RBC Bearings Incorporated.

RBC Bearings Incorporated.

One Tribology Center 102 Willenbrock Road Oxford, CT 06478

AboutRBC Bearings Incorporated.

RBC's Philosophy

RBC Bearings provides our global industrial, aerospace, and defense customers with unique design solutions to complex problems and an unparalleled level of service, quality, and support.

Founded in 1919 as Roller Bearing Company of America in Newark, New Jersey, the company originally manufactured bearing products including tapered roller bearings, spherical bearings, and needle roller bearings. Since its earliest days, RBC has been at the forefront of bearing technology, and provided solutions to industrial customers’ problems. Today, our customers are a virtual “who’s who” of global industry – Caterpillar, Boeing, Honeywell, Arvin Meritor, Volvo, Dana, Federal Mogul, Oshkosh, Chicago Rawhide, Motion Industries, Applied Materials, Deere & Company, Komatsu, and the U.S. Government, among others.

Throughout the 1990s, the company continued to grow through acquisition of complementary bearing manufacturers. Today, the family of highly engineered RBC Bearings and related products includes: ball bearings, rod ends, cam followers, ball screws, thin sections ball bearings, spherical plain bearings, tapered roller and tapered thrust roller bearings, airframe control, self-lubricating, and custom-engineered bearings.

RBC rod end bearings were originally designed by one RBC division – Heim Bearings -during World War II to improve aircraft performance. Today, rod ends can be found throughout industry in transportation equipment, recreational vehicles, lawn and garden, material handling, and fluid power applications. Widely referred to as “Heim Joints” – even by our competition -- RBC rod end bearings remain an industry standard to this day.

One RBC division was actually the inventor of the lined spherical bearing, with the first application developed in 1957 for the Chevrolet Corvette steering joint. The company offers more than 25 different liner systems depending upon the loading, wear, and temperature conditions in the application (including the patented Fibriloid® and Fiberglide® liner technology).

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