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Lubrication

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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Lubricating polymer lead screws

igu-blog-adm | 18. January 2021

It is no secret that igus® is an advocate of non-lubrication of bearings. Simply put, lubrication is not required for igus® products. But that doesn’t stop customers from asking the recurring question: “Can I use WD-40 or another lubricant to grease my bearing?”

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Can I lubricate plastic plain bearings with WD-40? – iglidur plain bearing podcast – episode 01

Lars Butenschön | 21. October 2020

Quite often squeaking plain bearings are treated with WD-40. But what works for creaking living room doors or rattling bicycle chains can’t hurt plain bearings, right? I will get to the bottom of this question in today’s podcast episode. Further information on the topic: The detailed background to our laboratory tests with WD-40 and plastic […]

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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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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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