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New Way Air Bearings ® offers a complete line of non contact, porous media air bearings designed for turbomachinery applications ranging from the oil and gas sector, to power generation, spray drying, refrigeration, compressors and more. Our innovative oil free turbomachinery bearings use a micrometer thin layer of air as the fluid medium between two surfaces; with zero dynamic components, wear and tear is eliminated. This results in exponential gains in energy efficiency, massively increased operational lifespan, reduced maintenance downtime, and greater performance. Because our patented porous media creates an even pressure distribution of air, the typical drawbacks of orifice bearings, like air cushion collapse and pneumatic hammer instabilities, are entirely eliminated. Our oil and gas bearings are offered in standard, off the shelf sizings and can also be custom manufactured to meet your needs. Our in-house engineering team offers rotordynamic analysis services to produce a complete workup on your application, and then design and tune the bearing system to give you optimal performance.CASE STUDY
CLEANER THAN FLUID BEARINGS
Because of air’s natural ability to conduct heat, air bearings do not require lubricant, so pumping systems are completely eliminated. All of the infrastructure which comes with fluid supported or fluid cooled bearings are likewise eliminated, including the need to filter and exchange fluid. The microperforated bearing face even causes porous media bearings to act as an ISO Class 1 cleanroom filter.
MORE RELIABLE AND TRANSPARENT THAN MAGNETIC BEARINGS
Magnetic bearings require active control systems and proprietary, black box algorithms to continually adjust the electromagnets, and yet still require backup contact bearings in case of power failure. Because of the squeeze film effect, air bearings are self centering, self stabilizing, and highly resilient under loss of power. Air bearing performance and stability has been extensively characterized by our industry and academic partners; all of this work is freely available for you to reference and verify.
MORE COST EFFECTIVE THAN CONTACT BEARINGS
Zero dynamic components and a self cleaning bearing face give New Way bearings an effectively unlimited lifespan. Maintenance is simple, limited to ensuring proper airflow and a clean bearing face.
Turbomachinery bearings are applicable across a wide array of use cases, from spray drying rotary atomizers to natural gas turbines and shaft balancing operations, New Way offers the ability to create your own unique non contact berating system specific to your requirements.
Our bonded air bearings are perfect for tight spaces and come in a variety of sizes to fit into any manufacturing production line. Contact us today to tell us more about your specific needs.
New Way® Air Bearings is always committed to advancing motion solutions for new industries. Our partnership with Dedert is no exception. Since 1968, Dedert Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of process engineering technology across a wide array of industries. We brought the unique benefits of Porous Media Technology™ to bear on their problem, producing…