Lars Butenschön – igus Blog

Flanged bearing – what you need to think about

Lars Butenschön | 6. May 2022

In order to fix plain bearings in the receiving bore so that they are form-fitting, a collar or flange is attached on one side or, in some designs, both sides. If you use flanged bushings in your application, some design considerations will help avoid bearing damage. The housing hole The housing hole should be perpendicular […]

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Is gas nitrocarburising the best protection for bearing bolts?

Lars Butenschön | 1. April 2022

Corrosion protection of shafts and bearing bolts is especially critical if the bearing position is not to be lubricated. In more and more applications, lubrication of plain bearings is becoming a real problem (e.g. in the construction machinery industry). The frequently used galvanised shafts often turn out to be not resistant enough when used with […]

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Bolts and bearings for construction machinery under test: Hardox® and iglidur®

Lars Butenschön | 25. March 2022

The HARDOX® wearplates brand is frequently found in commercial vehicles and construction machinery where steel surfaces have to withstand the most severe stresses. From the loading area of tipper lorries to the bucket of wheel loaders, HARDOX® wearplates reliably protect against wear. For this reason, shafts and bolts made of HARDOX® are obvious counter partners […]

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Plain bearings – advantages and disadvantages at a glance

Lars Butenschön | 18. March 2022

You are faced with the decision to use a plain bearing, but you are not sure whether this is really the better choice compared to rolling bearings? Why not leave everything alone and simply do without a bearing? This post is intended to help you make that decision, in addition to providing a preview of […]

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How are plain bearings constructed?

Lars Butenschön | 4. March 2022

One of the main features of plain bearings – compared to ball or rolling bearings – is their significantly less complex design. But is that really the case? In fact, different types of plain bearings differ significantly in how they are constructed and how they work. In this blog post, you will learn all about […]

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