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Manufacturing Capabilities

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With a 150,000 ft² manufacturing facility, PBC Linear is fully equipped to provide its customers with a full assortment of quality linear motion products ranging from linear bearings to full actuating systems, from orders as small to a single piece ranging up to thousands of pieces. Production is maximized through industry standard lean practices such as value stream mapping, designed for manufacturing assembly (DFMA), and 5S. The production floor is a manufacturing engineer’s play ground which wholeheartedly embraces a junk yard wars mentality.

Flexible - 24/7 Production

Flexible and 24/7 Production

  • 2 machining centers keep PBC Linear running day and night
    • 40 pallet system with 2 integrated CNC Machining Centers
    • 16 pallet system with 2 integrated CNC Machining Centers
  • Fully automated for 24/7 Operation
  • Reduces lead times, eliminates set-ups

Patented SIMO
® Process

Designed by engineers, for engineers.

Simo ProccessPBC Linear has revolutionized traditional machining with the patented SIMO® (Simultaneous Integral Milling Operation). 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. This ensures tight tolerances, limited variance and a remarkably straight and repeatable surface at negligible additional cost!

  • Combining engineering know-how with un-matched machinery, PBC Linear can devise long-lasting products that can go where the competition can’t
  • SIMO process uses multiple synchronized mills to simultaneously machine an aluminum extrusion so that it is consistent and precise from beginning to end at no added cost
  • Results in extremely tight tolerance accurate to ± 0.025mm
  • Provides highly accurate aluminum extrusions for high end PBC Linear products
    • Dramatically eases installation and exact mounting
    • Sustains rigid linear motion guidance

PBC Manufacturing Floor
Fully Developed Manufacturing Floor

  • Completely integrated CAD/CAM CNC programming for assured machining
  • Over 30 modern Vertical/Horizontal CNC Milling and Turning Machines
  • In house ID, OD and centerless grinding
  • In house heat treating for up to RC70 hardness
  • In house shaft grinding and straightening to maintain PBC Linear’s reputation for providing precision laser-straight linear motion products.
  • Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) are conducted on all product lines

High-End Assembly

  • PBC High-End AssemblyAssembly room specifically designed for high-end applications
  • Designs and builds custom application products for several industries
  • If the customer requires, products can be tested for life, imperfections, and accuracy
  • Laser scanning allows for production of incredibly precise tolerances and straight linear motion products

Product Testing and Optimization room uses Optical Comparator, Laser Interferometer and Fast Fourier Transformation for quality control

PBC Rigorous Quality TestingRigorous Quality Testing

  • Reneshaw Ball-Bar Testing ensures all CNC machines function with optimum accuracy
  • CMM Analysis measures all aspects of PBC Linear’s products for assured geometric precision
  • Each PBC Linear product is also carefully hand inspected by trained professionals

Superior Machine Design Expertise

  • PBC Superior Machine Design ExpertisePBC Linear is fully supported by a well trained staff of machinists drawing from decades of knowledge
  • Further facilitated by 8 custom tool room cells and full CNC capabilities to provide fast, working prototypes, new design ideas, and customer specific applications
  • 27 year reputation for devising time and cost saving linear motion products

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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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