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STANDARD CIRCULAR AIR PADS
General directions for use
USE

· At least 3 air pads are required to support a handling platform. The pads shall be screwed below the frame and should be evenly spaced, accounting also for center of gravity possibly not in the middle.
· Compressed air pipe should be sized in order to limit pressure losses. A pressure regulator is not necessarily required: compressed air may be directly supplied from existing circuits.
· The number of orifices 4 (see front) is defined for each supply as a function of actual conditions of use. See instruction sheets in case of change or ask for our assistance.
· Prior to any order check the available compressed air flow in your supply system.
· Suspension 2 (see front) allows the placement of numerous air pads under a single load, and consequently the handling of huge or loose loads, and the reduction of the pressure onto the floor, making it possible to stand on damaged floors.

FLOOR TOLERANCES

Control rule

L : control rule length
d : max.allowable departure from flatness

Max gap

· Floor conditions (porosity, roughness, flatness, slope) should be closer to recommended values when supported loads are close to nominal capacity.
· Floor should be air tight on the used surface: joints should be properly filled.
· Floor should be smooth as much as a flattened, smoothed and coated concrete with grain not visible.
· Many industrial floors are suitable:
- tiles with smoothed joints
- vibrated concrete with quartz or iron powder filler
- various cement mortars, smoothed or glazed
- concrete with epoxy paint.
· A temporary or local solution consists in laying down onto the floor a suitable cover (metal sheet, galvanized steel tape, oilcloth, etc.).
· The curve in the figure gives the allowed departure from flatness as a function of rule length.
· Floor slope should be as low as possible.

Note: please ask for support in case of doubt. We may inspect and repair existing floors.

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