AeroGo air casters from Kennards Lift & Shift are now available for hire.

Featuring a lifting capacity of up to 30 tonnes, AeroGo air casters allow heavy loads to be floated on a cushion of air during relocation safely and effortlessly as they are precisely guided into position by hand.

Conventional options for moving heavy equipment such as dollies, conveyors, cranes and continuous chain style rollers have load limitations along with labour requirement to manoeuvre the load and site safety considerations. This requires heavy equipment and machinery to be often disassembled, moved and then reassembled, a process that not only risks damage to equipment and loss of expensive components but also causes downtime and disruption to production schedules.

Each set of AeroGo air casters consists of four individual pads, which are inflated to 90psi by an operator who monitors a portable module with pressure gauges. Each caster is inflated separately to ensure even load distribution and floats approximately 2.5cm above the floor.

Being elevated on a cushion of air provides a wider load weight distribution, ensuring smooth and omni-directional movement. Making 90-degree turns and movement through acute angles is simple, effortless and efficient.

Offering excellent performance on smooth floor surfaces, AeroGo air casters can also be used to move heavy equipment on rough surfaces, uneven areas, concrete expansion joints as well as expensive marble foyers by placing inexpensive overlay material such as 1.0mm aluminium sheeting or vinyl flooring to create a smooth travel path.

Kennards Lift & Shift General Manager, Andrew Lambert explains that the air caster pads are suited to a broad range of industries including manufacturing and assembly applications, and transporting or moving finished products to shipping, storage and testing areas.

He adds that various hospitals and science laboratories have experienced the benefits of moving sensitive freight and highly calibrated equipment with the AeroGo air casters. Delivering versatility, cost efficiency, and time and labour saving advantages, AeroGo air casters from Kennards Lift & Shift are becoming the preferred method of moving heavy loads.

Kennards Lift & Shift operates equipment hire centres in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne (two outlets), Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville.