Movetech UK has provided Hatton Systems with new equipment that allows employees to move 2.5 tonnes of machinery around its workshop with just one hand.

Hatton Systems supplies equipment for testing new vehicles, including using rolling roads and cooling fans to test emissions and engine performance. The cooling fans, which are used to simulate air flow, weigh up to 2.5 tonnes each, and were previously difficult to move into position.

Movetech provided Hovair air skates so, instead of requiring two employees to heave the equipment into place, one person can easily glide, and lock the fan into position.

Hovair lightweight air skates use compressed air to virtually eliminate friction and have omni-directional capabilities, meaning that a load can be moved in any direction without the need for complex turning manoeuvres. Available in a variety of sizes and capacities, a set of four air skates can carry anything up to 240 tonnes, with higher capacities possible with larger sets.