Airglide360 Hoist Track System

For some people, ceiling track hosits their way of getting from A to B. Transfers happen all the time in healthcare environment; from the bed to the bathroom, chair to wheelchair, and everything in between. Our aim was to create hoist track systems that could deliver comfort, ease, and flexibility to patients and carers alike. We wanted to create a hoist track that used technology and natural forces to provide the smoothest ceiling hoist transfer in the world.

And we did. This is the Airglide360 tracking system.

We worked alongside industry specialists to revolutionise the basic configurations of overhead hoist tracking, and the AirGlide360 uses magnetism to make transferring much smoother than even before. We’ve also simplified what were once considered complicated procedures (like moving from a X-Y system to a fixed track) making them totally cordless, buttonless, and effortless.

Rail Profile & Curves

We wanted our AirGlide360 ceiling hoist tracking to be as sleek and neat as possible. Traditional overhead hoist tracking can be bulky, unsubtle, and quite frankly a bit of an eyesore. The AirGlide360 changes that trend and can even be inset into the ceiling to look less clinical and obtrusive, it’s also a great way to make hoist tracking more infection control-friendly because it’s much more difficult for it to gather dust!

The AirGlide360 monorail hoist tracking is shaped a to allow optimal control when cornering, something that we know is an issue with older hoist tracks. It’s also much smoother, meaning that there’s less bumps and noise caused by the hoist track. We have a specially designed 120mm high profile rail that can span an incredible 6 metres in length, delivering a seamless transfer across any distance.

We paid particularly attention to our rail curves; any angle too acute would make for a jerky glide, and any big bends just seem bulky and awkward. With a radius of just 480mm, our curves are available in 15, 30, 45, 60, and 90 degrees as standard. We can even make custom curves if required.

Our rail is generally supplied in white, however if you’re looking for a different colour, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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X-Y Systems

Also called ‘H frames’, X-Y systems offer a larger ceiling track hoisting range within a room, enabling a person to be lifted almost anywhere within the four walls. This is achieved by installing two parallel tracks on each side of the room (this can be inset for a less clinical look), or even on opposite walls. A moving traverse rail then runs at 90° to the parallel rails, meaning the hoist unit can glide along the moving track (on the X-axis) and up and down the length of the room (on the Y-axis).

The heart of a X-Y system is the traverse trolley. These components allow the main rail to slide up and down the fixed parallel rails with ease. Our AirGlide360 traverse trolleys and ultra-engineered to be sturdy, rigid, and smooth for the best transfers every time.

AirGlide 360 Transit Coupling

Using a clever combination of magnets, special sensors, and cutting-edge technology, the AirGlide360 transit coupling is used in conjunction with X-Y systems to allow transfers from the moving traverse rail onto a fixed track system or vice versa. Simply pull the track into the right position, and the magnetic attraction between the moving rail and the fixed one will lock the ceiling hoist track in place. This will stay locked whilst you transfer between rails, and will unlock once it detects that you’ve moved through.

The transit coupling casing is compact, neat, and sleek, unlike old-style transit couplings.

Turntable

The AirGlide360 turntable is a smart, compact solution to switching between tracks going in different directions. Simply move the electric hoist on to the turntable, pause briefly whilst it rotates and puts you on the right path, and then moves on to the next track when ready. It’s honestly that easy.

The turntable has a default movement of 90°, however this can be altered on request for special situations.

Track Switch

The AirGlide360 track switch completely simplifies the old processes you’d have to go through to move between rails! Instead of needing to push buttons, pull cords, and control the entire process manually, our track switch has been streamlined to make it all so much easier. Simply pause for 2 seconds before moving on to the switch, and the ceiling hoist track will move automatically. This means that the caregiver can focus entirely on the patient instead of having to faff around with the track.

Curtain System

The age-old problem of curtain rails and hoist track systems has finally been put to bed. Our curtain system allows these two rails to co-exist in harmony, meaning that the individual can benefit from both mobility, and privacy. As you can see in the photos, we have simply left gaps in our AirGlide360 track to allow the curtains to be pulled through. This might seem a bit odd, but we’ve measured and engineered it perfectly to ensure that the twin trolley hoist unit will simply bridge the gaps with ease.

We can deliver on-site training once your hoisting system has been installed. A member of our team can take you through each and every component of the system so that you’re fully comfortable when using our products.

What to find out more about our AirGlide360 tracking?

Then check out our company profile on the RIBA Product Selector website where you can find some helpful downloads and further information about our innovative hoist tracking.

Downloads

Type Description Size Download Download Icon
pdf Portable Document Format (PDF) Airglide360 Brochure 3MB Download
pdf Portable Document Format (PDF) Airglide360 Track Switch User Manual 351KB Download
pdf Portable Document Format (PDF) Airglide360 Transit Coupling User Manual 320KB Download
pdf Portable Document Format (PDF) Airglide360 Transit Coupling INAG1025 Service Manual 1005KB Download
pdf Portable Document Format (PDF) Airglide360 Turntable User Manual 378KB Download
pdf Portable Document Format (PDF) Short User Guide for CTS Print Card on Airglide360 Devices 896KB Download
pdf Portable Document Format (PDF) The Specifier's Guide to Healthcare Environments e-book 3MB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Track Switch Left 183KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Track Switch Right 149KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Turntable 4-Way 185KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Transit Coupling 316KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Wallsupport 36KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 15 Degree Curve 63KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 30 Degree Curve 65KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 45 Degree Curve 64KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 60 Degree Curve 65KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 90 Degree Curve 63KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Parallel Wall Support 41KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Rail Profile 55x65mm 6 Metre 47KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Rail Profile 55x120mm 6 Metre 55KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 Traverse Trolley 174KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 U-Profile 2.5 Metres 44KB Download
zip Zipped Folder DWG Drawing - Airglide360 U-Profile 3 Metres 44KB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 4m x 3m Typical X-Y System Assembly 12MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 Track Switch - Left 4MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 Track Switch - Right 4MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 Transit Coupling 5MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 3 and 4 Way Turntable 5MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 Wall Support 4MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 15 Degree Curve 9MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 30 Degree Curve 9MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 45 Degree Curve 9MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 60 Degree Curve 9MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 90 Degree Curve 9MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 Parallel Wall Support 4MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 Track Profile - 55 x 65mm 5MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 Track Profile - 55 x 120mm 5MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 Traverse Trolley 3MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 2.5m U-Profile Section 3MB Download
zip Zipped Folder BIM Component - Airglide360 3m U-Profile Section 3MB Download