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.
the capacity for a given diameter. Smaller footprints at
- 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
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:
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.
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.
from 1,000 pounds to thousands of tons are routinely moved with AeroCasters™.