The Founding of LM76 Linear Motion Bearings
LM76 was founded in 1973 when Warren Hamilton – then GM of J.C. Tarbell Associates (founded in 1938) – was asked by a customer to consider designing a replacement for a linear ball bearings that were failing in his system. The linear ball bearings were failing due to rapid oscillation. Moreover, they were grooving expensive shafting. Warren used his knowledge of sleeve bearing design to engineer our Black Racer Ceramic Coated Linear Bearing™. Since then, LM76 has engineered several versions off this ground breaking platform:
Minuteman Self Lube Linear Bearings
Stainless FDA/USDA Self Lube Linear Bearings
Ceramic Coated FDA Self Lubricated Bearings
and Bull Dog Self Lubricating Bearings.
Not to mention thousands of special designs.
Today, LM76 is an industry leader in linear bearings and systems worldwide. Led by a 3rd Generation owner, John Tarbell, LM76 has grown in sales each year and now manufactures over 1000 different products to industries around the globe.
” The Hallmark of LM76 is service and engineering excellence.
We help engineers and purchasing agents solve their most pressing linear motion issues.”
John Tarbell President LM-Tarbell, Inc.