How Foil Bearings Stack Up to Other Bearings
What Makes Xdot Air and Process Gas Lubricated Foil Bearings a Cut Above the Rest
At Xdot Engineering and Analysis, we take our foil bearings all the way from development, through design to production. Historically, teams who wanted to create machines using foil bearings found themselves up against prohibitive cost, manufacturing, and design challenges. We listened to their concerns and developed our unique, high-performance design to address them.
But we don't stop there. When you choose Xdot for your Air and Process Gas Lubricated Foil Bearings, you get:
We are developing a set of stock "frame" sizes that allow us to efficiently customize a bearing to meet the specific needs of new and existing machines.
If our stock sizes don't fit your needs, we can produce a custom-sized bearing. Our hardware experience is backed-up with analytical capability so that we get it right the first time, not after a costly build-and-bust development.
Rotordynamic and integration help.
We work with your team to ensure that the overall system is properly designed to work well with foil bearings.
Help developing new applications.
We can assist you with everything from performing independent assessments, to lending subject expertise as a team member, to assembling a team and leading prototype development projects. If you require a more extensive test program, we can leverage our test-rig experience and infrastructure to help ensure a healthy balance of risk versus cost.
If you are planning a new machine and want to consider foil bearings, we encourage you to contact us early in the design process. We can help your team or subcontract designer make the most efficient choices to save you time and money down the line.