All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
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All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746 732-222-3553
asset recovery, rigging team with sling and interior demolition

Air Casters Provide Simple Rigging Solutions

Air Casters Provide Simple Rigging Solutions

Air caster rigging systems, also known as air skates, use a continuously flowing thin layer of air to float heavy loads across smooth surfaces, similar to the operation of a hovercraft.  Unlike wheels, air casters are omni-directional and nearly frictionless, and just one to five pounds of force is required to move 1,000 lbs. of load.  This allows one person or a small crew to move thousands of pounds with minimal effort, complete control, and no floor damage.  Standard air caster rigging systems can handle loads weighing up to 100 tons.

R. Baker & Son frequently uses air casters for rigging large equipment where smooth, non-porous floors are present, such as in plant relocation projects.  Several low-profile modules are placed at strategic support points beneath a load to evenly distribute the weight.  Compressed air lifts the load and allows easy movement and precise positioning, even in confined spaces.  If floors are not completely smooth (cracks or expansion joints, etc.) or loads are being moved over transitional areas, overlay materials can be used to create an even surface. 

About R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services is the premier specialized contractor in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) has been in business since 1935, has over 100 employees, an exemplary safety record (We have been directly involved in four (4) sites that received VPP OSHA Safety Awards) and is financially strong (bonding capabilities over $10 Million).  Capabilities include industrial and commercial demolition, rigging, machinery & plant moving, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and equipment relocation, interior demolition, wrecking, selective demolition, demolition contractors in NJ and warehousing.

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