Air Bearing Spindles
ABTech’s high precision air bearing spindles provide the ultimate performance utilizing a proven and robust design. High stiffness, load capacity and very low error motion make these spindles ideal for precision machining, grinding, single point diamond turning, and high precision scanning. Available with integral brushless dc motor and encoder in low speed configurations for work holding or higher speed for grinding and scanning applications.
These orifice compensated air bearing spindles use a single piece of 440 CSS shaft and thrust plate with 660 bearing bronze journal providing a proven, robust and forgiving design. Available in a variety of sizes and speeds with a flange, foot, or a-thermal mounting.
Optional motion controllers incorporate a digital amplifier with easy-to-use programmable controls and digital spindle speed readout. Fully integratable with your existing CNC controller.
With this modular design approach and complete engineering support capabilities ABTech will respond quickly to provide a custom solution to your unique O.E.M. needs for ultra-precision motion. No need to settle for standard catalog offerings for your application.
Configuration Flexibility to Meet Your Specific Needs
Part of our “Pride in Precision” philosophy means providing you with the precise solution needed. We don’t believe selling our customers more, or less, than what their application calls for. For over two decades working with our customers we’ve developed a broad range of options and accessories to address the majority of ultra-precision motion applications. (See options and accessories for a complete list.)
No matter how broad our product options, we realize they don’t address every possible application. Our precision motion experts will work closely with you to configure a rotary motion solution that will meet your exact needs.
Features & Benefits
Ultra-smooth motion with no static friction
Orifice compensated air bearing design
Low air consumption (0.9 SCFM)
Hardened 440C stainless steel shaft/thrust plate
660 bearing bronze journals
Built in adjustment for balancing to customer's tooling
Liquid cooled motor and bearing housing
Flange, foot or a-thermal mounts available
Motor controllers and HMI available
Total radial error motion <2 μ”
Radial asynchronous error motion < 1 μ”
Total axial error motion <2 μ”
Dual plane balanced to G0.4 specifications
Motor Drive Options
With proper selection and integration of high-performance brushless DC servo motors ABTech’s air bearing rotary tables provide ultra-smooth and precise rotary motion. With high torque, high performance motor drives, our motion experts will gather your specific requirements and work closely with our motor suppliers to create/select a motor drive that suits your specific application. Whether you need sub-micron position accuracy with minimal settle time and stringent following error specifications, high-speed constant motion, or a combination of both there is an ABTech rotary table that will meet your needs.
The motor drives are designed to accommodate a wide range of precision motion applications such as optical metrology; circular geometry gages; and micro machining with ultra-precision scanning, velocity control, speed regulation and precision indexing.
ABTech’s modular design approach facilitates multiple system configurations to optimize the price-for-performance required in your application. This approach allows the user to define the level of control desired for the most cost-effective solution. Our complete engineering services allow us to respond quickly to provide a solution to your O.E.M. requirements for ultra-precision rotary motion
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Thanks a lot for your help. Your rapid, informative correspondence was invaluable. Hopefully I won't be bothering you with any further questions, but it's good to know you're willing. (following remote technical support provided for system installed at the South Pole)Morgan HedgesPost-doctoral Research Associate
Every product we sell exemplifies our company-wide commitment to "Pride in Precision" craftsmanship. To that end, all of our products are designed, manufactured, and tested exclusively by ABTech at our New Hampshire facility.