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The SPS show in Parma, Italy began the week of May 11, 2015 with a flurry of action today at the International Power Components (IPC) booth as crowds gathered around the 3DP1000 large format 3D printer from 3DP Unlimited that utilizes PBC Linear's industrial strength SIMO Series linear guides.


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NEW Compact Series Reference Guide Available

March 17, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

PBC Linear has announced a new addition to the Mechatronics Enabled product line. The Compact Series will address the needs of customers with applications requiring compact actuators. This new addition boasts smooth, accurate, and repeatable linear motion with versatility in design options, while maintaining a standard system height of 23 mm.


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Linear Learning Center: Product Overview Module

February 19, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

The Linear Learning Center from PBC Linear is a great resource for engineers to learn more about the components and linear actuator technologies PBC has to offer. The video tutorials offer a range of depth - from a basic understanding to a closer detailed look - of key competencies that make PBC Linear a world leading manufacturer of linear motion, and will enlighten the viewer on subjects such as product selection, design, optimization, installation, and maintenance. There are four different modules offered in the Linear Learning Center; a product overview module, linear motion design, installation and maintenance, and product and performance comparisons.


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NEW Gliding Surface Technology (GST) Literature Available Online

February 05, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

PBC Linear®’s Gliding Surface Technology (GST) catalog is now available for download. The full color catalog offers detailed information on the GST family of products, including performance statistics, engineering drawings, and application examples. Users also gain access to other useful tools such as quick e-mail links, links to product related informational videos, and free CAD downloads.


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PBC Linear® got some wide spread attention in conjunction with exhibitor, 3DP Unlimited™, at the International Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the week of January 5, 2015. PBC Linear’s SIMO® Series linear actuators are utilized on 3DP Unlimited’s large format 3D printer, the 3DP1000—which was on live display throughout the show . The industrial strength SIMO Series actuators enable precision grade 3D printing over the large build area of 1 meter x 1 meter x 0.5 meter. The 3DP1000 boasts a low price tag—under $20,000—and is capable of printing layer resolutions down to 70 microns.


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PBC Linear and Moons' Industries Announce Joint Venture

November 18, 2014 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

At the recent CIIF show in China, PBC Linear & Moons’ Industries announced a joint venture together which will develop & deliver world class integrated mechatronic solutions for linear motion applications.


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PBC Linear Hosts a Halloween Success!

October 30, 2014 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

Recently, PBC Linear hosted a Halloween party at their World Headquarters located at 6402 E. Rockton Road in Roscoe, IL. With over 250 employees and family members in attendance, the party was a great success! The afternoon was filled with food, games, prizes, a costume contest, and trick-or-treating – which allowed family members to tour the 150,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Also, on display was a huge Frankenstein head that was 3D printed onsite on the 3DP1000 printer, from 3DP Unlimited. Happy Halloween! Watch the new Halloween video now! PBC Linear® maintains a commitment to bring improved linear motion solutions to market. Since 1985, when the Simplicity® plain bearing was introduced, PBC has strived to design solutions based around the needs of the customer. PBC’s diverse staff of engineers combines in-depth industry knowledge and decades of experience with a collaborative approach to meet the linear motion requirements of each application. From heavy duty industrial, to pick-n-place automation, to hygienic clean rooms … from standard components, to integrated guide and actuator systems, to complete custom concept-to-creation products … PBC Linear designs game-changing linear motion solutions that result in a competitive advantage for each customer.


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Design World Cover Story: PBC Linear's Mechatronics Made Easy

September 23, 2014 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

In this September’s issue of Design World magazine, PBC Linear is featured as the cover story with “5 Keys to Mechatronics Made Easy.” The article focuses on five areas to simplify the integration of mechanical, electrical, programming, and control engineering.


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PBC Linear's NEW Linear Learning Center

September 09, 2014 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

PBC Linear’s New Linear Learning Center PBC Linear’s new Linear Learning Center is a great resource for video instruction in the selection, design, optimization, installation, and maintenance of linear motion.


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NEW PBC Linear Patent Published!

September 03, 2014 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

PBC Linear is proud to announce the publication of Patent Number US2014/0150239-A1 for the swaging process and the method developed for manufacturing embedded raceways. This process ensures the pre-engineered alignment of parallel rails while guaranteeing the security of the hardened steel raceways throughout the life of the unit.


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