Technical Articles

ABTech, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Bearings and Bushings)
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This article will cover the basics of air bearings, their benefits, and some common air-bearing applications by industry....
(Bearings and Bushings)
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ABTech Air Bearings are "Orifice Compensated" and float on a specific Air Gap (thickness of air film) and many design aspects revolve around the air gap specification....
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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You may or may not have ever heard of linear stages, but they play an important role in many manufacturing environments. In fact, they are one of the three main categories of precision motion...
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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ABTech worked with GE and its manufacturing partners to understand what was required of them and made modifications to the standard EAS3000 model....
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Researchers at Princeton University needed a large diameter ultra-precision rotational axis with a motor drive, so they contacted ABTech to provide a solution....
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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ABTech designed a set of three high-speed air-bearing spindles which were synchronized for the 3-dimensional image scanning and inline inspection of the European high-speed rail system....
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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NASA scientists challenged ABTech to develop a multifunctional machine that would act as a grinding lathe, an indexing tool for raster grinding, and an assembly station-all in one....
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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What exactly is a spindle? What is the purpose of a spindle? And how do you know which type of spindle is best for your application?...
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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There are various types of rotary tables. So how do you choose which one is best for you?...
(Engineering Services)
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What does it mean when something claims to be "Made in America"?...
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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ABTech Manufacturing creates the first measurement and automatic loading system for ultra-precise, ultra-thin optical films in just 3 months....
(Bearings and Bushings)
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ABTech's 5-Axis air bearing project was designed and built for the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore Labs. The National Ignition Facility, or NIF is a stadium sized facility used to...
(Bearings and Bushings)
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NASA needed a machine that would safely and quickly produce optics for their long-delayed NuSTAR X-ray telescope. The scientists at NASA challenged ABTech to develop a multifunctional machine that...
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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What does it take to implement an MRP system?...
(Bearings and Bushings)
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We've seen some very interesting requests with unique applications for our air bearings over the years. One recurring request is for rotary air bearings as turntables in high-end "record players"....
(Engineering Services)
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Implementing an MRP (Material Requirements Planning) system is a lot like picking up your house and pouring a new foundation under it while you continue to live in it. The foundation of your house...
(Bearings and Bushings)
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18,000 RPM Air Bearing Spindles for Image Scanning in Harsh Conditions The Challenge: Design an inspection system for a European high-speed rail system - that must function accurately in harsh...
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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ABTech Manufacturing creates five-axis platform for nanometer/sub-arc second processing around its ultra-precision air bearings and Renishaw SiGNUMTM position encoders. When a leading manufacturer of...
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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AT400, 2000LBS, Rotational Accuracies better than 5µ", No Problem....ABTech Inc. started with an AT400 series rotary air bearing table capable of holding 2,000 lbs with certified rotational accuracies...
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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The engineers at the University of California's Lawrence Livermore Labs needed a target assembly station with a position accuracy of 4 millionths of an inch and ABTech delivered....
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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OptiPro Systems, a well-respected optical machine manufacturer, came to ABTech with a concept and left with a complete motion system....
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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All ABTech SP Series spindles have dual plane balancing provisions. We use a Baladyne Balancing system to monitor the imbalance at the front and rear of the spindle....
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Let's take a deeper look at what measurement systems actually are, why they are important....
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Ultra-precise HEIDENHAIN linear scales aid in the manufacture of hydrogen targets for thermonuclear testing...
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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Let's look at what linear stages are and what they do....