Solving Air Bearing Modules are designed to handle a variety of heavy loads and items of machinery. Generally four air bearing modules are used to move large and heavy loads, but to ensure maximum stability, at least three air bearing modules (preferably four) are required. They should be placed under the load, as far apart from each as possible, and in such way as to divide the weight of the load evenly between them.
The modules are then connected to the control unit and the compressed air supply. Pressure regulators within the control unit are used to increase the air pressure in each module until the load is raised off the floor. A thin film of air is then formed under each module virtually eliminating friction and allowing a heavy load to be moved and positioned with ease and accuracy.
Air Bearing Modules (also known as air skates or air skids) are the perfect solution for rigging and moving complex and extreme loads such as machines.
The floor is part of the air film technology and certain floor qualities must apply to ensure efficient operation of the air film equipment. The ideal floor is well-trowelled, absolutely flat and has a papersmooth finish. Download our whitepaper below to learn all about floor requirements.
These are all different names for the same product, i.e. a rubber bellow which is filled with compressed air, inflated, lifts off the floor and a thin film of air is formed allowing the load to float practically friction-free. Read more about how the air bearing works here.