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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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Returnable bottles and xiros®? What ball bearings can do in reverse vending machines

Patrick Czaja | 15. June 2021

Every normal household in Germany has the problem: plastic bottles pile up and have to be taken to a nearby supermarket. With all the bottles in tow, you head straight to the reverse vending machine, get a receipt, and continue shopping. But close observation reveals a great deal of technology behind the reverse vending machine […]

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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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Ball bearings in the household: the invisible facilitators

igu-blog-adm | 19. January 2021

Ball bearings are our daily bread. As abstruse as this may sound at first, this sentence says how important ball bearings are in our world. Because wherever parts turn, move or rotate, ball bearings, usually also referred to as roller bearings, are used. Without them, the world would literally stand still. Ball bearings are commonplace […]

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Thoroughly tested – the test laboratory for xiros® polymer ball bearings

Patrick Czaja | 4. December 2020

Our test laboratory for polymer ball bearings generates the knowledge essential for refinements and new product designs. There is even more benefit to our customers, since we pool our test results and experience in our online tool. They help in selecting the right product for our customers’ individual applications.

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