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Maintenance-free plastic plain bearings in fluid engineering

fluid engineering industry

Hydraulic and pneumatic components give machinery and equipment power, precision, speed and dynamics. The demands on the installed machine elements are correspondingly high.
The range of uses for iglide® plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings and drylin® linear bearings in fluid engineering is constantly increasing.
They also prove themselves in fittings and valves. From simple linear movements through to quickly rotating applications in the medium, they provide a high wear and abrasion resistance, plus chemical and temperature resistance as well as freedom from maintenance in dry operations.

Current News 2015 for fluid engineering

UL-verified 36 month guarantee

UL-verified 36 month guarantee

… Self-lubricating endurance runner

Specially developed for fast continuous operation under low loads, iglide® L500, inter alias, is intended for fan and electric motor applications.

Products for fluid engineering

Plastic bearings for wet environments or with high temperature and chemical resistance

Piston rings

Piston rings

for linear, pivoting and rotating movements


Easy assembly

Low-price injection-molded part

Wear resistant

Defined clearance

No deformation by higher loads

iglide® J

The fast-and-slow-motion specialist

The perfect combination of wear-resistant bearings at low to medium loads and best coefficients of friction. Extreme dimension stability even in moist applications

iglide® T500

High-tech troubleshooter

When it's hot, iglide® T500 is the right solution. This is true both literally and figuratively, for instance with extreme chemicals. The interesting thing is the abrasion resistance actually increases at high temperatures.

iglide® A180


FDA compliant material for applications with low to medium loads in immediate environs of (or contact with) food or drugs, as well as humidity.

iglide® A500

Specialist in the food sector - up to 482°F - FDA compliant

FDA compliant material for applications with extremely high temperatures in the immediate vicinity of (or contact with) food.

iglide® H

For wet areas

Resistant to chemicals and suitable for temperatures up to 392°F. Very low coefficients of friction in association with hardened shafts.

iglide® H1

The continuous runner at high temperatures

iglide® H1 is the first choice when high holding times are required in extreme environmental conditions. Ultimate wear resistance and outstanding temperature and media resistance.

iglide® H370

The most suitable for wet areas

Suitable for rotary, oscillating and linear movements. Characteristics: Moisture absorption <0.1 %, saturation point in water <0.1 %, temperature range –40 to +392 °F. First choice e.g. in bottling plants.

iglide® UW

Underwater bearings

Extremely wear resistant, cost-effective, for high speeds, with low loads, temperature range up to 194 °F, special dimensions and special designs. First choice e.g. in pump applications.

iglide® UW500

Underwater bearings

For high speeds, at temperatures up to 482 °F (short-term 599 °F), high chemical resistance, use in various liquids. First choice e.g. in water pumps for the automotive industry.


Self-lubricating plastic ball bearings, suitable for extreme environments.

Custom parts

Tailor-made solutions

Special designs and iglide® special materials - (almost) everything is possible.

More information and services

Fluid application examples


Fluid engineering

Successful applications with igus® products from the areas of pumps, valves, fittings etc.

Why iglide®?

iglide® lasts longer and costs less

Excellent polymers improved by precisely harmonized additions of strengthening materials and solid lubricants, tested a thousand times and proved a million times - that is iglide®.

Quality assurance

Quality from the igus® experimental laboratory:

Over 5000 tests are conducted on plain bearings every year. Our laboratory is at your disposal, we are happy to do an individual trial according to your specifications.



Competition for plastic plain bearing applications

We are looking for applications that are distinguished by technical and commercial efficiency, boldness and creativity and produce surprising results to some extent.



You can find videos about the production process, quality assurance and possible applications here.

Installation service

Installation service

Save time and money on maintenance and installation of your energy chain systems