November 2019 – igus Blog

iglidur® in hinges

Julio Pauli | 22. November 2019

igus® iglidur® plain bearings are the standard today in many hinges for vehicles. Whether extender crossbar, multiple axis, door or boot lid hinge, there are always technical or qualitative advantages in addition to the cost benefits, which justify or even require the use of plastic.

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When do I use a particular ball bearing? – Metal, plastic, ceramic

Patrick Czaja | 18. November 2019

Choosing the right material for ball bearings is not always easy. A short summary, when I use a particular ball bearing. Limits of metallic ball bearings Metallic ball bearings are mainly used in most classic mechanical engineering applications. They rank number 1 in terms of global sales volumes and are suitable for a large number […]

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Energy chain?

Marco Thull | 14. November 2019

Generic terms The term e-chain is closely related to the terms drag chain, energy chain and energy supply system or energy guiding chain or even cable guidance systems. The e-chain describes a product which safely carries cables or even hoses, over a certain distance. They ensure the dependable supply of energy, data and signals while […]

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Plastic recycling

Marco Thull | 14. November 2019

What do you do with old plastic energy chains?! Plastic recycling programme for energy chains In most factories, the usual procedure is to remove energy chains from the machines and throw them into industrial waste skips. Often the plastics are subsequently incinerated. Recycling of the chains rarely occurs, as the cost of separating the different […]

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