Normally, plain bearings are intended for installation in relatively thick-walled designs. The plain bearing is pressed into a hole of recommended tolerance, where it remains. Press-fit can be difficult if the components have thin walls. But beyond fixing in place, there are other pitfalls which we will examine more closely here. Then I will give […]
In the water bath the extrudate is guided by rollers and kept at a distance. The rollers run with pressed-in stainless steel ball bearings without seals. These run completely under water. Despite the stainless steel design, these had to be replaced at regular intervals due to corrosion. igus polymer ball bearings provide a remedy.
“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 […]
Wherever food or beverages are processed, filled or packed, contamination can occur. If it is salt or sugar, it is important to take a close look at the abrasive (rubbing/grinding) wear. In this way it can be determined what influence this has on the plain bearing or linear guide. In order to examine such contamination, […]
The degree of automation in the exterior and interior of the car and the associated quality requirements are constantly growing. At the same time, actuators are becoming ever smaller and the driven components must be designed more efficiently. To drive moving parts or assemblies efficiently and without additional lubrication, more and more customers in the […]