Airfloat Air Bearing Skids
(or “air castors”) are a versatile pneumatic/air support device. The air skids
allow the safe, almost frictionless
movement of heavy loads and large equipment. Underneath the strong steel load support platform is a durable
and flexible urethane diaphragm that is inflated
using compressed air. This air inflates the diaphragm, passing through the many
small holes, which enables the load to float on a thin film of air.
The 600 mm single air skid
can support loads of up to 5,680 kg. Often these are supplied in a four piece
kit, to be located under the corners of the load platform. This will provide a
maximum capacity of 22,720 kg.