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Plastic ball bearings

Ball bearings in anemometers – plastic makes measuring wind easy

Patrick Czaja | 8. December 2020

An anemometer is an instrument for measuring the speed of a flow field and is used primarily to determine wind speed. The cup anemometer is the most widely used type. It has a vertical axis with three or four cups to catch the wind. What requirements apply to ball bearings in anemometers?

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Ball bearings in copy machines: Why xiros® is the right choice

Patrick Czaja | 4. December 2020

Polymer ball bearings are being used more and more frequently in copy machines. Why? They are lubrication-free, low-maintenance and extremely lightweight. No external lubrication is necessary and contamination of the application environment can be ruled out.

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Ball bearings in ATMs: polymer excels here as well

Patrick Czaja | 25. November 2020

ATMs are among the igus® xiros® ball bearings applications. Our polymer ball bearings fully demonstrate their superiority to metallic ball bearings in these applications. xiros® radial deep groove ball bearings are advantageous because they not only require no maintenance or lubrication, but also eliminate lubrication contamination on banknotes.

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Which ball bearing seals are available and why doesn’t igus need additional markings

Patrick Czaja | 13. November 2020

Many metallic rolling bearings are available as a sealed version Ball bearing seals are usually mandatory for the metallic version, otherwise dirt will get into the running surfaces of the ball. They can combine with the lubricant and block the bearing run. Ball bearings made of polymer or ceramic are mostly only available as an open type. Why? Find out here.

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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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