Uncategorized Archives - Airfloat
Airfloat parent company Align Productions Systems has partnered with Assembly Solutions Incorporated to better serve our customers in Kentucky and Southwest Ohio. Based in Northern Kentucky, Assembly Solutions is a provider of automation and assembly solutions. Their competencies include assembly, leak testing, joining and material handling. Click here to visit Assembly Solutions’ website.
The final Airfloat/Align e-newsletter for the year has launched. It features articles on the redesigned Airfloat Lift Glide, the new Align sales office in St. Louis, and more. Click here to access the newsletter.
A group of Mt. Zion High School students visited Airfloat/Align mid-November to learn about an international fusion reactor project, including the role Airfloat is playing in its development. The ITER reactor, currently under construction in Southern France, is funded by seven member countries and will produce 500 megawatts of output power when it becomes operational […]
Plan to visit Airfloat/Align Production Systems soon? Need driving directions, airport information or a place to stay or eat while in Decatur, IL? We’ve got you covered. Click here to download our Airfloat Visitors Guide.
A 30-year-old photo of Airfloat founder David Snoeyenbos recently appeared in the “history corner” the Decatur Herald & Review. The photo depicts Mr. Snoeyenbos floating a 1-ton concrete block on an air platform. As the caption notes, Airfloat equipment has been used by America’s space shuttle program, Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, defense contractors and […]
A new “featured video” has been added to Airfloat.com’s videos page. It depicts an air bearing turntable with multi-position lifts built for a top maker of commercial-duty transmissions. Each tilt can rotate 180° and tilt containers up to 30° in each direction, giving operators greater control of the parts replenishment process.
After months of hints and speculation, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk formally unveiled plans for “Hyperloop Alpha,” a high-speed elevated train that would use air pressure to shoot passenger and cargo pods through a pneumatic tube at speeds approaching 760 mph. Although he currently has no plans to actually build the Hyperloop, Musk envisions a day […]
Going shopping can be a taxing experience, but it becomes much easier when the stores come to you! This afternoon, Align was visited for a second time by the Festo Mobile Mechatronics Lab (MML). Their last visit was in August of 2012. The difference this time? New products and hot fresh pizza. While everyone […]
Recently, Airfloat has teamed up with 4 separate companies (Axial, SafeBuilt, Silvestrini, Tecbo) to form a partnership under the name “Align Production Sytems“. Through this partership, Airfloat and Align are able to offer a wide variety of products, including air-casters, turntables, work holding fixtures, lifts, and other material handling solutions. Align Production Systems is comprised […]
Is billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk planning to build an air-powered bullet train? The answer: a definite maybe. About a year ago, Musk announced plans to build what he called a “Hyperloop” between L.A. and San Francisco that would allow commuters to travel between the two cities in under 30 minutes. The average speed theoretically required […]