Mike Verminski

  • C-Flex Has Your Best Interests At Heart

    by Mike Verminski
    1 month ago
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    C-Flex Has Your Best Interests At Heart

    We wear our badge proudly as an ethical manufacturing business. We remind our customers that materials purchased, processes to manufacture our products, and the well-being of our employees are prioritized as key to our success. We care about our environment as an extension to business longevity. We care about workplace satisfaction as fundamental in a productive, engaged, work force. We remind you of our following assertion: This declaration certifies that all parts supplied by C-Flex Bearing, do not contain any of the toxic substances as restricted under US Code of Federal Regulations title 40, part 751 – “Regulation of Certain Chemical Substances and mixtures under section 6 of The Toxic Substances Control Act” (TSCA)2. Our products are free of lubricants. By doing business with C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc. our customers will support our ongoing effort to provide essential products without a negative environmental impact.
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  • A Popular Preference for Motion Control

    by Mike Verminski
    11 months ago
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    THE C-FLEX BEARING SOLUTION: A POPULAR PREFERENCE FOR MOTION CONTROL

    C-Flex bearings are based upon proven design concepts used for years in a wide variety of applications. The growing popularity of the C-Flex bearing is not only due to the quality of the product but it’s adaptation in today’s sustainability efforts. Our design utilizes crossed springs made to exacting tolerances of highstrength corrosion resistant steel, capsuled in a cylindrical housing, to provide angular travel up to +/- 30°, without the use of lubricants. These bearings provide unmatched performance characteristics for life, accuracy and resistance to detrimental environmental conditions. Again, they require NO lubrication, can function at limited angular travel for an infinite number of cycles, are frictionless, and have extremely low hysteresis. Problems related to common ball and roller bearings in limited angle oscillating applications such as lubrication migration and brinelling are eliminated. Starting and running torque variations due to thermal and lubrication variations do not exist. Contamination of sensitive electronic or optical systems due to the escape or out-gassing of lubrication through bearing seals is not a concern.

    A SUPERIOR CHOICE

    C-Flex bearings are free from inaccuracies exhibited by ball and roller bearings due to friction, wear and backlash. They exhibit a constant linear torsional spring rate and are self-centering when deflecting forces are removed. Movement is always precise. Adjustment is easy. Jeweled or ceramic bearings have their own limitations. Although they don’t require lubrication, they still suffer frictional inaccuracies, are sensitive to damage, and are difficult to adjust.

    The C-Flex Lattice Servo and the C-Flex Lattice

    Couplings are revolutionary, patented designs which combine the best characteristics of bellows, disc, and beam couplings into a single integrated component. Designed to couple two rotating shafts together, they can accommodate misalignments far greater than other couplings on the market, while transmitting high torque loads with zero backlash. Their construction provides for a low moment of inertia and minimal impact upon system dynamics. A large through hole allows for smaller coupling utilization for fitting larger shafts and the fact that they can be disassembled prior to installation, makes them ideal for retrofit applications. Constructed using high strength hardened stainless steel flexures, the couplings require no maintenance, providing years of trouble free life, even in contaminated environments. Directionally independent, they can provide the same torsional rigidity and offset capability regardless of the rotation direction. The use of C-Flex Couplings in mechanical systems to connect rotating shafts will result in lower energy usage and bearing failure, since less stress is placed upon bearings. Misalignment forces on the bearings of a rotating system generates heat which is wasted energy. The use of C-flex couplings will minimize these misalignment forces and result in a more energy efficient system. C-Flex Super Plastic Couplings will stabilize high precision systems by dampening transient torque variations.

    C-Flex Couplings will provide superior technology at the lowest cost.

    Selection of the correct coupling for your application should result in exceptional long life, even in the most arduous environment. C-Flex Couplings are normally provided with two set screws aligned at 90 degrees to each other for clamping to the shaft, however, they may be provided with C-Flex progressive clamp bushing,s which will allow for secure mark free clamping of the coupling to a shaft. A collet style shaft locking design is available for the Lattice Servo coupling. Custom designs for greater torque capability, higher offsets, or special locating features can be provided upon request.
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  • C-Flex Will Remain Open During The COVID-19 Outbreak

