Design and Technology


Air bearings have many advantages and very few disadvantages! If you need what air bearings have to offer, air bearings are without equal.

The advantages of air bearings:

  • Very precise movements (lateral as well as moving directions)
  • Friction-free (continual movement without break loose torque)
  • Non-wearing
  • Suitable for high speeds and acceleration
  • Oil-free and cleanroom compatible (with corresponding air supply)

The great advantage of air bearings is – as the name already suggests – the supply of air, which aerostatic air bearings require for operation. The air consumption of EITZENBERGER air bearings is perhaps less than you think. A medium-sized linear axis, e.g. the EZ-2542 with an air consumption of 4 Sl/min, only requires compressor performance of 10 Watts.