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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
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The large igus® dry-tech® test lab

Tribo-polymers developed for dry operation

In an area of 2,750 square meters, more than 135 trillion test movements are executed each year. We test and develop under real conditions with the goal of providing you with the best solution for your application. igus® develops polymer materials that solve new application problems in bearing tribology. Base polymers, solid lubricants and reinforcing materials are combined to achieve the perfect bearing properties. Focus of the elaborate tests are push/pull forces, coefficients of friction, wear, abrasion and driving forces at various speeds and loads. 
In addition, we test our components for effects in the event of dirt, in very different weather conditions, such as cold or even with shock and impacts. The aim is to push the application limits steadily upwards. The results of our tests are stored in databases and incorporated into the online service life calculator.


Overview of current tests