Today’s competitive business climate demands rapid, innovative engineering solutions to complex problems that are often associated with extreme operating environments. Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. (MiTi) offers products and assistance in a wide range of engineering disciplines including:
Developing solutions to the complex problems that must be met by today’s machinery systems requires knowledge of sophisticated component technologies and the ability to integrate them into successful systems. MiTi is organized to carry out such projects, with expertise and demonstrated successes in the following areas:
The laws of physics play a major role in the successful future of our company. As rotating machinery is made ever smaller and more compact, the speeds at which these machines must rotate to perform the same job increases dramatically. These speeds are now approaching the physical limits of conventional oil lubricated rolling element bearings, resulting in shorter bearing life and serious degradation in system reliability. It is at this threshold in speed that MiTi’s oil-free, hydrodynamic, compliant foil bearings begin to shine! The unique, patented design of our oil-free bearings allows the rotating shaft to be supported on a thin film of AIR. This design performs perfectly, even when supporting loads in excess of 900 pounds. And since the shaft is in contact with nothing but air, life limiting wear and fatigue are eliminated, allowing operation at speeds well above the speed capabilities of any ball bearing currently available. MiTi has demonstrated operation of our bearings at over 200,000 rpm and will soon demonstrate the capability of running at 500,000 rpm!
Key attributes of our unique bearings include: