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FMS Asia Training-Vietnam November 2014

FMS conducted a traing & technical session in the lovely Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. Hosted superbly by ANS Vietnam much knowledge was imparted and many friendships were made. After being welcomed to Vietnam by ANS we spent the next 2 days of training expanding our knowledge of the FMS range and potential markets in bothe tension control and web guiding. One exciting highlight was the new RTM X42 system video which can be viewed on our FMS page here -under tension & RTM , this exciting system allows for superior tension control on cable & wire stranding machines without the need fro slip rings by using radio transmission to send and receive force measuring data.

CGB would like to extend a big thank you to FMS and ANS for hositing a succesful event.

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NMW Sydney May 2014

At NMW we launched our 3 new products with great success. There was a lot of excitement about these products and the potential they have in advanced manufacturing which is projected as the way forward for Australian Industry. CGB enjoyed a prestigeous location at NMW alongside the R&D Hub and thank you to all that visited our stand. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you in the future.

Bowman: BowMet® Rolled Plain Bearings/Bushings

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CMC Creative Motion Control: Grooved Roller Bearings

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OAV: Air Bearings

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CGB Stand PI 2014Phillip Island Classic Racing March 2014

Thanks to all that made this a great weekend. We displayed our range of high performance Rod Ends & Spherical Bearings from Fluro and FK. We even managed to get the Gravedigger shipped over for the stand. As you can see below there are many areas where these are used on the vehicles. View our range using the links below.

Rod Ends & Spherical Bearings

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CGB Trade Shows Wrap Up

CGB has had a busy few months with three trade shows in a row!

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Avalon Airshow: Another fantastic time at the Avalon Airshow. The first couple of days prior to opening saw flash flood rains and our stand was lucky to survive the deluge. In true Melbourne style we saw a turn in the weather and the sun shone through for the opening. Throughout the event the CGB stand had many visitors interested in our products and saw the potential solutions and advantages that they can offer both in civilian and government applciations. One of our major highlights was the Lightspeed F1 in schools team visit to our stand.

Phillip Island Historic Race: Another superb weekend of sunshine, Melbourne can really put the weather on when it wants to. On display was our range of high precision Motor Sport Rod Ends & Spherical Bearings from FLURO and FK. We discussed many vehicle setups and applications in between the sounds of high perfomance engines.

National Manufacturing Week: A quick breath was taken and then it was all on again for NMW2013 at Melbourne Conventions Centre. The event was an opportunity for us to promote new products from our suppliers

  • FLURO: New Fluroglide high performance PTFE liner system for their Industrial Rod Ends & Spherical Bearings. More Information
  • Kamatics: KAMTough Wear Strip-self lubricating bearing material engineered to provide exceptional wear and abrasion resistance. More Information
  • Magnetic Technologies: Electric Hysteresis Brakes featuring longer product life, superior torque repeatability, broad speed range and operational smoothness. More Infomation
Kamatic Kamtough from CGB Fluro Fluroglide high performance liner for rod ends and spherical bearings Magnetic Technologies Electric Hysteresis Brakes and Clutches

CGB Celebrating 40 years Serving Australian Industry

In 2013 we celebrate 40 years in serving the many areas of Australian industry including aerospace/airlines, defence, medical, machine tool, wire and paper manufacturing, marine etc.

CGB Precision Products Pty Ltd was first registered as a business on October 3, 1973 by Colin and Brenda Gaskell at first operating from their house in Beaumaris to represent the Barden Corporation-manufacturer of high precision instrument and machine tool bearings. In 1976 as business expanded and additional products were added CGB moved to offices located at Station Rd Cheltenham.  The addition of the Barden range of linear bearings and shafting meant that the shafting stock was housed in a second location.  In 1981 a factory/office was built at the current address in Voltri St Mentone to put all operations under one roof.

With the passing away of Brenda in 2006 Colin retired and the business was sold to the current owners Bill and Marily Lingard. 

CGB`s range of products have expanded over the years with the emphasis on `precision, quality and leading technology` to include products for wire and paper manufacturing, printing, automotive applications, medical and dental equipment.

