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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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Cost down with plain bearings: The Lemken story

Lars Butenschön | 25. August 2020

Maintenance and lubrication are still a major cost driver even in today’s almost completely digitalised world of agricultural engineering. No matter how many computers monitor the machine – the dangers remain very analogous and incalculable. Dirt, corrosion and wear. As a result, end users of the devices must adhere meticulously to maintenance schedules and regularly […]

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Which plastic for plain bearings? POM, PA66 and PEEK in comparison

Lars Butenschön | 20. August 2020

Once the first question “plastic or metal” has been answered in favour of plastics, one is often just as smart as before. As an apt comparison, my daily favourite question comes to mind: “What do we want to cook today?”. It would be great if the question could be broken down to “potatoes or noodles”. […]

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What is iglidur? – And what can it do better than POM?

Lars Butenschön | 1. July 2020

Some time ago I came across this blog post on the net, which finally wants to clear up the “mystery” of iglidur®; what is iglidur and why are customers willing to apparently spend a fortune on plain bearings made of this material? First of all: I don’t want to bore you, dear reader, with a […]

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