Internal Air Powered Drives

The movement on air casters can be compared to the movement on ice. It requires quite some force to overcome the initial inertia to start moving heavy objects. Once in motion, controlling and stopping them also requires a lot of power. The rule of thumb with air caster transportation is that above 4 tonnes of weight, we recommend having a few of people available to control the load safely, or you can make use of internal powered drives. The internal drives can be built into a system as an option.

They consist of an air motor with a connected drive wheel that is pushed against the floor by means of a lift cushion to create enough friction. In this way, you can control the air caster system in a safe and controlled way. The movement of these drives can be initiated by a remote-control unit, camera system or other means of automatic guiding.

Specific properties

  • Very ergonomically because no manpower needed
  • High reliability
  • Low maintenance
  • Heavy objects can be operated by one single person
  • Plug and play
  • The only exhaust gas is compressed air
  • Customisation possible to fully meet the requirements

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