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Packaging industry

With which shafts do polymer plain bearings work best?

Jan Michels | 15. April 2020

Many different shaft materials are used in the packaging, food and beverage industries. If a cost-effective solution is required, steel shafts are of interest. If light weight is important, aluminium shafts are used. If the application takes place in a humid environment or aggressive cleaning with chemicals, the corrosion resistance of the shaft is important. […]

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Why plastic sliding rollers? Part 2

Bastian Mehr | 9. April 2020

What can be done with a plastic sliding roller? Here we must clearly compare the cost-benefit factor. Basically, a solid plastic roller is a cost-effective component: of course, depending on the material and the production process behind it. But the plastic roller has its limits. Here one must assess whether the application is suitable. With […]

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Sensor adjustment with plain bearing technology: easy and reproducible

Bastian Mehr | 8. April 2020

If you are looking for a simple linear adjustment for sensors or cameras that are usually secondary, you will find a number of possible solutions. They should be simple, reproducible and cost-effective. What is the right system for me if I want to integrate it without great design effort? What are my requirements? If a […]

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The right plain bearings for cleaning at high temperatures

Jan Michels | 27. March 2020

Many different machines are used in the packaging, food, and beverage industries. There is one thing that most of the different machine types have in common though: they are regularly and intensively cleaned. And they are cleaned at temperatures often above 100°C. igus offers several polymer plain bearings that have no problem at these high […]

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