Air bearings use a thin film of air which provides lubrication and a practically frictionless load bearing interface between surfaces that would otherwise come into contact with each other.
Unlike traditional bearings, problems relating to friction wear and lubricant handling are removed. This offers real advantages and allows for high precision positioning.
Bladon Jets produces maintenance-free advanced micro air bearings able to operate at high speed. In addition, they are aerodynamic, self-acting bearings and can therefore act without the external pressure source required for aerostatic bearings.