New Way® has a long, established history of working to upgrade and retrofit Sheffield coordinate measuring machines. Finding a perfect match for old precision machines can be a painstaking process. That’s why New Way does the work for you!
Beyond the benefits to your business, the process of upgrading Sheffield machines is as simple as inserting the new bearing. Our bearings act as drop in replacements, requiring no modification or remachining of the bearing housings, allowing for a seamless upgrade with minimal downtime.
Our simple chart cross-references New Way part numbers against the most common Sheffield (now Hexagon) CMM’s, providing you with a comprehensive resource allowing you to easily determine which bearings you need. With retrofit bearings, the power is in your hands to bring your machine back up to its full potential, and even increase performance.
When it comes to CMM measurement and inspection, only the best components will suffice. Accurate measurement requires smooth, vibration-free action with ultra-high resolution, and New Way air bearings are leading the industry. However, we know that purchasing a new CMM machine can be extremely costly. That’s why New Way offers a comprehensive library of Sheffield CMM service and retrofit bearings to bring the power of Porous Media Technology™ to older machines.
With New Way, older and rebuilt machines can see astonishing results, and we are dedicated to making the retrofit process as easy as possible. Simply look at our special part numbering system to cross-reference the original Sheffield bearing to the New Way retrofit bearing. Our drop-in bearings come in a huge range of sizes to replace obsolete conventional bearings, orifice bearings, and even other porous graphite bearings from any Sheffield CMM machine.
So whether you are a technician looking to service old CMM bearings or a rebuilder providing new life to an old machine, you can experience the power of contactless, zero-hysteresis, crash-resistant air bearings. To learn more about how air bearings are changing industries across the spectrum, download our eBook.
Want to supercharge your CMM measurement system with Porous Media air bearings, but need a custom size? We will work with you to retrofit or rebuild your machine with the benefit of contactless motion. Contact us anytime to discuss your custom application.
New Way bearings are readily compatible with the following Sheffield models:
Do you have questions about the process of retrofitting a Sheffield CMM, or don’t see your specific machines listed here? Please contact us so we can get started on identifying the right products for you!