April 3, 2007
Nearly frictionless, horizontal omni-directional movement is provided by an Aero Pallet, says AeroGo, the manufacturer. With the ability to move and position loads from 1 to 14 tons, the pallet system replaces or assists forklifts, cranes and conveyors. The system uses four or more Aero-Casters (air bearing/air casters) beneath the deck. Once standard compressed 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 multi-directional horizontal maneuverability. The multi-directional movement of the load allows the operator to use minimal force, even in tight spaces, says the company.
AeroGo; 800-426-4757; www.aerogo.com