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Plain Bearings

De-icing vehicles protect the lives of airline passengers – and igus helps

Florian Schiller | 26. July 2021

Snow and ice collecting on aircraft can quickly compromise aircraft safety. They impair aerodynamics and can therefore, in the worst case, cause stalling resulting in a crash. That is why, wherever cold temperatures are the norm, special machines are used: de-icing vehicles. How does de-icing work, and what agents are used? De-icing is a two-step […]

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De-icing vehicles protect the lives of airline passengers – and igus helps

Florian Schiller | 26. July 2021

Snow and ice collecting on aircraft can quickly compromise aircraft safety. They impair aerodynamics and can therefore, in the worst case, cause stalling resulting in a crash. That is why, wherever cold temperatures are the norm, special machines are used: de-icing vehicles. How does de-icing work, and what agents are used? De-icing is a two-step […]

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VAVE optimisation in the automotive industry? Identifying competitive advantages during product development and series production

Sebastian Bloechl | 15. July 2021

Constantly increasing price and cost pressure is forcing product development towards innovative alternatives. And this is just where value engineering (VAVE) comes in. What is VAVE, and how can it be used? VAVE is an enormously effective method of optimising technology, processes and costs. In the automotive industry with its focus on efficiency and quantity, […]

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xiros® slewing ring ball bearings in heating technology

Peter Hughes | 15. July 2021

xiros® slewing ring ball bearings made of polymers have a stable design that is ideally suited to supporting large loads. This makes them suitable for many industrial applications. Bodenbender GmbH was looking for a suitable bearing for the heating cable of a heating cable drum used to cure hose liners. Key properties were smooth operation, […]

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Calculating surface speed at bearing points

Lars Butenschön | 24. June 2021

To correctly design plain bearings, you primarily need two fundamental parameters: the sliding speed (v in metres per second) and the load to be carried (p in N/mm²). Together, they give you the pv value, which is an important quantity in the selection of plain bearings. Calculating the load or surface pressure is relatively simple, […]

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