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PBC Linear Europe GmbH

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The PBC Lineartechnik GmbH, Germany was founded in 2008 and is a 100% subsidiary of the PBC linear, Roscoe, USA. Main task is attracting new customers and the continuous expansion of the European distribution network. PBC Linear is represented in almost all European countries by distributors.

With the date of entry in the commercial register, November 2019, we have changed the name of the company. The new company name is as follows: PBC Linear Europe GmbH.

Customer-oriented, competent consulting, round-the-clock service, short delivery times and the implementation of customer-specific applications will be the basis for a successful future.

The employees have many years of experience in the field of linear Guide technology. The European branch is supported  by the international represented American Headquarters PBC linear and the local highly qualified application engineers.

PBC Linear and PBC Linear Europe GmbH

PBC Linear, A Pacific Bearing Company (Roscoe, IL, USA) has founded a new branch office responsible for sales in Germany. The name of the new subsidiary is PBC Lineartechnik GmbH.

PBC Linear manufacturing facility
The 14.000 m² manufacturing hub at PBC Linear provides a wide selection of sophisticated linear motion technologies to a growing global customer network.

PBC Linear has long considered Europe to be one of the most important markets for linear motion products and has been selling products in Europe for more than 15 years.The establishment of the new sales office in Germany furthers the company’s commitment to this market.

The sales office is staffed by two people:  Dipl. Ing. Jonathan Schroeder, Managing Director and Michael Peters, Branch Manager. The major task for this office will be to acquire new customers and to further the development of the country wide sales network. This will be accomplished by providing customer oriented service, competent consultation, around the clock service, short delivery time and customizable products engineered to meet each customer’s individual demands.  All of these features will be the foundation for great success.

All office staff have many years of experience within the range of linear guidance technology. The sales office is supported by the internationally represented American parent company, Pacific Bearing Company founded in 1983 by Dipl. Ing. Bob Schroeder.

PBC Linear manufacturing facility
The most advanced software, the sharpest engineering minds and the latest tools and technologies are fused into a fully integrated manufacturing system.

Pacific Bearing has its own manufacturing facility with a size of 14,000m2 (150,000 ft2).  With its own manufacturing facility, Pacific Bearing can guarantee fast delivery of customized products with high quality.  Pacific Bearing focuses on producing and developing new linear motion products.

PBC Linear has a wide product range.  The Simplicity® bearing is the first self-lubricating and maintenance-free sliding bearing system.  Uni-Guides® and Mini-Rail® linear guides are also based on the same principles as the Simplicity bearings.  Redi-Rail® was the first product to combine a low-cost aluminum extrusion with a hardened steel or stainless steel shaft inserted to be used as a bearing raceway.  Hevi-Rail systems carry high loads, up to 350kN!  PBC Linear has a product which can meet almost any application for linear guidance.

Statements / Certificate

India Steel

To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Radioactive Contaminated Steel from India – containing Cobalt 60

To the best of our knowledge all of the steel used by PBC Linear, a Pacific Bearing Company, does not contain any contaminated Cobalt-60. Statements / Certificate of Compliance for each material supplier to PBC Linear are on file as evidence of compliance.

This letter is a Statement of Compliance to that affect. If there are any questions please contact PBC Linear’s Quality Assurance Manager directly.


Scott Anderson
Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance
April 16, 2009

Reference: SPIEGEL International


PBC Linear´s Materials Composition Declaration From for Equipment

I certify that I am authorized to declare this Material Composition Declaration Form on behalf of Pacific Bearing Company is in accordance to RoHS 3 2015/863/EU and commission directive (EU) 2017/2102. I also certify that we have implemented processes to ensure the accuracy of the data provided for the products we manufacture, and methods of verifying and auditing the information acquired through our supply chain, as necessary.

Certified By: PBC Linear
Title: Quality Manager
Date: 8/27/2020


In recent years, armed rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or in adjoining countries have been conducting illegal mining and smuggling of minerals to fund their rebel activities. These actions not only serve to further conflict, but constitute violations of human rights through forced labor and the abusive treatment of local people. In July 2010, the U.S. Congress passed financial regulatory reform legislation intended to restrict the flow of funds to these armed groups. On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a rule that now requires companies listed on the U.S. stock exchange to disclose their sourcing of and usage of tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold obtained from rebel-controlled mines and areas.

