Plastic ball bearings
The general requirements for the bearing components used in medical and food technology are extremely high and are subject to high quality standards. For example, in medical diagnostics such as dialysis, it is important to have components that are 100% free of lubricating greases or oils in order to keep the application sterile and clean.
Textile machines and their components are increasingly exposed to heavy loads. This increases the demands on the machines. Vibrations, different operating conditions, constantly changing loads and especially dirt and dust adhesion are challenges faced by plant operators in the textile industry.
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?
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.
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.