The load capacity of air cushion transporters is almost limitless
The load capacity of the air cushion elements results from the product of their surface area and the operating pressure (F = A * p). Since the air cushions are charged at a pressure of up to 4 bar, an air cushion 1 metre in diameter, for instance, can carry a load of about 25 tons.
Air cushion running gears have a modular structure, i.e. any number of elements can be connected together. This means there is almost no limit on the load capacity.
The use of transport pallets allows any number of goods and products to be made mobile and conveyed, cycled or positioned by just one single pallet transporter.
In addition, the individual air cushion transporters can be combined into a group of 2, 3 4 or more units, enabling the load capacity to be easily increased and adapted to the particular load.
The general principle is that the heavier the load, the greater the cost-effectiveness of the air cushion system in comparison to conventional transport systems.
Alongside the high degree of mobility and flexibility, these benefits make air cushion systems a valuable means of transporting heavy goods.
Transport is smooth and free of vibration
Small dimensions of the transport vehicles (only slightly larger than the floor area of the load)
Easy manoeuvrability thanks to the air cushion principle, allowing optimum use to be made of the available production space
Low energy consumption because friction is almost completely eliminated
Distribution of the pressure over a relatively large area means stresses on the floors are less than with traditional means of transport
Simple operation, clean and ergonomic production facilities
Air cushion transport of large and heavy loads
Modular systems ensure almost unlimited load capacities