Air bearings have a disturbance attenuation effect by removing the physical connection between machinery and the world and substituting this by a thin layer of air. Air bearing noise can be measured at the nm level with a capacitive measuring system.
Together with their colleagues Rens van der Nolle (Mechanical Engineer at IBS) and Werner Knapen (Account Manager Bosch Rexroth) built a linear precision module for in-line surface measurements of foil (Dutch).
Contactless handling, flattening and stabilization of webs.
In roll-to-roll processes for printed electronics, avoiding web contact is critical to reduce damage and contamination. Air bearings deliver contactless, precision control for printing, drying and inspection processes.