Airfloat Air Skid systems allow for the safe, nearly frictionless movement of large loads or machinery. Air skids come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are durable, lightweight and built for years of trouble-free operation. Airfloat systems are designed to compete – on price and performance – with systems and solutions that are far less flexible, including heavy-duty casters and rollers.

Supported by air casters that float on a cushion of plant-supplied air, air skids:

  • Provide omnidirectional, nearly friction-free movement for maximum flexibility
  • Can be serviced without removing the load
  • Offer low floor loading for maximum safety
  • Move 10,000 lbs. of load weight with about 10 lbs. of force
  • Lower Drag Forces and Less Air Consumption

Despite what our competitors would have you believe, not all air skid systems are created equal. Airfloat utilizes a 100% urethane diaphragm material with superior wear resistance unlike the neoprene or urethane-coated fabrics used by other manufacturers. When pressurized the diaphragm will stretch uniformly and closely follow the contours of the floor, maintaining a consistent air film. This is evident with lower drag forces and less air consumption.

Read more about why Airfloat skid systems are superior to the competition.

Slide-Out Air Bearing Diaphragms
Airfloat air caster diaphragms are mounted onto slide-out steel trays. This allows the diaphragms to be removed for inspection or replacement without lifting, inverting or removing the load from the air skid.

Revolutionary New Controller
Our air skid controller has been completely re-imagined, allowing it to be carried by the operator during equipment moves or placed on the ground in an upright or horizontal position. An optional “deadman” safety pendant mounts to the controller handle, allowing the operator to energize/de-energize the entire system with the touch of a button.

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Airfloat air caster diaphragms are mounted onto slide-out steel trays. This allows the diaphragms to be removed for inspection or replacement without lifting, inverting or removing the load from the air skid. Our air skid controller has been completely re-imagined, allowing it to be carried by the operator during equipment moves or placed on the ground in an upright or horizontal position. An optional “deadman”

 

Air Skids in Action

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Moving 35,000 ton on air

35-Ton load floating
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Man moves 40,000 Pounds by hand

17 Inch Air Skid
Moving 40,000 lbs.

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Semi-Trailer Assembly
Using Air Skids

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