Vehicle interior – 3 examples of polymer ball bearings in control elements

Lars Butenschön | 23. April 2020

The modern car interior has many different knobs, dials and switches. Whether it is the adjustment of the window, air conditioning or sound level – we are increasingly resorting to the cleverly placed rotary adjusters in the interior. All these controls are directly related to the quality perception of the vehicle and can influence a possible car purchase.

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The moving lower run

Lars Butenschön | 21. April 2020

Installation situation e-chain with moving lower run Sometimes the installation situation requires turning the orientation of the e-chain and turning it upside down, so to speak. The fixed end is mounted “up” and the moving end is “down”. This is a very special installation situation and places other demands on the design of the energy […]

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Bearings for ATEX or explosive environments – A small guide

Lars Butenschön | 12. March 2019

Bearings for EX and ATEX – A small guideline Trying to search for bearings suitable for environments with explosive atmospheres online is not easy. In fact, you will end up with more questions than answers. Which materials are suitable? What exactly is ATEX and what does it require? And what about plastic bearings? Aren’t they […]

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Can I lubricate plastic bearings with WD-40?

Lars Butenschön | 26. February 2019

It´s common knowledge, that together with duct tape, WD-40 is THE universal tool to fix anything and everything. While the former keeps everything in place when it shouldn´t be moving, the latter keeps things going that shouldn´t stand still. Many people think that these two tools will set you up for almost anything life throws […]

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Using plain bearings as rollers – A good idea?

Lars Butenschön | 5. February 2019

At first glance, many advantages of plain bearings sound attractive for use as roller. They use less space than roller bearings, require no additional lubrication (depending on their type) and do not suffer as much from dirt and cleaning agents. On top of that they weigh less and are cheaper. But as usual, devil is […]

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