to align the load into exact position.
  • Vibration-free movement of sensitive loads.

     Imagine a bagel after you've stepped on it. That's the shape of a Boeing invented, deflated air bearing.  Imagine the flattened bagel is stuck to a square plate whose length and width are the same as the diameter of the bagel (now to be called the "torus"). Go one more step in your mind: 

  • The torus is a collapsed inflatable ring usually made of neoprene, nylon and urethane.  Compressed air is injected through the square plate, most of which goes into the hole of the bagel, (pardon me, the "torus"), some of which inflates the ring, causing it to stroke down, momentarily contacting the floor.  The inflated ring seals off against the floor, initially acting like a pressurized gasket.  As the pressure increases, the torus becomes a piston, lifting the load a short distance.  When the input pressure times the area of the torus equals the load above it, (Pressure X Area = Force), air leaks between the fabric and the floor, and the load is now separated from the floor by this thin layer of air.  The only friction is the rubbing of air molecules on each other, very, very small.
  •  These air bearings are usually used in groups of four, for stability reasons as well as being able to adjust input air pressures at each corner for the actual loads carried.

Loads ranging from 1,000 pounds to thousands of tons are routinely moved with AeroCasters™.