Plain bearings

How can polymer plain bearings be used in the engine compartment?

Dirk Tietz | 16. April 2020

Plastic and high temperatures? Yes, even as connection to actuators of turbochargers or in EGR valves, iglidur® high temperature materials are found millions of times as plain bearings or coupling joints. Polymer plain bearings are used in almost all engine components at a permanent application temperatures of up to 250°C and short-term 300°C. Only when […]


This is how you seal plain bearings reliably against the ingress of dirt

Lars Butenschön | 16. April 2020

Most plain bearing manufacturers – and igus® is no exception – advertise their bearings with the attribute “insensitive to dirt”. But what does that actually mean? And what do you do when you have exhausted the limits of this rather subjectively formulated concept? In equipment intended for really rough environments, such as mining, earthworks on […]


Lubrication-free synchronisation with plain bearing technology

Bastian Mehr | 16. April 2020

There are many different possibilities to synchronise several adjustments in one system. But which is the right one for me and my application? Often not easy to answer. But what if it should be simple and uncomplicated? What are the options? The market offers different solutions for different applications. The most commonly used system is […]


Automotive goes digital – meet us online

Steffen Schack | 9. April 2020

“Together is the important word”, is the slogan of Frank Blase, Managing Director of igus GmbH, in the following video on the subject of digital consulting: We would like to work out the perfect solution for your automotive application together with you, even if we cannot visit you on site at the moment. Meet […]


Cost-effective plain bearings in electric coolant pumps and regulators

Sebastian Bloechl | 9. April 2020

The demand for electric water pumps is huge. In addition to the cooling of motors and drives, air conditioning is also one of its tasks. The advantages of electric coolant pumps compared to conventional mechanical water pumps are their independence from the combustion engine. In this way, the electric pumps can be switched on and […]