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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

xiros® plastic ball bearings continually tested in our lab

We constantly carry out tests in order to continuously develop our products and to assess customer applications better. The goal is to offer the perfect products for every application.

In our test lab, we operate:

  • Eight test rigs
  • About 200 ball bearings running in parallel
  • Around 400 different experiments per year
  • Tests with a maximum speed of up to 6,000 rotations per minute and a maximum load of 300 Newton possible

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xiros® service life calculator

Thanks to the live data from the xiros test lab, we are able to test the service life of our ball bearings under very different conditions so as to provide you with exact data. Simply enter application parameters to obtain the expected service life.

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Ball bearings configurator  

Application examples

Labeling machines

Self-lubricating plastic ball bearings are used in labelling machines and ensure smooth running.

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Bike wash system

To mount the washing brushes, the manufacturer "cycleWash" has used two xiros slewing ring ball bearings.

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Pool cleaner

Radial ball bearings from igus grant pool cleaners a steady and powerful underwater operation.

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Pellet stove

In the mechanical drive unit of a pellet stove, xiros insures long-term smooth running application.

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Preston Souza

Dry-tech Product Specialist


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm