A (long) lifetime of the car without lubrication

Dirk Tietz | 13. May 2020

Many bearing positions in vehicles have to work without external lubricants such as grease or oil for their entire life, but must not fail or cause noise. How is this possible over many years? There are basically several types of lubrication: Consumption or loss of lubrication: old lubricant is continuously or cyclically replaced by new […]

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Quickly available prototypes or samples for your plain bearing application

Dirk Tietz | 22. April 2020

The course of a development project can be turbulent. In time-critical phases, it is all the more important to have reliable partners and suppliers who provide rapid support with solutions and samples for tests. But which prototypes are available at what speed and what is the right sample for a specific project status? We support […]

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How can polymer plain bearings be used in the engine compartment?

Dirk Tietz | 16. April 2020

Plastic and high temperatures? Yes, even as connection to actuators of turbochargers or in EGR valves, iglidur® high temperature materials are found millions of times as plain bearings or coupling joints. Polymer plain bearings are used in almost all engine components at a permanent application temperatures of up to 250°C and short-term 300°C. Only when […]

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Rattle-free interior

Dirk Tietz | 27. March 2020

Electrically or alternatively powered vehicles are very quiet and cause hardly any disturbing engine noise. Increasing insulation of the interior, which a few years ago was only found in the premium segment, is now finding its way into almost every vehicle class. This increased quality awareness demands a lot from designers and engineers when designing […]

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Die Automotive Branche setzt vermehrt auf Bauteile aus Köln von igus®.

This is why system suppliers and OEMs in the automotive industry trust the linear guides from igus in Cologne

Dirk Tietz | 11. March 2020

The automotive industry increasingly relies on igus components in cars. We have summarised here the advantages they gain from this and why igus is attractive to the major manufacturers.

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