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Polymer ball bearings

Ball bearing under water: xiros® polymer ball bearing vs. metal bearings

Patrick Czaja | 16. April 2020

igus has the world’s largest test laboratory for plastics in moving applications in Cologne, with around 12,000 tests per year. This includes tests that demand everything from the most diverse materials under the most adverse conditions. At the present test, a xiros fixed flange ball bearing competes against its metallic counterpart in a salt water […]

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How do the balls get into the ball bearing?

Patrick Czaja | 14. April 2020

Ball bearings consist of an inner and outer ring, a cage and rolling elements. The cage is used to separate the rolling elements from each other in the form of balls. If the balls were not separated, they would run against each other and overheat. With high rotational speeds and friction of the balls, destructive […]

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Where are ball bearings used? And what kinds of ball bearings are there?

Patrick Czaja | 2. April 2020

Ball bearings have become indispensable in mechanical engineering. There are various ball bearing designs for which mass and technical composition of the components depend on the specifications of the industrial application. The following list shows the most frequently used ball bearings and where they are used: Deep groove ball bearings according to DIN 625: This […]

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Why is thermal management becoming more and more significant for the automobile industry?

Sebastian Bloechl | 2. April 2020

Cosy heating in the winter and an air-conditioned living room in the summer – in addition to such everyday concerns, thermal management plays a decisive role in the automotive industry. In that industry, for instance, it is the engine that meets various scenarios. At first, it needs a temperature rise that is as quick as […]

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What materials are used to make ball bearing balls?

Patrick Czaja | 26. March 2020

The material for rolling bearing ball bearing balls varies widely and is always primarily oriented on the ring materials. This ensures that the interplay of cage, inner ring, and outer ring in the system is harmonised. This is especially important when the application involves heating or cooling the bearings. It is important that ball bearing […]

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