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The CGB Team 2012

15 Years of Membership with the Australian Industry Defence Network

On the 27th November AIDN held a Special Award Dinner to celebrate it`s members support over the last 15+ years.  AIDN-Vic presented CGB with a plaque in recognition of their 15 year membership and commitment to the Defence Industry, Bill & Marilyn Lingard attended this prestigious event to receive this award.


CGB Trade Stand at `Big Bad Sandown` Historic Racing Nov 2012

First of all we would like to thank everyone who visited the CGB stand over the weekend and we look forward to working with you on your projects and applications.

We attended on Friday to do a `dry` setup of the stand making sure we had everything we required.  Once that was sorted, the rest of the afternoon was spent catching up with friends and customers in the paddock setting up for the weekend. Friday night saw significant rain and there were concern that this would be what the weekend had in store for Sandown.

Saturday morning saw the sun shining through the clouds thus sunscreen, hats and sunglasses were essential for a comfortable experience.  We had a busy day with a number of enquiries and new friendships were made. 

Sunday took another step up in weather conditions and produced a day worthy of shorts-perfect conditions for racing, however the wind picked up today and the eye attracting pull up banner had to be brought inside the stand. Suggestions were made that flags would be more wind resistant for outdoor settings.  Again another busy day for us on the stand.  Hope to see you all next year at Phillip Island.

CGB at Sandown display Fluro and FK Motorsport Rod Ends and Spherical BearingsBarabham Fluro Fk Rod
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CGB at National Manufacturing Week 2012- Sydney

CGB would like to thank all the visitors to our stand at NMW 2012. Set within the Sydney Show Grounds at Sydney Olympic Park the NMW ran from Tuesday to Friday and saw visitors from a range of sectors.

From the CGB office Michael and Marilyn were in attendance to showcase our impressive range of products, on board to lend a hand was Stuart Goates from Kaydon, thank you Stuart for you help and support.

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Jells Park Primary School RACV Energy Breakthrough 2012

Last year was a busy year.  Our HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) team competed in 3 events.  Maroondah Grand Prix (August 2011) where we finished second, Maryborough (November 2011) where we finished 21st our of 77 teams and Wonthaggi (March 2012) where we finished 3rd.  All in all a good year.

This will be a very exciting year.  We have been allocated some money from the school and we have purchased a brand HPV-a Speedy 08 trike with fairing.  This means that we will be entering 2 t3eams.

28 students will be involved in the 3 teams consisting of 2 HPV`s and 1 Pushcart.  The students are training twice a week with a personal fitness trainer (one of the parents).  Our carts have proven they can go the distance mechanically wise so we are hoping that fitter students will mean improved times.

For 2012 we have changes out team name to Jells Park Shazzam!

The RACB Energy Breakthrough program encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally.

School groups work throughout the year to design, build and test their vehicle within detailed specifications. It requires a team effort and an across-the-curriculum approach. .

This is an exciting opportunity for the children to develop their team building and creative thinking skills.

For further information visit or contact Scott Zachariassen at Jells Park Primary School

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REDEX-China host Technical Training

Redex China

CGB are proud and honored for the opportunity to improve their product knowledge in the area of Merobel brakes and clutches. The event was expertly hosted in Shanghai by REDEX-China

CGB sent National Business Development Manager Michael Lingard to attend this event where Merobel Application Engineer Denis Kerheave (Redex-France) imparted his vast knowledge to a team of Redex-Merobel representatives from the Asia-Pacific region.

Of special note was a new product line soon to be released the-

X-Block-Multi Stand Controller, which offers Redex China Global Team

  • Universal Amplification,
  • Regulation &
  • Power Supply

CGB will be presenting more information on this exciting development as time draws closer to its release.

Included in the training was an overview of other products offered by Redex-

  • Servo Gearboxes
  • Spiral Bevel Gearboxes
  • Differential Drives
  • Modular Drive Solutions
  • Planetary Gearheads

CGB at Pacprint 09

CGB Pacprint 09 Web Tension Control and Web Guiding

CGB displayed their range of tension control products including Merobel electro magnetic powder brakes and clutches, FMS web guides and load cells, Magnetic Technologies clutches, couplings and Fastlock products. We were assisted on our stand by Brian Cross from Andantex (Merobel) in the U.K. - thank you very much for your expertise.  The visitors to our stand were very responsive to the products we had to offer and we identified a number of customers with tension control problems.

