Updated: Jan 2, 2020
OAV Air Bearings are emerging as the industry standard for non-contact, frictionless, ultra-precision, and smooth motion air bearings. Air Bearings are being more commonly used across all industries due to the fact that today’s and tomorrow’s technology requires a higher level of precision. OAV Air Bearings utilize porous material to direct even flow distribution. Because of this, OAV Air Bearings offer more precision, higher stiffness and many other benefits over orifice air bearings as well as any contact bearing. The porous material, graphite is a more reliable design allowing for maintenance-free indefinite operating life. Even if the air pressure drops, graphite has a natural lubricity allowing the bearing to still function while making contact without causing any damage to either surface. Learn more about OAV Air Bearings below!