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New lubrication-free, maintenance-free igus plain bearings for the automotive industry of the future

Published on: 27th September 2022

Robust, corrosion-free, chemical-resistant and lightweight – the automotive industry places high demands on plain bearings, for everything from engine compartments to windscreen wipers. Since many bearing materials reach their limits here, igus, the Cologne-based plastics specialist, is launching an alternative: plain bearings made from iglidur H5, the new high-performance plastic.


At a glance: igus shows the CO2 footprint for lubrication-free tribo plain bearings

Published on: 26th September 2022

How much CO2 is released into the atmosphere as a result of a plastic bearing’s production? For the first time, igus, the motion plastics specialist, is publishing precise CO2 footprints for a large number of its lubrication-free, maintenance-free iglidur polymer plain bearings. Users can use these values as Scope 3 emissions in CO2 accounting for climate-neutral products.


New igus polymer spherical ball improves food safety

Published on: 23rd August 2022

To make food industry machines and systems even safer, igus is launching a new standard with the iglidur A181 high-performance plastic as a spherical ball material for the igubal Food Contact (FC) joint system. The spherical ball has three times the wear resistance of its iglidur FC180 predecessor, costs 25% less and is lubrication-free, maintenance-free, hygienic and compliant with FDA and EU 10/2011.


ECOlogical: first range of igus plain bearings made from regranulated tribo-plastics

Published on: 27th July 2022

Social transformation, responsibility for the environment and changes in the way we use plastics are receiving notice in industry. For customers interested in more sustainable designs for their moving applications, igus now offers an interesting alternative: four new materials made from recycled plastic are available in the new product range iglidur ECO.


Eurobike 2022: igus shows how triboplastics improves technology, reduces weight and eliminates maintenance

Published on: 13th July 2022

Whether mountain bikes for outdoor use, record-breaking light racing bikes or ultra-robust e-cargo bikes: igus will be presenting new components made of high-performance plastic as an alternative to metal solutions for the bikes of the future from July 13th to 17th at the Eurobike 2022 in Frankfurt – including light and lubricant-free polymer plain bearings for mountain bikes, wear-resistant gears for e-bike motors and robust rod ends for e-cargo bikes. Visitors will also be able to see the concept of a bicycle that consists of over 90 percent plastic on the exhibition stand.


Lots of performance for little space: the new igus slewing ring bearing is particularly compact

Published on: 14th April 2022

Requirements for machine components are becoming increasingly stringent: installing drives and allowing movements in even the smallest of installation spaces is a challenge that companies are facing in many areas. Now igus has refined its PRT-04 slewing ring bearing series to suit these applications exactly – with an extremely compact slewing ring bearing for even more space savings.


Wear-resistant & lubrication-free: new igus bar stock for food, continuous operation and high media resistance

Published on: 15th February 2022

The company igus has expanded its wide range of iglidur round bars by no less than four materials; among them two for the food sector: the heat-resistant material iglidur AC500 and the resilient material A250. The extremely hard-wearing material iglidur H3 and the particularly wear-resistant endurance material iglidur E complete the product range. This makes it possible to mill and turn lubrication-free and maintenance-free prototypes and special components for a wide variety of applications.


Lubrication-free rod ends: plastic-metal hybrid for higher loads in the food sector

Published on: 7th February 2022

Constant relubrication of metallic bearing points in the food industry costs time, money and increases the risk of contamination. Maintenance-free igubal spherical bearings from igus are an economical and safe alternative. Now, the motion plastics specialist is introducing a new model for higher loads. It is equipped with a stainless-steel housing, a self-lubricating polymer inner ring and a stainless-steel spherical ball. This allows for higher-load applications to be converted to future-proof tribo-technology.


As strong as a tree: bionic design makes igus plastic pillow blocks robust

Published on: 10th January 2022

Nature is often the best model: The shape of the new igubal pillow block is based on the design principles of a tree. Flattened radii ensure maximum resistance to mechanical stresses. This bionic shape makes the housings with their high-performance plastics that require no lubrication or maintenance a real alternative to classic cast iron housing bearings.


Metal out, plastic in: igus presents new tribological plain bearings for medium load range

Published on: 10th January 2022

igus extends its range of iglidur tribological plain bearings for applications with special loads. The materials iglidur M210 and M260 are new to the range. They enable a quick changeover from thick-walled metal bearings to plastic bearings without any structural modifications. The advantage of a change is that the bearing points no longer require lubrication and are almost maintenance-free. They offer a significant time and cost advantage, especially in harsh environments in the daily operation of construction, agricultural and municipal machines.