Spherical Air Bearings
New Way Air Bearings® manufactures custom spherical air bearings ideal for use in aerospace and defense applications.These scalable components support a sphere on a thin layer of air, providing all the benefits of frictionless motion. These non-contact bearings provide for infinite resolution, nanometer error motions, high speed, high stiffness, zero wear, and smooth, silent operation without vibration. Further, no lubrication is required. New Way Porous Media TechnologyTM distributes air pressure uniformly across the entire bearing surface through millions of sub-micron sized holes, while simultaneously restricting and damping the air flow. A vacuum pre-load can also be added. The result is a whole new level of accuracy and control.
Designed for Aerospace and Defense applications, including: Zero-G Satellite Testing, Attitude Control Testing, Multi-Directional Control, Flight Simulators, Laser Deflection, Scanners, Polhode Effect Studies, Precision Spindles, and more.