December 2012

2012 Year in Review

December 19, 2012

  2012 was one of the most eventful and prosperous years in Airfloat history. In addition to delivering several marquee projects, the company made great strides in the areas of branding and marketing. Here are just a few of the highlights: Projects Airfloat completed too many marquee projects in 2012 to mention here. A small […]

Airfloat Featured in December Machine Design

December 13, 2012

Airfloat is prominently featured in the December issue of Machine Design. The two-page spread profiles Airfloat in depth and depicts several standard and custom air-bearing applications. In addition to Airfloat, the issue profiles other market-leading companies like BEI Sensors, Fabco Air and Helical Products Company. “Airfloat is pleased to be included in Machine Design‘s Technology […]

Airfloat Equipment Featured in Wall Street Journal

December 5, 2012

Airfloat equipment was prominently featured this week in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. The article, entitled “In World of Big Stuff, U.S. Still Rules,” describes how heavy manufacturers like Caterpillar and Komatsu have not only survived but thrived during the recent economic downturn. Although the article doesn’t mention Airfloat by name, several pieces […]

Airfloat’s YouTube Channel Continues to Impress

November 30, 2012

Airfloat’s official YouTube channel ( continues to post strong numbers. In the month of November alone, the channel received 1,655 video views. This translated into 2,653 minutes (or 44.2 hours) spent watching Airfloat-related videos. That’s almost two entire days! In its five-year history, the Airfloat channel has grown to include over 70 public and private […]

New Video and Case Study Posted to

October 11, 2012

A new case study and video have been posted to the official Airfloat website. Both pertain to an air-bearing shuttle system developed for a North Carolina calibration laboratory. The system has allowed the lab to reduce CMM cycle times by 50-70%.Click here to read more.

New Turntable Video Added to Official Airfloat YouTube Channel

September 21, 2012

A new video has been added to the Official Airfloat YouTube Channel. The one-minute video depicts a custom air-bearing turntable in operation. The turntable will soon ship from Airfloat to a control-valve manufacturer in Massachusetts, where it will be used in an industrial paint booth.The small-but-mighty 48-in. turntable has a 10,000-lb. capacity and offers both […]

Airfloat Named ‘Made in Illinois’ Featured Manufacturer

September 6, 2012

Airfloat has been named the Made in Illinois Featured Manufacturer for the week ending September 8, 2012. Non-profit economic development organization IMEC created Made in Illinois to showcase the diversity of products made in the state and to celebrate the companies that manufacture them. Illinois, according to IMEC, is home to 20,000 manufacturers who employ nearly […]

New Video Added to Airfloat Website

August 27, 2012

A new video has been added to the official Airfloat website. Entitled “How Airfloat Technology Works,” the video is our second collaboration with St. Louis-based Fat Chimp Studios. (The first was the “Who We Are” video on the Airfloat homepage.) Clocking in at two-and-a-half minutes, the video uses live-action footage and 3D computer animation to […]

Festo’s Mobile Mechatronics Lab Rolls into Airfloat

August 14, 2012

We at Airfloat are accustomed to in-person visits from machine component makers and other vendors; however, they seldom arrive at our door with a semitrailer full of their latest and greatest wares. But that’s exactly what happened in mid-August, as Festo’s Mobile Mechatronics Lab (MML) paid us a visit. For more than 80 years, Festo […]

Airfloat’s Need for Speed

August 13, 2012

Airfloat has recently entered a new arena of high performance movement: automobile racing. Airfloat is the proud sponsor of the new number 5 car from Stoecker Team Racing. The Airfloat car is an E36 BMW M3. It boasts the infamous E46 3.2 liter M Power S54 engine that provides a base of 333 horsepower. This […]

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