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  • air bushings

    Air Bushings

    Through recent technical advances, Air bearings offer inherent advantages over traditional bearings as well as create opportunity for a much broader range of applications. But OAV Air bearings offer more: integrated Air bearings, Aerospace materials and standardization of product and proven performance in the most demanding applications.

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    Flat Round Air Bearings

    Our Round Design frictionless motion, Flat Round air bearings works on flat, nonporous surfaces such as granite, aluminum, glass, and ceramics We offer a variety of sizes which can easly be used to customize air bearing systems. Oav Vacuum Preloaded Air Bearing provides a combination of air pressure and vacuum; essentially VPL air bearings hold it down while simultaneously lifting fromsurface .

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  • roller air bearings

    OAV ® Roller Air Bearing

    Another breakthrough innovation from OAV Air bearings in Air bearing technology. This time an Ultra Precision, Hard install, Fixed location Rotary Air Bearing to replace your conventional bearings.

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  • thrust air bearing

    Thrust Air Bearing and Bushings

    Our Patent Pending Oav thrust Air Bearing is a breakthrough innovation in Air bearing technology. For the first time, an Air bearing is available that fully integrates and works on 3 way Frictionless surface. Oav Thrust air bearings configurations runs on standars size shafting fix or linear motion while maximize stiff motion and ultra precise with Aerospace quality Titanium.

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  • flat air bearing

    Flat Rectangular

    We offer a line of Flat rectangular air bearing components designed to meet the non-contact requirements, low-cost, and high performance

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  • vacuum preloaded air bearings

    Vacuum Preloaded Air Bearing

    Oav Vacuum Preloaded Air Bearing are a combination of air pressure and vacuum, air bearings hold it down while simultaneously lifting from the surface.

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  • air bearing component


    We offer, Aerospace Quality fittings, shafts,tubings, O-Rings, Blocks, Plates to complate your assembly. Ready to ship from our stock. We can also offer custom parts to meet your requirement.

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  • air bearing assembly


    OAV Air bearings provides its expertise for producing and mounting air-bearings according to customer drawings or our standard air bearing assembly stages. Our engineers support the customer in designing the bearing structures and in selecting the production technologies.

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  • air bearing guides

    Air Bearing Guide

    OAV Profile Rail Guides consists of the next generation Oav Air Bearing® and manufactured from Aircraft Quality lightweigh linear guides, Box Series, T-Series and U-series.  It is a complete offering of Air Bearing slides in a wide range of styles, sizes and unique features produced for easy retrofitting into existing applications or designing into new applications

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OAV Air Bearing Bar

OAV Air Bearing Bar , It is a complete offering of Air Bearing Bar produced with profile design for easy retrofitting into existing applications or designing into new applications.

OAV air bearing bar generates evenly distributed gas film between surface and the substrate, because of low gas viscosity, friction losses by viscous shearing therefore, any mechanical contact is avoided.

Combination of air pressure and vacuum OAV air bearing bar hold substrate down while simultaneously lifting from surface for ultimite precision and fly hight. Fly height range of 20 to 120 microns at stability of ±5 microns.

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OAV ® Air Bearings

Phone: +1(609)454-5340

oav air bearing usa

3-Machine Tool Industries
7-Where accuracy, speeds, repeatability crucial


1-Rotory motion
2-Linear motion
3-High Speed applications
4-Clean requirement application
5-Precision positioning
6-Precision machine tool applications

Main Features of Products

1-Zero Friction-indefinite operating life
2-Contaminant free,clean environments
3-Zero friction -No heat generation at high speed
4-High accuracy components
5-High accuracy motion
6-High speed
7-Position accuracy better than 0.1 micron
8-Ultra-precise linear and rotary motion
9-Manufactured from Aircraft Quality material