Precision OAV Air Bearings, Stages, Components, & Frictionless Motion Systems
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Technological advancements have allowed air bearings to offer inherent advantages over traditional bearings, as well as the opportunity to be used for a much broader range of applications. OAV Air Bushings are ideal for linear and rotary based applications.
The tapered air bearing is one of the most widely used forms of roller air bearings. The OAV Tapered Roller Air Bearing consists of two main components - the inner assembly, and the outer-cage. It is typically mounted in opposing pairs on a shaft, with air supply coming through the shaft with a cross-hole or inlet from the outer-cage.
The OAV Roller Air Bearing preloads both horizontal and vertical surfaces with an opposing thin film of pressure. This maintains the perfect gap for ultimate tolerance. The surface design equally distributes air and preloads it over the entire surface area for outstanding stiffness and maximized performance.
We offer a line of flat rectangular air bearings designed to meet the non-contact requirements at low cost while yielding high performance. Often used as a standard, off-the-shelf solution for providing axial constraint in rotary motion applications. Available in metric and custom sizing made to order upon request.
4-Machine Tool Industries
3-Infinite Operating Life
4-High Accuracy Components
7-Position Accuracy Better Than 0.1 Microns
8-Ultraprecise Linear/Rotary Motion
9-Made From Aircraft Quality Material
The OAV Modular Air Bearing design divides motion systems into smaller, installable parts. OAV Modular Air Bearings can be independently installed and used in different systems and different shapes.
OAV Non-Contact Static Web Rollers are used for applications that include the use of flexible materials while reducing contaminants and damage. Web tension, edge guiding, and more. Non-contact rollers replace the standard contact conveyor systems.
OAV Aerodynamic Foil Air Bearings are suitable for many high-speed applications. The OAV Foil Air Bearings novel design focuses on eliminating the adverse effects of rotational speed, unbalanced eccentricity, and rotor mass on the non-linear response.
Epoxy Bonded Air Bearings use a thin layer of epoxy to hold the air bearing to the desired surface. Epoxy air bearings offer higher stiffness, precision, and ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions.