Loading and unloading items onto a truck, plane, dock, or conveyor belt several times each day can be time-consuming, result in injuries, or cause delays. Pallets being loaded onto an cargo plane, for example, requires a ramp, a forklift or dolly, and bringing pallets to the back of the space and working toward the door. Air Caster Decks can cut that amount of time in half, eliminate going back and forth into the cargo hold, and move pallets without a forklift.
How Decks Work
Air caster decks can be installed right onto the floor, or be removable for versatility. Ball transfer units are built into the decks at various intervals to quickly move heavy items along the entire length of the space. Decks are designed to handle loads from 550 pounds to 850 pounds. Custom solutions can be devised for heavier weights if needed.
Once a pallet, box, bag, or any other container is placed on the deck, it can be quickly rolled as far back as it can go. The truck or cargo plane is loaded faster with no heavy lifting involved. The system also maximizes the cargo space because no room is needed to maneuver a dolly or lift. Tall or light boxes can be guided by an operator if there is a chance of them tipping over or being crushed.
Bearing products are also offered to handle weights that range from 120 pounds to 250 pounds. Air caster bearings and decks are all made in America. They are tested by an independent laboratory to ensure they are safe, stable, and of high-quality.
Flying saucer ball transfers have a lower profile than traditional casters. They provide omni-directional movements to be more flexible than casters. Tight corners, altering direction, and moving in place are no problem.
The time savings means more merchandise can be moved faster. Deliveries will be on time, and more deliveries can be made per day. It will also take less people and less equipment to load and unload anything. That lowers operating costs considerably.
The ease of movement will reduce workplace injuries. The reduction does not only apply to acute injuries. Chronic back pain, stress and pressure on feet and ankles, and issues from repetitive straining of muscles will decrease over time. Workers compensation costs will be lower, which will eventually lower premiums.