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The Engineering Edge – Lowest Coefficient of Friction Linear Bearings

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Motion Control – Linear Guide Systems Move 1200 Lb. Loads At Speeds Of 30 Feet Per-Second!

Motion Control – High Speed Block and Rail Sets
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E. Longmeadow, MA – Two new series of high speed, low cost, compact linear guide systems called, “Speed Guides,TM” have been introduced by LM76. The Speed Demon OSG type and Speed Demon SG type linear guide systems are designed for speeds up to 10 m/sec. (32.8 ft/sec.), accelerations to 50 m/sec.2 and loads up to 5600 N. (1259 lbs.). These quiet, low profile guide systems are ideal for: High speed assembly and sorting operations, pick and place robots, industrial, office, and packaging machines, vacuum applications, and medical equipment (including patient care devices).

Motion Control – Stainless Steel And Self Aligning Linear Ball Bearings Are Easily Lubricated Right Inside of “New Design” Pillow And Flange Blocks!

Motion Control – “New Design” Pillow and Flange Blocks!

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E. Longmeadow, MA  — Motion Control  – Linear Motion – Lubricating Stainless Steel and Self-Aligning Linear Ball Bearings has never been easier! “New Design” pillow blocks and flange blocks from LM76, features a lubrication fitting, and an alignment set screw in the pillow blocks and flange blocks, and the Stainless Steel and self aligning linear bearings are modified by having an alignment flat ground on the bearings’ outer shell and drilling a hole through the outer shell.

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Lubricants can then be pumped directly inside of linear ball bearing races without having to remove the bearing from the shaft. The Pillow and Flange Blocks also have been designed to accommodate an encapsulated ETX Scraper Seals that prevents contaminants from getting inside the bearing and retains the lubricant in the bearing.

The Engineering Edge – Application – Whisper Slides for Harvesting Honey

Motion Control – Application – Linear Slides
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Sometimes, an application leads you to an immediate, off-the-shelf solution – like this one. Harvesting bee honey is a seasonal opportunity and these systems are hauled across the country to make it happen. They need to be all weather, tough and maintenance-free. The next time you take some honey and put it in your tea, think of us – LM76.

Motion Control – CERAMICSPEED Bearing Units Are FDA Compliant!

Motion Control – Ceramic Radial Bearings are FDA Compliant

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E. Longmeadow, MA – LM76 is continuing to expand its FDA compliant radial and linear bearing product lines. CERAMICSPEED Bearing Units are the latest additions. Bearings used in the food and beverage industry have to be reliable, easily cleaned, and require only minimal maintenance. CERAMICSPEED Bearing Units featuring FDA-approved Si3N4 (Silicon Nitride) balls have extremely long service life as Si3N4 balls are 2 times harder than steel balls and 4 times smoother. This means, CERAMICSPEED Bearing Units handle higher loads with less friction, resulting in longer life of the balls and the race.

Motion Control – ETX Unitized Pillow Block Bearings Are FDA Compliant!

Motion Control – ETX Bearing/Pillow Block
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We needed a bearing block that would be FDA compliant, washdown compliant and…be able to take a radioactive environment. We made a unitized bearing and mounting block combination that met application requirements. You won’t find this an any catalog!

Motion Control – Linear Motion – How Do You Move Articles of Antiquity?

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Motion Control Application – How Do You Move Articles of Antiquity?

Very Carefully With A High Load Rail System from LM76!

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E. Longmeadow, MA – — Motion Control Application -The Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has to move articles of antiquity from one location to another. In this instance, they are moving a 5000 year old relief (hieroglyphics) weighing 8000 pounds to a new location in the Museum. Here is a frontal photo of the Relief from The Tomb of Senenuka.

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Part of wall from tomb of Senenuka; nine stones fitting together and including two niches; lower left piece smooth limestone; upper far left preliminary black ink sketch; right of this sketch is a complete relief showing two seated figures; central piece has large scene of seated male on the left and other smaller male figure to the right; upper far right male figure relief outline; left of this again a scene of two seated figures at a table.

Senenuka Time of Khufu or Khafre (Maybe Dyn 5?) Overseer of the Pyramid-town of Khufu, Director of King’s wad-priests, Boundary official of a settlement, etc.

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!

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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: Masks, gowns, and ventilators. “Tooling Up” quickly to produce medical grade products for some companies can bring challenges. In addition to needing FDA compliant materials that will be used in the actual masks, gowns, and ventilators, the tooling used to manufacture these products may also need to meet FDA compliance standards. Depending on the product being manufactured, the tooling may need to be: Washed down using caustic chemicals, cleaned with high pressure steam, or sterilized with high Intensity Ultra Violet light or radiation.

