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Plain Bearings

Effortless cocking of harpoons due to xiros® polymer ball bearings

Patrick Czaja | 16. April 2021

Harpoons are spears or javelins that are barbed to hunt fish or whales. The barbs are there to prevent the spear from slipping out of the hooked fish. Researchers found harpoon-shaped stone-age objects created by the most intricate carvings, which caused astonishment. Over the years, harpoons have evolved into large launching devices used specifically for […]

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Hard on the outside, smart on the inside: intelligent plain bearings enable continuous condition monitoring

Richard Habering | 7. April 2021

Plain bearings often have to withstand considerable adverse influences such as abrasive dust, high speeds or chemicals. To enable indication of the degree of wear of such plain bearings in good time, last year igus developed the world’s first intelligent bearing with iglidur high-performance polymers. This warns of imminent failure in good time. Machine and equipment operators can plan maintenance, repairs and part replacement in advance.

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Why metal ball bearings reach their limits in latex processing

Patrick Czaja | 7. April 2021

Whether at the largest manufacturer of rubber gloves in Malaysia or at a specialist in the packaging process of condoms in Thailand: machines in latex processing depend on durable and fail-safe components to avoid downtime. Metal ball bearings are used in a wide range of applications. However, the deployment could turn out to be a […]

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You don’t play with water! Or do you?

Patrick Czaja | 25. March 2021

Warm summer evenings, starry skies and marvelling at a choreography with colourful water fountains and walls supported by music – a great feeling. However, there is quite a bit of technology behind this breathtaking light and water show. If there is a technical error or even a defect in the components, the choreography can quickly […]

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How to improve the chain magazine with plain bearings?

Volker Beissel | 24. March 2021

Wherever precision in the µ range is required in the machine tool, plain bearings made of plastic reach their limits. However, in places where this is not the case, they can reduce costs and minimise maintenance. A typical place where our plain bearings show their full strength is in chain magazines of tool changing systems. […]

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