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Aluminum
Air Planks

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360° of safe, nearly friction-free movement in an easy to use plank configuration. Manufactured from extruded aluminum, these planks are durable, lightweight and built for years of trouble-free operation.
360° of safe, nearly friction-free movement in an easy to use plank configuration. Manufactured from extruded aluminum, these planks are durable, lightweight and built for years of trouble-free operation.
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Aluminum Air Planks

Air Plank systems allow for the safe, nearly frictionless movement of large loads or machinery. Aluminum Air Planks are available in capacities up to 75,000 lbs. per set of two planks, and are available in lengths up to 144 inches. Manufactured from extruded aluminum, these planks are durable, lightweight and built for years of trouble-free operation. Airfloat systems are designed to compete - on price and performance - with systems and solutions that are far less flexible, including heavy-duty casters and rollers.
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Aluminum Air Caster Planks
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2 Plank Kit
3 Plank Kit
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)
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF04112
AF04112
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
18,000
8,165
Length (in)
Length (mm)
144
3658
Width (in)
Width (mm)
18.25
464
Height (in)
Height (mm)
2.25
57
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
32.4
15.2
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
0.75
0.75
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
1/16"
2
Model No.
Model No.
AF04117
AF04117
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
37,500
17,010
Length (in)
Length (mm)
144
3658
Width (in)
Width (mm)
21
533
Height (in)
Height (mm)
2.25
57
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
48
22.6
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
0.75
0.75
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
5/16"
8
Model No.
Model No.
AF04120
AF04120
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
49,500
22,453
Length (in)
Length (mm)
144
3658
Width (in)
Width (mm)
24
610
Height (in)
Height (mm)
2.25
57
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
54
25.4
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
0.75
0.75
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
5/16"
8
Model No.
Model No.
AF04124
AF04124
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
75,000
34,019
Length (in)
Length (mm)
144
3658
Width (in)
Width (mm)
28
711
Height (in)
Height (mm)
2.25
57
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
66
31.0
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
0.75
0.75
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
11/16"
17
3 Plank 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)
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
Model No.
Model No.
AF04112
AF04112
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
27,000
12,247
Length (in)
Length (mm)
144
3658
Width (in)
Width (mm)
18.25
464
Height (in)
Height (mm)
2.25
57
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
32.4
15.2
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
0.75
0.75
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
1/16"
2
Model No.
Model No.
AF04117
AF04117
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
56,000
25,401
Length (in)
Length (mm)
144
3658
Width (in)
Width (mm)
21
533
Height (in)
Height (mm)
2.25
57
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
48
22.6
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
0.75
0.75
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
5/16"
8
Model No.
Model No.
AF04120
AF04120
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
74,000
33,566
Length (in)
Length (mm)
144
3658
Width (in)
Width (mm)
24
610
Height (in)
Height (mm)
2.25
57
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
54
25.4
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
0.75
0.75
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
5/16"
8
Model No.
Model No.
AF04124
AF04124
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
112,500
51,029
Length (in)
Length (mm)
144
3658
Width (in)
Width (mm)
28
711
Height (in)
Height (mm)
2.25
57
Average Flow (cfm)
Average Flow (l/s)
66
31.0
Pressure Req'd (psi)
Pressure Req'd (mpa)
Supply Line Size (in)
Supply Line Size (in)
0.75
0.75
Minimum Lift (in)
Minimum Lift (mm)
11/16"
17
Common Options
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Description
Description
Model No.
Model No.
AF04-DP
AF04-DP
Description
Description
Control Pendant - Handheld Deadman Pendant
Control Pendant - Handheld Deadman Pendant
Model No.
Model No.
AF04-SP
AF04-SP
Description
Description
Storage Pallet - Forkable pallet capable of holding up to 9 planks and 3 control units
Storage Pallet - Forkable pallet capable of holding up to 9 planks and 3 control units
Model No.
Model No.
AF04-RC
AF04-RC
Description
Description
Roll Chucks - Chucks added to the planks to help transport cylindrical objects
Roll Chucks - Chucks added to the planks to help transport cylindrical objects
Model No.
Model No.
AF04-LT
AF04-LT
Description
Description
Locating Tabs - Tabs welded in position per customer request to help locate a workpiece
Locating Tabs - Tabs welded in position per customer request to help locate a workpiece
Model No.
Model No.
AF04-LR
AF04-LR
Description
Description
Loading Ramps - Ramps added to the ends of the plank to help load wheeled vehicles
Loading Ramps - Ramps added to the ends of the plank to help load wheeled vehicles
Model No.
Model No.
AF04-RH
AF04-RH
Description
Description
Removable Handles - A removable handle to help move the load
Removable Handles - A removable handle to help move the load
Model No.
Model No.
AF04-SH
AF04-SH
Description
Description
Strap Handles - Top mounted handles to simplify transportation of a plank
Strap Handles - Top mounted handles to simplify transportation of a plank
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Features

Lightweight
Aluminum
We use extruded aluminum to construct our Air Planks, creating a product that’s lightweight and easy for 2 people to set up quickly or move from station to station. The Planks are easily stackable for storage or movement via forklift when on our optional cart.
Easy
Maintenance
Uh oh - the unthinkable has happened. The Air Caster under your Air Plank has ripped due to some debris on the floor. We’ve designed our Planks to be easy to repair with slide-out trays to replace the Air Caster without removing the load - leading to minimal downtime and a quick turnaround to get back to moving heavy loads.
Protect
Your Floors
There’s no need to worry about cutting concrete or other flooring conditions. The load is simply spread across the entire Air Planks and floated on a thin film of air throughout your facility. UHMW pads on the bottom of the planks protect your floors from scratches and scrapes when the Planks are deflated.

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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.

Related Resources

Learn more about Air Caster technology and how Airfloat works with our partners to develop solutions that save time and optimize budgets.
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Case Study

Bombardier uses Airfloat to Modernize their Commercial Jet Manufacturing Facility
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Case Study

Kentucky Trailer Uses Airfloat to Maximize Their Manufacturing Floor Space
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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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