Revolutionizing Noise and Vibration Reduction for High-Tech Machinery

Welcome to SADAP, a spin-off from TU Braunschweig based in Germany. Our primary mission is to spearhead advancements in passive (mechanical) and active (electromechanical) measures for noise and vibration reduction in cutting-edge machines.

Our comprehensive range of services and products is centered around high-speed rotating machine components in various industries, supported by air (gas) lubrication. As the demand for aerodynamic air and foil bearings continues to soar, particularly in lightweight, high-speed rotors such as micro gas turbines and turbochargers, their distinct advantages over traditional bearings become apparent. These oil-free, clean, and wear-free solutions provide unparalleled performance.

Nevertheless, designing air bearings for turbomachinery that ensure reliable operation across diverse conditions necessitates meticulous analysis grounded in numerical and experimental investigations, scientific expertise, and time. At SADAP, we stand beside our clients throughout the entire journey, offering an array of numerical and experimental solutions for the development and implementation of gas bearings.

SADAP Bearing Technology at a Glance

Welcome to our company – your premier partner for exceptional air and foil bearing solutions:

  • Discover our state-of-the-art services and products with a strong focus on experimentally validated design tools and state-of-the-art software architecture. We provide you with reliable bearing characteristics even in the most demanding operating situations such as start-up phases and high speeds. Our solutions take into account highly complex operating conditions.
  • In addition to our digital design, discover our state-of-the-art test rigs equipped with first-class sensors and controls. These allow us to comprehensively test customer-specific bearings. Our test stands simulate and test speeds of up to 120 krpm under various dynamic and thermal operating conditions. Rely on our advanced testing capabilities to ensure the performance of your bearings.
  • We take the next step to ensure your bearing solutions deliver the highest performance. Through extensive parameter variations, we specifically optimize key bearing characteristics such as lift-off speed, system damping, stability limit and robustness to dynamic loads. The result is precise design diagrams that give you a clear overview of the optimized properties of your bearings.

Our goal is to take your bearing solutions to a new level of performance. With our innovative technologies and comprehensive expertise, we ensure that your bearings meet the highest requirements. Experience perfection in bearing development and benefit from our customized solutions. Together, we create bearing characteristics that exceed your expectations and take your applications to a new level.

Customer Support by SADAP

With state-of-the-art products and services, SADAP ensures that customers are always optimally supported, whether they choose external or in-house manufacturing, enabling them to operate their high-speed machinery efficiently and reliably.

External Manufacturing of Bearing Sets

SADAP offers comprehensive support for integrating air-lubricated systems into high-speed machinery, guiding customers from the initial concept through detailed system design to serial production.

In-house Manufacturing of Bearing Sets

Some industrial companies choose to manufacture aerodynamic bearings in-house. SADAP provides these companies with specialized support in evaluating existing internal concepts, optimizing manufacturing processes, and adapting to new machine designs by implementing new technologies.

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