Does your system or sensor development need frictionless testing?

Air bearings allow for frictionless motion for torque measurement and calibration. Read Magtrol's Case Study to learn how they use air bearings in their testing set-up, measuring torque and its effect on motor power.

Magtrol's Case Study - Torque Measurement


Torque Measurement

Torque measurements are critical to system performance for rotary motion applications such as engines or spindles. Precision measurement is key to optimising performance. At IBS we are expert in the application of air bearings for frictionless testing. With a focus on innovation and quality, our solutions enable you to create outstanding products, including all you need for a digital twin.

Air bushings and block

Benefits of non-contact air bearings for torque measurements set-ups

Zero static friction

Results in infinite resolution and very high repeatability.

No noise or vibrations

Non-contact zero wear ensures consistent performance and no noise or vibrations.

High speeds

Air bearings can reach high speeds and high accelerations with minimal heat loss.

No oil lubrication

Eliminating oil problems. They are self-cleaning by positive air pressure.

Straighter motion

Air bearings are not directly influenced by surface finish and irregularities

Digital design

To test the performance in a virtual environment upfront.

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“The combination of great support,
zero friction performance and a wide
product portfolio makes this product range
our go-to assortment for air bearings for
upcoming projects."

Maxwell Keeling
Product Development, Mechanical Engineer04.-Magtrol-logo


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Applications: dynamic torque measurement, torsional load measurement, moment of force, rotational force measurement, frictionless rotation, tribology, electrical drivetrain, electromobility, energy transition in automotive.