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FLURO Celebrates 30 Years of Manufacture

Precision Products would like to congratulate FLURO-Gelenklager GmbH on celebrating 30 years as one of Europe 's premier spherical and rod end manufacturers.

Founded in 1976 by Martin Hohn, FLURO Gelenklager GmbH (FLURO Rod Ends/Spherical Plain Bearings Ltd.) manufactures a range of spherical and rod-end bearings, including maintenance free and stainless steel to European specifications.

Included in this range is its MS special series designed for motor sport applications that provides maintenance free, tight ball fit and high polished plating finish for that showroom presentation. A mid-size company with a strong family involvement allows high flexibility and a genuine commitment to quality production. This is all in conjunction with a true effort to achieve complete customer satisfaction.

FLURO is celebrating by opening its new warehouse and parts shipping department, with complete automation of all material movement (finished and unfinished parts). FLURO's key word is professional logistic and this means a strengthening of the present company location and a release of additional work capacity.

For FLURO itself it is the most important investment ever done in its history - for FLURO's customers it is a major step to an optimised customer service. The company knows that this will increase its competitiveness and foster the establishment of the brand name FLURO worldwide.

Fluro Rod Ends & Spherical Bearings Celebrates 30 Years

University's 2008 SAE Formula Challenge    

CGB is again proud to sponsor Deakin University's 2008 SAE Formula Challenge.

Formula SAE is for students to conceive, design, fabricate and compete with small formula-style racing cars. The purpose of the competition is for the students to assume that a manufacturing firm has engaged them to produce a prototype car complete with marketing and manufacturing plan.

This is the sixth year CGB has provided sponsorship by supplying FLURO rod ends and spherical bearings for all suspension components.

Good luck from the staff and management at CGB..

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Airpot Piston Cylinder Dashpot Products

Airpot Corporation

CGB would like to introduce Airpot Corporation as the world's leading manufacturer of ultra low friction, super-responsive pneumatic piston and cylinder motion dampers and actuators. Airpot`s unique seal-less construction and combination of materials allow unsurpassed longevity, high cycle rates without lubricants, smooth operation at extreme temperatures, and instrument quality performance for low to medium force and energy levels.

Common Applications:

  • Semiconductor & IC processing equipment
  • Web/wire/filament tension controls
  • Test & measurement instruments automated medical analysers
  • Dispensing & vending machines
  • High capacity mail & cash handling equipment
  • Customised uses for our pistons & cylinders





Airpel Air Bearing Airpot Actuator Airpot Piston Cylinder Sets Airpot Dashpots Positioning Sensor Airpot Snubber
Airpel-Air Bearing

Airpel Anti Stiction

Air Cylinder

Piston/Cylinder Sets Precision Dashpots Positioning Sensors Snubber

Airpot Filter Regulator Systems

Airpot have announced their family of filter/regulator (FFR) products designed for use with their low friction line of Airpel air cylinders and Airpel AB air bearing controlled actuators. Airpot FFR systems offer engineers, designers and manufacturing professionals the precise control, optimal air quality and properly sized components needed to optimise Airpot’s anti-stiction and low friction technology.

Airpot Filter Regulator System

FMS Web Guiding & Tension Control

RTM Technology From FMS

The world’s first tensionmeasurement and control system for rotary applications that works without slip rings. Highlights of the RTM system:

  • Wireless, interference-free transfer of measurement signals
  • Precise, consistent monitoring of all tension data relevant to production
  • Visualization and synchronization of tension data to the product by running length
  • Superior process and product quality at reduced cost
  • Increased machine productivity yields faster return on investment

RTM Radio Transmitted Tension Monitoring System for Rotating Machinery Applications

The FMS radio transmitted tension monitoring system (RTM) is designed to monitor tension of individual wires or cables in rotating applications. This system sends all the collected data via radio transmission. The RTM system is a complete tension monitoring package designed to easily retrofit onto older machines. It is ideal for upgrading existing machinery to current tension measuring technology.


  • Bluetooth® transmission in 2.4GHz band
  • Battery powered transmitter PC based software system
  • Packaged to easily install and set-up


  • Very high quality data transmission
  • No slip rings required
  • Monitor, output, and save tension process data
  • Requires no major machine modifications

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