    by Mike Verminski
    1 year ago
    518 Views

    C-Flex Will Remain Open During The COVID-19 Outbreak

    The COVID-19 outbreak is pretty scary. The Governor of the State of New York has issued a “Stay at home” order. During this unprecedented pandemic, C-Flex Bearing remains in operation with normal hours to ensure uninterrupted supply of critical parts to support our customers. C-Flex Bearing is considered a critical manufacturer of products needed for supply chains associated with semi-conductors, food and agriculture, medical equipment, and US government contractors for defense and national security. We are here to help in any way possible. C-Flex has put measures in place to minimize the risk of virus transmission and production interruption.
    • Printed training material to spread awareness in sanitization and social distancing.
    • Restricting access of outside visitors unless essential for our business.
    • Our supply chain is working with us to ensure sufficient inventory levels.
    • Our team remains available by phone or email to support as necessary.
    We appreciate you allowing us to support your needs. We remain committed to all during this crisis.
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  • Pivot Bearings for the Food Industry

    by Joanne
    4 years ago
    1463 Views
    Critical components are required to process foods and beverages.  Regulations required by the government often mean that materials and lubricants must be in compliance with federal food processing regulations.   Materials such as stainless steel are a popular choice due to harsh environments where the bearing is utilized.  Another challenge for the industry is finding the right lubricant.  This is where the C-Flex Pivot Bearing will provide the solution to eliminating costly downtime and bearing failure. [caption id="attachment_4483" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source: Advancpac.com[/caption] The C-Flex Pivot Bearing Advantage:  
    • STAINLESS STEEL construction (420, 17-4PH, Inconel)
    • NO Lubrication required.
    • MAINTENANCE FREE (Indefinite life without care)
    • May be cleaned with steam or high pressure water.
    • HIGH TEMPERATURE bearings available (Inconel) to 650 deg. F.
      Visit our web site.  Download 3D CAD models.  Still don’t see what you are looking for?  Give us a call or email.   C-Flex has been in business over 20 years.  We can help you find a solution. 3D CAD models link: goo.gl/8Q4VPo C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc. 104 Industrial Drive, Frankfort, New York 13340 Phone: 315-895-7454, Fax:  315-895-7268, Email:  cflex@c-flex.com  
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  • C-Flex Pivot Training Series

    by Joanne
    4 years ago
    1955 Views
    Sharpen your knowledge.  Improve product designs. This C-Flex training page goes hand in hand with knowledgeable engineers to delve into areas where help is needed. Send us your current design challenges and leave with a plan for making a difference in your product.  cflex@c-flex.com The following are four areas where you may be able to find a solution right on our website. JD302 How does the pivot work? There is an outer sleeve and an inner core.  The sleeves give the bearing a round exterior that can be mounted easily in a round hole. Since the sleeves do not affect the performance of the internal springs, it's possible to have many different sleeve combinations of the same bearing such as cantilever or double ended. This allows for a wide range of mounting options that all have the same performance characteristics. Conversely, It's possible to have the same sleeves with a wide variety of spring sizes inside to provide the desired performance characteristics. The inner core.  The core is the central element containing the springs which allow the bearing to rotate.   Click here for more information…. Laser marked logo What size should I select? C-Flex Bearing Company offers two types of pivot bearings in 10 sizes with 3 spring series for each size resulting in 60 different standard parts in addition to a large number of custom pivot bearings. Due to the fact that some of these bearings have overlapping properties it can be a confusing process to select the right pivot bearing.   Click here for more information…. RadialLoadingTension How are they installed? Clamp Screws:   Take care to not over-tighten the clamp and crush the sleeve. Epoxy:  If possible, inject the epoxy around the outside of the bearing after it has been positioned in the mounting hole. Make sure that no epoxy gets into the core or between the core and the sleeves of the bearing. Shrink Fit:   Cool the bearing to -100 °F using liquid nitrogen and heat the mounting hole. Quickly locate the bearing in mounting hole and hold in position until temperatures equalize and bearing is secured. Shrink fit is typically permanent and cannot be undone without damaging bearing.   Click here for more information…. image I don’t see the required specifications for my application? C-Flex Bearing Company can provide a vast array of custom alterations to the standard pivot bearings. If you have an application where a standard pivot bearing will not suffice then see if one of the alterations we offer below will suit your needs. If you have a requirement that can't be met with the options listed here feel free to contact C-Flex and we can work with you to create a custom product just for your application.  Click here for more information…. Most questions can be answered by the information found on our website.  However, if you don’t want to spend time looking, please call us at 315-895-7454 or email us at cflex@c-flex.com and we will be happy to work with you. 10731_CFLEX_Logo_withaddress
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  • Checking in with our customers