Ordering custom FDA compliant linear motion slides and XYZ stages can result in long delays. As an alternative, many companies have linear motion slides in stock for immediate delivery, however, they may not be FDA compliant. In many cases it is the bearings that are not in compliance. LM76 manufactures several types of FDA compliant linear bearings and pillow blocks that are drop-in-replacements for existing bearings. FDA compliant bearings and pillow blocks from LM76 will not trap contaminating debris and can be thoroughly sanitized following Sanitation StandardOperating Procedures (SSOPs). SSOPs are detailed schedules and procedures specifying what to clean, how to clean, how often to clean, and the record keeping used for monitoring.

A helpful component selection guide from LM76, “Linear Bearings, 6 Simple Steps – FDA Compliance, Wash Down Compliance,” details the linear motion components available from LM76 that are FDA/UDSA/3A-Dairy compliant. Included are: Foodstream electroless nickel plated pillow blocks, PTFE lined stainless steel bearings, ceramic coated linear bearings, self-aligning corrosion resistant linear ball bearings, and Thomson® Super SmartTM corrosion resistant, self-aligning, high load linear ball bearings, and solid ETX pillow block/bearings. Shafting to compliment the type of bearing selected includes: Class L Stainless 303/304/316, 440C case hardened stainless, Rc 60 case hardened steel with an Armoloy coating and also Rc78 Class L for enhanced hardness and wear resistance. End blocks and shaft supports that have a ceramic or electroless nickel coating are also available, as well as new ETX Scraper Seals that prevents intrusion of contaminates adding another line of defense.

LM76 also designs and custom builds linear slides from Stainless Steel and other FDA wash down compliant materials.

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com


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Motion Control Application – How Would You Position Components Of An Experimental Reactor Vessel Weighing 33 Tons?

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Motion Control Application – Positioning a 33 tom Reactor vessel is Easy … 

 … 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 design modifications and maintenance. The completed assembly would be the length of two buses and easy alignment of the individual components would be critical.

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The main reactor, the fusion containment chamber that is capable of containing a plasma medium of 10 to 15 million degrees is made of non-magnetic stainless steel as are many of the components. The Plasma Medium could be described as a football shaped blob about 1 meter in diameter by 2 meters long. The plasma medium is injected from each end of the reactor assembly by Plasma Guns.

In addition to supporting the weight of the components, the bearings selected to move these massive loads during the construction and testing of the fusion reactor would have to be non-magnetic. Working with engineers, LM76 developed a custom 3 inch Jet Rail Bearing designed to carry both the weight of the fusion reactor and the high energy particle generators. In addition LM76 supplied precision ground, 3 inch 303 stainless steel (non-magnetic) shafting.

The custom manufactured Jet Rail Roller Blocks and 303 stainless steel shafting simplified the assembly/disassembly of the fusion containment chamber and components while ensuring critical alignment throughout travel.

This breakthrough fusion reactor is still in the experimental stage. A commercially viable reactor would need to contain 100 million degrees. Why is the project so important? Because in addition to producing sustainable energy, its only by-product is, environmentally safe, “helium ash.”.

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For additional information about these custom Jet Rail Linear Bearings and Shafting from LM76 go to: http://www.lm76.com/jet_rail.htm

 

 

 

 

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman Teflon® Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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The Engineering Edge – High Speed Linear Motion – Sleeve Style Linear Bearings

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LM76 has two standard options for sleeve-style linear bearings when replacing linear ball bearings. Same format, dramatically different results.

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 industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliance Brochure features Linear Motion Components from LM76!

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E. Longmeadow, MA — Motion Control Components – Linear Motion – Food processing and beverage plants’ wash down areas are unique environments that undergo harsh treatment from high pressure washers, steam, and a multitude of caustic chemicals used in the cleaning and sanitizing production equipment. OEMs and maintenance departments need to select components that will not trap contaminating debris and can be thoroughly evacuated following Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs). SSOPs are detailed schedules and procedures specifying what to clean, how to clean, how often to clean, and the record keeping used for monitoring.

A helpful component selection guide from LM76, “Linear Bearings, 6 Simple Steps – FDA Compliance, Wash Down Compliance,” details the linear motion components available from LM76 that are FDA/UDSA/3A-Dairy compliant. Included are: Foodstream electrodeless nickel plated pillow blocks, PTFE lined stainless steel bearings, ceramic coated linear bearings, self-aligning corrosion resistant linear ball bearings, and Thomson® Super SmartTM corrosion resistant, self-aligning, high load linear ball bearings. Shafting to compliment the type of bearing selected includes: Class L Stainless 303/304/316, 440C case hardened stainless, Rc 60 case hardened steel with an Armoloy coating and also Rc78 Class L for enhanced hardness and wear resistance. End blocks and shaft supports that have a ceramic or electrodeless nickel coating are also available, as well as new ETX Scraper Seals that prevents intrusion of contaminates adding another line of defense.

