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New ball bearing material for medical technology applications – xirodur® MT180

Patrick Czaja | 9. May 2022

An innovation has been added to the range of xirodur materials. The xirodur MT180 material complies with DIN EN ISO 10993, and individual components are certified as USP Class VI. This allows safe use in medical technology applications.

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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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SHHH! It's nice to be quiet sometimes!

Patrick Czaja | 29. April 2022

Have you ever seen a plastic ball bearing with races made of two different materials? This two-component ball bearing is intended for applications where high speeds and low noise are required. But what is the advantage?

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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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