24 Mar HOW TO MOVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT ON AIR

 

benAirsledOften times Lean Manufacture Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Quality Assurance Managers ask themselves ,
“ Can I move my
10 tons heavy equipment or machinery while keeping the risk of damages or injuries to a minimum?” , “Can I avoid hiring an outside contractor or rigging company without having to pay $25,000 per week?”, “Can we do the heavy lifting and moving job ourselves?”.  The answer is YES. By using Airsled’s heavy equipment movers you can eliminate all your worries. Reduce cost and time required by traditional moving methods.

 

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF USING AN AIRSLED® CUSTOM SYSTEM TO MOVE HEAVY LOADS:

 

  • By only using top quality materials along with our exclusive technology, we are able to design and manufacture a custom system specifically for your application. You can move complex and difficult loads without spending a fortune. Airsled® systems floats heavy equipment on a cushion of air.
  • Traditional material handling equipment such as forklifts, hoists or cranes,  can cause severe damage to the load, to your crew and in worst cases even death. Forklifts are unwieldy and require maneuvering space. They require a trained operator and  in plants where you only have combustion powered forklifts it limits you in areas where fumes are not allowed. Forklifts frequently found in production or manufacturing areas can lift loads up to 5,000 pounds this limitation becomes a nightmare for plant engineers when they need to move much heavier equipment. You can use our systems in tight spaces where there is no access to forklifts or even walkie-stackers. Airsled’s heavy equipment movers, help you move your heavy loads in a much safer and efficient way. bruce
  • Our advance technology allows you to slide the “airbeams” under a clearance as low as 0.50 inches, 1.27 centimeters, 12.70 millimeters and still lift loads up to 20,000 pounds and even more This would almost be IMPOSSIBLE with other lifting mechanisms. The possibilities are truly remarkable.
  • Airsled’s® unique systems use low-air-pressure. This allows us to use a low-pressure blower which is why we are the only ones in the industry with the ability to build portable systems without increasing your budget. Unlike the expensive high air pressure lifting systems, Airsled’s® custom designs do not require an air supply line from a compressed vessel (air compressor) to lift and move your load. Some plants cannot afford to lose vital air pressure from their air supply lines, and in some cases they don’t have a compressed air line obligating you to hire an outside contractor.
  • Unlike wheel castors Airsled’s heavy equipment moversare friction-less. This means you can move your heavy loads in and out of tight spaces with easy maneuverability. Our “airbeams” can float over  bolts, nuts, screws, washers, or any other type fasteners and small tools typically found on production and manufacturing floors. It can also go over cracks  and crevices as wide as 1.00 inch (when you have concrete slabs separation).
  • Imagine moving the total weight of a load by using 1 % of force, for example, to move a 5,000 pound equipment you only need 50 pounds of force
    (5000lbs/100= 50lbs of force). Airsled® gives you the possibility of moving a load this heavy with only one person!!! You do not have to sacrifice your productivity anymore.
  •  Some floor surfaces have a limited load rating. This only leaves the option of using a chain hoist or crane, both these options are dangerous and expensive.  The custom designed airbeams reduces the weight of the load by using a simple-in-hindsight example of an automobile that weighs 3,000 pounds with a 100 sq. inches of tire surface in contact with the road, therefore (3,000/100 = 30 psi). 

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No matter how heavy and difficult your load is, give us a call to find out how Airsled® can help you with a load movement system at an affordable price.

 

09 Mar How to move heavy appliances without damaging the floor?

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The Airsled Appliance Mover is the tool of choice by the appliance installation, appliance repair, floor installers, builders, remodeling,
construction and many other industries. Airsled Appliance Mover makes it easier to deliver, install, service and move heavy appliances
of all shapes and sizes in a much safer way. Here are a few tips we have for you that will come in handy whenever you are handling
these cumbersome pieces of equipment over finished floors.

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Before you start using your Picture5Appliance Mover follow these easy steps:

  • Have a plan of action before you start the job.
  • Check the owner’s manual of the appliance to know the weight and dimensions of the appliance you are moving.
  • If you are installing new appliances, make sure you measure the doorways, hallways and staircases before you begin to
    move them.
  • Clean the floor and the bottom of your sleds, clear all debris.
  • Place the sleds in front of the appliance and gently slide them underneath. Make sure you spread them as wide as possible.
  • Turn the blower ON and watch the magic.
  • If you are repairing, servicing, or moving an appliance, first slowly glide it out just enough to reach back and disconnect
    any power lines, gas lines, water supply lines. 
  • Whether you are installing or moving an appliance, make sure you secure all the wires, cords, hoses to the back of the appliance
    with tape to keep them from dragging.
  • Follow the “user-friendly” instructions that comes with your Airsled Appliance Mover .

 

If you DO NOT have the user instructions, contact us and we will gladly provide them for you.

 

Moving heavy appliances has never been easier. If you don’t have an Picture5Appliance Mover yet, CLICK HERE to find the model
that fit your needs or give us a call and we will recommend one for you.

 

Don’t risk damaging your beautiful floor or scratching your expensive appliances, call us now and join the Picture5 movement TODAY!