As a components manufacturer, PBC Linear has no intention of supporting the above-mentioned illegal activities and violations of human rights. We place a high priority on communication within our supply chain with regard to such “conflict minerals.” We ask our suppliers to disclose such information, and share that information as appropriate with our customers.

PBC Linear – Quality Department


Certificate of Compliance

This is to certify that PBC Linear, a Pacific Bearing Company, is compliant to the REACH Directive 2006/1907/EC of the European Parliament of the Council, as of the current date and to the best of our knowledge does not contain any of the EU REACH 211 SVHCs. This includes the latest substances added on January 19, 2021, listed below.

  • Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether
  • Dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs., and any other stannane, dioctyl-, bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs. wherein C12 is the predominant carbon number of the fatty acyloxy moiety

Thank you for your continued interest in PBC Linear products. For additional assistance or questions, please contact PBC Linear at 800-962-8979.

PBC Linear, Quality Department.


Pacific Bearing Company is founded by CEO Robert Schroeder.


Simplicity Bearing – Bob Schroeder developed the first self-lubricating plain bearings.

1986 – 1996

The product line “Simplicity Bearing” expanded.
Housing with built-in bearings, hard anodized aluminum shafts and “Simplicityslider now expanding the product range.


  • Pacific bearing company – moving to a 150,000 ft2 large manufacturing facility in Roscoe, Illinois.
  • RediRail – Introduction of the roller based light and flat rail systems.


HeviRail – Introduction of the roller based heavy load systems.


UniGuide – Introduction of the two-part modular gliding system.


MiniRail – Introduction of a miniature profile/slide series.


V-Guide – Introduction of the V-rail with the corresponding double roll ball bearings.


  • MTB – Introduction of linear axes in different sizes, with belt or ball screw.
  • CRTCommercial Rail – Introduction of rollformed sheet metal rail for applications with low demands.


  • PBC Lineartechnik GmbH – founding of subsidiary company in Germany, responsible for the European market.
  • IVT – introduction of integral V-technology (aluminum profiles with integrated V-treads made of hardened steel).
  • PBC Linear – name change of Pacific bearing company in PBC Linear.


MLMiniature Linear Actuator – compact building miniature linear axis perfectly suitable for use in the field of laboratory automation, biotechnology, genetic engineering and for compact applications.


UGALow Profile UniGuide – Introduction of the flat building compact two-part modular guide consistent complement the UniGuide program.


  • PBC linear – extension of the production capacity – an additional FMS machine with a total of 130 pallets.
  • PBC linear – AS9100C certification – the quality management system, which is used in the aerospace and defense industry.
  • PBC linear – ISO9001 certification.


SIMO series – Introduction of a modular UGA platform for the possibility of a versatile, application-oriented compilation of manual or motor driven linear units with screw, ball screw or belt drive.


  • CS Compact SIMO – introduction of a compact series of driven compact actuator.
  • PBC linear – acquisition of Lee linear.


CFT – Constant Force Technology – introduction a novel AntiBacklash nut thread technology


  • PBC linear – joint venture with Moons’, one of the world’s leading stepper and servo motors manufacturers.
  • PBC linear – 3DP – subsidiary company for the development, production and distribution of big format 3D printers.


PBC Linear announces the release of Roller Pillow Block. A cam rolling technology designed for fast speeds, long distance runs and harsh environments.


PBC Linear announces the release of a full line of Lead Screw products, featuring extremely accurate screw product and our patented Constant Force Technology, anti-backlash nut.


PBC releases Product Configurators, allowing for users to configure any PBC product, download CAD drawings & obtain pricing.


We are expanding our product range:
RediRail 4 and 5 roller carriages RRS are available.

New Facility Addition 2019
PBC Linear celebrates its groundbreaking in spring, and continues working towards completion on its new $10 million facility expansion.

PBC Linear launch the new Non-Captive Linear Actuators.

This year, PBC Linear marks 40 years of engineering linear motion solutions. As we celebrate this milestone, PBC Linear is in the process of rolling out new products and making substantial investments for continued growth.

PBC Linear Europe GmbH celebrates its 15th Company Anniversary.
To all of those who have been a partner in our long journey, we say “Thank you, and we look forward to working with you in the future!