Typical applications of Solving Air Film Movers
The load to be transported is placed either directly on the Mover or on a load pallet, under which the Air Film Mover drives to collect the load. When in operation the Mover and load float on a thin film of air which provides virtually friction-free transportation and therefore causes no floor wear.
In most cases the Mover is controlled by a remote control unit, and only a single operator is required to move and supervise the movement of bulky loads.
When are Solving Air Film Movers a good choice?
Solving Air Film Movers are customized and therefore a good choice whenever critical customer requirements and specifications must be met. Air Film Movers are suited for indoor handling tasks over shorter distances, where high degrees of flexibility and manoeuvrability are important. The transport route can easily be changed at any time without modifications made to the building.
Solving Air Film Movers are a cost-effective solution for loads weighing 1000 tons or more, when compared to cranes for example. There are few alternative floor-based solutions that can offer the same capacities as Air Film Movers.
The low lifting height of the integral air bearings in combination with a low-profile Air Film Mover means that the total height of the handling equipment is very low. This makes Air Film Movers a good choice for bulky loads, such as large transformers, when the height of the handling system can be critical.
3 reasons why
Solving Air Film Movers are a flexible solution for handling loads weighing 1000 tons or more.
Low point load
The point load applied to the floor is low because the load is spread over a large area, and there is almost no friction and therefore almost no floor wear.
Solving Air Film Movers are omnidirectional and can be positioned with millimeter precision. There is no need for fixed installations in the building, and transport routes can easily be changed.