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Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - A Guide to robot joint bearing design

Pacific International Bearing offers drive solutions for robotic automation and bearings for robotic articulating joints. Articulating robotic joints are the backbone of Industrial robotic arms. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - What is Tribology and how it relates to bearings

The field of tribology significantly impacts the efficiency and longevity of bearings through advanced understanding and innovations in friction management, wear reduction, and effective lubrication. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Robotic bearing systems

In this article I intend to give the reader an introduction to various bearing types and applications along with Drive components used in the manufacturing of robotic automation equipment. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - How to select the best high temperature bearing

High-temperature bearings are designed to withstand extreme thermal conditions while maintaining their structural integrity and performance. These bearings are essential for ensuring the reliable operation in extreme and demanding applications where conventional bearings would fail prematurely. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Crossed Roller Bearings used in Robotics

Cross Roller Bearings are special mechanical bearings designed to provide high precision and load-carrying capacity in a compact space. These bearings consist of two rings, an inner ring and an outer ring, which contain a series of cylindrical rollers. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearings used for Robotic Linear and Arc Movement

Movements for Robotics involve Linear, joint, and circular motions. Robotic systems are a complex arrangement of moving components all pivoting, moving and turning on bearings (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Selecting the Right Grease for Ball Bearings

Grease for Ball and Roller Bearings can be standard or a specialized lubricant formulated to ensure the reliable operation and longevity of ball and roller bearings. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Dry Film Lubricant for bearings

In this article, we will explore the various types of Dry film lubricants, and their typical applications. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Radial Ball Bearings: life ratings

Radial ball bearings are a type of rolling-element bearing that uses balls to maintain the separation between the bearing races. In this article, we discuss generally accepted industry standards and principles concerning life calculations for radial ball bearings. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Mounting bearings with a cylindrical bore

Generally bearings will have a cylindrical or tapered bore. Cylindrical bores rule the day but Taper bores are not uncommon and usually follow a 1:12 taper. Learn more in PIB Sales Blog (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - How to mount or remove a bearing

Removing and installing bearings is an important skill that demands knowledge of the right equipment, procedures, and expertise. In this article, we look into the methods of using heat for bearing mounting and removal. The use of heating for installing or removing bearings is essential for tight-fitting bearings. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Precision Bearings for Robotic Applications

Precision bearings have specific high tolerances and are designed to support rotational or linear movement, reducing friction and handling high loads and speeds with extreme accuracy. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Cylindrical roller bearings selection guide

Selecting the right cylindrical roller bearing can significantly impact the efficiency and longevity of your machinery. For more details about cylindrical roller bearings and expert assistance in choosing the right product for your needs, we invite you to explore the catalog at PIB Sales website. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bronze Sleeve Bearings

Bronze sleeve bearings are a great choice for many applications due to their resistance to corrosion, long-lasting durability, and ability to work with a variety of other materials. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Hybrid Bearings

Hybrid bearings extend performance and life, having more useful features than standard bearings (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Micro or Miniature Bearings

Micro or Miniature bearings are essential components in a wide range of mechanical systems, from medical instruments, robotics, and all types of industrial machinery. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Comprehensive Analysis of Tapered Roller Bearings

In the article we will briefly explain the various types of tapered roller bearings, including single-row, double-row, and four-row configurations, each offering distinct advantages for specific applications. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - How to find bearing numbers by size?

For Radial ball, Roller, and plain bearings the critical dimensions are bore size, outer diameter, and width. The dimensions for bearings are expressed in metric and or imperial denominations.

Specifying a bearing by dimensions is important to have the basic information available.

What are the bore, outer diameter, and width dimensional requirements? If you have the dimensi... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Drawn Cup Needle Roller Bearings

In this article we will cover basic information about drawn cup needle roller bearings. I will introduce the leading bearing manufacturers and their part numbering systems. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Miniature Precision Thrust Bearing Checklist

This article offers engineering-focused criteria for selection, covering material types, axial load capacities, and dimensional tolerances. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Turbomolecular Pump Bearings

In this article all information about different bearing designs used in Turbomolecular pumps. The working principle of a Turbomolecular pump and the leading Bearing brands. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - NKX60-Z-XL - Needle Roller Axial Ball Bearings

Needle Roller
60mm X 72mm X 40mm
Axial Ball Bearings
Single Direction With End Cap
For Grease Lubrication (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - JU055XP0 - Thin Section Bearing

Thin Section Bearing
- 5.5in X 6.25in X .375in
- Radial Contact Type-c
- Sealed Reali-slim (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearing Basics

In the article, we will profile the SKF product while discussing the basic bearing knowledge you will need to navigate around the bearing basics. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - The Advantages of Thin Section Bearings

Kaydon thin section bearings reduce weight and friction, increase design flexibility and create more space as well provide precision running accuracy. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Sliding Contact Bearings

Sliding contact bearings, also known as plain bearings, are a type of bearing that operates by sliding rather than rolling. Sliding bearings have been used for centuries, and are designed in applications where low speeds, high loads, and limited space are a factor. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Self-Aligning Ball Bearings

Self aligning bearings are one of the unique types of bearings that have the ability to self adjust to accommodate changing conditions in an application. Separating themselves from other bearing types they are free from the normal rigidity of installed standard bearings. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Qulity/ISO

PIB employees and management are committed to the improvement and implementation of the quality management system in order to provide all customer’s bearing related products and services of the highest quality and with on-time deliveries. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Ball Bushing Bearings in Linear Motion

Linear ball bushings, also known as ball bushing bearings, are mounted on a round shaft used for linear motion guidance. Linear ball bushings are self-aligning and operate with low friction. Because of this, they can be a more economic and efficient option for many linear motion applications. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Radial Ball vs Angular Contact Ball Bearings

Ball bearings are used in a wide range of mechanical applications to reduce friction between two moving parts. Radial ball bearings and Angular contact ball bearings are two common types of ball bearings that differ in their design and application. This article will explore the advantages and applications of each type, providing a comparison to help engineers choose the right bearing. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Durable, low-maintenance robot bearings

ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

PIB provides durable, low-maintenance robot bearings, for both rotational movement and linear motion. Our inventory includes thin section bearings, radial ball bearings, and thrust bearings. These are all elements that are often critical for robot arm dynamics for example, and are generally used in many different instances in robotics and automation.

