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Rulon 641: Performance from Food Processing to Medical Equipment Manufacturing

July 16, 2019

Rulon 641: Performance from Food Processing to Medical Equipment Manufacturing

The food and medical manufacturing industries share many commonalities; most notably, they operate in environments with strict regulations for quality, safety and sanitation.  Processing equipment must be of the highest quality and offer contamination resistance.  Rulon® 641 is the only FDA-cleared material for use in food processing that also has USP Class VI approval for medical applications.

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National Robotics Week is Here – Explore the Plastic Bearings Factor

April 9, 2019

National Robotics Week is Here – Learn How Plastic Bearings Fit In

This year National Robotics Week falls on April 6-14 and there are a wide range of activities and events intended to inspire students in STEM-related fields and to educate audiences of all ages about the cultural and economic impact of robotics – today and into the future.

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The First Step is Knowing What Questions to Ask – Get the FREE Bearing Metrics White Paper

September 11, 2018

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Finding the right bearing for your application can be challenging, to say the least. Given that there are literally hundreds of thousands of combinations of polymers and metals, with varying press fits and PVs (load and velocity property combined), different tribological properties and tensile strengths, making the final determination can be tricky.

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Q&A – Do You Have Any Tips for Annealing Cast Acrylic?

August 15, 2018

Do You Have Any Tips for Annealing Cast Acrylic?

We recently had a customer ask us for some tips on annealing cast acrylic. There are definitely some potential pitfalls when working with acrylic in both sheet and finished part form, but following the guidelines outlined below should yield excellent results.

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Q&A - How does your CJ Bearing Compare to Nylon 6 with Moly Additives?

June 26, 2018

Nylon 6

We had a longtime customer contact us recently to ask if we had a replacement for the Nylon 6 bearings they were using in their application. The bearings, which were occasionally exposed to moisture, were failing prematurely.

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What are ‘Fluoropolymers’ and What are their Common Attributes

June 12, 2018

The first fluoropolymer was polytetrafluoroethylene, better known by its abbreviation, PTFE

First, a definition: fluoropolymers are a family of plastic resins which are based on fluorine/carbon bonding. The family of products is varied through a manipulation of that bond by adding or subtracting fluorine through other bonds such as chlorine, ethylenes and other chemical agents.

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Slide Bearings for Pipelines and Bridges

May 29, 2018

Slide Bearings for Pipelines and Bridges

Slide plate bearings provide support and a low coefficient of friction while allowing an object to move (or slide) freely along a supporting surface. They consist of an upper and lower component and can be used in both guided and free-moving applications.

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Ultracomp Grades Decoded

May 15, 2018

Ultracomp Grades Decoded

Ultracomp is a family of laminate wound bearing materials with migratory lubricants added to the resin system. All Ultracomp bearing materials are high load, low speed materials designed to operate in extreme conditions without additional lubrication.

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The Benefits of Plasma over other Surface Modification Treatments

May 1, 2018

The Benefits of Plasma over other Surface Modification Treatments

When considering your options for treating surfaces, there are many techniques available and many factors to consider. Ultimately, we believe plasma technology renders better bond strengths than other surface treatments and is generally cleaner, faster, and less expensive. Still, a number of other techniques are in common use. Let’s take a look at them now.

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