New Way Offers ‘Air Bearings Made Easy’
Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, February 12, 2003 – New Way Air Bearings offers a standard range of flat pad air bearings which bring “ease of use” to a technology that has traditionally been difficult to implement.
New Way’s air bearings are an ideal solution for precision motion applications. They can be run against any flat surface including granite, ceramic, glass, plastic, and non-corrosive metals.
“This makes it simple to build a precision air bearing stage from common plate materials, with no precision machining required”, says Drew Devitt, founder and president of New Way.
“The newly designed gimbaled stud mounts allow for great flexibility in alignment and preload. Also, designers may not realize that air bearings are appropriate for high load applications, with our standard units carrying up to 1,750 lbs”.
New Way’s modular air bearing products are inexpensive, robust, and easy to use. Porous Media Technology has been in use for fifteen years in precision applications such as coordinate measuring machines, precision machine tools, and test equipment.
One of the advantages of using porous media is that the bearing does not damage the surface it runs on should the air supply be inadvertently lost.
Having no friction or wear problems, and with no lubrication requirements, air bearings are ideal for applications in demanding environments that reek havoc on traditional contact bearings. The constant air flow even helps keep dust and particles away from the bearing surface.
New Way delivers the ‘total air bearing product’ starting at their website www.newwaybearings.com which includes the specifications of the full product range, design and installation guides, mounting hardware, air specifications, technical support, and a full range of accessories. For more information, contact Tim Claffey, VP Sales and Marketing at 610.494.6700.
New Way Air Bearings is the recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of modular air bearing products. Founded in 1994, New Way is located in Aston, PA, USA, just fifteen minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.