While metal bearings may seem like a stronger, more reliable choice than plastic options, igus® is proving that to be false with tribologically optimized iglide® plastic bearings. Modern composite plastic bearings are able to provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for almost all industries and applications. In this e-book, uncover the truth about iglide® self-lubricating plastic bearings and their ability to outperform metal.
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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
5 reasons to replace PTFE-lined bearings
Plastic bearings are now designed to stand up to high speeds and loads, extreme temperatures, caustic chemicals, and a wide range of other application requirements. In this infographic, see the top 5
The wheelchair redefined with igus® bearings
For wheelchair users, the judders of uneven ground can seem all too familiar. Determined to make ride discomfort a thing of the past, Israel-based company, SoftWheel, has completely reinvented the whe
Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act
Bearing lubrication can transfer bacteria and other contaminants between food. See what bearings you can use that are compliant
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
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
How to properly secure bearings: Anti-rotational features
Part two of this tech talk series reviewed how to secure bearing axially to keep them moving from their housings. Another important aspect of bearing security is the anti-rotational feature and why it
How to properly secure bearings: Axial securing
In part one of this “How to properly secure bearings” tech talk series, the reasons as to why bearings move out of their mounting holes and what can be done to prevent it were covered. If press fit is
How to properly secure bearings: Why do bearings move out?
If the housing is not to their liking, plastic bearings do not hesitate to move out. To keep them in for a longer stay, users must better secure the bearings or change the bearing material.
Device for boat operators is a breeze on the knees
Paul Nowack developed a love affair with the sea at an early age. His knees, back, and joints saw the Florida man’s passion as a love-hate relationship that grew more challenging with each new ocean a
igus® component helps students design award-winning child-proof lock
Students from a prestigious technical university in Germany developed a child safety lock for cleaning agent bottles that includes a self-lubricating igus® bearing.
Automated farming at Superwurm
Read how igus empowers automated farming at a worm farm via cable carriers, self-lubricating plastic bearings, linear slide tables and flexible cables in AGVs.
igus® plastic bearings podium across the cycling world
The iglide® plain bearings are composed of lightweight, high-performance plastics and contribute to overall mass reduction and extended service life. The plain bearings defy environmental influences,
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
Bearing Lubrication Facts
How does bearing lubricant effect costs, application performance and the environment? Find out in this infographic from the igus bearing experts.
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
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
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
Can igus® products help label 50,000 bottles in one hour?
Watch a KRONES utilize tribo-tape in their high-speed labelling machine!
igus dry tech test lab