Their use is also often significantly cheaper than using a crane or forklift. The advantage is the minimal pressure the cushions exert on the floor, so they can be used on the latest epoxy floors where, unlike, for example, wheeled trucks, they cause no damage to the floor.
One solution using air cushions (or water cushions, which use water as the driving medium) is compact turntables (height from 25 mm) used in production or various tests.
Ball tables and platforms
By combining ball tables or pulley rails with air cushions, we produce special handling equipment.
Ball tables and load shifting platforms use surfaces fitted with ball units. These allow the load to be manipulated in all horizontal directions. They are widely used in the glass industry, in logistics for container handling, as stand-alone ball tables for assembly and process operations or as components of a roller conveyor where they allow lateral load transfer (serving, for example, as a right-angle transfer station).