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Die-Cast &
Mold-Injecting

CASE STUDY

A customer needed a way to increase efficiency and safety while changing out their molds.

THE SITUATION

An Airfloat customer purchased additional mold presses for their operation to increase productivity. Previously, they were contracting labor to change these molds about three times a day. However, with the additional presses, this would more than double their time spent changing molds. The customer needed a material handling solution that would increase productivity, efficiency, and safety while saving labor costs, time and press/mold damage.

THE SOLUTION

Custom Designed
Airfloat designed and manufactured a 30,000 lb. capacity, single position, air caster equipped, powered mold transporter.
Specifications
The transporter is about 96” x 80”, and its no-load transport speed is 0-60 fpm. Carrying the maximum load, the required airflow is 180 SCFM at 80 PSI.
Remotely Controlled
The transporter allows mold changes to be safely and easily accomplished by one person via a remote pendant controller or by on-board controls.
“Mold changes that once took about an hour are now performed in less than 10 minutes, without the use of any forklifts and/or overhead cranes.”

The Result

The Airfloat mold changer has saved the company an extraordinary amount of time and money. Mold changes that once took about an hour are now performed in less than 10 minutes, without the use of any forklifts and/or overhead cranes. The mold changer also has reduced press and mold damage while creating repeatable precision performance.

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