Air Casters are also often called Air Cushions, Air Skates or even Air Bearings. They can be mounted permanently underneath specific equipment or tools or used as a modular air caster system.
Air casters are pneumatic elements that can be placed underneath an object or frame, allowing almost friction-free movement and positioning in all horizontal directions.
Aerofilm Systems produces the P-type, B-type and NC-type each with their specific advantages that are described below. Also below you will find that water casters are available which use water as their operating medium instead of air.
Both the P- and B-type of air casters can be supplied as water casters where the medium is changed from air into water. The principle remains the same. The medium consumption from water casters is generally 5% of the amount of air you would need.
Specific coatings and protection layers can be applied on request for harsh environments. Also different types of housings can be delivered to meet specific requirement e.g. the food or pharmaceutical industry.