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Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) Newsletter


January 2013

On-Time Aerospace Deliveries
&
Expanded Manufacturing Capabilities

PKB FAA TSO-C149 Aircraft Bearings

ISO 9001: 2008 / AS9100:2009 







In This Issue

Focus on Delivery Performance Excellence

Expanded Aerospace Production Capabilities

Website Upgrades in Process

PKB Factory Videos

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Welcome to the January 2013 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 with short lead times, on-time delivery, and expanded aerospace production capabilities.  

 

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

 

I hope you find this month's topic of interest.  In order to ensure prompt and uninterrupted delivery to your mailbox, please join our mailing list.

 

Sincerely,

Nancy Cogliandro
603-563-7708

 

Call or email me anytime for all your miniature and instrument ball bearings! 

Pacamor Kubar Bearings 

Focuses on Delivery Performance Excellence

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 and invested in new machinery for the ISO9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 certified factory in Troy, NY. PKB maintains the shortest factory lead time for domestic ball bearings with delivery of catalog bearings available in just 8 - 10 weeks. 

 

In-house DMIR for Expedited Aerospace Deliveries

 With the addition of new DFARS approved American vendors, PKB has streamlined 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, Executive Vice President, 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.

Cincom A32 

Cincom A32 Automatic Lathe

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.

 

PKB Custom Aerospace Bearings 

 Pacamor 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 sub-cryogenic temperatures.

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." 

 

The 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.

 

Cincom A32 close up - toolingCalkins 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."

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 www.pacamor.com website.

   

As the new year gets underway, 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. 

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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 Video PKB 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
 

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and much, much more: PKB Home Page

Pacamor 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 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.

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