Air Plank Systems

With our Air Plank Systems, one person can easily move thousands of pounds.

Air planks are designed to be used with loads having a fixed width. Each is equipped with two or more air casters and each air plank system may have two or more planks.

Air plank systems utilize the efficiency of fluid film technology to actually float heavy loads on a near friction-less film of air. With our Air plank systems, one person can easily move thousands of pounds.

Air plank systems combine simplicity of operation with extreme versatility. Load movement is easy, exceptionally smooth, omni-directional and can be performed anywhere in the work environment where there is an adequate floor surface. I.E.: (Sealed, hand or machined trawled concrete or equal).

Air planks distribute the load weight over a greater surface than with rollers or wheels, spreading any stress evenly on the floor. This eliminates damage to the floor and the need for expensive tracks, reinforced floors and building structures.

Air casters are more cost effective than traditional load movement methods. Your own personnel can quickly learn to utilize the system. And, since there are no moving parts, maintenance costs stay low.

Air planks are specifically designed for applications where the load is long and narrow. They also excel in intermittent flow assembly lines and other station to station applications, and in situations where access is limited to only one side of a load. Air Planks can make it easy to transport and position heavy equipment such as heavy machinery, machine tools, medical equipment, mainframe computers and other sensitive electronic equipment.

Air plank systems are ideally suited for progressive assembly operations.
Schematic

Air Planks – System Standard Components

Each system consists of two or more air planks each having 2 or 3 air casters mounted to a high-strength aluminum extrusion. Each plank includes a 1-1/2″ square box-tube manifold on one mounted flush with the top surface. Inside each box tube manifold are flow control valves to automatically compensate for offset loads. Also included is one 10′ interconnect hose with quick connect fittings, one pressure regulator with gauge, and one on/off ball valve.

Model System
Capacity
(lbs)
Plank
Length
(inches)
Plank
Width
(inches)
Effective
Lift
Height
(inches)
Required
Plant Air
Hookup
(NPT)
in inches
Rated
Operating
Pressure
(psi)
Required
Air
Volume
(scfm)
System
Net
Weight
(lbs)
2AP21272 8,000 25-72 12-1/2 3/4 3/4 25 84 105
2AP21296 8,000 73-96 12-1/2 3/4 3/4 25 84 130
2AP212120 8,000 97-120 12-1/2 3/4 3/4 25 84 155
2AP212144 8,000 121-144 12-1/2 3/4 3/4 25 84 180
2AP21572 14,000 31-72 15-1/2 7/8 3/4 25 98 125
2AP21596 14,000 73-96 15-1/2 7/8 3/4 25 98 155
2AP215120 14,000 97-120 15-1/2 7/8 3/4 25 98 185
2AP215144 14,000 121-144 15-1/2 7/8 3/4 25 98 220
2AP22172 28,000 43-72 21-1/2 1-1/8 3/4 25 112 165
2AP22196 28,000 73-96 21-1/2 1-1/8 3/4 25 112 210
2AP221120 28,000 97-120 21-1/2 1-1/8 3/4 25 112 250
2AP22144 28,000 121-144 21-1/2 1-1/8 3/4 25 112 295
2AP22772 48,000 55-72 27-1/2 1 1 25 126 205
2AP22796 48,000 73-96 27-1/2 1 1 25 126 260
2AP227120 48,000 97-120 27-1/2 1 1 25 126 315
2AP227144 48,000 121-144 27-1/2 1 1 25 126 370

1.Load must be positioned so individual bearing capacities are not exceeded.

2. Recommended supply pressure: 25 psi above rated operating pressure at maximum load. Required floor surface: smooth trawled and sealed concrete or equivalent.

3. Recommended for air supply hose lengths up to fifty (50) feet, consult sales engineer for longer lengths.