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Axis of Rotation Metrology Reveals Precision of Air Bearing Spindle

  
  
  
  
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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.'

Testing Reveals High Air Bearing Air Film Stiffness and Damping

  
  
  
  
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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.'

Surprise! Vacuum Preloaded Air Bearings Provide High Damping

  
  
  
  
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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.'

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

  
  
  
  
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Welcome to the November 26, 2012 edition of Drew's Views. This video post provides an introduction to the standard New Way Air Bushing product line, including the company's Metric and English versions, their characteristics, and how to install them, as well as some visual examples of how they are being applied. To see the video, just click 'Read More' and then 'Play.'



Understanding Restriction and Compensation in Air Bearings

  
  
  
  
new way drew's views blog for July 6, 2012Welcome 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.'


 

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

  
  
  
  
June 2012 Issue of PTE Magazine features New Way Air BearingsWelcome 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.





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

  
  
  
  
Drew's Views Blog Post 2012-05-08Welcome 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.'


 

For those of you who may be new to air bearings, this basic introduction will provide you with a strong initial understanding of the basic component configurations and characteristics, as well as the enabling capabilities that these products provide. Even if you already work with one type of New Way air bearing, you may find this overview useful, as it succinctly introduces products with which you may not be familiar, and the advantages they offer. Even experienced mechanical engineers may be surprised by the development of the New Way line and the configurations now available to them.




Century-old tilting pad bearings show future air bearing applications

  
  
  
  
Drew's Views blog post image for Monday, March 12, 2012Welcome 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.'

 

Holiday uses for your obsolete ball bearings!

  
  
  
  
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Welcome to the December 16 edition of Drew's Views. This entry is not a video blog post, but it does provide a link to New Way's animated 2011 Holiday Card, which continues our tradition of providing 'Holiday Uses for Your Obsolete Ball Bearings.' We hope you'll take time out during this busy time of year to see it. Click the ‘Read More’ link below for more information.

Air Bearings 101 Webcast - On-Demand Version (2011-09-27)

  
  
  
  
On-Demand version of New Way Air Bearings 101 Webcast.

Welcome to the October 7, 2011 edition of Drew's Views. This video blog post covers the Air Bearings 101 Webcast that New Way broadcast on Tuesday, September 27th. We wanted to provide a simple means for you to download the on-demand version of this webcast. That’s what you’ll find here. In fact, if you click the ‘Read More’ link below, we’ll take you right to it.

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