Pillow blocks and flange blocks feature a lubrication fitting and an alignment set screw. Stainless steel and self-aligning linear bearings are modified with an alignment flat ground on the bearings’ outer shell and drill a hole through the outer shell. Lubricants are pumped directly inside linear ball bearing races without removing the bearing from the shaft. Pillow and flange blocks also accommodate an encapsulated ETX scraper seal, preventing contaminants from getting inside the bearing and retains the lubricant in the bearing.

Pillow blocks are available in closed single- and double-bearing models for 0.5" to 2.0" shafts. Flange blocks are available in single and double bearing models for 0.5" to 1.25" shafts. Other options include untreated aluminum or corrosion-resistant nickel coating.

LM76
www.lm76.com

CBN inserts for hard turning

WavyJoint cubic boron nitride (CBN) inserts offer higher productivity in hard turning operations, enabling a single pass at a large depth of cut and high feed rate. They achieve depth of cut up to 0.8mm with fewer turning passes, resulting in higher efficiency.

Tungaloy America Inc. www.tungaloyamerica.com

Kitting cart

A work-in-process (WIP) cart holds small batches of large and small sheet-metal parts as they go through various stages before final assembly.

Three of the compartments are tall for the largest components, while the other nine are shorter to hold different part sizes. The plastic floor and panels provide part separation and minimize part movement.

The cart features four 4" swivel casters with urethane wheels. Two of the casters have brakes for secured positioning.

Higher capacity and custom cart sizes are available, along with various colors for visual identification by department, product line, shift, and associate. They can also be configured for electrostatic discharge (ESD) (anti-static) applications.

Creform Corp. www.creform.com