Integrated Embedded Air Bearings

April 10, 2020
Integrated Embedded Air Bearings for Optimum Productivity

Moving machinery to optimize floorspace, augment lean manufacturing, or position for optimum productivity is made easier by integrated, embedded air bearings.  

To make the integration even easier, an online toolkit for engineers is available at  A few simple questions delivers appropriate drawings to adapt a foot or wheel plate to the air bearing system.

There is now a portable rigging kit designed to create stunning visual effects and suitable for moving sets, props, seats wagons, scaffolds, machinery, equipment and components up to 34,000 lbs.  The compact kit accommodates heavy, awkward, and fragile loads up to 40’ long.  Loads are safely moved over nearly all flat surfaces with the use of compressed air and lightweight overlays. Satisfied customers have commented that ‘Rigging and setup are streamlined’ and ‘The system greatly reduces safety exposure.’  The kit includes four load modules, four color-coded air hoses, a flat supply hose and a control console, all of which fits in an included waterproof wheeled case.  

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    flat ( screw flat)

    Flat surface machined into the shank of a cutting tool for enhanced holding of the tool.

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    lean manufacturing

    Companywide culture of continuous improvement, waste reduction and minimal inventory as practiced by individuals in every aspect of the business.