LM76 develops new cam follower bearings

By Jim Cornall contact

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The product was developed for applications in dairy, food and drink processing, and other industries.  Pic: LM76
The product was developed for applications in dairy, food and drink processing, and other industries. Pic: LM76

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US-based designer and manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems, LM76 has introduced its RINO Series of FDA/USDA compliant cam follower bearings.

Available in 12 sizes, the new cam follower bearings integrate stainless steel studs, hybrid stainless steel/ceramic bearings, FDA approved lubricant, and poly-crystalline non-metallic tires.  Mounted on stainless steel studs, LM76's CERAMICSPEED​ hybrid radial bearings incorporate a stainless-steel race and low friction ceramic balls the company said can handle high loads, are capable of high-speed operation, and have a long service life.

The tire is formed from a wear resistant poly-crystalline compound that has no soft spots and will not deform under pressure.

Developed for applications in dairy, food and drink processing, poultry and meat processing, medical, pharmaceutical, and bio-pharma industries these cam follower bearings can be repeatability sanitized with caustic cleaning agents, steam, and high-pressure washes.

The smallest of the series of cam follower bearings is the X1-6, having a 0.625 in. O.D. and capable of handling a 60 lb load.  The largest of the 12 is the X1-20 with an O.D. of 2.000 in. and is capable of handling a 560 lb load.  Each bearing is permanently lubricated with FDA SLT DRYLUBE, which coats the race and balls and is not displaced by high pressure or caustic chemicals.

LM76 also manufacturers a range of FDA and USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in sizes of .25 inches to 1.5 inches, and a FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications.  The bearing options include: self-lubricating FDA and USDA compliant Teflon composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower-cost bearings with a ceramic-coated shell and FDA and USDA compliant liner.  Bearings are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.




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