Plastic Bushings & Bearings

Content relating to self-lubricating iglide® plastic bearings

  • Selecting the Right Position Indicator

    Selecting the Right Position Indicator

    Linear guides/lead screw tables can be assembled with supplementary accessories. In addition to hand wheels and clamps, analog position indicators are also available. A position indicator is used to d

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  • New exoskeleton is revolutionizing work processes

    New exoskeleton is revolutionizing work processes

    A new device that supports manufacturing workers is among the latest technological advancements that speak to the power of plastics. The device, the Airframe™ exoskeleton, is made by San Diego-based L

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  • Four Ways to Drive a Slewing Ring Bearing

    Four Ways to Drive a Slewing Ring Bearing

    There are many new and innovative versions of slewing ring bearings on the market, including sliding slewing rings made with an iglide® polymer liner, hard-anodized aluminum rings or stainless-steel r

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  • xiros ball bearing test lab0:50

    xiros ball bearing test lab

    Take a tour through the xiros® ball bearing section of the world's largest test lab for tribo-plastics. In the lab igus performs over 10,000 tests per year. Many of these tests are run directly for ig

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  • Ready to choose the best plastic bearing for your application?

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  • The ACME Lead Screw System

    The ACME Lead Screw System

    One of the most common lead screw geometries in North American manufacturing is the ACME lead screw system. Designed with a trapezoidal shape, a flank angle of 29 degrees and a higher pitch than faste

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    CAD library
  • igus dry tech test lab2:03

    igus dry tech test lab

    Take a look inside the igus® self-lubricating bearings lab. Over 15,000 tribology tests are run each year in our massive 29,600 square foot lab. Learn more at www.igus.com/testlab.

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  • 6 Reasons to switch to plastic spherical bearings

    6 Reasons to switch to plastic spherical bearings

    It’s easy to use the same steel or bronze bearings on your machine, but could they be costing you more in the long run?

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  • FDA cracks down on bearing lubrications

    FDA cracks down on bearing lubrications

    Bearing lubrication can transfer bacteria and other contaminants between food. See what bearings you can use that are compliant

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  • Dirt and dust resistant bearings and bushings for agriculture and heavy duty1:41

    Dirt and dust resistant bearings and bushings for agriculture and heavy duty

    Self-lubricating iglide® bearings and bushings are perfectly suited for dirty and dusty environments and can be direct substitutes for metal bearings. This video shows some of the many dirty environme

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  • Design Basics: Plastic Bearings

    Design Basics: Plastic Bearings

    A rapidly growing number of industries have replaced traditional metal bearings with advanced plastic materials. However, some engineers without experience with these plastic materials may be reluctan

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  • iglide® dry-tech Test Lab1:35

    iglide® dry-tech Test Lab

    See what kind of tests our self-lubricating bearings go through in the test lab! Learn more about our testing facilities on our website: http://www.igus.com/wpck/17576/teslaboratory

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  • Your guide to modern ball bearings

    Your guide to modern ball bearings

    We break down the components of a modern ball bearing, and explain what type of bearing materials are best for certain environments.

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  • 4 Considerations for selecting a shaft for use with iglide® bearings

    4 Considerations for selecting a shaft for use with iglide® bearings

    Choose the right shaft for your bearing is equally important as the bearings material when it comes to the lifespan of your bearings.

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  • 5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

    5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

    Over the past 3 decades, there has been a revolution in the advancement and use of highly engineered plastics in bearing applications. In this tech talk, uncover the top 5 reasons to replace PTFE-line

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  • Designing a true maintenance-free pivot

    Designing a true maintenance-free pivot

    We compared true maintenance-free designs with alternative designs. Discover what goes into creating a truly maintenance-free pivot.

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  • How to Install & Properly Measure Plastic Plain Bearings

    How to Install & Properly Measure Plastic Plain Bearings

    The manner in which a bearing is installed and quality tested is essential to the success of any mechanical system. If the installation of the bearing is incorrectly done, or if the quality-testing me

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  • Fact vs Friction [Infographic]

    Fact vs Friction [Infographic]

    It’s time to put an end to the debate about the advantages of self-lubricating bearings over PTFE impregnated bearings.It’s time to put an end to the debate about the advantages of self-lubricating be

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  • The Argument for Plastic: The development, testing, and advantages of plastic bearings

    The Argument for Plastic: The development, testing, and advantages of plastic bearings

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  • How to Use the igus® Bearing Product Selector0:59

    How to Use the igus® Bearing Product Selector

    Try it out for yourself! www.igus.com

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  • White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

    White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

    This white paper explains how much it actually costs to lubricate a ball bearing and the cost saving benefits of switching to a self-lubricating plastic bearing.

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