The semiconductor industry always has demanding application environments. For example, installed components must always run flawlessly in order to keep plant productivity rates high. The etching of printed circuit boards or the production of LCD displays are two examples to illustrate this.
With the market launch in 2007, igus achieved a milestone with the in-house material xirodur A500 for plastic ball bearings. This is because ball bearings made of this material have the specification of perfect functioning both at very high temperatures and in applications in chemical environments. Our ball bearings come without a drop of lubricating […]
“Plain bearings are particularly suitable for high loads at low speeds.” This, or something similar, is what many technical books, guides, and also advertising texts say. There are two things about this statement that are not particularly helpful in practice. This blog post will analyse this statement and the conditions under which certain types of […]
Plain bearings are used inside motor vehicles: in hinges, bonnet mechanisms and seats. At these points, there are often rough mounts and collared grooves. iglidur plain bearings use the effect of heat in the CDC process to calibrate themselves, ensuring that they fit in place exactly.
“Shift and operate as we please”, a saying that can also be applied to vehicle operation. Be it a modern car or a freshly polished classic car: on some days we prefer to change gear earlier and save money, on others we tickle the last torque out of the engine. The gearbox and the shift forks […]