RBC Bearings – NICE Ball Bearings, Cam Followers & Rod Ends (Heim)
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Founded in 1919 as Roller Bearing Company of America in Newark, New Jersey, the company originally manufactured bearing products including tapered roller bearings, spherical bearings, and needle roller bearings. Throughout the 1990s, the company continued to grow through acquisitions of complementary bearing manufacturers. Today, the family of highly engineered RBC Bearings and related products includes: ball bearings, rod ends, cam followers, ball screws, thin sections ball bearings, spherical plain bearings, tapered roller and tapered thrust roller bearings, airframe control, self-lubricating, and custom-engineered bearings.
In 2013, RBC Bearings acquired Climax Metal Products Company, a manufacturer of precision shaft collars, rigid couplings, keyless locking devices, and bearings for the industrial markets.
RBC Bearings trade names/divisions: Nice (ball bearings), Heim Bearings, Tyson Bearings, Lubron, Spherco, PIC Design, QuadLube, ImpactTuff, SpredLock Seal, CrossLube, DuraLube, FiberGlide, Pitchlign, Tandem Roller, HexLube, Unibal.
Spherical Plain Bearings
RBC has been a pioneer in spherical plain bearing technology since inventing the fractured outer race design more than 40 years ago. Spherical plain bearing types include radial, angular, contact, high misalignment, extended inner ring, DuraLube maintenance-free spherical plain, QuadLube long life, ImpactTuff case carburized, ShimPack double-acting angular contact, CrossLube lubrication groove systems, and SpreadLock Seal. They are available in both inch and metric sizes.
Spherical plain bearings are used in pivoting, high load bearing applications where angular misalignment is required. Typically they are employed in hydraulic cylinder rod ends, vehicle steering linkage suspensions, heavy equipment articulated joints, and other severe duty uses.
RBC NICE produces a complete line of precision ground, semi-ground, and unground ball bearings and bearing assemblies. The standard NICE line of inch-dimension bearings includes radial, angular contact, and thrust types that can be customized with special bores, modified outer ring shapes, extended inner rings, locking devices, and flanged housings. They are available in sealed, shielded, or open designs and are recommended for medium loads with speeds up to 5000 rpm.
RBC produces an extensive cam follower product line from 1/2 in. to 10 in. roller OD Standard stud, heavy stud, and yoke types are made in sealed and unsealed configurations. The caged SRF roller is popular in applications requiring oil bath lubrication, high speed, or in applications greased for life.
- RBC Roller – A long life cam follower for use in applications that cannot be compromised, offers a 400% life improvement over needle bearing cam follower designs.
- HexLube – A stud type cam follower equipped with a grease fitting installed in the roller end to permit relubrication.
- CamCentric – A cam follower that allows the user to adjust the height at which it rides along the track.
Self-Lubricating Bearings – Fiberglide
RBC Bearings’ patented Fiberglide and Fabroid technology is a self-lubricating liner system for standard inch and metric bearings in journal, thrust, and spherical configurations. These maintenance-free bearing products are suited for applications where normal lubrication is difficult or costly. Fiberglide/Fabroid products can also be used where non-lubricating fluids might be present.
Pins, Rollers, Shafts
RBC manufactures rollers, pins, and shafts in a large variety of configurations and materials.
- Precision Ground Steel and Stainless Steel Pins, Rollers, and Shafts
- Knurls, Grooves, Trunnions, Undercuts, Plating, and Coatings
- End Types – Spherical, Flat with Corner Break, Ground, Chamfer
Rod Ends (Heim Bearings)
RBC offers a wide selection of rod end types and sizes including commercial and industrial, precision, Mil-Spec series, self-lubricating, and aircraft. Sold under the Heim, Unibal, and Spherco names. Available in inch and metric sizes. Rod ends offer ease in mounting and adjustment of position in installations such as mechanisms, linkages, and control rods.
Heavy Duty Needle Roller Bearings
RBC produces an extensive heavy duty needle roller bearing product line from 1 in. to 12 ¼ in. outer ring diameter. Pitchlign caged heavy duty needle roller bearings are supplied in standard envelopes in both sealed and unsealed designs and are ideal for cross head bearing applications. These double row bearings are available in single row and Tandem Roller versions.
Tapered Roller Bearings / Tapered Thrust Bearings
Tyson tapered roller bearings are used in some of the most critical applications and address operating conditions with both radial and axial loads. They feature a logarithmic profile to ensure a uniform stress distribution under medium and heavy loads. They are made from case carburized, bearing quality steel and designed to absorb shock loads in heavy duty applications.
Tapered roller thrust bearings are case-hardened for oilfield top drives and swivels and are available in full complement, maximum capacity versions.
Thin Section Ball Bearings
RBC thin section ball bearings are most often found where space limitations, combined loading, and weight restrictions pose unique design requirements. A bearing is considered a thin section when the bore diameter is greater than four times the radial cross section. Within any thin section ball bearing series, the cross section remains constant as the bore diameter changes. Typically the cross section is twice the ball diameter, and nominal dimensions are given in inches.
Lubron self-lubricating bearings designed and manufactured in a wide range of sizes, materials, and configurations. Applications include hydro power and water control, nuclear power generation, infrastructure, architecture, offshore marine, industrial, machinery and heavy equipment.