Spherical Air Bearings Standard Line

 

Spherical Air Bearings Standard Line

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.

  • Custom sizes
  • Vacuum pre-load available
  • Precision motion
  • High-level control
  • Crash-resistant
  • No noise
  • No contact
  • No lubrication

Applications

New Way’s spherical air bearings come in standard and custom sizes to fit your specific application. These bearings are ideal for many industries.

Military and Aerospace
  • Zero-G Satellite testing
  • Attitude Control Testing
  • Multi-Axis Control
  • Flight Simulators
Industrial and Laboratory
  • Laser Deflection
  • Polhode Effect Studies
  • Precision Spindles

Standard Spherical Air Bearings Product Line

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.


S36200RS36200R - S36200R - 200mm Diameter
S36200RS36200R - S36200R - 200mm Diameter

S36150RS36150R - S36150R - 150mm Diameter
S36150RS36150R - S36150R - 150mm Diameter

S36125RS36125R - S36125R - 124mm Diameter
S36125RS36125R - S36125R - 124mm Diameter

S36100RS36100R - S36100R - 100mm Diameter
S36100RS36100R - S36100R - 100mm Diameter

S3680RS3680R - S3680R - 80mm Diameter
S3680RS3680R - S3680R - 80mm Diameter

S3665R S3665R - S3665R - 65mm Diameter
S3665R S3665R - S3665R - 65mm Diameter

S3650R S3650R - S3650R - 50 mm Diameter
S3650R S3650R - S3650R - 50 mm Diameter

S3640R S3640R - S3640R - 40mm Diameter
S3640R S3640R - S3640R - 40mm Diameter

S3625RS3625R - S3625R - 25mm Diameter
S3625RS3625R - S3625R - 25mm Diameter

Units: US METRIC

Comparision Table

Part # Diameter mm T mm R Min mm R Max mm B mm C mm K mm M mm N mm Load at 5μm
fly height
N
Stiffness N/μm Flow SLPM Bearing
Weight
GM
S36200RS36200R
200200 7070 200200 10001000 2525 31.7531.75 60.760.7 38.1038.10 33 66726672 700700 4.804.80 49064906
S36150RS36150R
150150 5050 150150 750750 2525 16.0016.00 41.541.5 38.1038.10 33 36923692 350350 5.105.10 20922092
S36125RS36125R
125125 3535 125125 625625 2020 6.356.35 25.925.9 31.7531.75 33 20462046 254254 7.607.60 10331033
S36100RS36100R
100100 2525 100100 500500 2020 6.356.35 15.915.9 31.7531.75 33 12901290 175175 4.304.30 440440
S3680RS3680R
8080 2020 8080 400400 1313 4.604.60 12.312.3 21.5921.59 33 801801 114114 4.804.80 235235
S3665R S3665R
6565 2020 6565 325325 1313 4.604.60 12.312.3 21.5921.59 33 489489 8787 2.202.20 151151
S3650R S3650R
5050 1313 5050 250250 1313 1.501.50 5.35.3 21.5921.59 33 289289 5858 2.002.00 6262
S3640R S3640R
4040 1313 4040 200200 1313 1.501.50 5.35.3 21.5921.59 33 178178 2828 1.791.79 3535
S3625RS3625R
2525 1313 2525 125125 1313 1.501.50 6.66.6 NANA NANA 4949 1818 1.041.04 1414


Questions

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!

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