Archive for the ‘Bearings – Linear’ Category

The Engineering Edge – Think Outside-the-Box for Solution to Off-Road Problem!

Got a problem that feels like you’re stuck in a ditch?    Call me at 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com! Oh, we have all the standard stuff too! About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge” Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its […]

The Engineering Edge – Lowest Coefficient of Friction Linear Bearings

For additional information on low coefficient of friction linear bearings from LM76 See: On “Linear Ball Bearings” with a Coefficient of Friction of .001 Click Here. On “Linear Roller Blocks” with a Coefficient of Friction of .003 Click Here. On “Black Racer Ceramic Linear Bearings” with a Coefficient of Friction of .04 (lubricated) Click Here. On […]

Motion Control – Use FDA Compliant Off-the-Shelf Linear Motion Components!

Motion Control – FDA Compliant Components To: OEMs “Tooling Up” for Urgently Needed Medical Products! Use FDA Compliant Off-the-Shelf Linear Motion Components!   E. Longmeadow, MA — Motion Control Components – Linear Motion – In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic many companies have volunteered or been requested to produce urgently needed medical products such as: […]

Motion Control – One Piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks Can Be Used In Radioactive Environments!

Motion Control – ETX Bearing/Pillow Blocks E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – LM76 now offers one piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks that will not degrade in a radioactive environment! Machined from a solid block of self lubricating ETX, linear bearing-blocks have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, […]

How Would You Position Components Of An Experimental Reactor Vessel Weighing 33 Tons?

Easily …   … Using Custom made LM76 Jet Rail Bearings and Shafting! When a privately funded research company was ready to move from their original Proof of Concept to a sustainable fusion reactor to produce clean sustainable energy, they realized that extremely heavy components would need to be assembled and disassembled and reassembled again for […]

Metric High Precision Sintered Bronze, Bronze Alloy, and Iron Bearings Are “Self Lubricating!”

  E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – Available off-the-shelf, cylindrical, self lubricating, sintered bronze bearings from LM76 feature: Very high precision (e.g +2μ to +12μ for 2mm ID bearings), high load capacity (100kg/sq cm), high speed 30,000 rpm) and rapid oscillation capabilities, low/high temperature (-60OC to +230OC), very low coefficient […]

Linear Motion Control Technology – “New Design Pillow and Flange Blocks!

Motion Control – Stainless Steel And Self Aligning Linear Ball Bearings Are Easily Lubricated Right Inside of LM76’s “New Design” Pillow And Flange Blocks!   E. Longmeadow, MA Motion Control Components – Linear Motion – Lubricating Stainless Steel and Self-Aligning Linear Ball Bearings has never been easier! “New Design” pillow blocks and flange blocks from […]

The Engineering Edge – One Piece FDA Linear Bearings and ETX Scrapers!

  Motion Control – The Engineering Edge -Our latest linear bearing innovation is our FDL-ETX one piece bearing. ETX (FDA) Scraper Seals are machined into our Fluidline Linear Bearing. Our customer, a manufacturer of packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry, required FDA and washdown compliance. Further, they could not allow debris to include between the […]

Motion Control – FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy Compliant Linear Motion Components

  Motion Control – Linear Motion – LM76 FluidLine Motion Control Linear/Rotary bearings are FDA/USDA & 3A Dairy Complaint. They are also caustic wash down inert. FluidLine bearings one piece construction has benefits over traditional Teflon Composite lined aluminum bearings: if you have a wear situation, Teflon Composite Bearings have a .035″ Teflon Composite Liner. […]

Motion Control Pegasus Linear Bearings – For When A Linear Bearing Simply Cannot Fail!

E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – LM76 has developed the most corrosion resistant linear bearing available. In space, deep under the sea, or in the harshest environments when there can be no “Plan B,” Pegasus Series 1 Linear motion control Ball Bearings can be counted on to perform. In some […]

Motion Control Fluidline Bearings Available from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant!

