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PA-Rail Series

PA-Rail – Pressure Only – Substrate Conveying

Introducing the PA-Rail Series of Air Bars

New Way Air Bearings® wants you to know about an innovative new line of air bars, the PA-Rail line of pressure only air bars that are ideal for glass conveying systems and related substrate handling applications. The PA-Rail line deepens New Way’s air bars product line, and provides customers with a pressure only rail assembly that utilizes our Porous Media Technology™.

Ideal for Glass Handling and Substrate Conveying Applications

Designed to meet specifications of a glass floating height between 100-150µm and an air flow <50 L/m per meter of rail, the PA-Rail line of air bars requires lower air consumption and the use of porous media does not scratch the glass.

Air is delivered through a permeable material formed with millions of holes that allow the distribution of air. The superiority of porous media is why it is New Way’s choice for air bearing design for all its products. Our Porous Media Technology™ utilizes a porous carbon material inherent with millions of sub-micron holes. A thin yet robust air film is created across the entire bearing surface providing an even distribution. This removes the concern of pressure gradients and as a result is able to provide greater precision on a consistent basis.

Clean Room Compliant

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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.

PA Series Air Bars

New Way Air Bearings® wants you to know about an innovative new line of air bars, the PA-Rail line of pressure only air bars. The PA-Rail line deepens New Way’s product line of air bars, and provides customers with a pressure only rail assembly that utilizes our Porous Media Technology™, ideal for a Flat Panel Display (FPD) glass conveying systems and related glass handling applications.


S1345PA2500S1345PA2500 - PA Series 2500mm x 45mm
S1345PA2500S1345PA2500 - PA Series 2500mm x 45mm

S1345PA2000S1345PA2000 - PA Series 2000mm x 45mm
S1345PA2000S1345PA2000 - PA Series 2000mm x 45mm

S1345PA1500S1345PA1500 - PA Series 1500mm x 45mm
S1345PA1500S1345PA1500 - PA Series 1500mm x 45mm

S1345PA1000S1345PA1000 - PA Series 1000mm x 45mm
S1345PA1000S1345PA1000 - PA Series 1000mm x 45mm

Units: US METRIC

Comparision Table

Size SKU Fly Height Input Pressure Length Width Height Weight
2500mm2500mm
S1345PA2500S1345PA2500 0.00314 - 0.0059 in80-150 microns 21.0 psi145 kPa 98.42 in2500 mm 1.77 in45 mm 3.67 in93.3 mm 319.4 lb/in3.68 kg/m
2000mm2000mm
S1345PA2000S1345PA2000 0.00314 - 0.0059 in80-150 microns 21.0 psi145 kPa 78.74 in2000 mm 1.77 in45 mm 3.67 in93.3 mm 319.4 lb/in3.68 kg/m
1500mm1500mm
S1345PA1500S1345PA1500 0.00314 - 0.0059 in80-150 microns 21.0 psi145 kPa 59.05 in1500 mm 1.77 in45 mm 3.67 in93.3 mm 319.4 lb/in3.68 kg/m
1000mm1000mm
S1345PA1000S1345PA1000 0.00314 - 0.0059 in80-150 microns 21.0 psi145 kPa 39.37 in1000 mm 1.77 in45 mm 3.67 in93.3 mm 319.4 lb/in3.68 kg/m


  • No Surface Contact
  • High Conveying Speeds
  • Stable Fly Heights
  • No Lubricants
  • Uniform Air Gaps
  • Low Air Flow

Applications

The PA-Rail series is our most fundamental air bar for conveying substrates with air pressure only, ensuring a non-contact experience. Some industries and potential applications for the PA-Rail air bars are listed here, but do not hesitate to contact us with your applications. Let us help you with solutions to your specific needs.

Glass Conveying
  • Conveying speeds of 2.5 m/s
  • Fly height of 80 – 150 microns
  • Stable air gaps and no contact motion
Medical
  • MRI and CT scan equipment – precision linear motion
  • Clean room environments – no lubrication infiltration
Energy / Power
  • Industrial conveying of materials
Precision Machines
  • Stamping and quality control machines

Questions

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