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Service life calculation

Which plastic for plain bearings? POM, PA66 and PEEK in comparison

Lars Butenschön | 20. August 2020

Once the first question “plastic or metal” has been answered in favour of plastics, one is often just as smart as before. As an apt comparison, my daily favourite question comes to mind: “What do we want to cook today?”. It would be great if the question could be broken down to “potatoes or noodles”. […]

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xiros guide rollers with FDA conformity: 60% weight saving compared to metallic solutions

Patrick Czaja | 10. July 2020

This solution for transport and guide rollers is now available in a lighter, FDA-compliant version. The xiros guide rollers for labelling, packaging and food applications consist of a blue PVC tube and two fixed flange ball bearings made of the in-house material xirodur B180 and stainless steel balls. The specialist for plastics in motion, igus, […]

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What is iglidur? – And what can it do better than POM?

Lars Butenschön | 1. July 2020

Some time ago I came across this blog post on the net, which finally wants to clear up the “mystery” of iglidur®; what is iglidur and why are customers willing to apparently spend a fortune on plain bearings made of this material? First of all: I don’t want to bore you, dear reader, with a […]

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Calculate surface pressure for plain bearings – this is how it works!

Lars Butenschön | 4. June 2020

One of the most important parameters for determining the correct plain bearing is the surface pressure that occurs in the respective application. Without them, one can actually only roughly estimate (sounds more technical than “guessing”) whether the plain bearing in question is suitable. As a matter of course, literature and the technical documentation of the […]

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Plain bearings for bicycle pedals – the advantages of polymer

Alexander Muzicenko | 24. April 2020

The bicycle is still very popular as a means of transportation. But whether the bike in question is a lifestyle product or a racing machine, the quality challenges for each component are great. Many technical components have profound effects on quality. There are shock absorbers and gear and brake components, of course, but bicycle pedals […]

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