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Plain Bearings

The right plastic for plain bearings: it all comes down to this

Lars Butenschön | 11. December 2020

If you are reading this blog post, you have probably already found out that there is no such thing as “the plastic” for plain bearings. Plastic plain bearings are available in many different plastics. Many of them with more or less exciting sounding brand names. Others with even less memorable abbreviations or codes. Can it […]

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Ball bearings in the textile industry – why plastic beats metal

Patrick Czaja | 10. December 2020

Textile machines and their components are increasingly exposed to heavy loads. This increases the demands on the machines. Vibrations, different operating conditions, constantly changing loads and especially dirt and dust adhesion are challenges faced by plant operators in the textile industry.

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Ball bearings in anemometers – plastic makes measuring wind easy

Patrick Czaja | 8. December 2020

An anemometer is an instrument for measuring the speed of a flow field and is used primarily to determine wind speed. The cup anemometer is the most widely used type. It has a vertical axis with three or four cups to catch the wind. What requirements apply to ball bearings in anemometers?

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igus® internal tests confirm reliability of products for the solar industry

rwon | 4. December 2020

Producing energy from renewable sources is always associated with high costs and investment. Various factors such as procurement, financing and operating costs play a significant role. An important consideration is the system’s service life – a long one means that these costs can be recouped over a longer period. Photovoltaic systems, especially solar modules, nowadays […]

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Thoroughly tested – the test laboratory for xiros® polymer ball bearings

Patrick Czaja | 4. December 2020

Our test laboratory for polymer ball bearings generates the knowledge essential for refinements and new product designs. There is even more benefit to our customers, since we pool our test results and experience in our online tool. They help in selecting the right product for our customers’ individual applications.

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