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iglidur A230 clip bearings

Flexible plain bearings for sheet metal in the food industry

Compliant according to FDA and EU10/2011​

The new iglide® A230 clip bearings can be easily clipped into sheet metals while still being retained.  ​

Specially developed for the food sector, the material formulation is particularly suitable for machines and systems with food contact due to its optically detectable colouring, low moisture absorption and conformity to FDA and EU10/2011 guidelines.  ​

Tech up

Tech up

  • FDA and EU10/2011-compliant
  • Visually detectable
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Suitable for use in the food industry and medical technology

Cost down

Cost down

  • Easy installation process
  • Maintenance-free



  • First clip material with FDA compliance



  • Environmentally friendly, because no external lubricants are required
  • Good coefficient of wear and therefore long service life

FDA EU10/2011 logo

You need trays not only for baking cakes

We have developed iglidur A230 clip bearings for this purpose

In food processing, trays are not only used for baking cakes. In packaging and processing machines, many moving parts are guided or supported in constructions of thin-walled metal parts.  ​

The holes in these sheets are often imprecisely punched or lasered. Conventional plain bearings, however, generally require precise fits in order to ensure a captive press fit.  ​

This is where the clip plain bearing series from iglide® comes into play. Due to the undercut, these bearings are captive even with inaccurate holes. The new material iglide® A230 additionally ensures that the system can be designed according to EU10/2011 and FDA requirements and is resistant to many aggressive cleaning agents.  ​

Assembly of an iglidur clip bearing

Installation in two steps

  • Simply press in plain bearings axially
  • Check the correct position of the plain bearing
  • Done! The bearing is now ready for use

Short news presentation of iglide® clip bearing

Our expert will show you the product and in brief explain its advantages

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


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