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Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Linear Guides & Carriages

Linear guides are bearings made to move in a particular direction along a rail or shaft. Some linear slides are motorized, others are not. Linear bearings allow for movement with minimal friction, whether the slide is powered manually or through resistance. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Drawn Cup Roller Clutch

A Drawn Cup Roller Clutch is a mechanical component used in various applications to transmit torque in one direction while allowing free rotation in the opposite direction. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Full Complement Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Full Complement Cylindrical Roller Bearings are manufactured in single and double row types by two major manufacturing brands, SKF and INA. Full Complement Cylindrical Roller bearings are manufactured without a cage separating the rollers, therefore carrying more load in a more compact envelope. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Thin section bearings

Thin section bearings have small width cross sections with respect to their diameters. They are designed to save space, decrease weight and reduce friction. Thin and extra thin bearings are available in inch, metric, chrome and stainless steel. Thin section bearings are available as full complement or with cages designed for high speed applications. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Tapered Roller Bearings

Tapered roller bearings are comprised of an outer and inner ring with tapered raceways as well as tapered rollers in a window cage. These single row bearings, usually consist of an open design, which are always adjusted against a second tapered roller bearing in a mirrored arrangement. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Super Precision Angular Contact Bearings

PIB boasts the largest stock on the West Coast of super-precision angular contact bearings and ball screw support bearings. Picking the right angular contact bearing can be complicated. Let our sales and engineering team help you select the perfect parts for your project. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Spherical Roller Bearings

Spherical roller bearings handle heavy radial and axial loads in applications prone to misalignment or shaft deflections. Angular adjustability is achieved with a double row rolling element set on symmetrical barrel rollers. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Rod Ends

Rod Ends are used wherever pivoting, high load applications are found. They are frequently used in hydraulic cylinders, heavy equipment articulated joints, & vehicle suspensions. Also Used in off-highway mobile construction equipment, large agricultural machinery, mining equipment, material handling, robotics automation, machine tool, semi-conductor equipment, forestry products &... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Spherical Plain

Spherical plain bearings are used wherever pivoting, high load applications are found. They are frequently used in hydraulic cylinder rod ends, heavy equipment articulated joints, and vehicle suspensions. Also used in off-highway mobile construction equipment, large agricultural machinery, mining equipment, material handling, robotics automation, machine tool, semi-conductor equipment, f... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Linear Ball Bearings

Linear Ball Bearings

Linear guides are bearings made to move in a particular direction along a rail or shaft. Some linear slides are motorized, others are not. Linear bearings allow for movement with minimal friction, whether the slide is powered manually or through resistance. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. -  Radial Ball Bearings

Radial Ball Bearings

Deep groove radial ball bearings are the most widely used and versatile bearing type. With low friction, they are optimized for both low noise and low vibration enabling high rotational speeds. Accommodating both radial and axial loads, they are easy to mount, and require less maintenance than other bearing types. Available in open, shielded and sealed. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Precision Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Super precision cylindrical roller bearings are primarily used in machine tools and other precision applications requiring superior bearing performance. In these applications, a high degree of system rigidity is one of the main performance challenges, as the magnitude of elastic deformation under load determines the productivity and accuracy of the equipment. Another performance challeng... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearing solutions for robotics and automation

PIB provides durable, low-maintenance robot bearings, for both rotational movement and linear motion. Learn more about our solutions. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Miniature Ball Bearings

Miniature bearings are offered in metric and inch sizes in open type, with seals or shields, flanged or unflanged. They are available in stainless steel and chrome, and in the case of grew can also be manufactured in ceramic or a hybrid material known as sv material. This material is beneficial in a highly corrosive environment. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Robotics and automation

Durable and low-maintenance robot bearings provide reliable performance in a variety of industries. These high-quality bearings support autonomous systems in robotics and automation, ensuring long-term dependability in applications such as printing, machinery, and electronics production. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Highly precise bearings for medical manufacturers

PIB supports medical device manufacturers bearings devices ranging from blood pumps and powered surgical instruments to monitoring and diagnostic equipment.

In the medical and dental industries, there is little to no margin for error. And just as high expectations are placed on the medical specialists while they perform a variety of tasks, the equipment they use is also required t... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Cam followers - a vast array of configurations

Cam Followers & Yoke Rollers

A cam follower, also known as a track follower is a specialized type of roller or needle bearing designed to follow cam lobe profiles. Cam followers come in a vast array of different configurations, however the most defining characteristic is how the cam follower mounts to its mating part; stud style cam followers use a stud while the yoke style ha... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Angular Contact Bearings — Double Row Ball

In angular contact ball bearings, the forces are transmitted from one raceway to the other at a specific contact angle (oblique to the radial plane). (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. -  Needle Roller Bearings

Needle roller bearings are used when the load carrying capacity or accuracy of drawn cup needle roller bearings with open ends is no longer sufficient and the high load capacity of cylindrical roller bearings is not yet required. Needle roller bearings place lower requirements on the dimensional accuracy, geometrical accuracy and hardness of the adjacent construction than needle roller b... (read more)