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Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) Newsletter
January 2010
In This Issue
Cleanroom Expansion Project - COMPLETE
Dental Bearing Sale YDC 2010
PKB Factory Videos
Network with PKB
Bearing Cross References & Useful Technical Links For Bearing Engineers
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 Dear Reader,
Welcome to the January 2010 issue of Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) ball bearing and mechanical motion newsletter. The new year is off to a great start and we look forward to working with you this year! 
PKB's miniature and instrument FAA TSO-C149 Certified Aircraft Bearings are manufactured and assembled in our ISO9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 certified factory in Troy, NY and are widely specified by OEMs and FAA repair centers. PKB continues to expand our manufacturing capabilities to meet ever more demanding requirements from our Aerospace customers for our DFARS approved ball bearings.  In this newsletter, we will present our newly expanded cleanroom.

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In response to growing demand by Aerospace OEM and MRO customers, Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) in Troy, NY, has expanded its Class 10,000 Cleanroom Environment.  The new ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 certified manufacturing cleanroom space has been dramatically increased, effectively doubling the size.  It has been equipped to provide complete bearing assembly processes including component inspection, bearing assembly, lubrication, specialty inspection processes, secondary operations, test and packaging capabilities.
New equipment for the expanded cleanroom includes a state of the art Running Torque Tester complete with tooling for every bearing size manufactured by PKB; a new heated vacuum impregnation chamber and a new high speed centrifuge for lubrication processes; a new nitrogen gas backfill system for specialized packaging processes; and many other specialty instruments and production tools.  Also contained in the new cleanroom, an automated bearing wash system, numerous Class 100 laminar flow benches for ultra clean processing, numerous gages and PKB Bearing Picsprecision inspection instruments. 
The expanded system is designed to provide tight temperature, humidity, and particulate control.  The cleanroom is regularly measured using particle counters to read the return air stream particulate level.  PKB's cleanroom regularly maintains cleanliness levels far superior to the Class 10,000 levels to surpass the 1,000 PPM rating on a consistent basis.  PKB's ultra-clean Class 100 laminar flow benches regularly report single digit PPM cleanliness levels. 
"Customer requests for cleanroom assembled and processed aerospace and medical bearings are on the rise as companies look to eliminate contamination and additional cleaning processes from their final assembly operations," says Ed Osta, Executive Vice President. "The stringent and comprehensive contamination control methods, along with some of the finest technology in the industry, will meet our customers' cleanliness requirements and help reduce their time to market."
Aircraft noseThis cleanroom expansion project is just another example of Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) commitment to our customers and their needs. We will continue to advance our capabilities to meet and exceed future customer requirements.  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.
PKB is pleased to present our annual Yankee Dental Conference (YDC) Dental Bearing Sale!  Every year 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 copy of the sale flyer, please contact me and I will send a flyer to you right away.
PKB Factory Videos - Take a Tour
The Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) quality certified factory is located in Troy, NY.  PKB is ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 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:
This video provides a brief overview of some of the many applications where PKB bearings can be found:
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