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How are plain bearings constructed?

Lars Butenschön | 4. March 2022

One of the main features of plain bearings – compared to ball or rolling bearings – is their significantly less complex design. But is that really the case? In fact, different types of plain bearings differ significantly in how they are constructed and how they work. In this blog post, you will learn all about […]

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Gluing bushings – this is how it works

Lars Butenschön | 25. February 2022

Bushings are usually pressed or clamped into the housing hole. In this way they hold securely in the hole and do not rotate unintentionally. But what if this is not possible due to manufacturing tolerances? Another not so rare case: The bushing should even rotate. Even if it is not part of the standard repertoire […]

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Ball bearings for high-temperature applications – xirodur® A500

Patrick Czaja | 20. January 2022

With the market launch in 2007, igus achieved a milestone with the in-house material xirodur A500 for plastic ball bearings. This is because ball bearings made of this material have the specification of perfect functioning both at very high temperatures and in applications in chemical environments. Our ball bearings come without a drop of lubricating […]

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Plastic ball bearings provide visibility at night

Patrick Czaja | 11. January 2022

Night vision devices are mostly associated with types of binoculars that enable as well as enhance visual perception in the dark. They are used by the military or police, security services, but especially by hunters or naturalists. It doesn’t always have to be the familiar binocular shape. Developers always adapt to the different environments so […]

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Plain bearings for high speeds? Where are the limits?

Lars Butenschön | 10. December 2021

“Plain bearings are particularly suitable for high loads at low speeds.” This, or something similar, is what many technical books, guides, and also advertising texts say. There are two things about this statement that are not particularly helpful in practice. This blog post will analyse this statement and the conditions under which certain types of […]

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