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CONVEYOR AIR BEARINGS - L-SERIES

The New Way low flow conveyor air bearing (air bar) offered by IBS Precision Engineering provides FPD manufacturers with non-contact control of Flat Panel Display or Photovoltaic glass, optimized for applications with low airflow requirements.

The difficulty with high fly-heights of greater than 50 microns is that they typically result in low air film stiffness (less control) unless they also have correspondingly high pressures and flows. By plumbing most of the porous media face with low pressure air, and with high pressure air only around the vacuum holes, the flow requirements are greatly reduced. This is how New Way low flow air bars are designed. The periodic high pressure areas, preloaded by the vacuum, create high stiffness points which stabilize the glass dynamics even at high air gaps and low air consumption. And because the pressurized air bleeds out of the entire bearing face it provides a high margin of safety against glass touch-down.

In addition to the standard low airflow product line (below), custom air bars are also available.

Available standard types: 

500 mm x 100 mm (product code: S22100L500)
Smallest of the New Way L-Series (low flow) conveyor air bearing line, the 500mm size is designed to provide the shorter length necessary to finish out the construction of arrays for all different fpd glass generations. New Way Porous Media® Technology delivers controlled, non-contact glass handling capability for low airflow applications. These modular components are available from stock and easy to install, level, plumb, maintain, replace and change.

 

750 mm x 100 mm (product code: S22100L750)
The original New Way L-Series (low flow) conveyor air bearing, now the second-smallest in the line, the 750mm size is proportioned for efficient use when building arrays required for the smallest to the largest glass generations. New Way Porous Media® Technology delivers controlled, non-contact glass handling capability for low airflow applications. These modular components are available from stock and easy to install, level, plumb, maintain, replace and change.

 

1000 mm x 100 mm (product code: S22100L1000)
Second largest of the New Way L-Series (low flow) conveyor air bearing line, the 1000mm size provides another long configuration alternative for engineers arranging the component parts in arrays for the manufacture or inspection of the very largest glass generations. New Way Porous Media® Technology delivers controlled, non-contact glass handling capability for low airflow applications. These modular components are available from stock and easy to install, level, plumb, maintain, replace and change.

 

1250 mm x 100 mm (product code: S22100L1250)
Largest of the New Way L-Series (low flow) conveyor air bearing line, the 1250mm size provides the length necessary for maximum efficiency when building the arrays required for the largest glass generations. New Way Porous Media® Technology delivers controlled, non-contact glass handling capability for low airflow applications. These modular components are available from stock and easy to install, level, plumb, maintain, replace and change.