Transport of machines

We provide transport and precision placement of machinery, equipment and production lines using unique technology of air cushions. These transports are mainly in the premises of production halls or production areas.

How does this technology work?

Air cushions are placed under the load to be moved on the floor. Cushions are connected to a source of pressurised air. The air escapes between the cushion and the floor, forming a very thin layer or air film. This air film makes contact between the cushion and the floor negligible and the object "floats" with minimal friction.

What are the advantages over other transport techniques?

  • Air cushions allow positioning and seating of machines with an accuracy of up to 1 mm, movement in all horizontal directions, including rotation
  • They allow machines, entire production lines to be moved without dismantling, or even racks without emptying
  • High load capacity, in the order of hundreds of tonnes
  • A load of 1000 kg is moved with a force of 10 N
  • Because they exert a minimum specific pressure on the floor - max. 2-3 kg/cm², they do not cause damage to the floor. The cushions can therefore be used on floors with special coatings, for example polyurethane or epoxy-based
  • The required sliding force is 1 to 2 orders lower than transportation using rollers

What are the requirements for the use of air cushions?

  • Sufficient volume and flow of pressurized air. If possible, the customer's air distribution system is used as the source. If the air source is not available or has insufficient capacity, a compressor is used.
  • A quality floor, for which two parameters are decisive. Firstly, impermeability (for example, an epoxy floor is ideal; asphalt, on the other hand, is totally unsuitable). The second factor is the quality of the surface, such as flatness and smoothness. If the floor does not meet these requirements, we use sheet metal or plastic boards.
  • Cushions do not allow any steps, even the smallest ones, to be climbed.