Material handling system replaces or assists forklifts, cranes, and conveyors

January 9, 2007

The nearly frictionless, horizontal omnidirectional Aero-Pallet from AeroGo effectively replaces or assists forklifts, cranes, and conveyors and are suitable for moving heavy bulky loads in manufacturing and assembly applications; transporting in clean room environments; and moving finished products to shipping, storage, and testing areas.

The system requires no permanent floor fixtures and accommodates floating production line assemblies or components. The system uses four or more air bearing casters beneath its deck. Once standard compressed shop air is connected to the unit, loads are glided on a 0.005-in. cushion of air, eliminating operator strain and damage to the load or floor while providing multidirectional horizontal maneuverability, even in tight spaces.

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