C-FLEX BEARING SOLUTION: FOR MOTION CONTROL

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THE C-FLEX BEARING SOLUTION: A POPULAR PREFERENCE FOR MOTION CONTROL
C-Flex bearings are based upon proven design concepts used for years in a wide variety of applications. The growing popularity of the C-Flex bearing is not only due to the quality of the product but it’s adaptation in today’s sustainability efforts. Our design utilizes crossed springs made to exacting tolerances of highstrength corrosion resistant steel, capsuled in a cylindrical housing, to provide angular travel up to +/- 30°, without the use of lubricants.

These bearings provide unmatched performance characteristics for life, accuracy and resistance to detrimental environmental conditions. Again, they require NO lubrication, can function at limited angular travel for an infinite number of cycles, are frictionless, and have extremely low hysteresis.

Problems related to common ball and roller bearings in limited angle oscillating applications such as lubrication migration and brinelling are eliminated. Starting and running torque variations due to thermal and lubrication variations do not exist. Contamination of sensitive electronic or optical systems due to the escape or out-gassing of lubrication through bearing seals is not a concern.

A SUPERIOR CHOICE
C-Flex bearings are free from inaccuracies exhibited by ball and roller bearings due to friction, wear and backlash. They exhibit a constant linear torsional spring rate and are self-centering when deflecting forces are removed.

Movement is always precise. Adjustment is easy. Jeweled or ceramic bearings have their own limitations. Although they don’t require lubrication, they still suffer frictional inaccuracies, are sensitive to damage, and are difficult to adjust.

The C-Flex Lattice Servo and the C-Flex Lattice
Couplings are revolutionary, patented designs which combine the best characteristics of bellows, disc, and beam couplings into a single integrated component. Designed to couple two rotating shafts together, they can accommodate misalignments far greater than other couplings on the market, while transmitting high torque loads with zero backlash.

Their construction provides for a low moment of inertia and minimal impact upon system dynamics. A large through hole allows for smaller coupling utilization for fitting larger shafts and the fact that they can be disassembled prior to installation, makes them ideal for retrofit applications.

Constructed using high strength hardened stainless steel flexures, the couplings require no maintenance, providing years of trouble free life, even in contaminated environments. Directionally independent, they can provide the same torsional rigidity and offset capability regardless of the rotation direction. The use of C-Flex Couplings in mechanical systems to connect rotating shafts will result in lower energy usage and bearing failure, since less stress is placed upon bearings. Misalignment forces on the bearings of a rotating system generates heat which is wasted energy. The use of C-flex couplings will minimize these misalignment forces and result in a more energy efficient system. C-Flex Super Plastic Couplings will stabilize high precision systems by dampening transient torque variations.

C-Flex Couplings will provide superior technology at the lowest cost.
Selection of the correct coupling for your application should result in exceptional long life, even in the most arduous environment. C-Flex Couplings are normally provided with two set screws aligned at 90 degrees to each other for clamping to the shaft, however, they may be provided with C-Flex progressive clamp bushing,s which will allow for secure mark free clamping of the coupling to a shaft. A collet style shaft locking design is available for the Lattice Servo coupling. Custom designs for greater torque capability, higher offsets, or special locating features can be provided upon request.

C-Flex has your best interests at heart.  
We wear our badge proudly as an ethical manufacturing business.  We remind our customers that materials purchased, processes to manufacture our products, and the wellbeing of our employees are prioritized as key to our success.

We care about our environment as an extension to business longevity. We care about workplace satisfaction as fundamental in a productive, engaged, work force.  

We remind you of our following assertion:

This declaration certifies that all parts supplied by C-Flex Bearing, do not contain any of the toxic substances as restricted under US Code of Federal Regulations title 40, part 751 – “Regulation of Certain Chemical Substances and mixtures under section 6 of The Toxic Substances Control Act” (TSCA)2. Our products are free of lubricants. 

By doing business with C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc. our customers will support our ongoing effort to provide essential products without a negative environmental impact. 

C-Flex Bearing Products:
Used by several NASA space centers, Labs and many aerospace companies.  The C-Flex lubrication free pivot bearnings and couplings are designed for indefinite life whtout wear or maintenance.
We are experienced in military, space, and more down to earth applications and can be the economic solution to your rotary motion needs.

Our products have been utilied on a number of critical space missions, meeting all environmental, quality and design constraints required of these extreme applications.

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Custom Products
C-Flex Bearing Company can provide a vast array of custom alterations to our standard pivot bearings. If you have an application where a standard pivot bearing will not suffice then see if one of the alterations we offer below will suit your needs. If you have a requirement that can’t be met with the options listed here feel free to contact us and we can work with you to create a custom product just for your application.

PIVOT BEARING DESIGN GUIDE 

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C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc. is a privately owned small business located in upstate New York. We have been incorporated since 1993. Under the current administration, we have been in business since 1988 however under different names. We began manufacturing turbine components for the gas turbine industry. In 1992, we generalized into basic machine shop work. In 1997, the three companies were merged into C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc. with the focus on our one product line, the frictionless bearing or pivot.

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