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How do I find out the DIN installation size of the metal ball bearing? And how do I find the igus® counterpart?

Patrick Czaja | 11. November 2020

For metallic ball bearings, determining the installation size is usually simple. Usually the type designation is printed either on the inner or outer ring. It becomes more difficult, however, if the imprint remains unrecognisable despite cleaning. Therefore the ball bearing must be measured manually at this point. _x000D_   I now know my ball bearing […]

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The time for heating begins: polymer ball bearings from igus® defy extreme heat

Patrick Czaja | 27. October 2020

Plastics and hot temperatures in ovens do not have to oppose each other, as shown in the following application example of the Koppe company. Because lubrication-free polymer ball bearings from igus are successfully used in their pellet stoves for private households. The functionality of the stoves is ingenious, as the pellets burn without electricity via a mechanical drive unit. The polymer ball bearings ensure long running times and smooth operation in the drive unit.

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Slewing ring ball bearings from igus® for the most diverse applications

Patrick Czaja | 15. October 2020

ISAS GmbH also quickly realised that xiros is the best alternative for comparable metal solutions. This application case from the furniture industry shows you not only the requirements of ISAS GmbH, but also the numerous advantages of xiros slewing ring ball bearings made of polymer.

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Lead screw technology in the DIY beer lift

Zoe Moser | 13. July 2020

A decisive point for the smooth application of the beer lift is the use of the correct high-helix thread system. The length of the lead screw is approx. 1 metre. In order to be able to guarantee the service life as long as possible, there are two important points to consider.

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xiros guide rollers with FDA conformity: 60% weight saving compared to metallic solutions

Patrick Czaja | 10. July 2020

This solution for transport and guide rollers is now available in a lighter, FDA-compliant version. The xiros guide rollers for labelling, packaging and food applications consist of a blue PVC tube and two fixed flange ball bearings made of the in-house material xirodur B180 and stainless steel balls. The specialist for plastics in motion, igus, […]

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