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Plain bearings

Shaft coating: nitride or galvanise?

Lars Butenschön | 30. April 2020

The number of plain bearing solutions is virtually infinite, and there are no fewer designs of suitable – and unsuitable – shaft materials. In fact, different shaft materials and their coatings can create completely different wear patterns for the same plain bearing. This blog entry will deal with two frequently used shaft coatings and consider […]

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Can polymers be used at the high temperatures associated with bakery technology?

Bastian Mehr | 24. April 2020

Things can get hot when we move into bakery technology. This is a special challenge for bearings. It takes special bearings and bearing materials to handle the high ambient temperatures. Bearings are often used in applications where temperatures exceed 200°C. There are a wide range of applications in ovens and their immediate vicinity in the […]

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Plain bearings for CDC processes: self-calibration in six steps

Julio Pauli | 24. April 2020

Plain bearings are used inside motor vehicles: in hinges, bonnet mechanisms and seats. At these points, there are often rough mounts and collared grooves. iglidur plain bearings use the effect of heat in the CDC process to calibrate themselves, ensuring that they fit in place exactly.

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Polymer plain bearings in a gearbox – is this possible?

Sebastian Bloechl | 20. April 2020

“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 […]

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Severe contamination by salt or sugar … what must be observed?

Marco Thull | 17. April 2020

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, […]

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