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Plain Bearings

Is it ok if the spherical ball rotates inside the spherical bearing housing?

Peter Hughes | 6. November 2020

This is a question we hear a lot when customers ask about igubal® spherical bearings. Customers often wonder if this is acceptable and if it has any effect on their application. I’d love to give here a short answer like “Yes” or “No”. But in fact, it depends on the type of igubal bearing and […]

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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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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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Can I lubricate plastic plain bearings with WD-40? – iglidur plain bearing podcast – episode 01

Lars Butenschön | 21. October 2020

Quite often squeaking plain bearings are treated with WD-40. But what works for creaking living room doors or rattling bicycle chains can’t hurt plain bearings, right? I will get to the bottom of this question in today’s podcast episode. Further information on the topic: The detailed background to our laboratory tests with WD-40 and plastic […]

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