BOCA BEARINGS 2014 INNOVATION COMPETITION

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Released January, 2012

Boca Bearing Company Launches Global Contest to Recognize Artists, Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians Involved in Innovation

Company Demonstrates Commitment to Creativity and Invention by Supporting the 10,000 Year-Clock and Rewarding Progressive Projects

Boynton Beach, FL, January 12, 2012 – The Boca Bearing Company, one of the most trusted names in ceramic bearing and lubrication technology, today announced that it is celebrating its 25th year in business by giving away over $20,000 in cash and prizes as part of its international 2012 Boca Bearings Innovation Contest. Boca Bearing Company believes in supporting innovators who push the limits of new technologies that will drive the future economy.

Boca Bearing Company has a long-standing commitment to innovation, including its involvement with the 10,000 year-clock, a clock that is designed to run for ten millennia with very little maintenance and interruption. It is powered by mechanical energy harvested from sunlight as well as the people who visit it. The primary materials used in the clock are marine grade 316 stainless steel, titanium and dry running ceramic ball bearings from the Boca Bearing Company. The clock is being funded and built on property owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com.

Boca Bearing Company’s customers have also been heavily involved in creativity and invention, and the global Innovation Contest is a way to thank them for their commitment not only to the company but also to helping drive advancements in the world around us.

Contest winners will be chosen based on a video submission of their innovative, progressive or overall “cool” projects that utilize ball bearings, roller bearings or linear bearings. One finalist will be chosen by the voting public each month in 2012 to win an iPad2, and the Grand Prize winner will be chosen by the Boca Bearing Company to receive a grant check for $10,000.The two Runner Ups, chosen by Boca Bearing Company, will each win their own 3D Printer from Makerbot Industries ($2,500 value each).

Any mechanical device that requires either linear or rotary motion generally also requires a bearing to make that motion more efficient. Any project can be submitted for entry such as Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAV's), Robots, Kinetic Art Sculptures, Engine Hacks, Performance Racing Applications, Sustainable Energy Projects and much more. For additional details on the submission process and how to enter, visit http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/.

“Boca Bearing Company started with humble beginnings as a ball bearing supplier to the Radio Control (RC) hobby market. As the years progressed, we started offering a wider variety of bearings appropriate for use in various different applications from industrial to hobby and recreational uses. Many of the young men and women that enjoyed playing with RC vehicles as kids eventually grew up and went to work in advanced manufacturing industries such as robotics, optics, engineering, applied physics and other hands-on fields,” said Allen Baum, president of Boca Bearing Company. “These customers took us along with them and helped to expand the company’s product line and focus. Today Boca Bearing Company’s product line can not only be found in RC cars, RC helicopters and RC engines but also in turbine flow meters, unmanned autonomous vehicles, robots, semiconductor manufacturing, MRI machines, packaging equipment and much more. We’ve created this contest as a way to thank our global customers for their commitment to our business and to innovation.”

About Boca Bearing Company
Boca Bearing Company, headquartered in Boynton Beach, FL, is one of the most trusted names in ceramic bearing and lubrication technology. The reduction of rolling resistance and conservation of energy has been the company's hallmark since 1987. Boca Bearing Company is a one-stop-shop for everything from prototyping to production.

Media Contact:
Jessica Mularczyk
JHM Public Relations for Boca Bearing Company
508-498-9300 mularczykpr@verizon.net


Released September, 2011

Boca Bearings Company Offers Molywhite Grease

Boca Bearings is responding to high demand from the robotics and food processing industries by offering Kyodo Yushi Molywhite grease. This grease is predominantly used in planetary gear units, such as Kawasaki and Fenuc robots.

Delray Beach, FL September 14, 2011 - The Boca Bearing Company has just expanded its industrial lube line specifically catered towards the Robotics & Food Processing industries. Boca Bearings is responding to the strong demand from advanced manufacturing, robotics and mechatronic sectors for Kyodo Yushi Molywhite grease.

Kyodo Yushi Molywhite permits robotic arms and other moving parts to function properly and withstand excessive wear. Greasing a robot is an important part of the reconditioning processes. Most robots with planetary gear units require maintenance every year. Molywhite grease is recommended for various gears and sliding parts applications exposed to severe lubrication conditions.

Kyodo Yushi Molywhite grease consists of synthetic hydrocarbon oil, refined material oil and treated organic molybdenum compound, which permits application in wide temperature ranges from low to high. The organic molybdenum provides protection to grease parts and prevents excessive wear. About Boca Bearings Company.

Boca Bearing Company is one of the most trusted names in ceramic bearing & lubrication technology. The reduction of rolling resistance and conservation of energy has been our hallmark since 1987. Boca Bearings never has a minimum order and is a one stop shop for everything from prototyping to production. Whether you are looking for affordability, longevity or high speed, Boca Bearings has just the bearing for you. Wholesale discounts are available upon request.

Sales Contact :
Contact: howard@bocabearings.com
Webpage: http://www.bocabearings.com


Released May, 2011

Boca Bearings Announces Release of New and Expanded One Way Bearing Series

Boca Bearings is pleased to announce the release of new and expanded One Way Bearing series. One Way Bearings have a small radial section height and are also commonly known as Anti-Reverse Bearings. This design uses the same small radial section as drawn cup needle roller bearings which make better use of reduced space. One Way Bearings are compact, lightweight, operate directly on a shaft and are also suitable for transmitting high torque. These bearings are designed to transmit torque between the shaft and housing in one direction and allow free motion in the opposite direction. One Way Bearings with and without bearing assemblies are offered both in an inch and metric series.

One Way Bearings without bearing assemblies are available in HF, FC and RC versions. One Way Bearings with bearing assemblies are available in HFL, FCB and RCB series. The HFL series has two integral radial bearings arranged on both sides of a needle roller clutch. They can therefore support radial forces in particularly tight or small areas. Plastic springs (HFL...KF) are available for some sizes. Partially knurled outer rings (HFL...R) are also available upon request. The clutch and bearing assembly can be used in a temperature range from -30°C to 120°C. For a working environment above 70°C, oil lubrication is recommended.

Boca Bearings also offers the OWC and the EWC One Way Bearing Series. The One Way Clutch bearings (OWC), also known as Origin One Way bearings are extra narrow and high performance bearings available as small as a 5.4mm width. These bearings allow free overrun in the opposite direction; they consist of drawn cup roller clutch and cage and springs. Lastly the CSK series is available in two different designs: PP-two keyway notch or the P-one keyway notch series. The keyway allows the bearing to perfectly and securely fit into the shaft and give the machine, conveyor belt or appliance extra torque.

Sales Contact :
Contact: howard@bocabearings.com
Webpage: http://www.bocabearings.com


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