HOMEABOUTPRODUCTS SERVICES DISTRIBUTORSCUSTOMERSTESTIMONIALSCONTACTEMAIL US
HYDRAULIC WORKSHOP PRESSES
AUTOMOTIVE WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT
HYDRAULIC PUMPS
JACKS | HYDRAULIC JACKS
LIFTING EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS
LOAD SKATES, TROLLEYS & ROLLERS
AEROFILM AIR SKATES & AIR CASTERS
PRESTRESSING EQUIPMENT
JACK STANDS
TORQUE WRENCHES & PUMPS
OTHER PRODUCTS
BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
HYDRAULIC CYLINDER MANUFACTURE
HYDRAULIC RAMS MANUFACTURERS
STRAND LIFT SYSTEMS
PJM HYDRAULIC JACKS
PRESTRESSING JACKS
ORBIT ALUMINUM JACKS
WERNER WEITNER JACKS
POST TENSIONING JACKS
ONIONING JACKS
SWAGING JACKS
BARREL & WEDGE SWAGING JACKS
HYDRAULIC POWER PACKS
MONO STRAND PRESTRESSING JACKS
MULTI STRAND PRESTRESSING JACKS
PJM INDUSTRIAL
WAVOR TORQUE WRENCHES
WERNER WEITNER
PJM INDUSTRIAL HAND PUMPS
HYDRAULIC POWER PACKS
PJM INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP PRESSES
WERNER WEITNER WORKSHOP PRESSES
PJM INDUSTRIAL GROUT PUMPS
HANY GROUT PUMPS, MIXERS & AGITATORS
BOERKEY LOAD SKATES
GKS PERFECT LOAD SKATES
PJM INDUSTRIAL LOAD SKATES
OX MOTORIZED | RADIO REMOTE LOAD SKATES
PORTABLE STRAND FEEDERS
HYDRAULIC STRAND FEEDERS
LOW PROFILE TORQUE WRENCH
SQUARE DRIVE TORQUE WRENCH
TORQUE WRENCH PUMP
DIGITAL ELECTRIC TORQUE WRENCH - ANGLED
DIGITAL ELECTRIC TORQUE WRENCH - STRAIGHT
NOISELESS PNEUMATIC TORQUE WRENCH - ANGLED
NOISELESS PNEUMATIC TORQUE WRENCH - STRAIGHT
STANDARD PNEUMATIC TORQUE WRENCH - ANGLED
STANDARD PNEUMATIC TORQUE WRENCH - STRAIGHT
MANUAL FORCE MULTIPLIER
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION REPAIR STANDS
AUTOMOTIVE WORKSHOP PRESSES
OTHER WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT
FOR MOTORCYCLES
FOR MOTOR VEHICLES
FOR TRUCKS
HAND PUMPS
FOOT PUMPS
AIR HYDRAULIC PUMPS
ELECTRIC HYDRAULIC PUMPS
PETROL HYDRAULIC PUMPS
PRESTRESSING JACKS
GROUT PUMPS, MIXERS & AGITATORS
ONIONING JACKS
STAPLE GUNS
STRAND CUTTERS
STRAND FEEDERS
CONSUMABLES
MONO STRAND PRESTRESSING JACKS
MULTI STRAND PRESTRESSING JACKS
ONE SHOT CONSUMABLES
REUSABLE CONSUMABLES
HYDRAULIC JACK STANDS
MECHANICAL JACK STANDS
AEROFILM AIR SKATES
AEROFILM AIR CASTER SYSTEMS
Hydraulic Jacks, Hydraulic Jacking Equipment and Lifting Systems from PJM Industrial
+61 3 9553 5944
peter@pjmindustrial.com.au
0412 720 638
14-16 Roberna Street,
Moorabbin VIC 3189 Australia

Aerofilm Systems Air Caster Transportation Systems For Sale

Established in 1984, Aerofilm Systems B.V. has since become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of air-film technology equipment. Aerofilm Systems offers an enormously wide range of solutions in the transport of objects weighing up to well over 500,000 kilograms by means of air film transportation systems.

Australian Agent for Aerofilm Systems

PJM Industrial have been appointed the Australian Agent for Aerofilm Systems as of 2017.

Air Caster or Cushion Transportation Systems

Aerofilm Systems designs, develops and manufactures air casters and air caster transport systems or air cushion transport systems. This form of transportation is the ideal solution for moving light to very heavy objects in a safe, ergonomic and cost effective way. It is also ideal for moving sensitive and often expensive objects because air casters create no vibration during moving.

Air casters or air cushions are being used in all kinds of industries and applications worldwide. Both standard and custom made. The systems are typically used for internal movement of objects ranging from 100 kilograms to over 2.500 metric tons.

The air casters or air cushions contain a flexible rubber membrane that is fed by compressed air operating from 1 to 4 bar. A controlled leakage of the compressed air creates a thin air film between the floor and the air caster. The air caster can now float a few tenth of a millimetre above the floor with virtually no friction which makes it possible to move heavy loads and objects with relatively low force. It only requires 1 kilogram of pulling force to move a weight of 1,000 kilograms.

