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Guide to ball bearing materials

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tech talk Learn more at igus ® offers online tools for xiros ® plastic ball bearings, including a service life predictor that allows you to input a few pieces of information and then receive the anticipated service life of the bearings. • A500 for extreme chemical resistance, temperatures reaching 302˚ F and FDA compliance. • B180 for high wear resistance, temperatures up to 176˚ F and FDA compliance. • C160 for applications exposed to chemicals and where temperatures remain 176˚ F or lower. • D180 for higher speeds and lower loads in comparison to other xiros ® options. • F180 is a conductive option with ESD protection and offers FDA compliance. • G220 is xiros ® standard for excellent wear properties and a high temperature range of up to 212˚ F. • M180 is a detectable material option for use in packaging equipment. • S180 is the newest material option from igus ® , offering even more wear resistance than the B180 for applications that require more duty cycles. • T220 is made of materials that are permitted in the tobacco industry, so it is ideal for use in that field. In the same way, igus ® now offers its line of xiros ® plastic ball bearings in nine different thermoplastic race materials:

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