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Image of Gliding Surface Technology icon   Gliding Surface Technology -Plain Bearing Linear Motion

Gliding Surface Technology adapts plain bearing design to create a simple, two-piece configuration of a rail and carriage with a self-lubricating surface.  By utilizing plain bearing design, Gliding Surface Technology offers lower profiles, compact sizes, and smooth, quiet linear motion.  Available options and product capabilities provide unlimited design alternatives and configurations. PBC Linear manufactures Gliding Surface Technology to perform and to withstand harsh environments while offering additional advantages:

  • Plain bearing design will not catastrophically fail
  • Vibration damping provides smooth and quiet linear motion
  • Pre-engineered – ready to use
  • Corrosion resistance to operate in severe applications
  • Light weight aluminum construction
  • Long life without lubrication
  • Compact, space-saving solutions available
  • High loads and high shock resistant

Download the new Gliding Surface Technology catalog here.
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LPM Low Profile Mini-Rail Linear Guide

The low cost Low Profile Mini-Rail LPM comes available in 4 different sizes and is the perfect solution for compact low friction motion in the medical, packaging, and automation industries.  Low Profile Mini-Rail LPM is composed of a molded polymer slider with stainless steel thread inserts and anodized aluminum rails.   The LPM is resistant to lubricants, fuels, dyes, and weak acids and can operate in temperatures ranging from (-35°C to 65°C). Industry standard interchangeable, the LPM series is a fool proof polymer slider.

  • Static load capacity up to 18 lb
  • Four sizes ranging from 17mm to 80mm rail width
  • Smooth and quiet operation


Mini-Rail Miniature Linear Guide

Based on Simplicity technology, the Mini-Rail plain rail system’s effective two-piece design allows for fast installation and provides outstanding performance in demanding linear motion applications from semi-conductor wafer handling to packaging equipment.

  • Static load capacity up to 1350 lb
  • Available in 5 sizes from 7mm to 20mm base width with rail lengths up to 3.6 m
  • Smooth, quiet, and repeatable
  • Interchangeable to comparable ball style systems


UGA Low Profile Uni-Guide Linear Slide

Low Profile Uni-Guide is a new compact solution for oil-free and smooth linear motion while maintaining the proven advantages of the standard Uni-Guide.  Low-Profile Uni-Guide employs a simple two-piece construction with angled surfaces to prevent build up of particulates and chemicals to ensure optimum performance in wash down applications.

  • 24mm profile fits in confined spaces
  • Two-piece design simplifies installation
  • Self-lubricating Frelon Gold for oil-free and maintenance free operation
  • Industry interchangeable for easy system integration


Uni-Guide Linear Slide System

PBC Linear applied the proven Simplicity technology to a two-piece aluminum design to create the Uni-Guide.  The result is a unique assembly that eliminates tolerance stack up, dampens vibrations and shock loads, and can drop into existing applications making installation easy. 

  • Static load capacity up to 1000 lb
  • Three size options
  • Available up to 10’, for longer lengths contact PBC Linear


Square Bearings and Linear Rails

Simplicity™ square bearings and plugs offer the same characteristics of the standard round-way Simplicity™ bearings, but in a square package. The square bearings are available in 2-sided and 4-sided versions for options in adjustability.

  • Bearing sizes in 1” and 1.5” inside dimension
  • Self-lubricating for oil free operation
  • Replaceable bearing plugs can be purchased separately and used as a wear pad


Linear Plain Bearings with Simplicity® Maintenance-free Liner

PBC Linear has combined Frelon material with precision bearing technology to create Simplicity® linear plain bearings. Simplicity self lubricating plain bearings can move in linear, oscillating, rotary, or any combination of motions at speeds exceeding 4 m/s (165 in/s). Designed to handle loads 20 times greater than linear ball bearings, they will not catastrophically fail.

  • Handles loads over 700 kN (157,000 lbs)
  • Wide temperature range:  -240° C/ 204° C (-400° F/ 400° F)
  • Low maintenance in contaminated environments
  • Size interchangeable drop-in replacement for linear ball bearings
  • Straight OD or optional crowned self-aligning OD
Only certified Simplicity® 60 Plus® Shafting provides maximum linear bearing performance. Download the brochure here.


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