Main Benefits of Air Casters or Air Cushions

Aerofilm Systems Air Casters For SaleThe main benefits of of air caster transportation are:

  • Ergonomic; less effort required to move loads
  • The only exhaust gas is air
  • No floor damage and very low floor load
  • Suitable for very heavy loads
  • Virtually friction-free, easy movement
  • Low to no maintenance
  • Very accurate positioning
  • Vibration free movement
  • No expensive cranes or gantries needed
  • Compact, light and efficient design
  • Easy to store
  • Omni-directional movement
  • Applicable in ISO 5 class cleanrooms
  • No lubricants needed
  • No mechanical wear parts
  • No permanent installation needed in your facility

Air Caster Product Ranges & Solutions

For more information regarding a specific air caster solution, please click on a link below.

Floor & Compressed Air

In order to guarantee that the air casters function properly, there are just two requirements: an adequate air supply and a suitable floor.

Floor

The right kind of floor for air caster movement is characterised as being airtight, smooth and flat. An unsuitable floor can (temporarily) be improved to enable the air caster transport system to float. This can be done, for example, with metal or plastic sheets. Less suitable floors cause higher air use, friction and wear.

The ideal floor is mechanically power trowelled to a smooth, even finish. The surface can be impregnated with a suitable liquid to prevent dust, porosity and reduce wear. Any joints can be filled using a suitable silicone product.

If the floor is not level and you are handling heavy loads there is a risk that the object will drift. This can cause dangerous situations if you don’t take the right precautions.

When you have a reasonably level floor you can make use of internal or external power drives to control and brake the load. We would recommend using power drives on loads above 4 tonnes to be safe.

Below you can find an indication of the applicability of different types of floors where 1 is the optimum for air caster transportation and 10 is unacceptable.

FLOOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL RATING
GLASS 1
EPOXY FLOOR 1-2
GALVANIZED STEEL PLATE 1-2
HARDBOARD, PLASTIC, LINOLEUM
SPRAY PAINTED CHIPBOARD
1-2
CONCRETE FLOOR, IMPREGNATED 2
CONCRETE FLOOR, NOT TREATED 3-4
CONCRETE, MANUALLY TROWELLED 8-10
ASPHALT 10

Air

The basic principle of air caster transportation is that a thin air film is created between the air caster and the floor. To achieve this, you need to have sufficient air pressure and flow available at all times. The air needs to be dry and clean. Gauges have been mounted on almost all installations in order to control this supply.

Insufficient air supply results in higher friction, more wear and even failure to function.

Aerofilm Systems Air Caster Transportation Systems Product Catalogue

You can download the complete Aerofilm Systems Air Caster Transportation Systems product Catalogue here:

Aerofilm Systems Air Caster Transportation Systems Catalogue Aerofilm Systems Air Caster Transportation Systems Catalogue (2660 KB)

More Information re Aerofilm Systems Air Castors Transportation products?

If you require more information or have any questions regarding Aerofilm Systems Air Casters Transportation Systems, please feel free to  call us on (+61 3) 9553 4882 or 0412 720 638, send us an email at peter@pjmindustrial.com.au or use our Contact Form to submit an inquiry.

Search Our Site
PJM Industrial Hydraulic Jacking and Maintenance Equipment
PJM Industrial Hydraulic Torque Wrenches
PJM Industrial Load Skates
Boerkey GMBH - Major Supplier of Load Skates
GKS Perfect - Major Supplier of Hydraulic Jacking Equipment
OX Worldwide - Specialists in handling transport and lifting of all kinds of loads
Aerofilm Systems
Orbit Aluminium Jacks - Major Supplier of Hydraulic Aluminium Jacks
Werner Weitner GMBH - Major Supplier of Hydraulic Jacking Equipment. Click to download Werner Weitner Catalogue. Incl. Workshop Equipment, Tool Storing Systems and 700 BAR High Pressure Hydraulic products
Hany Grouting Systems. Click to download Hany Grouting Systems Catalogue.
QUALITY GUARANTEETERMS & CONDITIONSSITEMAPPRODUCT PDFSCONTACT USEMAIL US
Fast Track Industrial Resources. Distributors in the UAE
Ph: +9714 258 3603
Al Fahad Building, # 4, Office 146 Damascus Steet, Al Qusais Industrial Area 2, Dubai UAE
Hydraulic Jack & Hydraulic Jacking equipment supplier to Australia
© PJM Industrial (Australia)
+61 3 9553 5944 | 0412 720 638
14-16 Roberna Street, Moorabbin VIC 3189 Australia
Enerprom TD - Distributors in Russia
Enerprom TD
Tel: 7(3952) 255-770, 333-158, 255-769
28, Starokuzmikhinskaya str, Irkutsk, Russia, 664033, PO box 338