    by Joanne
    5 years ago
    1867 Views
    The sun is shining and we are beginning to feel the warmth of summer.  It seems like a good time to check with our customers and make sure we are doing all we can to provide the information required to get the most out of our products. CFlex EBlast The C-Flex pivot bearing. Laser marked logo The C-Flex flexible coupling. Sterling-Instruments-Lattice-Couplings Progressive Clamp Bushings. progressive clamp bushing Do you have questions about utilizing our products in your new designs?  Call us!  We have engineers on hand and ready to help. Customization available to make using our products easy in your current applications. We invite you to contact us with questions, comments, to share your experience working with us on past or present projects. C-Flex will continue to go the extra mile for customers.  We sincerely value your business. Available at 315-895-7454 or email at  cflex@c-flex.com
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  • Spring into Spring with C-Flex Springs

    by Joanne
    5 years ago
    1963 Views
    The weather is beginning to look promising in upstate New York.  We are ready to greet warmer temperatures and sunshine with positive attitudes and plenty of energy.  Our manufacturing floor is busy with machines humming, our team working hard with efficiency and enthusiasm completing orders of standard and custom products.  A lot of energy within our walls lately!  Could it be because spring is in the air and daffodils are blooming …or maybe we are just a happy team of hard workers. DSC_6996 Speaking of energy, did you know that the C-Flex pivot eliminates energy loss due to friction?  The C-Flex pivot consists of two stainless steel sleeves held in position by three leaf springs on two planes.  There is no contact between the sleeves thus eliminating friction.  The springs provide the pivotal action which is self centering.  No lubrication nor maintenance required.  Inquire today! image If you don’t need a pivot but need to correct misalignments in your system, consider the C-Flex flexible coupling, also a huge energy reducer.   The use of the C-Flex coupling to connect rotating shafts will result in lower energy usage and bearing failure since less stress is placed upon those bearings.  Misalignment forces on the bearings of a rotating system generates heat resulting in wasted energy.  C-Flex couplings minimize these misalignment forces and result in a more energy efficient system. C-Flex-(300-x-250) Spring into spring with our springs or couplings.  We have standard and custom products to fit your needs within your budget. Contact us! We want to hear from you today.  cflex@c-flex.com
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  • Leadership in Engineering

    by Joanne
    5 years ago
    1896 Views
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  • The Pivot Power House of Flexure Bearings

    by Joanne
    5 years ago
    2621 Views
    We are over stocked with our largest sized pivot bearing.  That means it is the perfect time to request a sample of the C-Flex pivot bearing work horse, the JD-30 pivot. JD30 This 1” diameter double end pivot bearing won’t let you down.  It has a torsional spring rate of 7.8023 lb-in/degree with load capacities up to 1800 lbs. The radial stiffness of the JD-30 is 0.000005 inches of deflection per pound of load.   Interested?  Call for a FREE sample at 315-895-7454.   EXPIRES ON 11/30/2016. Download our free design guide and get more familiar with ways you can incorporate this quality component with infinite life into your application design. Design Guide image Learn more about C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc. and our expanding product line of pivot flexures and flexible couplings by downloading our brochure. Company Brochure image For information on set screw installation of the flex pivot, we offer a reference guide to help answer questions. Set Screw and Tightening Torque Recommendations.   Set-Screw Size We have a sample waiting to ship to you today.  Call us at 315-895-7454 or email at cflex@c-flex.comRemember this offer EXPIRES ON 11/30/2016.
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  • Staying Competitive in the Manufacturing Environment

    by Joanne
    5 years ago
    2080 Views
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    As we have progressed through 2016 it has become evident that coordinating, planning, and implementing details in manufacturing has helped us stay competitive.   We have purchased new machines which meant efficiently laying out shop floor space and employee time to continue offering the timely delivery of C-Flex product to our customers.

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    It is and always has been of utmost importance to C-Flex to pay attention to feedback and comments regarding our product and new development ideas so we may work on updates, customization, and logistical strategies.  As a supplier to some of the worlds largest corporations, we are key to the success of their programs, products, and services.  In order to meet industry demands, we prioritize quality and delivery.   Quality means diverting discrepancies before they reach the customer’s door.  Delivery means on time to purchase order contract.  We continue to strive for 100% performance.

    C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc. will continue working on new product developments for our coupling line.  We will continue to work with customers on pivot bearing designs best suited for their needs. We will continue to motivate our employees to work for the success of not only C-Flex but for our loyal customer base. Work for what you love What can C-Flex do for you to help fuel your success?  Call us at 315-895-7454 or email cflex@c-flex.com We want to hear from you soon!
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