Air bearing spindles are special spindles used on machining centers to perform high-speed cutting, drilling and grinding operations. It is a non-contact spindle, using air as the lubricant between the rotating surfaces.
Air-bearing spindles are used for high-speed, small diameter machining operations such as drilling for the printed circuit board industry and grinding for semiconductor wafers.
These spindles use air bearings to create a non-contact rotary system within the machining center. This means that the rotating spindle will not have any metal-to-metal contact, reducing wear.
Be sure to specify the required rotary speed (rpm) and torque (N m) for your machining operation when selecting an air bearing spindle.
- Rotational accuracy
- High speed
- Long life
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