Loadpoint Bearings offer air bearing solutions to a variety of general industrial applications

These include high speed bore grinding, mould grinding, tool grinding, graphite milling, workheads, pcb drilling and fibre rolling.

Standard spindles are available in a wide range of configurations. Drives are air turbines, AC or DC brushless motors with power levels from 300 Watts to 15 kW. Associated spindle speeds range from 100 rpm to a maximum of 120 000 rpm. Work or tool holding includes collets, air or vacuum chucks manually or automatically operated.

High powered bore grinding spindles are a recent addition to the range. Optimised for dynamic stability using extensive computer modelling these spindles achieve 1.2 kW of useable power at speeds of up to 120 000 rpm.

Loadpoint Bearings design and development experience places the company in a strong position to develop novel air bearing products for specific applications or simply to advise on the potential use of air bearings in new applications.