Food Engineering

Pallet system

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

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