Air Bearings Limited
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Why use an Air Bearing?

Below are the advantages of air bearings along with the considerations for use:-

Advantages

  • Non contacting bearing - low friction
  • Ability to operate over a wide speed range - from  zero to in excess of 350,000 rpm
  • High stiffness
  • High rotational accuracy  - Low spindle error motion
  • Long life due to non-contacting surfaces
  • Low heat generation

Considerations

  • High geometry accuracies required during manufacture
  • Clean and dry supply of pressurised air