Keeping paper mills running
In 1992, PBC Linear introduced doctor bearings as a long-lasting solution to paper mills constantly shutting down their production line due to failing ball bearings. Using Simplicity® technology, the doctor bearings were positioned to outlast the competition and keep paper mill dryers running 24/7! Now, Doctor Bearings are used all around the country, running successfully in paper mills for over a decade.
In regular operation, white water goes through a roll doctoring in order to be processed into paper. The Doctor Bearing is housed at the base of these rollers, and is the crux of smooth rotation for the paper. All these years later, PBC Linear has evolved into a one stop linear motion solution shop, but is still finding paper plants using the same Doctor Bearings installed over a decade ago.
Results / ROI
When stacked up against the competition, PBC Linear’s Doctor Bearings eliminate corrosion, maintenance, paper web breaks, and unplanned downtime caused by catastrophic failure. Typical Doctor Ball Bearings only last a couple of months. PBC Linear’s Doctor Bearings last for years without replacement or downtime. As a direct result, profits and production increase—making Doctor Bearings infinitely superior in most types of applications.