H-Series Air Bars

 

H-Series Air Bars

New Way® Air Bearings Introduces High-speed (H-Series) Air Bars

The H-Series uses larger vacuum forces which provide customers with the superior flattening ability crucial for high processing speeds. These high-speed air bars require air gaps less than 50 microns, which increases stiffness for better control. And, like with all products in our air bar line, the soft carbon substrate used to make these air bars will not scratch the glass surfaces it transports.

New Way’s Porous Media Technology™ uses a porous carbon material naturally permeated with millions of sub-micron holes. Air is forced through these channels to provide a uniform distribution of air at the surface of the air bars. This creates stiffer air cushions that permit lower fly heights while requiring lower input pressure. The even distribution of airflow also removes pressure gradients and makes production-halting crashes a thing of the past.

To learn more about how Porous Media™ air bars work to protect your product while increasing the speed and efficiency of your process, download our infographic on manufacturing flat panel displays with New Way Air Bars.

Clean Room Compliant

Air Bearings for Cleanroom Applications Cover
Click to view full testing and analysis report (shown on right) The unique use of porous media in our high-speed air bars makes them ideal for cleanroom use. Not only is less air used in air bars when compared to orifice-based air bearings, but the air is evenly distributed by the porous media. Both of these features minimize the potential of currents or eddies in the cleanroom and their damaging impacts on the production of products like semiconductor wafers or flat panel displays.

Another benefit of the use of porous media is its ability to perform as a sub-micron filter for the air emitted. Testing indicates the bearing satisfies the requirements of Class 1 (ISO 3) cleanliness, with airborne particulate concentrate limits of less than 1,000 x 0.1μm particles / m3.

New Way’s High-Speed Air Bars provide the precision necessary for flat panel display and solar module manufacturing processes and are used in a variety of industries. Refer to the comparison chart below, to learn more about the specifications of the various New Way Air Bearing Air Bar product series and contact us today to discuss the specific length requirements for your application.

  • Larger vacuum forces
  • Higher conveying speeds
  • No contact
  • No lubricants
  • Small fly heights
  • Superior flattening
  • No lifting
  • Cleanroom compliant
  • Stable air gaps
  • No crashes

Applications

The larger vacuum forces make this line of air bars ideal for high-speed manufacturing of thin materials. A few examples are listed here. We’re always available to discuss how our air bars can be incorporated into your conveying process.

Flat Panel Display
  • Conveying speeds of 2.5m/s are easily achievable
  • Larger vacuum forces prevent lifting even at high speeds
Photovoltaic Solar Panel
  • Vacuum and stiff air gaps provide uniform flattening
  • 20-50 micron fly heights allow for an incredibly tunable process
Semiconductor
  • Ideal for production in cleanroom environments
  • Frictionless Motion® means no vibrations even at high speed

H-Series Air Bars

The High Speed (H-Series) line of Air Bars from New Way combines frictionless motion with greater vacuum forces to provide uniform flattening during high-speed conveyance.


S22100H1250S22100H1250 - H-Series Conveyor Air Bearing 1250mm x 100mm
S22100H1250S22100H1250 - H-Series Conveyor Air Bearing 1250mm x 100mm

S22100H1000S22100H1000 - H-Series Conveyor Air Bearing 1000mm x 100mm
S22100H1000S22100H1000 - H-Series Conveyor Air Bearing 1000mm x 100mm

S22100H750S22100H750 - H-Series Conveyor Air Bearing 750mm x 100mm
S22100H750S22100H750 - H-Series Conveyor Air Bearing 750mm x 100mm

S22100H500S22100H500 - H-Series Conveyor Air Bearing 500mm x 100mm
S22100H500S22100H500 - H-Series Conveyor Air Bearing 500mm x 100mm

Units: US METRIC

Comparision Table

Size SKU Fly Height Input Pressure Input Vacuum Stability Length Width Height Weight
1250mm1250mm
S22100H1250S22100H1250 0.0012 in30 microns 21.0 psi145 kPa 0.0722 psi50.8 mm H20 +/- 1.96e-7+/- 5 nanometer 49.21 in1250 mm 3.94 in100 mm 4.687 in42.85 mm 35.08 lb/ft4.85 kg/m
1000mm1000mm
S22100H1000S22100H1000 0.0012 in30 microns 21.0 psi145 kPa 0.0722 psi50.8 mm H20 +/- 1.96e-7+/- 5 nanometer 39.37 in1000 mm 3.94 in100 mm 4.687 in42.85 mm 35.08 lb/ft4.85 kg/m
750mm750mm
S22100H750S22100H750 0.0012 in30 microns 21.0 psi145 kPa 0.0722 psi50.8 mm H20 +/- 1.96e-7+/- 5 nanometer 29.528 in750 mm 3.94 in100 mm 4.687 in42.85 mm 35.08 lb/ft4.85 kg/m
500mm500mm
S22100H500S22100H500 0.0012 in30 microns 21.0 psi145 kPa 0.0722 psi50.8 mm H20 +/- 1.96e-7+/- 5 nanometer 19.685 in500 mm 3.94 in100 mm 4.687 in42.85 mm 35.08 lb/ft4.85 kg/m


Questions

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