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Air Caster Skids

Move & Position

Easily move and position challenging loads on a film of air. Our Air Caster Skids offer 360° of safe, nearly friction-free movement. Air Skids come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are durable, lightweight, and built for years of trouble-free operation.
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Airfloat Air Skid systems allow for the safe, nearly frictionless movement of large loads or machinery. Air Skids are available in sets of 4 or 6, or as single skids to design your own configuration. Our Air Skids are built from premium materials that are durable, lightweight and built for years of trouble-free operation. Air Skids are designed to compete – on price and performance – with systems and solutions that are far less flexible, including heavy-duty casters and rollers.

4 Kit
6 Kit
Single Skid
Common Options
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
Length (in)
Length (mm)
Width (in)
Width (mm)
Height (in)
Height (mm)
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01012-4
AF01012-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
12,000
5,455
Length (in)
Length (mm)
13.25
337
Width (in)
Width (mm)
13.25
337
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
44
21
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.25
6
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01017-4
AF01017-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
25,000
11,364
Length (in)
Length (mm)
18.5
470
Width (in)
Width (mm)
18.25
464
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
64
30
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01020-4
AF01020-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
33,000
15,000
Length (in)
Length (mm)
21.5
546
Width (in)
Width (mm)
21.25
540
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
72
34
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01024-4
AF01024-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
50,000
22,727
Length (in)
Length (mm)
25.75
654
Width (in)
Width (mm)
25.25
641
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3.5
89
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
88
42
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01030-4
AF01030-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
85,000
38,636
Length (in)
Length (mm)
31.75
806
Width (in)
Width (mm)
31.5
800
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3.5
89
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
112
53
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1"
1"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01036-4
AF01036-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
125,000
56,818
Length (in)
Length (mm)
37.75
959
Width (in)
Width (mm)
37.5
953
Height (in)
Height (mm)
4
102
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
140
66
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1"
1"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.5
13
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01048-4
AF01048-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
210,000
95,455
Length (in)
Length (mm)
50
1270
Width (in)
Width (mm)
49.5
1257
Height (in)
Height (mm)
5
127
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
188
89
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1"
1"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.5
13
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
6 Kit
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
Length (in)
Length (mm)
Width (in)
Width (mm)
Height (in)
Height (mm)
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01048-6
AF01048-6
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
315,000
143,182
Length (in)
Length (mm)
50
1270
Width (in)
Width (mm)
49.5
1257
Height (in)
Height (mm)
5
127
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
282
133
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1-1/4"
1-1/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.5
13
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01012-6
AF01012-6
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
18,000
8,182
Length (in)
Length (mm)
13.25
337
Width (in)
Width (mm)
13.25
337
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
66
31
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.25
6
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01017-6
AF01017-6
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
37,500
17,045
Length (in)
Length (mm)
18.5
470
Width (in)
Width (mm)
18.25
464
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
96
45
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01020-6
AF01020-6
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
49,500
22,500
Length (in)
Length (mm)
21.5
546
Width (in)
Width (mm)
21.25
540
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
108
51
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1"
1"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01024-6
AF01024-6
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
75,000
34,091
Length (in)
Length (mm)
25.75
654
Width (in)
Width (mm)
25.25
641
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3.5
89
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
132
62
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1"
1"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01030-6
AF01030-6
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
127,500
57,955
Length (in)
Length (mm)
31.75
806
Width (in)
Width (mm)
31.5
800
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3.5
89
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
168
79
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1"
1"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01036-6
AF01036-6
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
187,500
85,227
Length (in)
Length (mm)
37.75
959
Width (in)
Width (mm)
37.5
953
Height (in)
Height (mm)
4
102
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
210
99
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1"
1"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.5
13
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Single Skid
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
Length (in)
Length (mm)
Width (in)
Width (mm)
Height (in)
Height (mm)
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01012A-1
AF01012A-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
3,000
1,364
Length (in)
Length (mm)
13.25
337
Width (in)
Width (mm)
13.25
337
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
11
5
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.25
6
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01017A-1
AF01017A-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
6,250
2,841
Length (in)
Length (mm)
18.5
470
Width (in)
Width (mm)
18.25
464
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
16
8
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01020A-1
AF01020A-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
8,250
3,750
Length (in)
Length (mm)
21.5
546
Width (in)
Width (mm)
21.25
540
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3
76
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
18
9
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01024-1
AF01024-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
12,500
5,682
Length (in)
Length (mm)
25.75
654
Width (in)
Width (mm)
25.25
641
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3.5
89
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
22
10
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
3/8"-16
3/8"-16
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01030-1
AF01030-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
21,250
9,659
Length (in)
Length (mm)
31.75
806
Width (in)
Width (mm)
31.5
800
Height (in)
Height (mm)
3.5
89
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
28
13
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
3/4"
3/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.375
10
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01036-1
AF01036-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
31,250
14,205
Length (in)
Length (mm)
37.75
959
Width (in)
Width (mm)
37.5
953
Height (in)
Height (mm)
4
102
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
35
17
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1-1/4"
1-1/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.5
13
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Model No.
Model No.
AF01048-1
AF01048-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
52,500
23,864
Length (in)
Length (mm)
50
1270
Width (in)
Width (mm)
49.5
1257
Height (in)
Height (mm)
5
127
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
47
22
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
80
0.56
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1-1/4"
1-1/4"
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
Mounting Hole Size (npt)
1/2"-13
1/2"-13
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
0.5
13
Skid Quantity
Skid Quantity
Common Options
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Description
Description
Model No.
Model No.
AF5016
AF5016
Description
Description
AIR SKID CONTROLLER / 3/4" INLET / 1/2" QD FTGS / 4 PORT
AIR SKID CONTROLLER / 3/4" INLET / 1/2" QD FTGS / 4 PORT
Model No.
Model No.
AF5017
AF5017
Description
Description
AIR SKID CONTROLLER / 3/4" INLET / 1/2" QD FTGS / 6 PORT
AIR SKID CONTROLLER / 3/4" INLET / 1/2" QD FTGS / 6 PORT
Model No.
Model No.
AF5018
AF5018
Description
Description
DEADMAN PENDANT / PILOT OPERATED VALVE / 3/4" NPT
DEADMAN PENDANT / PILOT OPERATED VALVE / 3/4" NPT
Model No.
Model No.
AF5019
AF5019
Description
Description
AIR SKID CONTROLLER WALL BRACKET
AIR SKID CONTROLLER WALL BRACKET
Model No.
Model No.
AF5104
AF5104
Description
Description
SINGLE HOSE ASSY / 1/2" QD PLUG / 3/8" QD SOCKET / 1/2" ID HOSE / 16 FT
SINGLE HOSE ASSY / 1/2" QD PLUG / 3/8" QD SOCKET / 1/2" ID HOSE / 16 FT
Model No.
Model No.
AF5105
AF5105
Description
Description
SINGLE HOSE ASSY / 1/2" QD PLUG / 3/8" QD SOCKET / 1/2" ID HOSE / 32 FT
SINGLE HOSE ASSY / 1/2" QD PLUG / 3/8" QD SOCKET / 1/2" ID HOSE / 32 FT
Model No.
Model No.
AF5106
AF5106
Description
Description
SINGLE HOSE ASSY / 1/2" QD PLUG / 3/4" QD SOCKET / 3/4" ID HOSE / 32 FT
SINGLE HOSE ASSY / 1/2" QD PLUG / 3/4" QD SOCKET / 3/4" ID HOSE / 32 FT
Model No.
Model No.
AF5107
AF5107
Description
Description
SINGLE HOSE ASSY / 1/2" QD PLUG / 3/4" QD SOCKET / 3/4" ID HOSE / 48 FT
SINGLE HOSE ASSY / 1/2" QD PLUG / 3/4" QD SOCKET / 3/4" ID HOSE / 48 FT

