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Plain Bearings

Save lubricant, prevent contamination & increase the service life of ball bearings

Patrick Czaja | 5. June 2020

Contaminated lubricant is one of the main causes of bearing damage and often a major factor in the premature end in the service life of bearings. Around 70% of bearing failures are caused by lubricant problems, such as contamination in the lubricant (25%), incorrect lubricant (20%) or too little lubricant (14%).

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Polymer bearings in adjustable seat posts

Alexander Muzicenko | 5. June 2020

The adjustable seat post is another variation of the seat post and is also called Dropper Post or Vario. This type is mainly used in mountain biking and has the advantage of height adjustment, which can be operated by remote levers. For downhill riding, the support can be lowered and raised for uphill or normal […]

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Gleitlager mit Formeln

Calculate surface pressure for plain bearings – this is how it works!

Lars Butenschön | 4. June 2020

One of the most important parameters for determining the correct plain bearing is the surface pressure that occurs in the respective application. Without them, one can actually only roughly estimate (sounds more technical than “guessing”) whether the plain bearing in question is suitable. As a matter of course, literature and the technical documentation of the […]

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igubal 2.0 – Metal-plastic rod ends are the new star in railway exteriors

Thorsten Mersch | 4. June 2020

In appointments with customers and during discussions at trade shows, our range of bearings with angle compensation is always well received. Lubrication-free and maintenance-free, in addition electrically insulating and vibration dampening. Ideal for solutions in the interior of trains such as seat adjustments. For applications in outdoor areas, the subject of tensile strain and compressive […]

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Certifications for the food and beverage industry

Jan Michels | 3. June 2020

Since food and beverages are sensitive products, production and processing must also be precisely tailored to them. This applies in particular to direct food contact. For this reason, there are igus materials that have been specifically developed for the requirements of the food and beverage industry. Starting with FDA-compliant, later EU 10/2011-compliant materials were added. […]

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