Plain Bearings

BSR and NVH: what influence do polymer plain bearings have on noise generation?

Sebastian Bloechl | 12. May 2020

The application areas for plain bearings are enormous and can be found in almost all industries. As a rule, the main focus is on minimising wear and friction of the counter partners. But nowadays these requirements for the bearing point are supplemented by an essential detail. With the trend towards ever quieter vehicles and car […]


iglidur plain bearings in windscreen wiper kinematics

Steffen Schack | 8. May 2020

A functioning windscreen wiper is an important part of the car and crucial for comfort and road safety. The wiper arm, together with the lever mechanism responsible for its movement, should last for the whole service life of the vehicle and function perfectly.    For the moving components and bearing points, this means extreme load over several million cycles in many respects: the airstream […]


Advantages of polymer bearings in the bicycle

Alexander Muzicenko | 8. May 2020

In the bicycle industry, innovative solutions are not only focused on design, but also on the choice of materials. For example, for the frame there are many solutions made of aluminium or glass fibre reinforced material. Component manufacturers are also working flat out on the use of alternative materials. Be it saddle post, suspension, pedals […]


Where metal ball bearings reach their limits: an opportunity for the polymer version?

Patrick Czaja | 6. May 2020

Metal ball bearings have become indispensable in mechanical and plant engineering. However, there are sectors where conventional metal ball bearings reach their limits, such as the food industry and medical technology. There the factor of hygiene plays a major role, which makes lubricants a no-go.


Building compact and lightweight machines

Andrej Schmidt | 4. May 2020

The growing diversity of consumption is increasingly presenting vending machine manufacturers with major challenges. How can installation space be saved notwithstanding the growing product range?