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Break free from the limitations of your dollies and carts without a significant capital investment. Lower costs and enhance safety by meeting load movement challenges head-on with easily integrated Lift Glide Air Skids.
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Lift Glide Air Skids

Airfloat Lift Glides Air Skids are designed to be retrofitted to existing wheeled units, allowing you to utilize the existing equipment and switch to air caster technology when the load becomes too heavy to push. Compression springs keep the Lift Glide Air Skids retracted off the floor and when engaged, the air skid extends down to lift the wheels off the floor.

4 Set
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)
Stroke
Stroke
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF06012-4
AF06012-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
10,000
4,546
Length (in)
Length (mm)
15
391
Width (in)
Width (mm)
14.250
362
Height (in)
Height (mm)
6
146
Stroke
Stroke
3
73.0
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
44
21
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
70
483
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF06017-4
AF06017-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
18,000
8,182
Length (in)
Length (mm)
19
470
Width (in)
Width (mm)
18.250
464
Height (in)
Height (mm)
6
149
Stroke
Stroke
3
73.0
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
64
30
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
70
483
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF06020-4
AF06020-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
32,000
14,546
Length (in)
Length (mm)
22
546
Width (in)
Width (mm)
21.250
540
Height (in)
Height (mm)
6
152
Stroke
Stroke
3
73.0
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
72
34
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
70
483
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF06024-4
AF06024-4
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
48,000
21,818
Length (in)
Length (mm)
26
654
Width (in)
Width (mm)
25.250
641
Height (in)
Height (mm)
7
181
Stroke
Stroke
3
73.0
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
88
42
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
70
483
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Single Skid
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
Length (in)
Length (mm)
Width (in)
Width (mm)
Height (in)
Height (mm)
Stroke
Stroke
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF06012-1
AF06012-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
2,500
1,136
Length (in)
Length (mm)
15
391
Width (in)
Width (mm)
14.250
362
Height (in)
Height (mm)
6
146
Stroke
Stroke
3
73.0
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
11
5
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
70
483
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF06017-1
AF06017-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
4,500
2,046
Length (in)
Length (mm)
19
470
Width (in)
Width (mm)
18.250
464
Height (in)
Height (mm)
6
149
Stroke
Stroke
3
73.0
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
16
8
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
70
483
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF06020-1
AF06020-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
8,000
3,636
Length (in)
Length (mm)
22
546
Width (in)
Width (mm)
21.250
540
Height (in)
Height (mm)
6
152
Stroke
Stroke
3
73.0
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
18
9
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
70
483
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF06024-1
AF06024-1
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
12,000
5,455
Length (in)
Length (mm)
26
654
Width (in)
Width (mm)
25.250
641
Height (in)
Height (mm)
7
181
Stroke
Stroke
3
73.0
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
22
10
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
70
483
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
1/2"
1/2"
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Common Options
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Description
Description
Model No.
Model No.
AF5014
AF5014
Description
Description
Lift Glide Control Panel Box / Regulator / 1/2" NPT Air Inlet (Bottom) / 100Ft Bulk Hose
Lift Glide Control Panel Box / Regulator / 1/2" NPT Air Inlet (Bottom) / 100Ft Bulk Hose
Model No.
Model No.
AF5015
AF5015
Description
Description
Lift Glide Control Panel Box / Regulator / 1/2" NPT Air Inlet / Deadman (Bottom) / 100Ft Bulk Hose
Lift Glide Control Panel Box / Regulator / 1/2" NPT Air Inlet / Deadman (Bottom) / 100Ft Bulk Hose

How it Works

Floor Separation
Compression springs keep the lift-glide air skids retracted off the floor.
Wheel Lift
When the air spring is engaged, the air skid extends down to lift wheels off the floor.
Friction-Free
Air is turned on to the air casters to allow for near friction-free movement.
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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