New Way’s® standard lineup of spherical air bearings is designed for a variety of tasks across aerospace, defense, scientific, and industrial applications. Built on our Porous Media Technology™, our spherical air bearings support a stainless steel sphere in a 5-micrometer-thin layer of air, providing you all the benefits of Frictionless Motion™.
The non-contact nature of our bearings allows for infinite resolution, nanometer-scale error motion (and the almost complete elimination of asynchronous error), high speed, high stiffness, zero wear, and smooth, vibration-free operation. Our standard line of designed-to-order spherical air bearings is manufactured to your precise radial specifications, with our housing already stocked and ready to go. The S36 series offers a wide array of sizes, from the 25mm S3625R up to the 200mm S36200R, and we stock all of the required mounting equipment in-house as well.
New Way’s spherical air bearings come in standard and custom sizes to fit your specific application. These bearings are ideal for many industries.
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.
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If you’d like to discuss the potential application of New Way’s spherical air bearings to your application, or you already have a use in mind, please contact us so we can determine how best our products can suit your needs!