Some motion control companies structure their production on foreign, low-cost labor. PBC Linear pro-actively designs our manufacturing floor to be
efficient and automated through sophisticated production equipment. Almost all changeover periods take less than 15 minutes and through these innovative processes
we can support 24/7 lights out production.
PBC Linear’s engineering team has extensive capabilities, ranging from designing logical extensions of existing core product to meet customer requirements to
customized, entrepreneurial innovative solutions for complex linear motion applications including advanced manufacturing techniques. Our 23 person team includes
engineers, drafters and model makers. Our standard for excellence and commitment to quality is the reason that if the capability to produce a superior product isn’t
out there with known technology, we invent it for ourselves. To further outline our capability we incorporate the latest in technology tools, including but
not limited to:
Since PBC Linear began as Pacific Bearing Company in 1983, we have been known for innovation. With more than 15 pending patents, PBC Linear continues to develop
novel and useful products. Our products reduce components, improve performance and streamline assembly to give our customers a lasting competitive
advantage in their market. PBC Linear not only invents products, but also processes and machines. From PBC’s trade-secreted method of sizing Uni-Guide
and mini-Rail to the patented SIMO process, PBC continues to pave the way for long, straight products.
Design World recognized PBC Linear as the Leader in Motion Control Design for 2009. With best-in-class components, pre-engineered sub-assemblies and complete
system solutions, PBC Linear collaborates with customers to provide the best designs possible. PBC Linear continues to be recognized for its Leadership by again
being nominated in 2010.
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Turning, milling, grinding – PBC Linear machines virtually all of their products in-house. Our large manufacturing floor features CNC turning/milling machines,
grinders, heat treating and straightening to ensure maximum product quality without affecting lead times.
For maximum ensured quality of our high-end and optimized products, PBC Linear utilizes our specially designed high-end assembly room. Here products are
carefully assembled by expert technicians operating under strict guidelines to produce best-in-class motion control systems.
The typical aluminum extrusion process produces a natural bow, twist and variance. Costly straightening and aligning is traditionally used to combat this variance,
resulting in a semi-straight aluminum extrusion that drives the cost up. PBC’s SIMO process uses synchronized cutters, eliminating built-in extrusion variances by
machining all critical edges concurrently in one pass.
Quality of processes and product is managed through several control guidelines. Using state-of-the-art tools and software our specialized quality team measures
success by perfection. We inspect all product and machines on a constant basis to ensure they are properly in tune and ready to go.
When it comes to implementing new ideas, we draw from decades of combined experience and match it with the latest machining capabilities. Our specialty toolmakers
and fixture machinists are the best at creating new solutions for motion control applications. Utilizing an old school machining expertise and working with all facets
of production the specialty design team can create fast turnarounds in new working prototypes and improvements to existing designs.
SIMO Series Linear Motion PlatformA linear motion family designed with consistent geometry for fast hassle free change of bearing, drive, motor, and performance options.
Round Shaft TechnologyPrecision round shafting is used as the guide way, and combined with linear plane bearings or linear ball bearings for movement.
Cam Roller TechnologyCRT products feature rolling element bearings with either an integral stud or an inseperable inner ring for yoke mounting on a pin or shaft.
Integral V TechnologyHardened steel raceways are directly embedded into the IVT rail to eliminitate fasteners and reduce mounting components.
Gliding Surface TechnologyA plane bearing design that creates a simple, two-piece configuration of rail and carriage with a self-lubricating surface.
Profile Rail TechnologyA linear guide with recirculating ball-bearing technology. Optional runner blocks offer stable rigidity and highly accurate linear motion for a wide range of industries.
Linear Actuator TechnologyApplication-ready systems or actuators that range from small size screw driven slides, to high-speed belt actuators.