Drew's Views Blog

James B. Bryan Memorial Video

Posted by Michael Wright on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

 

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Effects of Water Flowing Through Bearings

Posted by Michael Wright on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

Our latest video involves Drew experimenting with the turbo demo. Watch and see the effects of water running through the bearings and on to the shaft while it still spins. To see the video, just click "Read More" and then "Play."

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Axis of Rotation Metrology Reveals Precision of Air Bearing Spindle

Posted by Drew Devitt on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 @ 03:00 PM

Welcome to the April 4, 2013 edition of Drew's Views. This is the third and final video post filmed during independent testing in the Machine Dynamics Lab at Penn State University. This time, Drew details how to measure the precision of a spindle using Axis of Rotation Metrology techniques…and shows why air bearing spindles are more precise. Again, Dr. Eric Marsh was kind enough to allow Drew to film the proceedings. To see the video, just click 'Read More' and then 'Play.'

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Testing Reveals High Air Bearing Air Film Stiffness and Damping

Posted by Drew Devitt on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 05:07 PM

Welcome to the March 22, 2013 edition of Drew's Views. This is the second video post filmed during independent testing in the Machine Dynamics Lab at Penn State University. This time, Theodore R.S. Deakyne performed the Air Film Dynamics testing under the guidance of Dr. Eric Marsh, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, and Director of the Lab. Ted Deakyne and Professor Marsh were, again, kind enough to allow Drew to film the proceedings. To see the video, just click 'Read More' and then 'Play.'

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Surprise! Vacuum Preloaded Air Bearings Provide High Damping

Posted by Drew Devitt on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

Welcome to the February 14, 2013 St. Valentine's Day edition of Drew's Views. This video post was filmed during independent testing of New Way's 90mm Vacuum Preloaded (VPL) Air Bearing in the Machine Dynamics Lab at Penn State University. Dynamics measurement was hosted by Dr. Eric Marsh, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, and Director of the Lab. Professor Marsh was kind enough to allow Drew to film the proceedings. To see the video, just click 'Read More' and then 'Play.'

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Tags: drew devitt, porous media technology, high damping, Dr. Eric Marsh, linear motion, new way air bearings, drew's views, vacuum preloaded air bearings, Penn State University

Drew Devitt Introduces New Way's Standard Air Bushing Product Line

Posted by Drew Devitt on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Understanding Restriction and Compensation in Air Bearings

Posted by Drew Devitt on Fri, Jul 06, 2012 @ 02:45 PM
Welcome to the July 6, 2012 edition of Drew's Views. In this video post Drew covers the characteristics that distinguish air bearings from every other pneumatic system: Restriction and Compensation. And you'll see why porous media air bearings provide an advantage over orifice bearings. To see the video, just click 'Read More' and then 'Play.'


 

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New Way Air Bearings Featured in the June 2012 Issue of PTE Magazine

Posted by Michael Wright on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 @ 04:00 PM
Welcome to Drew's Views for June 22, 2012. This is just a quick edition designed to let you know that there is a nice article in the June 2012 edition of Power Transmission Engineering (PTE) Magazine featuring New Way Distributor AXIS New England and printer manufacturer EFI. Here is a link to the article, which is first in the PTE website rotation at the top of the page. In the print edition the story is on page 22.


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Drew Devitt Introduces New Way's Standard, Off-the-Shelf Product Line

Posted by Drew Devitt on Tue, May 08, 2012 @ 04:45 PM
Welcome to the May 8, 2012 edition of Drew's Views. This video post provides an introduction to the New Way standard product line, including Flat Round Air Bearings, Air Bushings, Flat Rectangular Air Bearings, Radial Air Bearings, Spherical Air Bearings, and Vacuum Preloaded Air Bearings. To see the video, just click 'Read More' and then 'Play.'


 

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Century-old tilting pad bearings show future air bearing applications

Posted by Drew Devitt on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 @ 06:30 PM
Welcome to the March 12, 2012 edition of Drew's Views. Drew “introduces” Tilting Pad Bearings using a Kingsbury Demo Kit from the 1920s. Though these bearings were invented before the turn of the LAST century, the concept still flies today. Drew sees future applications for air bearings based on the same principles. Click 'Read More' and then 'Play.'

 

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