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Which ball bearing is suitable for high speeds?

Patrick Czaja | 2. June 2022

Deep groove ball bearings according to DIN 625 standard are the most commonly used ball bearings in industry. Depending on the application, plant operators have different requirements for the installed machine components. For deep groove ball bearings, for example, the possible speeds per minute are usually important. Which ball bearing is suitable for high speeds? And that even made of plastic? xiros is the answer.

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New ball bearing material for medical technology applications – xirodur® MT180

Patrick Czaja | 9. May 2022

An innovation has been added to the range of xirodur materials. The xirodur MT180 material complies with DIN EN ISO 10993, and individual components are certified as USP Class VI. This allows safe use in medical technology applications.

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Ball bearings for high-temperature applications – xirodur® A500

Patrick Czaja | 20. January 2022

With the market launch in 2007, igus achieved a milestone with the in-house material xirodur A500 for plastic ball bearings. This is because ball bearings made of this material have the specification of perfect functioning both at very high temperatures and in applications in chemical environments. Our ball bearings come without a drop of lubricating […]

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Self-aligning ball bearing made of polymer

Patrick Czaja | 4. May 2021

Self-aligning ball bearings (DIN 630) are double-row rolling bearings, consisting of an inner ring with a common ball raceway and an outer ring characterised by a hollow spherical design. Due to the hollow shape of the outer ring and the resulting angular mobility, self-aligning ball bearings are used in applications with larger misalignments, shaft deflections […]

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The time for heating begins: polymer ball bearings from igus® defy extreme heat

Patrick Czaja | 27. October 2020

Plastics and hot temperatures in ovens do not have to oppose each other, as shown in the following application example of the Koppe company. Because lubrication-free polymer ball bearings from igus are successfully used in their pellet stoves for private households. The functionality of the stoves is ingenious, as the pellets burn without electricity via a mechanical drive unit. The polymer ball bearings ensure long running times and smooth operation in the drive unit.

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