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
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
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
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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.
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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.
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