Specialty Components, Inc.
Linear air bearings from Specialty Components provide translation in a plane & are found in supports for coordinate measuring machines, semiconductor pick-and-place machinery, gantry systems, micromachining centers, zero-gravity simulators, etc. These air bearings are more accurate than even the finest mechanical rolling element type bearings. (read more)
The surfaces of an air bearing do not make contact; they are separated by a thin film of pressurized air. This property allows positioning stages to operate at extremely high speeds without friction. Specialty Components provides off-the-shelf and customized solutions for your most challenging applications. (read more)
Specialty Components' air bearings are made in a variety of shapes and configurations including round & rectangular with or without vacuum or magnetic preload. Different types may be combined with spherical and/or cylindrical air bearings to achieve multiaxis frictionless motion. (read more)
Specialty Components' standard SRA series spherical bearings provide frictionless motion in a very compact envelope with convenient mounting features. Whether withstanding the rigors of testing multi-ton spacecraft or providing highly accurate frictionless wafer-plane alignment in semiconductor tools, this versatile design offers a wide performance range and application use. (read more)
Specialty Components' linear air bearings provide coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) with highly accurate & frictionless motion. Available in a variety of shapes & configurations including round and rectangular, with or without vacuum or magnetic preload. We are now ISO 9001:2008 certified and continuously committed to high quality products. (read more)
Specialty Components is ISO 9001:2008 certified for the Design and Manufacture of Air Bearings and Metal Optics. (read more)
Specialty Components is ISO 9001:2008 certified for the Design and Manufacture of Air Bearings and Metal Optics.
This achievement shows our continuing commitment to products and services of the highest quality. This ISO standard, written by the International Organization for Standardization, is often referred to as a Quality Management System. However, it encompasses more t... (read more)
Use of air bearings can solve difficult problems in motion applications, especially those involving zero friction, high accuracy and precision. Semiconductor machine tools and CMMs frequently use air bearings over mechanical bearings to provide the highest level of motion accuracy. We are now ISO 9001:2008 certified and continuously committed to high quality products. (read more)
Specialty Components' first-surface Aluminum mirrors have 1/2 - 1/4 wave flatness and a 16 nm Ra surface finish (certified with interferometry and non-contact optical profilometry). Infrared applications will benefit from Specialty Components' two standard coatings: Silicon monoxide or Silicon monoxide over gold. Mounting holes on back surface are standard. (read more)
Cylindrical air bearings often find use among frictionless rotating supports such as spindles. Specialty Components, Inc.'s expanding standard product line offers the UTT series universal turntables with nanometric rotational accuracy and remarkably high stiffness. Utilizing both cylindrical and thrust surfaces, these bearings provide load capacities up to 230 lbf. (read more)