End-Supported Air Slides

 

End-Supported Air Slides

A Linear Slide Bearing that Combines Impressive Flexibility with Unmatched Precision

New Way® Air Bearings End-Supported Air Slides provide a precise, integrated linear motion solution that’s ready-fit for installation. These linear slides are designed specifically for situations where continuous support is impossible or impractical.

Constructed from strong, lightweight aluminum, the simple linear slide assemblies are engineered to minimize guide bar sag and provide both straightness of motion and dynamic response. The result is incredible reliability combined with linear resolution often an order-of-magnitude better than conventional rolling-element bearings.

  • LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINUM
  • MULTIPLE LENGTHS
  • IDEAL FOR CONFINED SPACES
  • RUGGED CONSTRUCTION
  • MINIMAL SAG
  • PRECISION MOTION

Applications

New Way’s End-Supported Air Slides have many uses in applications that require precision motion in highly constrained environments. Take a look at these examples to see how our End-Supported Air Slides can enhance your process.

Semiconductors
  • Ideal for use in constrained manufacturing environments such as semiconductor plants
  • No lubricants or outgassing concerns make it an easy choice for cleanroom environments
Automobiles
  • Varying length options for larger applications required in auto manufacturing
  • Rugged design handles tough environments, and porous graphite substrate is not affected by contaminants.
Material Handling
  • Micron-scale accuracy even over many inches delivers powerful handling and sorting solutions
  • Simple, ready-fit setup makes integration fast and seamless.
Inspection Metrology
  • Light-weight guide bar allows for fixing the stage whilemoving the guide bar along the vertical axis for better accuracy with part indication.
  • Custom Guide bars can be hollowed out for lighter weight configurations or for cable management applications
Precision Machine Tool
  • Guide bar can be fixed and used as a gantry for accurate linear motion
  • Self centering porous media bearings provide better offset moment loading

End-Supported Air Slides Product Line

End-Supported Air Slides are available in a wide range of standard sizes and lengths to get you the right specifications for your specific application. Don’t see your size here? Contact us to discuss custom options.


S40-01200-125508S40-01200-125508 - 8" Slide for 3x5" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
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S40-01200-125508S40-01200-125508 - 8" Slide for 3x5" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-01200-125305S40-01200-125305 - 8" Slide for 3x5" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
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S40-01200-125305S40-01200-125305 - 8" Slide for 3x5" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-03125-050432S40-03125-050432 - 5" Slide for 2x2" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
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S40-03125-050432S40-03125-050432 - 5" Slide for 2x2" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-03125-050229S40-03125-050229 - 5" Slide for 2x2" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
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S40-03125-050229S40-03125-050229 - 5" Slide for 2x2" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-03100-100406S40-03100-100406 - 4" Slide for 4x4" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
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S40-03100-100406S40-03100-100406 - 4" Slide for 4x4" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-03100-100203S40-03100-100203 - 4" Slide for 4x4" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
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S40-03100-100203S40-03100-100203 - 4" Slide for 4x4" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-03075-038381S40-03075-038381 - 3" Slide for 1.5x1.5" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
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S40-03075-038381S40-03075-038381 - 3" Slide for 1.5x1.5" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-03075-038178S40-03075-038178 - 3" Slide for 1.5x1.5" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
Product image of New Way Air Bearings End-Supporter Linear Slide
S40-03075-038178S40-03075-038178 - 3" Slide for 1.5x1.5" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-03050-025356S40-03050-025356 - 2" Slide for 1x1" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
Product image of New Way Air Bearings End-Supporter Linear Slide
S40-03050-025356S40-03050-025356 - 2" Slide for 1x1" Guidebar – 12" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

S40-03050-025152S40-03050-025152 - 2" Slide for 1x1" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides
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S40-03050-025152S40-03050-025152 - 2" Slide for 1x1" Guidebar – 4" Travel End-Supported Air Slides

Units: US METRIC

Comparision Table

Part # Flow Maximum Load (Z) "Top Load" Maximum Load (Y) "Side Load" Stiffness "Y" Stiffness "Z" Input Pressure Accuracy “X” Accuracy “Y”
S40-01200-125508S40-01200-125508
25.4 SCFH12 NLPM 311.23 lbs1384.4 N 266.24 lbs1184.3 N 2,662,491 lb/in466,273.5 N/mm 3,112,489 lb/in545,080.3 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM
S40-01200-125305S40-01200-125305
25.4 SCFH12 NLPM 311.23 lbs1384.4 N 266.24 lbs1184.3 N 2,662,491 lb/in466,273.5 N/mm 3,112,489 lb/in545,080.3 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM
S40-03125-050432S40-03125-050432
14.8 SCFH7 NLPM 114.4 lbs508.7N 114.4 lbs508.7N 1,524,900 lb/in267,050 N/mm 1,524,900 Lbs/in267,050 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM
S40-03125-050229S40-03125-050229
14.8 SCFH7 NLPM 114.4 lbs508.7N 114.4 lbs508.7N 1,524,900 lb/in267,050 N/mm 1,524,900 lb/in267,050 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM
S40-03100-100406S40-03100-100406
17.2 SCFH8.13 NLPM 144 lbs640.5 N 144 lbs640.5 N 959,997.0 lb/in168,121.2 N/mm 959,997.0 lb/in168,121.2 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM
S40-03100-100203S40-03100-100203
17.2 SCFH8.13 NLPM 144 lbs640.5 N 144 lbs640.5 N 959,997.0 lb/in168,121.2 N/mm 959,997.0 lb/in168,121.2 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM
S40-03075-038381S40-03075-038381
11 SCFH5.19 NLPM 76.17 lbs338.8N 76.17 lbs338.8N 1,017,000 lb/in178,000 N/mm 1,017,000 lb/in178,000 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM
S40-03075-038178S40-03075-038178
11 SCFH5.19 NLPM 76.17 lbs338.8N 76.17 lbs338.8N 1,017,000 lb/in178,000 N/mm 1,017,000 lb/in178,000 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25MM
S40-03050-025356S40-03050-025356
4 SCFH1.89 NLPM 25.99 lbs115.6 N 25.99 lbs115.6 N 262,500 lbs. /Inch45970 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25mm 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25mm
S40-03050-025152S40-03050-025152
4 SCFH1.89 NLPM 25.99 lbs115.6 N 25.99 lbs115.6 N 262,500 lbs. /Inch45970 N/mm 262,500 lbs. /Inch45970 N/mm 60 psi0.41 MPa 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25mm 10 Micro-Inches per Inch0.25 micron per 25mm


CUSTOMER PROVEN SOLUTIONS

Airpel’s Use of Air Bearings Proves Excellence in their Product Line

Airpel’s Use of Air Bearings Proves Excellence in their Product Line

Airpot® Corporation, an industry leader in force pneumatics, motion, and displacement, turned to New Way® when they wanted to test their latest product. While Airpot has a long history of providing linear actuation and motion damping across their product line, they too, like New Way, recognize the value of Frictionless Motion®️, which guided the development of their Airpel-AB Air Cylinders.

New Way Solves Straightness & Flatness Constraints for Axis

New Way Solves Straightness & Flatness Constraints for Axis

New Way partnered with Axis New England, a firm specializing in robotic and machine automation for the lithography, semiconductor, and precision optics industry. We provided them with a solution built on flat round air bearings to meet the needs of a customer who produces ultra-high format printers, allowing for high speeds and precise positioning.

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