OAV Aerodynamic Foil Bearings

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Combinations with OAV Aerostatic Bearings.

The development of foil bearings began in the early 1970s to provide rotational guidance for gas turbine shafts. Foil bearings, also known as a foil-air bearings, are a type of air bearing where the surface is supported by a compliant, spring-loaded foil journal lining. Once the surface is spinning fast enough, the air pushes the foil away from the surface so that no contact and no wear occurs. The surface and foil are separated by the air's high pressure, generated by the rotation that pulls gas into the bearing via the viscosity effects. 

OAV Foil Bearings can operate under the most demanding systems without the requirement for external supply.

OAV's Novel Design - "OAV Aerodynamic and Aerostatic Air Bearing Combination." 

The purpose of this novel design is for OAV to focus on eliminating the adverse effects of rotational speed, unbalanced eccentricity, and rotor mass on the non-linear response. We use a combined approach that treats air and structure as two computational areas to solve common issues, reach higher load capacities, better the damping effect, the start-up, and to eliminate the concerns of foil air bearings. 

 

OAV Foil Bearings are Suitable for Many High-Speed Applications.
  • Turbomachinery

  • Aircraft 

  • Microturbine generators

  • High-speeds

  • And many others

Advantages
  • Higher efficiency

  • Increased reliability

  • Higher speed capability

  • Quieter operation

  • Wider operating temperature range 

  • High vibration and shock load capacity

  • No scheduled maintenance

  • Oil free 

Pre Stock (frame) sizes are available for easy retrofitting.
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13mm OAV Air Foil Thrust Bearing

Part # FB-T13-X57

Thrust Airfoil bearing to Support 13 mm ID and X OD 

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13mm OAV Air Foil Journal Bearing

Part # FB-J13-L20

Journal Airfoil bearing to Support 13 mm Dia. 

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20 mm OAV Air Foil Thrust Bearing

Part # FB-T20-X65

Thrust Airfoil bearing to Support 20 mm ID  X OD 

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20 mm OAV Air Foil Journal Bearing

Part # FB-J20-L25

Journal Airfoil bearing to Support 20 mm Dia. 

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25 mm OAV Air Foil Thrust Bearing

Part # FB-T25-X75

Thrust Airfoil bearing to Support 25 mm ID X OD 

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25 mm OAV Air Foil Journal Bearing

Part # FB-J25-L28

Journal Airfoil bearing to Support 25 mm Dia. 

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40 mm OAV Air Foil Thrust Bearing

Part # FB-T40-X100

Thrust Airfoil bearing to Support 40 mm ID X OD

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40 mm OAV Air Foil Journal Bearing

Part # FB-J40-L35

Journal Airfoil bearing to Support 40 mm Dia. 

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