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What is iglidur? And what kinds of plain bearings are there? – iglidur plain bearing podcast – episode 02

Lars Butenschön | 29. October 2020

Plain bearings are available in many models and differ significantly in technological details. Although rather unknown compared to ball bearings, plain bearing technology is much older and dates back to the year 3000 BC. But what types of plain bearings are there today? Where are they used? And what distinguishes iglidur plain bearings from others? […]

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The three most common misconceptions about polymer plain bearings

Lars Butenschön | 14. October 2020

Plastics have become an integral part of everyday life and have established themselves in all areas of industry over the past few decades. Most people are now aware that there is no such thing as “the plastic”, just as there is no such thing as “the metal”. In the search for ever lighter and more […]

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Chemical resistance to Ecolab cleaners

Jan Michels | 7. October 2020

The safety of food and drink is crucial to the well-being and health of people around the world. The cleaning and disinfection of food and beverage machines is therefore extremely important. One of the best-known manufacturers of cleaning and disinfection products for this industry is Ecolab. Such cleaners are typically used in beverage filling machines. […]

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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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Do polymer plain bearings in bicycles have to be lubricated?

Alexander Muzicenko | 15. September 2020

Polymer bearings have already been used in bicycles for many years and are gaining more and more popularity – whether in pedals, frame bearings or gears. iglidur® materials offer more advantages such as: weight reduction, corrosion resistance and longer service life. In contrast to metallic bearings, the tribo-polymers from igus do not require additional lubrication, […]

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