Air Caster Technology Makes Loads As Light As Air Terry Pitsch, Engineering Manager. How It Works. Captures air inside a bag (air caster) to lift and move objects, like a puck moves on an air hockey table. How It Works.
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Air Caster Technology Makes Loads As Light As Air
Terry Pitsch, Engineering Manager
(air caster) to lift and move
objects, like a puck moves
on an air hockey table
History of Fluid Film
“AeroGo Torus Style Bearing”
Prior to inflation, the load is solidly supported on landing pads
When air is applied to the Aero-Caster, the torus bag inflates, creating a seal against the floor surface and raising the load.
When the pressure within the chamber is sufficient to offset the load’s weight, air evenly escapes between the flexible torus bag and the floor. The load is literally floated on a thin, nearly frictionless cushion of air,
.003 to .005 inches (.08 to .13mm) thick.
Used in Combination
Used by Many Industries
Optimum: Smooth, flat and nonporous
* Don’t worry! It is possible to put a temporary overlay over ‘bad’
surfaces, so you can still use air casters to move heavy loads.
Recommended 2:1 or less.
Recommended 4:1 or less.
Prep and prime.
Smooth and seamless transitions.
Air bearings require a minimum load.
Air bearings require a rigid support structure..
Air bearings require a smooth transition.
Pressure and flow must change with the load.
Look for leaks, pressure drops, poor floors.