Air Cargo Ball Decks: A Low-Profile Solution

The problem of how to move heavy cargo containers across the warehouse or loading dock floor has prompted an ongoing effort to develop more efficient and less cumbersome item of transfer equipment to use for the purpose. Ball bearings have been found to be very effective as a replacement for standard dollies and freight handling trucks. These can be slipped in underneath a large container, and from that point onward moving the container is simply a matter of pushing it on its gliders from place to place.

The Advantages Of Air Cargo Bearing Units

Air Cargo Ball Decks are built to withstand loads of up to 850 lbs. per unit. And each ball deck is of relatively small size and yet has considerable load-bearing capacity. This means that the warehouse crew can slip in as many air cargo units beneath the container as are needed.

The low-profile, compact design of ball decks makes it easier to store them for later usage and also to allow any number of units to be used to support and convey a large container. Together, a group of air cargo ball bearing decks can support a large container and its cargo weighing two tons or more. This allows for flexible cargo handling solutions that were not possible in previous times using standard moving equipment.

The Reliability Of Air Cargo Bearing Units

The basis for the reliability of these air cargo ball bearing decks comes down to their design and manufacture. Each one of these units has a zinc-nickel coating on the exterior plating, which allows for vastly increased anti-corrosion protection. Also, weep holes allow dirt and debris to escape and thereby prevent clogging of the surfaces.

Each ball bearing that is incorporated into the ball deck has a load capacity of around 100 lbs per bearing, and yet are hollow so as to reduce weight by around 30%. The internal structuring of each ball bearing allows this weight reduction without loss of load-bearing capacity. This weight reduction makes it easier for the warehouse or dock workers to handle each unit without excessive muscular stress involved.

In order to be used in angled mountings, special mounting clips can be added onto the basic cargo unit as needed. This and other innovations have produced a superior cargo glider that can be used in a variety of configurations and for lower cost than any comparable moving unit available on the market.