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Seat height adjustment – permanently quiet thanks to innovative plain bearing designs

Sebastian Bloechl | 12. May 2021

Save costs and assembly time with igus plain bearings in seat adjustments

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Vergrößerte Ansicht eines Metall-Polymer-Lagers im Querschnitt

Plain bearing materials in comparison: metal-polymer plain bearings

Lars Butenschön | 6. May 2021

In this section of our series of articles on the subject of plain bearing materials, we look at the so-called metal-polymer plain bearings. What are metal-polymer plain bearings? How do they differentiate themselves from other types of bearings? What are they particularly good for and when is it better to leave them alone? In this […]

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Comparison of sintered bushings: advantages and disadvantages

Lars Butenschön | 18. February 2021

Sintered bushings or plain bearings made of sintered bronze are used in many bearing applications. They are comparatively cheap to procure, available in many dimensions and are sold as “self-lubricating” or “maintenance-free”. However, sintered bushings are by no means as universally applicable as many users think. In this blog post, I will take a closer […]

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Plain bearings without lubrication? This is how dry operation works

igu-blog-adm | 20. January 2021

“Self-lubricating”, ” lubrication-free” or even “lubricant-free”. You often read these descriptions in bearing technology. The common denominator here are bearing systems that no longer need additional lubrication. In other words, no one has to stop the machine and relubricate it with a grease gun, there is no need for an oil change or, in the […]

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The right plastic for plain bearings: it all comes down to this

Lars Butenschön | 11. December 2020

If you are reading this blog post, you have probably already found out that there is no such thing as “the plastic” for plain bearings. Plastic plain bearings are available in many different plastics. Many of them with more or less exciting sounding brand names. Others with even less memorable abbreviations or codes. Can it […]

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