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Image of Cam Roller Technology icon   Cam Roller Technology and Roller Bearings

Cam Roller Technology uses PBC Linear precision straight rails and a multitude of different sliders and rails to provide high accuracy and high speed linear guidance in an economical solution. Cam followers or track rollers are rolling element bearings with either an integral stud or an inseparable inner ring for yoke mounting on a pin or shaft. Cam Roller Technology is ideally suited for material handling, point-to-point, door frame guidance and automation applications. We also offer linear motion solutions for high load transfer and compact, low profile applications. To meet the needs of our customers, PBC Linear offers numerous modular components, linear guides, and telescopic systems.

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Redi-Rail Roller Bearing Linear Guide Rails

Redi-Rail® linear guides are PBC Linear’s solution for high speed and moderate load linear motion. Redi-Rail uses specifically designed cam roller sliders with our patented side adjustable pre-load option for quick fine-tuning and optimum application-fit. The precision machined aluminum alloy rails are integrated with hardened steel races to ensure strength within a lightweight design.

  • Available in lengths up to 6m (19ft)
  • Maximum load up to 5950 N  (1340 lbs)
  • High speed transfer 10 m/s (393 in/s)


Commercial Rail Linear Guide Series

The Commercial Rail features roll formed rails made of zinc plated steel or stainless steel; providing low cost corrosion resistant capability. The machined aluminum slider body is made of 6061-T6 anodized for corrosion resistance and adjustable pre-load design to ensure flexability--aiding system integration.  Applications for Commercial Rail include automation, packaging, material handling, environmental, energy, HVAC, medical and office equipment.

  • Precision formed rails available in zinc plated carbon steel sheet or stainless steel
  • Transfer speeds up to 1.5 m/s (59 in/s)
  • Withstands temperatures up to 100°C (212°F)
  • Load capability up to 1330 N (298 lbs)


Hardened Crown Roller Bearings

PBC Linear’s hardened crown rollers are a superb choice for low-cost linear motion. The rollers come pre-assembled and are self-aligning for simple installation. Hardened crown rollers are great for point-to-point applications, and ensure strong, sturdy and long-lasting linear motion. Hardened Crown Rollers are one of the least expensive bearing systems offered by PBC Linear.

  • Maximum wheel bearing load up to 1334 N (300 lbs)
  • Maximum transfer speed up to 762 mm/s (30 in/s)
  • Rails available up to 3 m (10 ft) in steel or powder coated finish
  • Integral roller bearing with metric or inch threaded stud


V-Guide Roller Bearing Components

PBC Linear’s V-Guide components offer an excellent solution for linear applications ranging from very clean to the harshest environments. Considered an industry standard for linear motion, V-Guide components are an ideal versatile solution for a wide range of motion control applications.  They provide smooth and quiet travel at speeds up to 8 m/s where accuracy requirements are medium. Ideal in a wide range of applications, for example:

  • Machine tool doors, guarding and tool changers
  • Vending machines
  • Woodworking machinery
  • Automation
  • Packaging


Hevi-Rail® Combined Roller Bearings -High Load Linear Motion

Hevi-Rail® is PBC Linear’s solution for extreme high load capacities and industrial strength handling applications. Hevi-Rail is a heavy-duty linear bearing system that is cost effective for medium to low precision applications. The system is easy to mount, align and use! High radial and axial load capacities ensure a long and productive life under continuous use.

  • Standard rail lengths up to 6m (19ft)
  • Handles loads up to 4.6 tons per bearing
  • Perfect for high radial and axial loads


LPRR Low Profile Redi-Rail® Linear Guide

Low profile Redi-Rail® has a miniscule 19mm profile and thrives in tight spaces where other linear guides cannot fit!  Composed of a lightweight aluminum anodized rail with hardened steel races for strength, Low-Profile Redi-Rail can handle relatively heavy loads up to 110 lbs.

  • Available in lengths up to 3m (10ft)
  • Handles loads up to 489N (110 lb)
  • Precision machined rails for high accuracy guidance


Integral-V Linear Guide Technology

Integral-V™ is the next-generation linear guide. IVT simplifies design, eases assembly and improves performance specs over the traditional methods. Using anodized aluminum extrusions embedded with hardened stainless steel inserts, IVT products eliminate fasteners and reduce mounting pieces by 50%. For streamlined linear guidance with enhanced performance, IVT is the answer.



PBC Linear | 6402 Rockton Road, Roscoe, IL 61073 | P. O. Box 6980, Rockford, IL 61125-6980 | Toll-Free (800) 962-8979 | Fax: (815) 389-5790

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