It is no secret that igus® is an advocate of non-lubrication of bearings. Simply put, lubrication is not required for igus® products. But that doesn’t stop customers from asking the recurring question: “Can I use WD-40 or another lubricant to grease my bearing?”
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.
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.
Plain bearings are available in many models and differ significantly in technological details. Although rather unknown compared to ball bearings, plain bearing technology is much older and dates back to the year 3000 BC. But what types of plain bearings are there today? Where are they used? And what distinguishes iglidur plain bearings from others? […]
Plastics have become an integral part of everyday life and have established themselves in all areas of industry over the past few decades. Most people are now aware that there is no such thing as “the plastic”, just as there is no such thing as “the metal”. In the search for ever lighter and more […]