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iglidur AC500 plain bearings

Suitable for high temperatures

iglidur AC500 plain bearings for the food industry

iglidur AC500 is a further development of the A500 material, which is detectable and has an optimised service life. Plain bearings made of AC500 have been certified for use in direct contact with food. They exhibit an exceptionally good chemical resistance and are suitable for heavy-duty use in machinery for the food industry. The use of cleaning agents where AC500 plain bearings are in use is therefore not a problem.

Tech up

Tech up

  • Wear-resistant material for the food area
  • Suitable for high operating temperatures
  • FDA and EU10/2011 compliant
  • Visually detectable

Cost down

Cost down

  • Maintenance-freedom reduces costs for lubricant and maintenance
  • Higher running performance
  • Cost-effective due to injection moulding



In the test, the wear of iglidur H1 and iglidur H3 was investigated during rotation, p= 1 MPa, v= 0.3 m/s.
Wear test with V2A shaft

  • iglidur A500: 0.49 μm/km
  • iglidur AC500: 0.19 μm/km
Wear test with X90 shaft
  • iglidur A500: 0.54 μm/km
  • iglidur AC500: 0.16 μm/km



  • Environmentally friendly, because no additional lubricants required
  • Good coefficient of wear and therefore a long service life
igus supports the circular economy of plastics and is investing in chemical recycling. Learn more about this topic.

Bottling machine with wear-resistant plain bearings made of iglidur material

Continuous operating load and problem-free cleaning

We have developed iglidur AC500 for this purpose​

AC500 was developed for the food and beverage industry. It can be exposed to high temperatures and is also extremely resistant to chemicals. Disinfection and sterilisation of a machine is therefore not a problem for the AC500 plain bearings. At the same time, the plain bearings offer the very best performance with a low coefficient of friction and wear. Its blue colour also makes the material easily detectable in use. AC500 plain bearings are ideal, e.g. for use in bottling plants.

Our expert will explain the advantages of iglidur AC500 plain bearings

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Sample box - iglidur plain bearings

iglidur improves sample box with templates and plain bearing catalogue

Learn about our materials. 
The sample box contains 39 plain bearings and templates, which makes it easy to find the right material.

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