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Cost-effective plain bearings in electric coolant pumps and regulators

Sebastian Bloechl | 9. April 2020

The demand for electric water pumps is huge. In addition to the cooling of motors and drives, air conditioning is also one of its tasks. The advantages of electric coolant pumps compared to conventional mechanical water pumps are their independence from the combustion engine. In this way, the electric pumps can be switched on and […]

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New material iglidur® K250 in automotive applications

Julio Pauli | 9. April 2020

Wear results of our new material iglidur® K250, which is characterised by a high flexibility and moisture absorption, are presented below. Compared to the igus classic iglidur® M250, the tribological properties could also be improved.

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Why are polymer ball bearings so interesting for vehicle interiors?

Sebastian Bloechl | 8. April 2020

Developing the interiors of cars is a big challenge for designers and engineers. Within just a few seconds, it creates a first gut feeling. Even before we sit down on the car seat, we reach for the steering wheel. Immediately afterwards, we examine the arm rest and feel the buttons for adjusting the windows. Of […]

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Coolant and plain bearings – five decisive points

Sebastian Bloechl | 7. April 2020

Maximum vehicle efficiency requires harmonised thermal management. Optimum operating temperature ensures efficiency and thus the lowest consumption and associated emissions. Coolant plays an important role – it cools, provides corrosion protection and prevents frost. Coolant pumps, regulators and valves distribute coolant throughout the vehicle, sending it where it is needed. Find out more here.  In […]

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Why is thermal management becoming more and more significant for the automobile industry?

Sebastian Bloechl | 2. April 2020

Cosy heating in the winter and an air-conditioned living room in the summer – in addition to such everyday concerns, thermal management plays a decisive role in the automotive industry. In that industry, for instance, it is the engine that meets various scenarios. At first, it needs a temperature rise that is as quick as […]

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