Advanced Dependable Solutions 1380B Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451 Phone 781.899.3800 Fax 781.899.3805 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The only authorized repair center for Westwind Air Bearings in North and South America.
Air Bearing Spindles
Air bearing spindles are precision engineered components, requiring careful maintenance and servicing to guarantee the best performance.
An air bearing spindle is a non-contacting system where a gas film of pressurized air acts as the lubricant to separate two surfaces in relative motion. The use of an air chamber provides many benefits:
Minimal wear since there is no mechanical contact, which improves the overall bearing life and ensures rotational precision remains constant over time.
Extremely high rotational speeds allowed by low shear forces.
Reduced vibration and constant bearing stiffness.
Extreme radial and axial rotational precision.
Refer to the figure below to see the manufacturing precision required to create the air chamber.
The allowable tolerance for components to meet original design specifications can be as small .00005”. Therefore the use of non-original parts not manufactured to the exact design specifications and tolerances can easily effect the product quality and output.
At ADS our objective is to repair spindles to perform to original design specifications and to the highest quality to give accurate, long performance. We believe this can only be accomplished through the use of genuine parts and with limited selective refurbishment performed by experienced engineers familiar with Westwind products and standards.
Precision Engineering requires the highest standards