New Way® Spherical Air Bearings offer frictionless, unconstrained motion for a variety of applications. These bearings come in a wide range of standard sizes to easily integrate into your current process.
Our spherical air bearings are shaped out of our Porous Media TechnologyTM to support a sphere on a stiff cushion of air. The spherical cup can also come vacuum pre-loaded for added positioning precision.
All of New Way’s air bearings are constructed out of a porous carbon substrate. The millions of sub-micron passageways that wind through the material naturally restrict air flow leaving a uniform, stiff air cushion at the surface of the bearing. Since the holes are evenly distributed over the surface of the bearing, unlike orifice air bearings, pressure gradients never occur making crashes a thing of the past.
Spherical air bearings are available in a variety of sizes that are easy to install into established production processes. We also provide custom spherical air bearings to fit your specific application. Contact us to learn about your options.
New Way’s spherical air bearings come in standard and custom sizes to fit your specific application. These bearings are ideal for many industries.
If you’re looking for the freedom to move frictionlessly in three dimensions, contact New Way today to tell us more about your specific application.