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JEM insert bearings are a quick and easy 1:1 replacement for metal bearings

Directly replace your existing metal insert bearings with igubal® JEM - no redesign necessary. These plastic spherical insert bearings, engineered with high-performance polymers embedded with solid lubricants, last 8 times longer than their metal counterparts. Increased lifetime means less replacements and decreased operation costs. igubal® JEM is also grease-free, dry-running and maintenance-free, so you can prevent unplanned downtime and increase production, especially in dirty environments. Reference the Data Sheet.
  • Service life up to 8x longer than metal bearings
  • Low cost, lightweight and quiet-running
  • Injection-molded & other custom options available
  • Maintenance-free, less downtime, no service needed
  • Ideal for heavy-duty applications, safe for food contact
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Application Stories

Brewery Bottling Production

Brewery A globally operating brwery use igubal spherical insert bearings in its conveyor belts.  Installing a total of more than 400 spherical insert bearings in the conveyor belt saved the customer more than 60% of costs.

Roofing Tile Factory

Roofing Tile Factory An international manaufacturer of roofing tiles uses igubal spherical insert bearings for their conveyore belts.  Due to their maintenance-free dry operation and resistance to dirt and dust, the weekly downtime stopped.

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Insert Bearings

JEM-SP insert bearing
  • Injection-molded, low-cost, grease-free
  • Dirt/debris-resistant ridges, lightweight, quiet
  • Fast/easy retrofit for failing, rusty metal bearings
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Two and Four Bolt Flange

JEM-SP two and four bolt flange
  • Cast iron, sheet metal & polymer housing options
  • Self-lubricating, grease & maintenance-free
  • Lightweight & cost-effective for heavy-duty loads
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Pillow blocks

JEM-SP pillow block
  • Cast iron, sheet metal & polymer housing options
  • Self-lubricating, maintenance-free, low-cost
  • Low-moisture absorption, dirt/dust-resistant
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Whether you're interested in end-to-end, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!

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