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, as always, 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 delivered through these tortuous passageways to provide a uniform distribution of air at the surface of the air bars. This creates stiffer air cushions that permit lower fly heights. The even distribution of airflow also removes pressure gradients and makes production halting crashes a thing of the past. The superiority of porous media is why it is New Way’s choice for air bearing design for all its products.
The unique use of porous media in air bars makes them ideal for clean room 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 clean room and its damaging impacts on production.
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 class 3) cleanliness, with airborne particulate concentrate limits of less than 1,000 x 0.1μm particles / m3.
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.
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 integrated into your conveying process.
The High Speed (H-Series) line of air bars from New Way combines frictionless motion with larger vacuum forces to provide uniform flattening during high-speed conveyance.
|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|