The Latest News in Linear Motion Technology

Find the latest news from PBC Linear. If you have questions regarding past or present articles or releases, please contact our office and we will direct you to the appropriate expert. Enjoy reading up on all of our linear motion news offerings, and thanks for visiting PBC Linear!

Round Shaft and Bearings in Medical Applications

December 19, 2018
Round shaft and bearings offer linear motion solutions for many medical applications, any place linear adjustment is needed:  patient handling (surgical tables, chair lifts, etc.), scan heads, ceiling tracks for moveable lights, instrument adjustments, just to name a few.
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Hevi-Rail Heavy Duty Roller Bearing Design Tips

November 30, 2018
Every day at PBC Linear, we are inspired by the phone inquiries we receive from valued customers. These five tips include how to set-up, align, finish, preload, install, and utilize the Hevi-Rail® heavy duty bearings and profiles in automation and lift system applications.
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Redi-Rail Linear Guide Mounting

October 17, 2018
Redi-Rail is a versatile product and can be mounted to utilize either the radial load capacity or the axial load capacity.  Referencing the coordinate axis below, a load applied in the Y direction makes use of the radial load capacity.
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Roller Bearings in Linear Motion Applications

September 07, 2018
Linear motion applications are often found to have not only radial loads but also axial load requirements.  For these applications, single or double row angular contact bearings are often used. 
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Hevi-Rail Roller Bearing Truck Bed Extenders

August 17, 2018
Hevi-Rail®, which is part of the Cam Roller Technology (CRT) product line from PBC Linear, has several performance characteristics that make it ideal for heavy-use cases. Some of these properties include low coefficient of friction, high load ratings, and the ability to easily roll in and out of the rail. These benefits, as well as the ability to carry very heavy loads, are what make the Hevi-Rail linear guide systems a great pick for mobile applications. One perfect example are the truck bed extenders for pickups or other flatbed trucks.
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The PBC Road Show Is On The Move

July 16, 2018
The PBC Linear Roadshow offers customers that hands-on experience, all within clients’ friendly confines. During this event, attendees may interact with their choice of a wide range of components and mechatronic samples, while engaging in a meaningful dialogue with PBC representatives.
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Hevi-Rail Linear Bearings Telescopic Racking Application Story

July 06, 2018
Shipping containers face a constant struggle to optimize storage space and accessibility within a confined area. Organization of stored material is also important for accurate inventory and streamlined loading/unloading. The task was straightforward: design a racking system that maximized organization and storage for cargo. In collaboration with a leading designer in storage containment, PBC Linear recommended implementing their high load capacity Hevi-Rail linear bearing solution, installed in a specially designed assembly.
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PBC Linear celebrates groundbreaking for its new $10 million facility expansion

June 07, 2018

PBC Linear was joined by distinguished attendees including Winnebago County Chairman Frank Haney, South Beloit Mayor Ted Rehl, Senate aide to Dick Durbin Awis Quartey, representatives from Alpine Bank and The LandMark Group Companies.

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Machining Simplicity Linear Bearings

May 14, 2018

Simplicity bearings can be machined and modified in the field.

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Hevi-Rail Combined Bearing Adjustment Guide

May 06, 2018
Hevi-Rail bearings are heavy duty roller bearings that provide extremely high load capacities for material handling and other applications. In particular, the HVBEA series bearings provide a good way to deal with axial clearances in the system. This video provides steps on how to adjust the eccentric portion of the bearing to reduce any axial play.
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Combating Environmental Issues With PBC Linear Guidance Solutions

April 05, 2018
Its time to hang up the gloves and combat enviromental issues with a PBC linear motion guidance solution
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Linear Shafting and Rails Light Weight Alternatives

March 18, 2018
PBC Linear offers a lighter weight alternative to hardened steel or stainless steel linear shafting and support rail assemblies. 
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Hevi-Rail: The Original Heavy Duty Roller Bearing

February 20, 2018
Hevi-Rail® has been providing years of linear motion success within the toughest environments. This original heavy-duty roller bearing system has repeatably proven itself in foundries, construction sites, drilling applications, and heavy duty lifting. Businesses have come to rely on Hevi-Rail guide systems to deliver consistency and overall satisfaction.
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What is Leadscrew Efficiency?

February 05, 2018
Leadscrew efficiency is a pure calculated value, empirical testing is the best method to determine performance.
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Linear Bearings from Simplicity installed into Acushot Needle-free Injection Gun

May 06, 2013
To solve these problems, Acushot, an innovative vetrinary design company, designed an automated, needle-free injection gun for mass livetock vaccination. The design required a linear bearing system to absorb recoil. Acushot™ turned to Colpitt Designs, who recommended PBC Linear’s Simplicity® plain bearings for the task.
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