Move your equipment safely using air skids

Hover Transport Systems provides a wide range of air cushions for moving heavy equipment. These heavy load moving skates are driven by air, making them a safe and modern alternative to wheels and cranes. Using air skids is also much safer for employees surrounding heavy machinery. Read more about our skates for moving heavy objects and how to use them.

Using air caster skids to move large objects

Historically, there have been many ways to lift and move heavy objects. Wheels, cranes… these methods are still widely used today, but are not always the safest option. Especially when dealing with heavy machinery, air bearing movement like our air skids provide a safe, modern alternative. We have heavy load moving skates with an interlocking surface to secure the load capacity. Our systems use either neoprene to polyurethane air casters and we can provide modular or DIY systems – you’ll find everything you’re looking for in the Hover Transport Systems webshop*. 

Hover Transport Systems: the advantages

There are many benefits to using our air bags for moving heavy equipment. 

  • It’s efficient: the lift capacity of one single air skid can range from 100 to up to 40.000 kilograms. 
  • The friction is low, due to the compressed air in the skates. This allows you to move objects with just 1/1.000th of the usual force.
  • It’s safe: placing the heavy load moving skates underneath the objects is very easily done.
  • Our skates move like a hovercraft, which ensures there’s no vibration to damage any fragile machine parts.
  • Using the air skids also doesn’t cause any damage to your expensive floor because there is no point load like with wheels. The air lifting bags protect your floors from being damaged.

We’ll happily help you with a custom transport solution based on Air Caster technology.

Keeping your air caster skids in the best shape

At Hover Transport Systems, we highly appreciate our loyal customers. It’s important to us to provide you with the highest quality products and service. This is why, together with our Certified Service Partners, we provide local services to repair air skids and replace the necessary parts. We can repair all types of air castersfrom all manufacturers currently on the market. All you have to do is share the details of  the air skates for moving heavy objects that you have, and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Our core values

High quality products

Firstly, we prioritize maintaining a high quality standard for our products. We only use the most durable, high grade materials and process them on precision machinery. This way we are able to continuously deliver high quality products.

Economical production process

Producing, packing and shipping our products has become more economical. We’ve managed this by inventing a more automated and efficient production process to the traditional one.

Environmentally friendly

The environment matters to Hover Transport Solutions. Our unique design allows all the materials we use to be recycled. It also reduces transport weight on products and spare parts.

All compatible air skids

Last but not least, we prioritize producing all types of air bags for moving heavy equipment. This way our products are compatible with other manufacturers.

Find out more

Hover Transport Systems is a Dutch manufacturing company, based in Oirschot. We have many international partners to make sure we provide the best solutions for transporting heavy objects. Are you interested in our story? Find out more about our company! Or would you like to find out what we can do for you? Read more about applications or send us an email. We’ll be happy to help!

*Prices available upon request