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How to Finish Hevi-Rail Linear Guides

February 05, 2016 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

PBC Linear®’s Hevi-Rail®, a product in the Cam Roller Technology (CRT) family, is a common solution for industrial strength-handing applications with high load capacities. The natural state of the rail may...


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NEW Video: The Benefits of StepSERVO Closed Loop Stepper Technology

January 20, 2016 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

Traditional step motor systems offer many benefits for an automation engineer looking to accurately and repeatedly position a load. This class of motor is traditionally considered to be a go-to motor for engineers because they are easy to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot. Their simplicity comes with trade-offs though, and some of those trade-offs require special attention...


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PBC Linear was recently featured in the December 2015 issue of Design World magazine in a cover article, Top 10 Benefits of IoT Enabled Mechatronics. The article dives into the latest trend in machine design, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the key advantages of integrating the “smart” technology solution, including...


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NEW Video: The Internet of Things in Linear Motion

January 11, 2016 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

PBC Linear has recently released a new video, “The Internet of Things in Linear Motion,” to show some of the key advantages of internet connected machines, such as...


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Simplicity Bearing Proves More Economical than Competition

December 30, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

The Simplicity® bearing from PBC Linear® is designed to withstand most industrial environments—extreme temperatures, washdown, fine particulate contaminants, vibration, and more. The design features that enable this kind of versatility are ones that also contribute to the longevity of a Simplicity bearing’s life...


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PBC Linear recently attended SPS IPC Drives 2015 Trade Fair in Nuremburg, Germany, as a part of the MOONS Industries booth. At the show, PBC MOONS joint venture showed complete mechatronic linear motion systems and smart robot modules. Included in the booth were PBC Linear®s Mechatronics Enabled products, SIMO® Series and Compact Series linear systems, which were paired with the world class stepper, smart stepper, and smart-servo motors of MOONS.


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PBC Linear Launches eBay Store

September 04, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

PBC Linear has recently launched a new eBay Store with ready-to-ship, high-performance linear motion items, selling at discounted rates. These postings include everything from overstocked to cosmetically damaged items. With over 600 current listings, the online store has become a great go-to for engineers. With new listings posted daily; PBC Linear ensures fast delivery, low cost, and reliable customer service. To see what is available for your linear motion application, visit the store here.


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How to Optimize for Washdown Applications

August 31, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

The design and build of automation equipment in a washdown environment creates challenges for a Design Engineer. A “washdown environment” is considered to be one that utilizes cleaning with water, chemicals, or a combination of both by means of either automated or hand-washing. Generally, the overall goal of a washdown application is to kill and eliminate bacteria or other microorganisms that can cause and spread disease.


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How to Properly Lubricate a Plain Bearing

August 24, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

Simplicity® linear plain bearings exhibit real benefits, when compared to over other styles of linear bearings; such as the self-lubricating quality of the bearing’s Frelon® liner, as well as the wiping action on the shaft which enables smooth linear motion. These capabilities allow a linear motion system to not only avoid catastrophic failure, but to also lengthen the life of the system.


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Application Focus: Hevi-Rail® Enables Truck Bed Extender

August 17, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by Dave Humblet

Within PBC Linear®’s Cam Roller Technology (CRT) product line, Hevi-Rail, has several performance characteristics that make it ideal for heavy-use cases. Some of these characteristics include low coefficient of friction, high load ratings, and the ability to easily roll in and out of the rail. These properties, as well as the ability to carry up to a 60 ton load, are what make the Hevi-Rail linear guide system a great pick for mobile applications such as truck bed extenders for pickup or flatbed trucks.


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