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Linear Motion – Tiger Linear Bearings, Great for High Loads!



E. Longmeadow, MA – Linear Motion – Tiger Bearings from LM76 are a tough maintenance-free option to traditional PTFE lined or injection molded plastic linear bearings.  Available as 3/4 inch and 1 inch closed bearings, these are the ideal bearings for high load applications up to 35,000 lbs. such as: Backhoes, front end loaders, marine davits/sheaves, valve stem bushings, hitches, hydraulic cylinder pivots, graders, and mining equipment.

Tiger Bearings, developed by LM76 engineers, are multi-layered.  These drop-in replacement bearings feature a standard diameter ceramic coated aluminum outer shell.  The innermost layer consists of a synthetic fiber/PTFE layer. The middle layer consists of epoxy-coated high-angle glass filaments, and the outer layer is of epoxy-coated low-angle glass filaments.  It is this multilayered design that withstands the crushing shock loads, environmental contamination, the simultaneous rotating and twisting motion, shaft misalignment, corrosive chemicals and high and low temperatures found in construction and marine environments.

The electrically insulated, layered Tiger Bearings are self-lubricating (coefficient of friction is just .02 to.25), operate in temperatures of -300O F to +300O F, and have very low water absorption (<.05%).  The layers of high angle and low angle epoxy coated glass filaments stabilize the bearings preventing “Creep” or “Cold Flow” under high pressure typical of standard PTFE bearings under high loads.

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: , Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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