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Dave F

#15097

Who Uses Air Sleds? | 9 July, 1998

There's a company out the that makes air sleds for moving equipment around. Air sleds are heavy duty plastic plastic bags with lots of little holes in the under-side. The bag is positioned under the equipment. A vacuum cleaner, hooked-up backwards, (so it's a vacuum uncleaner) is hooked up to the bag and fills it with air and lifts the equipment up. The air blowing from the holes in the underside creates a low friction surface and allows the equipment to be moved around and repositioned. Who has experience good or bad with these things? The company that makes these things that I'm aware of is: Airsled, 70A Aleph Dr., Newark, DE 19702 800.247.7533 fax 302.996.6468 Steve: Please breath deeply before responding to this. Thanks Dave F

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justin medernach

#15101

Re: Who Uses Air Sleds? | 10 July, 1998

| There's a company out the that makes air sleds for moving equipment around. Air sleds are heavy duty plastic plastic bags with lots of little holes in the under-side. The bag is positioned under the equipment. A vacuum cleaner, hooked-up backwards, (so it's a vacuum uncleaner) is hooked up to the bag and fills it with air and lifts the equipment up. The air blowing from the holes in the underside creates a low friction surface and allows the equipment to be moved around and repositioned. | Who has experience good or bad with these things? | The company that makes these things that I'm aware of is: Airsled, 70A Aleph Dr., Newark, DE 19702 800.247.7533 fax 302.996.6468 | Steve: Please breath deeply before responding to this. | Thanks | Dave F Dave, I have a buddy that works for Siemens. When he was over in Munich, he said they were using those things to move around these monstrous assemblies. The assemblies were over 20 tons. It was some kind of industrial robotics gizmo. Anyway, he said that just 2 guys were pushing this huge thing around. I would say, judging by that story, these things work pretty well. sorry it wasn't first hand. hope it helps a little. justin

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Mike Cox

#15099

Re: Who Uses Air Sleds? | 12 July, 1998

| There's a company out the that makes air sleds for moving equipment around. Air sleds are heavy duty plastic plastic bags with lots of little holes in the under-side. The bag is positioned under the equipment. A vacuum cleaner, hooked-up backwards, (so it's a vacuum uncleaner) is hooked up to the bag and fills it with air and lifts the equipment up. The air blowing from the holes in the underside creates a low friction surface and allows the equipment to be moved around and repositioned. | Who has experience good or bad with these things? | The company that makes these things that I'm aware of is: Airsled, 70A Aleph Dr., Newark, DE 19702 800.247.7533 fax 302.996.6468 | Steve: Please breath deeply before responding to this. | Thanks I have used a system that uses metal skids with a baffle mounted on the bottom that dispurses the (shop) air. We were able to move CPVI around with the greatest of ease. I have been out of work for a couple of weeks when I return I will email yuou the name of the company The equipment was also available at a local rental shop. The only catch is the floor must be smooth without cracks(cement seams). Mike

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Mike C

#15100

Aero Go | 15 July, 1998

Try Aero Go 1-800-426-4757 Ask for Jack Good Luck You might consider renting for a one time use Mike

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joe devaney

#15098

Re: Who Uses Air Sleds? | 16 July, 1998

Dave, We have a rigging company that uses what we call airbags, the same principle like and upside-down air hockey puck. We have moved Fuji machines, verticle carousels (fully loaded with parts), reflow ovens etc. and wouldn't move another machine without them. We have found these to be the best way to place a 14,000 lb machine within a 1/4 inch. I don't know the name of the manufacturer but you could try some of your local riggers. joe

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