October 2020 – igus Blog

What is iglidur? And what kinds of plain bearings are there? – iglidur plain bearing podcast – episode 02

Lars Butenschön | 29. October 2020

Plain bearings are available in many models and differ significantly in technological details. Although rather unknown compared to ball bearings, plain bearing technology is much older and dates back to the year 3000 BC. But what types of plain bearings are there today? Where are they used? And what distinguishes iglidur plain bearings from others? […]

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The time for heating begins: polymer ball bearings from igus® defy extreme heat

Patrick Czaja | 27. October 2020

Plastics and hot temperatures in ovens do not have to oppose each other, as shown in the following application example of the Koppe company. Because lubrication-free polymer ball bearings from igus are successfully used in their pellet stoves for private households. The functionality of the stoves is ingenious, as the pellets burn without electricity via a mechanical drive unit. The polymer ball bearings ensure long running times and smooth operation in the drive unit.

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About lane adjustment and where it is used

Adriana Glazer | 27. October 2020

There are large and small packages, narrow and wide bottles, round or square products and in order to pack or guide all these products quickly, there are so-called lane adjustments also called multi-lane adjustment systems. Where is lane adjustment used? Lane adjustment from igus enables the adjustment of several conveyor belt tracks without replacing heavy […]

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Which igubal® housing material is most suitable for my application?

Peter Hughes | 26. October 2020

As with all igus® products, the igubal® spherical bearings come in a wide range of materials. Each material is designed to suit specific requirements, whether you require a rod end for high-temperature environments or a flange bearing for food contact. Here we will provide you with an overview of the materials available, and their uses. […]

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ATEX certification for machines in explosion risk areas with 3D printing of ESD special parts

igu-blog-adm | 26. October 2020

Even a small spark in a potentially explosive atmosphere, can have devastating consequences for personnel and the entire plant. However, friction – especially friction of moving plastic components against each other – causes sparks. In order to permanently protect these components from irreversible damage, a controlled discharge is necessary. This means that materials with defined […]

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