Plastic rod ends and bearings from Igus are significantly lighter than steel alternatives

Powertransmissions - Plastic rod ends and bearings from Igus are significantly lighter than steel alternativesIgus produces a complete range of plastic self-aligning rod ends, spherical bearings and thrust bearings claimed to be 80 per cent lighter than steel alternatives.

All Igus bearings including Igubal are lifetime tested through millions of vigorous cycles in a variety of environmental conditions.

The Igubal spherical bearing range comprises lightweight, plastic, self-aligning bearing components consisting of a variety of rod-end, press-fit and thrust bearings. The range also includes clevis joints, pillow blocks, detectable self-aligning bearings and flange bearings.

 

Key benefits
* Igus’s lightweight bearings offer high-performance properties, enabling engineers to reduce the costs, maintenance and downtime associated with their equipment and processes.
* Vibration, noise, chemicals and moisture can impede the performance of metal components, which can in turn cause an engineer real problems when a machine is in operation; however, bearings made from plastic do not have these issues.
* Igus bearings offer low coefficients of friction and high tensile strength, so time wasted on unscheduled maintenance is unlikely to occur.

 

Source: TheEngineer

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