Through years of
testing, use, and advancement, the PBC Linear Simplicity
self-lubricating bearing has stood the test of time. Providing smooth,
quiet linear motion in the harshest of applications, this bearing has
replaced failing ball bearing technology for over 20 years. Serving as a
foundation of innovation for PBC Linear, Simplicity technology is often
called by loyal customers, the “little red
bearing” that keeps on going.
Developed in 1982, Simplicity was a solution to be directly interchanged
with failing standard ball bearings. Since then, we have added many
options, including precision and compensated, open and closed, and
self-aligning. Where ball bearings can seize and catastrophically fail, Simplicity bearings
will out-perform and can last years longer. Whether the application is
extreme temperature, dirt, submersion, or high vibration, the Simplicity
linear bearing can tolerate almost anything.
From carpet tufting, granite cutting, or foundry-work, the Simplicity
linear bearing has proven itself in extreme environments without
failure. The FrelonGOLD® or FrelonJ® liners help by eliminating the need
for lubrication and metal to metal contact, outstanding performance in a
wide temperature range (-400°C to 400°C), lowered wear resistance and
friction by 60%, and increased load capacity by 100%. The results are a
reduction in downtime, cost savings, and increased overall satisfaction
of the customer.
For clean environments, the Simplicity
bearing is a great choice as it does not require messy lubrication, does
not emit harmful particulates, does not contain moving parts with the
potential for failure and, with the patented FrelonJ liner, can be used
in most wash down and submersion application. Offered in Inch, Metric
and Japanese metric sizes, Simplicity with FrelonGOLD technology has
proven itself in the harshest environments, as well as surroundings
where the cleanest linear motion is vital.