Air Casters are also often called Air Cushions, Air Skates or even Air Bearings. Air Casters can be mounted permanently underneath specific equipment or tools or used as a modular air caster system. Air Casters are pneumatic elements that can be placed underneath an object or frame, allowing almost friction-free movement and positioning in all horizontal directions. That means that Air Casters are ideal for moving heavy objects. Air Caster corporation Aerofilm Systems produces the A-type Air Caster, B-type Air Caster and NC-type Air Caster: each with their specific advantages that are described below. Also below you will find that water casters are available which use water as their operating medium instead of air.
Both the A- and B-type of Air Casters can be supplied as Water Casters where the medium is changed from air into water. The principle of the efficient transport system remains the same. The medium consumption from Water Casters is generally 5% of the amount of air you would need.
Specials for Water - and Air Casters
Specific coatings and protection layers can be applied on the Water - and Air Casters for harsh environments. Also different types of housings, for example stainless steel, can be delivered to meet specific requirement e.g. the food or pharmaceutical industry.
- Air Casters are ideal for moving heavy objects.
- The Air Caster system is an efficient transport system.
- Extremely low friction compared to other types of transport.
- In some applications it is more efficient to use water as a medium to operate Air Casters instead of compressed air.