 

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15 Jan Airsled, Inc. – SAM (System for Award Management) Registration

In an effort to provide Load Movement Solutions to all industries including government agencies, Airsled, Inc. is proud to announce the renewal of our SAM registration. SAM gives Airsled the ability to bid on any project that requires solving a load movement problem. Give us a call today and start enjoying the benefits of using a revolutionary load movement system proudly made in U.S.A.

What is SAM?

The System for Award Management (SAM) is combining federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. This consolidation is being done in phases. The first phase of SAM includes the functionality from the following systems:

* Central Contractor Registry (CCR)
* Federal Agency Registration (Fedreg)
* Online Representations and Certifications Application
* Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)

How will SAM benefit me?

The overarching benefits of SAM include streamlined and integrated processes, elimination of data redundancies, and reduced costs while providing improved capability.

To learn more about SAM: www.sam.gov

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04 May Airsled Inc.

Load Movement Solutions

We manufacture low air pressure load movement systems. We provide a solution for your EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) issues.

Airsled provides a safer way to move your loads without injuries and the high cost of motorized hand trucks or forklifts.

Facility managers take advantage of the ergonomic ways Airsled designs move heavy loads, low maintenance, less labor stress, reduce injuries, save money. Protect your sensitive equipment by moving it on air. Custom systems that are revolutionizing the way you move heavy machinery, laboratory equipment.

At Airsled, we specialize in solving many of the world's most complex and challenging load moving problems, while minimizing the risk of injury to your work force.

Unlike conventional methods such as cranes, conveyors, rollers or wheels, Airsled systems are faster and easier to use, and can maneuver through tighter spaces, saving time and money by eliminating the need to disassemble your load. Our low air pressure technology makes our systems portable, eliminating the need of a compressed vessel or air supply lines. And with the highest success rate in the industry, you can rest assured that your move will be safe and smooth.

When you need to move something heavy, awkward, or delicate, Airsled has a solution. Give us a call or contact us via email to get started on your load moving solution today.

Engineered designs for custom applications using the reliability, credibility and confidence of a product 100% American made.

Safe and reliable design that maintains product quality while reducing manufacturing costs by increasing production.

Move your load effortlessly in an omnidirectional way using an Airsled system.

Airsled is the worldwide leader in design, production and sales of portable, low-pressure air film technology and air bearing products. This technology has revolutionized heavy load handling, making tasks such as moving appliances and moving heavy machinery easier and safer than they have ever been before.

The secret is placing and keeping a micro-thin cushion of air under the load to then move it almost effortlessly. A heavy load can be moved by a force equal to just 1% of its weight. A small child can easily and safely move a 500 pound load around the room using just one finger.

The weight/force chart below illustrates how little force is needed to move heavy loads with Airsled air film technology.

Airsled Force/Weight Chart

Airsled is a global company with dealers and distributors in countries like United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Japan, and South Korea among others.

While Airsled's standard load moving equipment can accommodate almost any load up to 1,400 lbs., we are also uniquely positioned to offer efficient and effective solutions for load movement from 1,400 lbs., up to 20,000 lbs. Our custom systems are designed for lifting, moving and/or positioning heavy equipment and industrial machinery. No other company offers these types of custom load lifters featuring air bearing or air caster solutions.

If you have a load movement problem, Airsled has the solution so call us today Toll Free 800-247-7533 or via email airsled@airsled.com. Visit us at www.airsled.com for more information.

14 Mar Airsled is the Perfect Solution for Moving Large Appliances

Airsled loves providing load movement solutions for the flooring industry. Every office and home requires flooring and it is a huge industry in our country. Many Americans pay upwards of hundreds, and even thousands of dollars, for the perfect flooring in their homes or office. But how do flooring professionals protect themselves and their customers from damage to their expensive new floors? With Airsled systems!

One of the largest challenges is moving those big, beautiful appliances in the kitchen without damaging newly installed floors. Customers are not investing in flooring just to have to have it scratched up by an 800 lb refrigerator. Luckily, many companies around the country have figured out the safest, most efficient method of moving large loads around a house or business: an Airsled!

Airsled systems move appliances and other heavy loads on air. This not only protects the new floors and the appliances being moved, it prevents employee injuries. No business owner wants to worry about damage to a new installation or the customer’s property. Airsled lifts heavy appliances with ease to the delight of professionals and customers alike.

One of Airsled’s long term customers in Rock Springs, WY understands the importance of these systems; Airsled has helped his business become successful, and kept his employees safe. In January, 2014, Mark Hinson of the Paradise Flooring Company purchased one of our newer systems, the EMA10-39, which has a lift capacity of 1,100 lbs. Over the last decade, some high end appliances have become extremely heavy and difficult to move but the EMA10-39 is able to lift these appliances with ease, making moving and adjustments as simple as a small push. The Airsled system is able to glide the appliances on air across the newly installed flooring without any damage!

Hinson was so excited about ordering this newer product, he mentioned to our business director, “this may sound like a Subaru commercial, but I really love good tools, and I have a lot of them. Your tool is the best one I ever bought”. All jokes aside, Hinson is not alone in his love of the Airsled systems. The home improvement industry is one of many industries worldwide that utilize Airsled systems in situations where appliances or other heavy loads need to be moved from one location to another. Airsled solves many moving problems without damage to the load, the floor, or the technician. Airsled receives a great deal of positive feedback from customers, and Hinson’s quote is one that will be remembered.