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New Way Air Bearings® in Bulk Powder Handling Industries

As a vital function in a staggering number of industries, bulk powder handling systems require precise engineering to function reliably, eliminate stagnant regions, and minimize product degradation. Providing innovative solutions for these challenges requires both the ability to produce effective new bulk powder handling equipment, and retrofit old systems. New Way Air Bearings offer unique cleanliness, durability, and performance through Porous Media Technology™, offering superior solutions to all corners of the bulk powder handling industry.

Industries

Energy

Biomass energy production is forecasted to increase 25% between 2019 and 2024. And, biofuel production is going to require efficient, durable conveyance methods for a host of materials. Sugarcane, corn starch, switchgrass, and many other potential fuel sources are set to increase the need for bulk powder handling equipment to deal with massive quantities of organic matter.

Food and Beverage

A major subset of the market is represented by bulk powder food staples. This includes flour, sugar, and salt, as well as growing sectors such as protein powders and health additives. Along with a diversity of different particle sizes and behaviors, manufacturers also need to ensure a contamination-free environment to process food in accordance with government regulations.

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics

Vitamin and medication tablets, dry powder inhalers, and antibiotic powders require absolute precision in production and packaging to ensure a sterile product. This is especially true for mass-produced pharmaceuticals, where ultra-high accuracy in weighing and measurement is vital for a safe product. Whether delivering medication or treating an open wound, the clean, nanometer-precise benefits of Frictionless Motion® can deliver combined safety and efficiency to a $1.25 trillion industry.

The same applies to the cosmetics industry, where face powder, setting powder, bronzer, and more require smooth, high-tolerance manufacturing to achieve delicate packing, often of multiple products in a single small container. Here, the high-precision measurement benefits enabled by Porous Media Technology also apply, ensuring accuracy and repeatability when mixing the upwards of 50 ingredients constituting various cosmetics.

Applications

Conveying

For processes where swift, vibration-free motion is a necessity, New Way Air Bars provide powerful solutions in a variety of different configurations. The millions of sub-micron holes in the surface of the substrate also allow for high control at very low air pressures, making the air bearings ideal for cleanroom applications.

Linear Motion

Whether creating better fuel silos or packing cosmetics trays, New Way Air Bearings provide incredibly durable motion for bulk powder handling systems. Our Flat Round and Flat Rectangular Air Bearings can easily be retrofitted to upgrade bearing-based movement stages, providing a crash-resistant, zero-contamination solution for precision handling needs.

Rotary Motion

Silo feeders and automated manufacturing equipment alike require reliable, precise rotary motion to work. Boasting crash and wear resistance combined with nanometer-resolution vibration-free rotation, New Way Radial Bearings offer a uniquely capable platform for bulk powder handling systems.

Benefits of Air Bearings

  • No-contact motion
  • Nanometer resoluition
  • Cleanroom compliance
  • Crash-resistant
  • Zero contamination
  • Zero Vibration
  • Zero wear
 
  

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Applications
Rotary Motion
Spindle on an industrial lathe.
Rotary Motion

For constraining and supporting the outer or inner diameter of a rotating assembly.

Linear Motion
precision machine tool
Linear Motion

For unparalleled straightness of motion over metal or stone guideways.

Conveying
flat panel display
Conveying

For the non contact transportation of glass and FPD’s.


Products
Air Bars
air bars
Air Bars

Flat Rectangular Air Bearings
rectangle bearings
Flat Rectangular Air Bearings

Flat Round Air Bearings
round bearings
Flat Round Air Bearings

Radial Air Bearings
radial bearings
Radial Air Bearings

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