The Air Bearing Advantage

Sept. 3, 2007
This paper talks about advantages of air bearings such as friction free, unlimited service life, consistent servo tuning and more.

By Kevin McCarthy, Chief Technology Officer, Danaher Motion

All moving objects possess six degrees of freedom – three linear and three rotary. The task of a linear motion guideway is to eliminate five of these degrees of freedom, leaving a single rotary or linear axis of motion. Air bearings are the purest and highest performance means of defining linear or rotary motion.