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Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) Newsletter

August 2012

PKB FAA TSO-C149 Aircraft Bearings 

ISO 9001: 2008 / AS9100:2009

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PKB Expands Quality Certifications

PKB Dental Bearing Summer Sale is on now!

PKB Factory Videos

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Cross References & Other Useful Technical Links

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

PKB is pleased to announce our latest quality certification. The PKB factory has been quality certified to AS9100:2004 for a number of years and just upgraded to the most recent issue of AS9100:2009.  As of the June ISO recertification audit, PKB is now ISO 9001:2008 & AS9100:2009.  

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Nancy Cogliandro

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Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) is pleased to announce that they have successfully completed recertification to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009.  This certification represents an upgrade to the company's previous AS9100:2004 classification.


To achieve certification, PKB demonstrated a comprehensive and effective quality management system that governs all areas of its operation. PKB was evaluated throughout every phase of the manufacturing process, including procurement, production, and testing to accounting, logistics, information systems and human resources. The latest analysis also included a thorough audit of all policies and practices, confirming that they are applied with a commitment towards ongoing improvement. The quality system assessment was completed at PKB's Troy, New York facility on April 4, 2012, including a review of all special capabilities necessary to develop and/or manufacture miniature and instrument ball bearings for the aerospace industry.


The AS9100 standard is an Aerospace Industry Specification derived from ISO 9001. The AS9100:2009 standard specifies the quality management system requirements for

suppliers to the Defense, Aviation, and Space Industry. ISO 9001:2000 - AS 9100:2004This upgraded AS9100:2009 standard supplements ISO 9001 by addressing the specific additional expectations of the aerospace industry, with special focus on improved quality, schedule, and cost performance.


Edward M. Osta, Executive Vice President, states "This certification is confirmation of Pacamor Kubar Bearings' superior quality in operations and process-driven excellence to ensure customer satisfaction.Our AS9100 and ISO 9001 Certifications, along with our FAA TSO-C149 Aircraft Bearings Certification, are necessary for PKB's continued growth in this important industry.  ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Certifications recognize our Quality System as being on par with the best quality systems in the aerospace industry.  These certifications enhance the confidence of our current customers in our capabilities while providing us access to contracts only obtainable by AS9100 accredited organizations."


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 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.



PKB is pleased to present our annual Dental Bearing Summer Sale!  We offer exceptional value to our customers with rollback pricing of Steel and Ceramic Hybrid Dental Bearings.     


We know that many of you like to place your annual order for dental 

and medical bearings during this sale.  If you would like a PDF copy of the sale flyer, please contact me and I will send a flyer to you right away.  


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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Pacamor Kubar Bearings is on Facebook: PKB Facebook Page   

Join the PKB bearing discussion groups on LinkedIn: 

PKB LinkedIn and on Facebook: PKB Facebook Group  

PKB is on Twitter:  PKB Twitter

PKB BLOG comments welcome: PKB Blog

PKB YouTube: PKB YouTube

Useful Technical Links For Bearing Engineers  

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

Dental Bearing Cross Reference For Popular Dental Handpieces:

PKB Dental Bearing Cross Reference

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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