- August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 – LM76 has announced the release of Radial Ball Bearings featuring ZrO2 (Zirconia) Ceramic balls. To Complement LM76's range of Linear Bearings that are FDA/UDSA/3A Dairy compliant, as well as linear bearings for extreme environments; they have added Deep Groove bearings which accommodate radial and axial loads, Angular Contact bearings for handling radial and axial loads, Spherical Bearings which are self aligning, and Thrust Bearings for axial loads. Each of the four types of metric bearings are available in a range sizes.
The advantages of ZrO2 ceramic balls are: FDA/USDA/3A Dairy/Caustic washdown compliant, lighter than steel balls and can be used at extreme RPMs.
With the addition of these radial bearings with ZrO2 Ceramic balls, LM76 has provided bearings and components for FDA/USDA, Medical, Bio/Pharma, Aerospace, Marine, and other out-of-the-box applications. These bearings have a working temperature range of -80OC to 400OC, they will not deform under load, and require no lubrication.
Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman Teflon 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.