|General features||Unit||iglide® J||Test method|
|Max. moisture absorption at 73° F/50% R. H.||Wt.-%||0.3||DIN 53495|
|Max. moisture absorption||Wt.-%||1.3|
|Coefficient of surface friction, dynamic, against steel||µ||0.06 - 0.18|
|p x v value, max. (dry)||psi x fpm||9700|
|Modulus of elasticity||psi||348,100||DIN 53457|
|Tensile strength at 68° F||psi||10,590||DIN 53452|
|Permissible static surface pressure (68° F)||Psi||5,076|
|Shore D hardness||74||DIN 53505|
Physical and thermal properties
|Max. long-term application temperature||°F||194|
|Max. short-term application temperature||°F||248|
|Min. application temperature||°F||-58|
|Thermal conductivity||[W/m x K]||0.25||ASTM C 177|
|Coefficient of thermal expansion (at 73 °F)||[K-1 x 10-5 ]||10||DIN 53752|
|Specific volume resistance||Ωcm||> 1013||DIN IEC 93|
|Surface resistance||Ω||> 1012||DIN 53482|
With a maximum recommended surface pressure of 5,075 psi, iglide® J plastic bushings are not suitable for extremely high loads. The graph (left) shows the elastic deformation of iglide® J for radial loads. At the maximum recommended surface pressure of 5,075 psi, the deformation is less than 2.5%.
The low coefficient of friction and extremely low stick-slip tendency of iglide® J plastic bushings are particularly important at very low speeds. However, iglide® J can also be used at speeds over 197 fpm. In both cases, the static friction remains low and stick-slip does not occur.
The maximum values stated in the Table 3.2 can be attained only with minimum pressure loads. The stated values show the speed at which the temperature rises according to friction to the highest permitted value.
The iglide® J plastic bushings are usable between -58° F and +194° F; the short-term permitted maximum temperature is 248°F.
The diagram 3.3 shows that the compressive strength of the iglide® J plastic bushings decreases with rising temperatures. From 176° F onward, the wear strongly increases.
|iglide® J||Application temperature|
- 58 °F
|Upper, long-term||+ 194 °F|
|Upper, short-term||+ 248 °F|
|Additional axial securing||+ 140 °F|
The graph (left) shows the coefficient of friction under different loads. The coefficient of friction for iglide® J is excellent no matter what the load.
Friction and wear are also dependent on the type of shaft used. The rougher the shaft, the higher the coefficient of friction. The ideal would be to use a smoother shaft with an average roughness range of 4 - 12 rms.
|Coefficients of friction µ||0.06 - 0.18||0.09||0.04||0.04|
The graphs (left) show results obtained from testing different shaft materials with bushings made from our proprietary iglide® J plastic bushings.
If iglide® J plastic bushings are used in rotational applications with loads no greater than 290 psi, several shaft materials are suitable. However, a hard chrome plated shaft generates the lowest amount of wear. When compared to other iglide® materials, iglide® J has very low wear results at low loads with all shaft materials tested.
The wear resistance of iglide® J plastic bushings is exceptional even with increasing loads up to 725 psi. The best shaft partner is 303 stainless steel.
iglide® J wears slightly faster when used in combination with Cold Rolled Steel and HR Carbon Steel shafts in oscillating applications that it does when used with these shafts and rotational movement. For oscillating motion with loads of 290 psi, iglide® J performs best with Cold Rolled Steel shafts.
As the graph (left) shows, the difference between rotating and oscillating movements is most significant for 303 Stainless Steel shafts.
If the shaft material you want to use is not included in this list, please contact us. We'll be happy to help.
|Shaft h9 |
|Up to 0.019||0 - 0.0009||+0.00055 + 0.0021|
|> 0.11 to 0.23||0 - 0.0011||+0.00078 + 0.0026|
|> 0.23 to 0.39||0 - 0.0014||+0.00098 + 0.0032|
|> 0.39 to 0.70||0 - 0.0016||+0.00125 + 0.0040|
|> 0.70 to 1.18||0 - 0.0020||+0.00157 + 0.0048|
|> 1.1.8 to 1.97||0 - 0.0024||+0.00196 + 0.0059|
|> 1.97 to 3.15||0 - 0.0001||+0.00236 + 0.0070|
|Greases, oils without additives||+|
|Weak acids||0 to -|
|Strong alkalines||+ to 0|
|Specific volume resistance||> 1013 Ωcm|
|Surface resistance||> 1012 Ω|
iglide® J plastic bushings are resistant to diluted lyes and very weak acids, as well as to fuels and all types of lubricants. The low moisture absorption also permits their use in wet or damp environments. Plastic bushings made from iglide® J are resistant to common cleaning agents used in the food industry.
The moisture absorption of iglide® J plastic bushings is 0.3% in standard environments. The saturation limit in water is 1.3%. These values are so low that design changes due to moisture absorption need only be considered in extreme cases.
iglide® J plastic bushings are resistant to radiation up to an intensity of 3 x 10² Gy.
iglide® J plastic bushings become discolored under influence of UV radiation. However, the hardness, compressive strength, and wear resistance of the material do not change.
When used in a vacuum environment, the iglide® J plastic bushings release moisture as a vapor. Therefore, only dehumidified bushings made from iglide® J are suitable for vacuum environments. the potentially existent moisture content is degassed.
iglide® J plastic bushings are electrically insulating.