It's the support that counts
Practically everyone has seen those decorative features that are sometimes found outside large buildings: a heavy stone or metal ball rotates upon a half-shell base with almost no friction. The secret to its movement lies below – water pressure, created by a pump, holds the ball up and allows it to float, almost friction-free and without touching the base, on a film of water. A hydrostatic water film.
In a less attractive but equally as effective manner, this method can be used to support moving machine parts: as the moving parts do not touch, there is no risk of wear. It is precisely this principle that is used by the high-quality HYPROSTATIK solutions, enhanced with our innovative progressive volume flow controller and sound advice. The benefit for our customers' machine tools: they are more precise, more reliable, more durable and more effective.