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Plain Bearings

Which ball bearing seals are available and why doesn’t igus need additional markings

Patrick Czaja | 13. November 2020

Many metallic rolling bearings are available as a sealed version Ball bearing seals are usually mandatory for the metallic version, otherwise dirt will get into the running surfaces of the ball. They can combine with the lubricant and block the bearing run. Ball bearings made of polymer or ceramic are mostly only available as an open type. Why? Find out here.

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How do I find out the DIN installation size of the metal ball bearing? And how do I find the igus® counterpart?

Patrick Czaja | 11. November 2020

For metallic ball bearings, determining the installation size is usually simple. Usually the type designation is printed either on the inner or outer ring. It becomes more difficult, however, if the imprint remains unrecognisable despite cleaning. Therefore the ball bearing must be measured manually at this point. _x000D_   I now know my ball bearing […]

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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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