iglide® plastic bushing application examples

Tested and proven.


Check out where iglide® plastic bushings have been used in real-world applications around the world from a wide range of industries, from combine harvesters to rollercoasters, from hot-air balloons to light aircraft.

Boat lift

iglide® P is used on lifts to remove boats from both residential and commercial marinas.

Boat lift    

Bike pedals

iglide® G300 plastic bushings distribute the load and lubricate the axle on this bike pedal.

Bike pedals    

Full-suspension mountain bike

A leading manufacturer of full-suspension mountain bikes has developed one of its most innovative bikes to date.

Full-suspension mountain bike    

Bike shocks

A coil shock for serious mountain bike enthusiasts uses iglide® G300 plastic bushings.

Bike shocks    

Ski bindings

These high-end ski bindings use iglide® L280 plastic bushings in the knuckle, which enables the heel of the skier’s boot to raise and lower with each turn.

Ski bindings    

Rollercoaster

iglide® Z plastic bushings reduced surface pressure and shaft wear for this rollercoaster at one of America's leading theme parks.

Rollercoaster    

Camera jib

iglide® G300’s ability to handle high loads means it can easily carry expensive and heavy video cameras weighing up to 50 pounds.

Camera jib    

Gaming & movie seats

iglide® L280 plastic bushings and igubal® pillow block bearings in home theater, gaming and movie theater seats.

Gaming & movie seats    

Combine headers

A Canadian company is using iglide® plastic bushings on six pivot points in its combine headers, which are designed for cutting crops such as beans.

Combine headers    

Potato planter

iglide® J plastic bushings increased service life by 500-600% and reduced costs by 80%.

Potato planter    

Hot air balloon altitude world record

iglide® G300 and W300 plastic bushings were used in the pressurized capsule of this hot air balloon.

Hot air balloon altitude world record    

Extendable camera arm

iglide® plastic bushings reduce friction and improve technical performance.

Extendable camera arm    

Dialysis machine

iglide® G300 plastic bushings are lubrication-free, which means they are ideal for clean, medical environments.

Dialysis machine    

Packaging machine

iglide® G300 plastic bushings are lightweight and space saving and reduced manufacturing costs for this packaging company.

Packaging machine    

Facade construction

This adjustable facade uses UV-resistant iglide® G300 plastic bushings to allow oscillating and rotational movement.

Facade construction    

Food industry

iglide® A500 oil-free plastic bushings are used in this filtration device for french-fry fat.

Food industry    

Electric scooter

iglide® Q plastic bushings are used in the rear-wheel suspension of this electric scooter.

Electric scooter    

Construction vehicles

Dirt-resistant iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used in this mini excavator’s track rollers.

Construction vehicles    

Woodworking machine

iglide® G300 plastic bushings withstand sawdust and high temperatures in this demanding woodworking application.

Woodworking machine    

Mountain bike

This mountain bike won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics. iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used in the derailleur.

Mountain bike    

Artificial knee joint

iglide® L280 and iglide® Q plastic bushings improve an artificial knee joint.

Artificial knee joint    

Textile industry

A total of 239 iglide® plastic bushings and drylin® linear bearings are installed in this leather-splitting machine.

Textile industry    

Industrial printer

Low-cost iglide® J plastic bushings are used in this industrial printing machine.

Industrial printer    

Packaging machine

iglide® L280 plastic bushings are used in this packaging machine because of their dry-running, clean, hygienic operation.

Packaging machine    

Therapy couch

iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used to adjust the height of this therapy couch.

Therapy couch    

Offshore

iglide® G300 plastic bushings, drylin® N linear slides and igubal® rod ends are used in this inspection device for an offshore drilling riser.

Offshore    

Light aircraft

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this aircraft design and have been proven in over 400 flying hours to date.

Light aircraft    

Bottling machine

iglide® plastic bushings are used for their low friction and dry operation in this pneumatic lifting device for an aseptic filling machine.

Bottling machine    

Scissor-lift table

iglide® Z and L280 are used in this scissor-lift table mechanism, because they are low wear and can withstand the loads involved.

Scissor-lift table    

Locomotive steam pump

iglide® T500 plastic bushings were used on this new-design pump for steam locomotives due to their temperature and humidity resistance.

Locomotive steam pump    

Folding bike

iglide® plastic bushings were used on this folding bike due to being maintenance-free and resistant to dirt.

Folding bike    

Convertible top

iglide® P plastic bushings were used in the drive system of this convertible top because of their excellent wear behavior.

Convertible top    

Aerospace industry

iglide® H plastic bushings in steel brake flaps designed to hold a jet engine in the event of brake malfunction at maximum thrust.

Aerospace industry    

Helicopter parts testing

Water-proof iglide® H370 plastic bushings are used on robot test heads subject to harsh washdowns.

Helicopter parts testing    

Forklift mechanism

iglide® G and Q plastic bushings are used in this flexible forklift mechanism designed for pallets, drums and boxes.

Forklift mechanism    

Roller chains

iglide® plastic bushings in rust-proof roller chains on the high seas.

Roller chains    

Bottle filling machine

iglide® T500 is used in the bellows valve on this soda bottle filling machine.

Bottle filling machine    

Office chair

A special-design iglide® bushing helps this swivel office chair automatically adjust to the weight of the user.

Office chair    

Resuscitation equipment

Over 30 maintenance-free, lightweight iglide® plain bearings are used in this resuscitation equipment.

Resuscitation equipment    

Industrial scooter for factories

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this industrial scooter because they were lower cost than steel alternatives.

Industrial scooter for factories    

Cross member

An iglide® PRT slewing ring was used in this cross member for the automotive industry because of its low weight.

Cross member    

Rotor head

Lightweight and maintenance-free iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used in the rotor head of this ultra-light gyrocopter.

Rotor head    

Beverage-can emptying device

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this beverage-can emptying device, because of their low profile.

Beverage-can emptying device    

Industrial remote-controlled vehicle

An iglide® slewing ring bearing is used in this radio remote-controlled vehicle, used in the event of a chemical accident.

Industrial remote-controlled vehicle    

Prosthetic limb

iglide® Z was used in this unique prosthetic limb designed to absorb shocks and impacts.

Prosthetic limb    

Conveyor chain

iglide® plastic bushings were used on this special-design conveyor chain, because they are lubrication-free and low wear.

Conveyor chain    

Thermoforming machine

This thermoforming machine, used to produce coffee-creamer packaging, uses xiros® A500 polymer ball bearings due to their high chemical resistance.

Thermoforming machine    

Pipe organ

iglide® J plastic bushings and igubal® rod ends and clevis joints for traditional pipe organs.

Pipe organ    
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