Air Pallet Systems

Move small heavy loads with precise omni-directional movements.

Air Pallet Systems are designed to allow one person to move heavy loads safely and efficiently. The aluminum extrusion pallets utilize the efficiency of the proven fluid film technology to float the load over the surface on a thin layer of air.

MANY MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS.

Air Pallets are perfect for moving heavy bulky loads such as paper rolls, steel drums or other concentrated loads in warehousing and manufacturing applications. Automatic flow control valves compensate for offset loads and irregularities in the operating surface.

Air Pallets

Air Pallets are also ideal for transporting load in clean room environments moving finished products to shipping and storage areas, precisely aligning machines over footings, moving modules, and rearranging entire production lines.

pallet

EASY MANEUVERABILITY AND PRECISE ALIGNMENT.

The film of air on which the Air Casters float provides omnidirectional movement capability that allows for exceptional maneuverability around sharp corners and within tight spaces. The low profile of the Air Pallet aluminum deck makes it easy to move loads in areas restricted by low ceiling and door heights.

SAFETY IS BUILT IN.

Air Pallet systems are safe for your operators to use. One pound of force exerted by the operator will move 1,000-lbs of load.

A BETTER WAY TO MOVE HEAVY LOADS.

Utilizing the Air Caster Principal, an air film is created when compressed air is pumped into the circular Air Caster diaphragm and center plenum chamber.

When the air pressure in the Air Caster exceeds the weight of the load, air slowly and evenly escapes between the flexible torus bag and the floor surface to create a thin, friction-less film of air .003 – .005 inches thick.

Air Pallets with four or more Air Casters, are designed to operate under loads with similar dimensions. Air Pallets are ideally suited for small concentrated loads weighing up to 28,000-lbs.

Model System
Capacity
(lbs)
Pallet
Surface
Area
(sq. ft.)
Effective
Lift
Height
(inches)
Required
Plant Air
Hookup
(NPT)
in inches
Rated
Operating
Pressure
(psi)
Required
Air
Volume
(scfm)
System
Net
Weight
(lbs)
4P8N5 2,000 2.0-5 3/8 5/8 25 42 55
4P8N10 2,000 5.1-10 3/8 5/8 25 42 85
4P8N15 2,000 10.1-15 3/8 5/8 25 42 115
4P12N10 8,000 4.0-10 3/4 3/4 25 84 85
4P12N15 8,000 10.1-15 3/4 3/4 25 84 115
4P12N20 8,000 15.1-20 3/4 3/4 25 84 145
4P12N25 8,000 20.1-25 3/4 3/4 25 84 175
6P12N30 12,000 25.1-30 3/4 3/4 25 126 210
6P12N35 12,000 30.1-35 3/4 3/4 25 126 240
6P12N40 12,000 35.1-40 3/4 3/4 25 126 270
6P12N45 12,000 41.1-45 3/4 3/4 25 126 300
4P15N10 14,000 7.0-10 7/8 3/4 25 98 90
4P15N15 14,000 10.1-15 7/8 3/4 25 98 120
4P15N20 14,000 15.1-20 7/8 3/4 25 98 150
4P15N25 14,000 20.1-25 7/8 3/4 25 98 180
6PN1530 21,000 25.1-30 7/8 3/4 25 147 215
6P15N35 21,000 30.1-35 7/8 3/4 25 147 255
6P15N40 21,000 35.1-40 7/8 3/4 25 147 275
6P15N45 21,000 40.1-45 7/8 3/4 25 147 305
4P21N15 28,000 13-15 1-1/8 3/4 25 112 130
4P21N20 28,000 15.1-20 1-1/8 3/4 25 112 160
4P21N25 28,000 21.1-25 1-1/8 3/4 25 112 190
Standard Equipment:

  • Air manifold on one end of pallet with ¾” NPT fittings.
  • Automatic flow control valves: automatically compensate for offset loads and irregularities in floor surface.
  • Pressure regulator
  • On/off valve for operator control

Options:
Inverted U-shaped steel handle made of 1-1/2″ tubing. Ball valve and pressure regulator mounted on U-shaped handle.

 

Additional Options:

  • Slide mounted Air Caster elements.
  • Spring loaded No-Load wheels.
  • No-Load swivel wheels.
  • Supplementary lift bags (to provide extra lift)
  • Roll Chocks-fixed (for reels and rolls).
  • Automatic Roll Chocks
  • Guide Wheels (to help the pallet track straight on long moves)