IBS Precision Engineering design and manufacture the most precise measurement systems, machines and modules. New Way offer a unique product line of outstanding air bearings. That is why we use them in our own systems and guide our customers where they can apply them in theirs.
In 2001, the first contact between New Way and IBS was initiated by the late Dr James B. Bryan, who is considered to be the founding father of modern precision engineering. As a consequence of this initial contact, IBS Precision Engineering founder Henny Spaan became excited about the added value of porous air bearings in precision engineering applications. Air bearings have proven their performance in coordinate measuring machines, precision machine tools, semiconductor wafer processing machines, and other clean room, high speed, and precision positioning environments. For roll2roll manufacture, they also offer a clean, contactless and extremely stable transport solution.
Over the years, the partnership resulted in many innovative applications:
- Frictionless radial air bearing implemented in CT scanning systems
- Non-contact Flat Panel Display (FPD) and solar glass handling
- Non-contact foil/web handling in Organic and Printed Electronics (roll2roll)
Together we continue to help customers rethink the possible.