LM76 also designs and custom builds linear slides from Stainless Steel and other FDA wash down compliant materials

Shafting options include: Solid and hollow Class L RC60, 300 series stainless steel in lengths to 12 feet. FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant, shafting features: Excellent corrosion and chemical resistance, custom machining to print, pre-drilling and assembly.

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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

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E. Longmeadow, MA — FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant Motion Control Components – Linear Motion – FOODSTREAM electrodeless 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 food, producing pharmaceuticals, the BioPharma industry, and in medical devices. Inch size FOODSTREAM pillow blocks are available in single and double length sizes, and as closed or open models in sizes from .5 in. to 1.5 in. Electrodeless Nickel protects the aluminum base from corrosive liquids, harsh caustic wash down chemicals, and biological fluids. FOODSTREAM Pillow and Flange Blocks are also available with FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant scraper seals (closed bearings and pillow blocks only) and in custom sizes and designs.

To complement the FOODSTREAM pillow and flange blocks, system designers can select from a broad range of FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear bearings when developing products or equipment that is going to be subjected to: Contamination of a processing plant, caustic chemical wash downs, corrosive fruit juices, biological fluids, and submersion in water or sterilizing chemicals.

FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant bearing options include: Self-lubricating PTFE composite bearings in 300 Series Stainless Steel shells or lower cost ceramic coated shells, a thermoplastic Polyester bearing, ceramic, and Stainless Steel 440C ball bearing linear bearings. Depending on the bearing type they are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings. Compliant scraper seals are available for closed pillow and flange blocks.

Shafting options include: Solid and hollow Class L RC60, 300 series stainless steel in lengths to 12 feet. FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant, shafting features: Excellent corrosion and chemical resistance, custom machining to print, pre-drilling and assembly.

For Additional Information About FOODSTREAM FDA – USDA – 3A Dairy Compliant Components CLICK HERE!

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Hand Brake for Minute Man Self-Lubricating Bearing Pillow Block Assemblies!

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Linear Motion Control – NEW Hand Brake for Minuteman Self-Lubricating Pillow Block Assemblies!

Linear Motion Control – NEW Hand Brake for Minuteman Self-Lubricating Pillow Block Assemblies allows you to lock a pillow block or carriage plate in position. This is a very secure motion control Hand Brake that compresses the bearing without permanently deforming the bearing ID. Available on both open and closed pillow blocks.

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Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail:mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

Linear Bearings – Which Type is Right for Your Application?

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Yes

Requires Lubrication

Yes

Yes

High Loads

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Rapid Oscillation

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High Acel/Decel

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Shock/Vibration

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Contamination

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Special Configurations

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FDA Compliant

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Chemically Inert

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Catastrophic Failure Mode

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Groove Shafting ( Brinelling)

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Yes

Vacuum Rated

No

Yes (400F)

High Temp

No (180F)

Yes

Linear + Rotary

No

Yes (100 million linear feet)

Life Tested

Yes (2 million linear inches)

.04 – .08 Coefficient of Friction .010 – .001

Poor Self-Alignment/Compliant Very Good

At first glance, Black Racer linear bearings wipe the floor with linear ball bearings. However, linear ball bearings provide the lowest coefficient of friction for mechanical bearings – only surpassed by air bearings. Linear ball bearings are more compliant than sleeve bearings, thus they are more forgiving in applications where shaft parallelism is not exact. Linear ball bearings offer more self-alignment capability than sleeve bearings. Although Black Racer bearings are direct drop-in re­placements for inch linear ball bearings, you should call LM76 to ensure your application is a good candidate. For more information call Mike Quinn: 1-800-513-3163 or email: mquinn@LM76.com

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Motion Control – Linear Bearings Out Perform “ALL” Other Bearings At High Speed & High Acceleration!

Motion Control – High Speed Linear Bearings


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E. Longmeadow, MA – LM76’s high speed, “Black Racer,” ceramic coated linear bearings out perform linear ball bushing and linear polymer bearings in high speed and high acceleration/deceleration applications. These drop in replacement linear bearings are designed to be used in standard open and closed pillow blocks. “Black Racer” linear bearings are ideal for: Rocket sleds, crash test systems, and other high speed, high acceleration application.