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Plastic ball bearings are always reliable in water generators

Patrick Czaja | 5. August 2021

Water generators convert the potential energy of water into mechanical or electrical energy. The goal is to make water power usable. This is generally accomplished with dams, turbines in running water, and tidal power plants in seas and oceans. Energy conversion on the oceans and igus’s xiros plastic ball bearings: What do they have to […]

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An endurance runner, even under water: the xiros polymer ball bearing

Patrick Czaja | 19. May 2021

The most environmentally friendly way to dive is to use flippers. But if you find that too taxing and prefer a certain level of convenience, you can use a pedal-powered submersible. The French adventurer Stephane Rousson, who once crossed the English Channel with a pedal-powered airship, has developed one. “Scubs_x0002_ter“ is the name he gave […]

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Also an underwater endurance runner: xiros® ball bearings in aquaristics

Patrick Czaja | 26. April 2021

The term aquaristics describes the operation and maintenance of an aquarium. This includes all activities that are carried out both professionally and as a hobby. The basic difference between freshwater and seawater aquaristics is the saltwater content. For example, there are also so-called brackish-water aquariums that contain both freshwater and seawater. If you decide to […]

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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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Plain bearings and humidity, you should pay attention to this

Lars Butenschön | 1. October 2020

Plain bearings are often exposed to moisture. The effects of moisture are often underestimated. The result: bearing damage, the cause of which can often not be adequately traced in retrospect. If you know the mechanisms and effects of increased moisture in plain bearing applications, you can easily identify potential problems and avoid them in advance […]

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