Combating Environmental Issues With PBC Linear Guidance Solutions

It's time to hang up the gloves and combat enviromental issues with a PBC Linear motion guidance solution.

Enviromental forces:

Indoor – Cleanroom / Food / Lab / General Factory / Steel Fabrication / Foundry

With correct product selection, products from PBC linear excel in these industries:

  • Cleanroom / Food – RST Simplicity Bearing Frelon J with Aluminum housing and 316 stainless steel shaft products (RST Simplicity Bearing Frelon J with S = 316 stainless steel bearing shell a good option) 


Lab -  All PBC linear products applicable, but dependent upon application

  • General Factory – All PBC linear products applicable, but dependent upon application 
  • Steel Fabrication – RST Simpicity Bearing and GST Frelon Gold products excel in this dirty enviroment (Ceramic coated aluminum shaft near welding) 
  • Foundry – RST Simplicity Bearing and GST Frelon Gold products excel in this dirty hi-temp enviroment 


Outdoor – exposure to weather elements

  • Sand
  • Saltwater                                  


With correct product selection PBC Linear products excel in outdoor enviroments

  • Rain – GST or CRT products - Redi-Rail or V-Guide with 400 Series Stainless Steel option plus RST Simplicity Bearing Frelon J with 300 Series Stainless Steel shafting products
  • Snow -  CRT products - Redi-Rail or V-Guide with 400 Series Stainless Steel option 
  • Ice – CRT products - Redi-Rail or V-Guide with 400 Series stainless Steel option 
  • Desert Sand – RST Simpicity Bearings & GST products excel in this dusty enviroment 
  • Salt Water – Non-submerged - Redi-Rail or V-Guide with 400 Series Stainless Steel option plus RST Frelon J with 300 Series Stainless Steel shafting products 
  • Salt Water – Submerged – RST Simplicity Bearing Frelon J with Aluminum housing and 316 Stainless Steel shafting products 


Operating temperatures

  • RST Simplicity plain bearings & GST plain bearing technologies tolerate frigid cold to extreme hot temperatures 
  • PBC Linear RST Ball Bearing, CRT and IVT products rated 0-degrees C to 80-degrees C (32-degrees F to 176-degrees F) 
  • PBC Linear actuators rated 0-degrees C to 80-degrees C (32-degrees F to 176-degrees F)
  • PBC integrated stepper motors rated -20-degrees C to 40-degrees C (-4-degrees F to 104-degrees F)


Humidity levels

Consider selecting PBC Linear corrosion resistant products when relative humidity levels exceed 70%.

  • GST products or CRT products - Redi-Rail or V-Guide with 400 Series Stainless Steel option
  • RST Simplicity Bearing Frelon Gold with Aluminum Housing and 400 Series Stainless Steel shafting products
  • RST Simplicity Bearing Frelon J with Aluminum Housing and 316 Stainless Steel shafting products