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PART I: UNDERSTANDING AIR BEARINGS
1. Introduction
3. Why use air bearings?
Friction
Wear
Stiffness
Load Capacity
4. Types of air bearing technology
Aerodynamic bearings
Aerostatic bearings
Orifice and Porous Media Technology
5. Air Bearing Products
Flat Bearings (Pucks)
Air Bushings
Vacuum Preloaded Bearings (VPLs)
Air Bearing Slides
Radial Bearings
6. Air Bearing Applications
Machines for the Image Setting Industry
Coordinate Measuring Machines
Testing Equipment
High Speed Equipment
Ultra accurate machine tools
Linear Stages
Custom Projects and Test Rigs
PART II: CHOOSING AIR BEARINGS
7. Selecting the right air bearing product for your application
PART III: DESIGNING WITH AIR BEARINGS
8. Air Bearing Guides
Guide Surface Considerations
Surface finish
Local flatness
Holes in the guide
Seams in the guide way
9. Stiffness and Preload
10. Loads Acting on Air Bearing Systems
Gravity Loading
Payload distribution and mobility
Preloading with other air bearings
Dynamic Loading
PART IV: SETTING UP AND USING AIR BEARINGS
11. Flat Bearings
Mounting and Adjusting
Adjusting Main bearings
Adjusting Preload bearings
Typical Configurations
12. VPLs
Vacuum Preloaded Air Bearing Technology
Kinematics and Elastic Averaging
13. Air Bushings
Air bushing installation
Assembling an Air Bushing Slide
14. Rotary Tables
PART V: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
15. Air Supply
16. Measuring flow
17. Flow
18. Plumbing
19. Airflow through the bearing gap
20. Air Supply Requirements
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Air Bearing Design Guide

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