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ISO 9001:2000 Certified Quality Management System

Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) Focuses on Delivery Performance Excellence

January 8, 2013

TROY, N.Y.--Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) is committed to maintaining short lead times and meeting delivery promises with reliable on-time delivery. To ensure that product is always in the pipeline for new and repeat business, the company has increased its base of domestic, DFARS approved, raw material vendors. PKB maintains the shortest factory lead time for domestic ball bearings with delivery of catalog bearings available in just 8 – 10 weeks.

With the addition of new DFARS approved American vendors, PKB has streamlined the factory production to ensure reliable on-time delivery performance. PKB procures domestic steel directly from American steel mills. With special focus on the Aerospace and Medical markets, PKB maintains a strong inventory of American-manufactured steel rod stock used for the most popular bearing sizes.

Ed Osta, EVP, stated, “Product quality from PKB is excellent. We’re a very customer focused business. With the change from AS9100:2004 to AS9100:2009, PKB is even more focused on reliable on-time deliveries. The reliability of our vendors to deliver raw materials on-time is paramount in ensuring that our factory runs smoothly. Vendor delivery performance directly impacts our ability to meet delivery promises to our customers. Vendor commitment to on-time delivery helps us to ensure the very best delivery performance for our customers.”

In 2012, PKB further bolstered its raw material availability by creating several strategic redundancies with multiple domestic suppliers for standard components. By adding more domestic DFARS approved vendors to its vendor base, the risk of raw material shortages is minimized. This strategy will ensure that sufficient material is always available. With the recent upgrade to Pacamor Kubar Bearings quality certificate from AS9100:2004 to the new AS9100:2009 certification, the company is acutely focused on on-time delivery metrics.

PKB is investing in its factory as well, by adding a Cincom A32 lathe to its primary turn capabilities. This state of the art lathe expands machine capacity and production efficiencies within the Troy, NY ball bearing factory. The Cincom A32 is reputed to be the world's fastest Swiss type CNC automatic Lathe. The new lathe will enable PKB to shorten its uniquely compact factory lead time of 8-10 weeks for standard bearings and respond more quickly to new and unique ball bearing requests from the aerospace community. Enhanced products, as a result of this new lathe, will include shaft and bearing assemblies, angular contact bearings, full complement bearings, and expedited responses to time sensitive prototype requests.

In addition, Pacamor Kubar Bearings is currently developing a new manufacturing cell for special projects with large Aerospace and Space OEMs. PKB believes this segment of the bearing market is critical to its long-term growth and viability. “The A32 will enable us to meet ultra tight tolerances that so many of our aerospace customers require. We can produce complex bearing designs, ultra tight bearing tolerances, faster prototypes, and many more special bearing sizes. With less downtime and fewer machine changeovers, we can be more responsive than we've ever been. From the smallest bearing we make to the largest, PKB is responding to the needs of the aerospace community with competitive prices, short lead times, and extremely high precision ball bearings", said Dwight Calkins, PKB Senior Engineer.

Pacamor Kubar Bearings manufactures high performance DFARS compliant miniature and instrument ball bearings for the aerospace, defense, medical, industrial, and commercial industries. Customers include major aerospace manufacturers and key resellers as well as various national laboratories and prestigious government organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). PKB provides these industries with precision ball bearings, including those with unique designs and materials used at sub-cryogenic temperatures.

The entire line of PKB products is available direct from the manufacturer by contacting 518-283-8002 (www.pacamor.com) Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) offers the right bearing at the right price for all your radial, miniature precision, and instrument applications.

Pacamor Kubar Bearings is a domestic manufacturer of high precision miniature and instrument bearings and offers over 40 years of expertise in radial ball bearings. Located in Troy, NY, Pacamor Kubar Bearings is one of the few American owned and operated miniature and instrument ball bearing manufacturers.

Contact Pacamor Kubar Bearings for More Information.