November 11, 2019
Air Casters Move 11 1/2 Ton Air Compressors to Testing Station
A major compressor manufacturer moves 23,000 lb. screw compressors to and from test cells using innoAIRvation LM21GHD series Load Modules. Due to limited travel space, narrow door openings, these large compressors are easily maneuvered with as little as 40 to 45 pounds pushing force on a thin film of air by 2 to 3 people.
The customers objective: Essentially the system required no jacking or lifting, and instead utilized minimal manpower, while providing easy and multi-directional travel to negotiate the tight travel paths.
Solution: The compressors, stored on 2 ½ inch high spacer blocks, allow clearance to slide the Air Caster Load Modules beneath the compressor frame when deflated. Once inflated, the modules lift the compressor off the blocks allowing nearly frictionless movement, omni-directional travel, with minimal manpower to and from the test stands.
innoAIRvation manufactures production-based Air Caster system solutions for test cell customers around the world to move various products including electrical panels, switchgear, motor drives, transformers, compressors and many other products.