When it comes to keeping your workstations running, Air Caster's industrial turntables, powered by air bearings, can be key to your operations.
Air Caster's time-saver industrial air bearing turntables
Our air bearings-equipped container-handling turntables are designed to keep a workstation supplied with full or empty containers (racks). The operator powers Air Caster's industrial turntables with an air valve actuator; this allows easy manual rotation of the turntable, eliminating the downtime of waiting for re-supply by a lift truck or other means.
Single container (rack) rotates are used for double-sided racks or to reduce reaching when unloading or loading parts from a large container.
Our 4-position Air Caster industrial turntables are available in side-by-side and side-to-end configurations.
Side by side—Used when the container is square and/or when operator needs to work out of two containers at the same time.
Side to end—Used when containers are rectangular and access to only one container at a time is needed. Side-to-end turntables can be specified as either left-hand or right-hand units. All units have 4,000-pound capacity per position.
We specialize in designing and building industrial turntables powered by air bearings. Our units are designed to meet specific requirements with respect to heavy load capacity, configuration, and how the load is rotated. Below are the general types of industrial custom turntables available from Air Caster.
Flush-floor, pit-mounted turntables
Turntables are installed into a pit in the floor to provide a top deck that is level with the floor. Pit design is included with this product design to assist in required floor modifications. Manual or powered rotation available.
This Air Caster turntable is normally designed for pit mounting. Top deck has rails spaced to match with customer flanged wheel dollies or vehicles. Units are typically supplied with rotation stops that give alignment of the turntable rails with rails mounted in the floor.
Crane bay turntables
Positioning an air bearing turntable between two crane bays allows a heavy load to be placed on one half of the turntable; the turntable can then be rotated to move the load into the adjacent crane bay. The crane in that bay can then remove the load. Operating in this manner, the turntable becomes a crane bay shuttle.
Hazardous area turntables
Air Caster's custom turntables are plant air operated with powered rotation normally provided by air motors. That means they can be operated in hazardous areas that would otherwise require costly explosion-proof, electrically powered components to prevent sparking. A paint booth is one example of where air bearing turntables can be very cost effective.
Robotic interface turntables
Air Caster's robotic turntables rotate parts' containers into and out of a robot load/unload position. These custom turntables are equipped with powered rotation and precision stops to give needed positioning with respect to the robot. Most controls are electrical and tied into the robot program.
For a custom industrial turntable quote, please contact us or fill out an online quote to outline your requirements.
Two-position turntable with tilt
Air Caster Corporation 2887 North Woodford Street, Decatur, Illinois 62526 Phone: (217) 877-1237 Fax: (217) 877-0773