floating transportation system, Air bearing, Air floater,Material handling
Many problems are faced in industries such as decrease in efficiency of machine, transportation of product or machine and also replacement and assembling of heavy machine. Now-a-days industrial crane, pellet jack, conveyor belt is used for transportation or material handling. But it has very high cost and it is also hazardous to operator. For this purpose this type of system is created that is easy to transport, low cost, not more required force, nearly friction free. We are developed air floating transportation system. This system transports heavy machine (5000 kg to 6000 kg weight) and by giving little force (2N). In this pressurized air which is passed by compressor in air bearing. Air bearing is made out of neoprene rubber. And frame of air floater is made out mild steel and used tube structure. So that gravitational load and compressive load is easy to resist. In this system heavy load is floating with air floater so that material handling or transportation stays very easy. With the help of this technology, in future air compressed vehicle may be possible like hover bike and hover car.