How it Works

Quality Materials
Our Air Casters only utilize a 100% urethane diaphragm design with superior wear resistance for moving loads effortlessly.
Slide-Out Casters
Air Caster Skids can be serviced without removing the load, using the slide-out steel trays design.
Controller Design
Our Air Caster Skid controller has been re-imagined, allowing it to be easily carried during operation and flexibility with six independent flow controls.
The Technology of Air

We exist to create material handling solutions for moving and positioning heavy and difficult to position loads with low friction, omnidirectional movement. The Air Caster is a pneumatic device that forms a lubricating film of air between the load and floor surface, similar in principle to a hovercraft or an air hockey table. We provide material handling products and solutions for heavy loads when frictionless, omnidirectional movement is critical.

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Frequent Questions
Will air casters work on my floor?

Many people believe a perfect floor, polished to a mirror finish, is required in order to use air caster technology. Most Airfloat equipment is designed to operate on machine-troweled concrete. However, the floor does need to be reasonably flat and level. Call 800-888-0018 today to speak with an application engineer to discuss if your floors are up to par for air caster technology to function efficiently.

What are the air requirements?

Most plant air systems and adequate pressure (usually over 80 psi) for air caster technology. However, make sure the airflow is strong enough for the equipment you’re looking into. The required air consumption for the efficient operation of air casters is 3 SCFM per foot of air bearing perimeter.

In what sizes are Airfloat air skids available?

Airfloat Air Skids range in size from 10 inches to 54 inches, with single-skid capacity from 500 pounds to 60,000 pounds per skid. Custom sizes are also available.

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