Motion Control Linear Bearings – E. Longmeadow, MA — Motion Control – Linear Motion Bearings – FDA/USDA/3A compliant bearings, Seals, Shafting, and Pillow Blocks are available from LM76. LM76 Fluidline BearingsTM are long wearing thermoplastic polyester self lubricating, low coefficient of friction, light weight linear bearings. Available off-the-shelf in standard closed inch sizes (closed metric […]

Motion Control – FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant ETX Scraper Seals for Linear Bearings Used In Food Processing Applications!

E. Longmeadow, MA Motion —  – Linear Motion – LM76 has introduced FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant, snap-in ETX Scraper Seals for linear bearings. Machined from Ertalyte® PET-P, ETX Scraper Seals have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures than seals from other materials. Designed with a slight […]

Motion Control – FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant ETX Scraper Seals for Linear Bearings Used In Food Processing Applications!

E. Longmeadow, MA — Motion Control — Linear Motion – LM76 has introduced FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant, snap-in ETX Scraper Seals for linear bearings. Machined from Ertalyte® PET-P, ETX Scraper Seals have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures than seals from other materials. Designed with a […]

Motion Control – FOODSTREAM Pillow and Flange Blocks Are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliant!

E. Longmeadow, MA — FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant Motion Control Components – Linear Motion – FOODSTREAM electroless Nickel plated pillow and flange blocks from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear motion components. They complement LM76’s line of FDA compliant bearings, scraper seals, and shafting. FOODSTREAM off-the-shelf pillow and flange blocks are ideal for use in processing and packaging […]

Application Story – FDA/Washdown System Excels with Special Linear Motion Shaft Assembly from LM76!

E. Longmeadow, MA – — Linear Motion – Application Story – Dairy machinery manufacturers are under intense scrutiny by FDA inspectors when it comes to FDA material and caustic washdown compliance. Recently, LM76 was called by a large US dairy packaging company to review a problematic portion of their filling line. After each shift, the […]

Motion Control – Custom Manufacturing Of Complete Systems & Components by LM76!

Linear Motion Control – LM76 Expands Custom Manufacturing Capabilities!   Motion Control Components and Systems – LM76 has greatly expanded their capabilities for machining of shafting and the manufacturing of complete systems and custom components. To compliment the expanded manufacturing facility LM76 has developed a State-of-the-Art Inspection Lab as well. Precision Shafting – Specifiers can specify […]

Motion Control Application – Polishing Machine’s Linear Ball Bearing Failures Solved by LM76!

E. Longmeadow, MA – -Linear Motion Application Story … The Application – Polishing Aluminum Truck Wheels is done with a polishing machine that has a 36″ vertical stroke indexer, having a 2500 pound load moving @ 4″ per second. The polishing media is like toothpaste with glass in it. It is extremely abrasive, and sticky/tacky. […]

Linear Motion Control Application – LM76 Jet Rail Bearings & Shafting

Linear Motion Control Application – How Would You Position Components Of An Experimental Reactor Vessel Weighing 33 Tons? Easy … Using Custom made LM76 Jet Rail Bearings and Shafting! E. Longmeadow, MA –Linear Motion Control Application – When a privately funded research company was ready to move from their original Proof of Concept to a […]

Application – In “Off-Roading” LM76’s Black Racer Bearing is a Winner!

Anyone who’s worked on cars knows how critically important ball joints are to steering and suspension. They also know what happens when ball joints fail!   E. Longmeadow, MA – — Motion Control – Application Story – When an aftermarket manufacturer of off-road steering and suspension systems needed an upper ball joint bearing, they called […]

Linear Bearings – Which Type is Right for Your Application?

    Compare linear bearing types and ask for a “Squadron Patch” or Poster.     Yes Requires Lubrication Yes Yes High Loads No Yes Rapid Oscillation No Yes High Acel/Decel No Yes Shock/Vibration No Yes Contamination No Yes Special Configurations No Yes FDA Compliant No Yes Chemically Inert No No Catastrophic Failure Mode Yes […]

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