About RBC Aircraft Products, Inc.

RBC Aircraft Products, Inc., Torrington, CT RBC Aircraft Products Inc. (API) originated as part of the Torrington Company dating back to the 1890’s, and has a long history as being the market leader in Airframe Control Ball and Needle Roller Bearings. API also offers Precision Ball and Roller bearings as well as Hourglass Roller Bearings.

In 2003, API was acquired by RBC Bearings, a leader in the world of highly engineering aerospace bearing products. The API facility has remained in Torrington, Connecticut, and continues to manufacture the original Torrington/Fafnir Airframe product lines.

API specializes in new bearing technologies providing the market with specialty corrosion resistant CREN steel, and has full in-house bearing testing capabilities for the most demanding applications. Core competencies include Precision Grinding, Zinc Nickel Plating, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), and Clean Room Assembly/Inspection.

API is a multi-year Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) winning supplier.





Products

Our Products

Airframe Ball Bearings, API Division


Airframe Ball Bearings are available in sizes from 3/16” ID to 6” OD. They have many Industrial uses beyond aircraft applications due to their high load carrying capacity and corrosion resistance.

Primary applications include:

  • Commercial and military aircraft flight control applications such as flap and slat actuation systems
  • Industrial Automation/Robotics
  • Packaging Equipment
  • High reliability applications such as Industrial Circuit Breakers
These products improve performance by:
  • Maximizing capacity within a compact design
  • Providing low starting and running torque
  • Being lubed for life reducing maintenance requirements and cost
  • Providing exceptional performance in oscillatory applications

Self-Lubricating Lined Track Rollers, API Division


Self-Lubricating Lined Track Rollers are designed for applications where the bearing acts as a roller on a flat surface such as a track or cam. Track Rollers are supplied as either yoke style (for mounting on a shaft) or stud type with an integral threaded stud. Lined Track Rollers utilize a high tech self-lubricating liner system to eliminate the need for lubrication in the bearing.

Like their needle roller equivalents, these products are commonly used in:

  • Flight control application such as flaps and slats
  • Can making/high speed processing equipment
  • Food & Beverage applications where corrosion resistance is essential
  • Applications where re-lubrication is a challenge.
These products improve performance by:
  • Offering a low friction Uniflon® HPA self-lubricating, non-peelable, machinable liner system on the inner ring raceway and axial loaded thrust surfaces
  • Providing a bearing that is “Maintenance Free” for the life of the bearing.

Needle Roller Track Rollers, API Division


Track Rollers are designed for applications where the bearing acts as a roller on a flat surface such as a track or cam. Track Rollers are supplied as either yoke style (for mounting on a shaft) or stud type with an integral threaded stud.

These products are commonly used in:

  • Flight control application such as flaps and slats
  • Can making/high speed processing equipment
  • Food & Beverage applications where corrosion resistance is essential
These products improve performance by:
  • Providing consistent low friction levels under varying conditions. Coefficient of Friction ~ 0.005 to 0.02
  • Utilizing Combination Seal/Thrust Washers to retain lubricant and exclude contaminants.
  • Providing exceptional environmental and chemical resistance.
  • Offering outstanding corrosion resistance when manufactured from Aerocres® CREN material.


Trademark Information
Inconel® is registered trademark of Inco Alloys International Inc., Corp. of Huntington West Virginia


Radial Ball Bearings, API Division


API Division supplies a wide variety of custom designed solutions for some of the most demanding applications on the planet and beyond.

Capabilities include:

  • Special Configurations: Angular Contact, 4-point Angular Contact, Duplex and Multi-Row
  • Special Materials, Plating, Coatings, Lubricants for Corrosion Resistance and Performance
  • High Precision Levels – Up to ABEC 7+
  • Designs for Low Torque, Low Noise, High Temperature Applications
Applications for these products include:
  • High speed gear boxes
  • Semi-conductor manufacturing equipment
  • Can making/high-speed processing equipment
  • Aerospace, Defense, Satellite applications
Bring us your toughest problems and we’ll deliver the most innovative, cost-effective solution available in the Industry.

Roller Bearings, API Division


API produces several types of roller bearings:

  • Hourglass Roller Bearings in single and double row styles
  • Barrel Roller Bearings in single and double row styles
  • Size ranges from ½” bore to 10” OD
These products are commonly found in Flight Control Actuators, Cargo Doors, and other applications where load, misalignment, and torque present a challenge.

These bearings improve performance by:
  • Carrying Heavy Radial and Axial Loads
  • Handling High Misalignment, both static and dynamic
  • Providing High Stiffness under load
  • Allowing Close Control of Free Play (Clearance)
  • Available in Sealed Versions to retain lubricant and exclude contaminants




Location(s)


RBC Aircraft Products, Inc. Locations (click on Directions):


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Torrington, Connecticut

2788 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 626-7800
Fax: (860) 626-7886


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