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Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) Newsletter

December 2012

PKB FAA TSO-C149 Aircraft Bearings 

ISO 9001: 2008 / AS9100:2009

In This Issue

PKB Broadens Aerospace Manufacturing Capabilities - Check Out Our New Lathe!

Website Upgrades in Process

Tour the PKB Factory

Network with PKB

Engineers' Toolbox

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Welcome to the December 2012 issue of the Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) ball bearing and mechanical motion newsletter.  

PKB is pleased to announce recent investments in our ISO 9001:2008 & AS9100:2009 factory to better serve the aerospace market.  

Our new lathe is up and running.  Challenge us with your unique ball bearing design for your next aerospace project!

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Pacamor Kubar Bearings Broadens Production Capabilities 

 for the Aerospace Market

Troy, NY - Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB), an American owned and operated ball bearing manufacturer in Troy, NY announced today the expansion of its high precision aerospace ball bearing manufacturing unit. In an effort to better serve the aerospace market with ever more expedient ball bearing deliveries, Pacamor Kubar Bearings has added the Cincom A32 to its primary turn capabilities, thereby expanding machine capacity and production efficiencies. The Cincom A32 is reputed to be the world's fastest Swiss type CNC automatic Lathe. The new lathe will enable PKB to improve on its uniquely short leadtimes.

The A32 is a valuable addition to a growing manufacturing cell for strategic aerospace projects. Dwight Calkins, PKB Senior Engineer, stated, "PKB is developing the new aerospace manufacturing cell for more and more intricate bearing designs. Some of the products we're now able to produce include shaft and bearing units, angular contact bearings, full complement bearings, special sizes, and many other special features. With the A32, we can respond to all these requests more efficiently and expand our product line while achieving the superior quality demanded by our customers. PKB is entering a new phase in our production capabilities and we're strategically responding to expanded capability requests from the aerospace community."


Cincom A32 CNC LatheThe Cincom A32 Type VII is a state-of-the-art Swiss Turning Center that is strong, powerful and rigid for exceptional cutting performance. With features such as a rapid feed rate of 45 m/min, high-speed processing with the latest NC unit and Citizen's unique streamline control, it achieves 30% higher productivity than previous machines.

This 32 mm machine, with its enhanced standard equipment package, provides a production-ready, value-for-the-money manufacturing solution.


Calkins continued, "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, the shortest leadtimes in the industry, and extremely high precision ball bearings."


Cincom A32 close up - toolingPacamor Kubar Bearings manufactures high performance DFARS compliant miniature and instrument ball bearings for the aerospace, defense, medical, dental, 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 cryogenic temperatures.  PKB maintains an in-house FAA-DMIR for urgent aerospace bearing deliveries.


The entire line of PKB products is available direct from the manufacturer by contacting 518-283-8002 ( Pacamor Kubar Bearings 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  

Website Upgrades Currently in Process

We're growing!  In response to customer requests from the aerospace community, we're working on some enhancements to our popular website.


As the holiday season progresses toward 2013, be sure to visit our website to see new and improved features and products.  Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) is committed to serving the aerospace community with our very best products, quality, lead times, and exceptional service to our customers.  We want to make it easy for you to do business with us. 

Get to Know PKB! 

Factory Videos - Take a Tour

The Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) quality certified factory is located in Troy, NY.  PKB is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 certified.  All PKB bearings are FAA TSO-C149 Aircraft Bearings certified and are appropriately DFARS approved.  PKB maintains an in-house DMIR for expedited deliveries to our aerospace customers.

This video provides a tour of the PKB quality certified factory in Troy, NY:

PKB Quality VideoPKB Building

This video provides a brief
overview of some of the many
applications where PKB bearings
can be found: 

PKB in 30 Seconds

In-depth factory capabilities presentation:
PKB Technologies and Capabilities

If you any have trouble viewing the video links, please request a copy of the file. 

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Useful Technical Links For Bearing Engineers  

Bearing Cross Reference From Other Manufacturers: PKB Bearing Cross Reference Guide

Radial Play:  Radial Play Guide

Bearing LubricationGrease & Oil Lubrication Options

Bearing InstallationProper Bearing Installation

 Bearing Life & Load Calculator:  Ball Bearing Life and Load Calculator

 Technical Pages IndexMore Technical Pages For Engineers

 How are PKB Bearings Manufactured? PKB Factory Video

Pacamor Kubar Bearings - Quality Certified ISO9001-2008 AS9100-2004 Manufacturer - Troy, NY

Pacamor Kubar Bearings - Quality Certified ISO9001-2008 AS9100-2009 Manufacturer - Troy, NY

and much, much more: PKB Home Page

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