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Bearing material for aluminum shafts

iglide E plain bearing

Extremely wear resistant in linear and oscillating applications

The new material iglide® E is especially characterized by its long service life in combination with shafts made of aluminium.  Especially in linear and pivoting motion profiles, iglide® E offers particularly good wear properties.  ​

Tech up

Tech up

  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • Wear-resistant material for continuous operation
  • Vibration-dampening

Cost down

Cost down

  • Cost-effective
  • Maintenance-free
  • Higher running performance



  • Lasts up to three times longer in rotating and linear applications than iglide® J
  • Linear movement: Load 145 psi, speed 19.7 fpm, shaft: aluminium HC - iglide® J: 0.84µm/km, iglide® E 0.17µm/km
  • Rotating: Load 145psi, speed 59 fpm, shaft: aluminium HC - iglide® J: 0.3µm/km, iglide® E: 0.1µm/km



  • Environmentally friendly, because no additional lubricants are required
  • Good coefficient of wear and therefore long service life

So that everything goes like clockwork

We have developed iglide® E for this purpose

Not only in textile processing, huge and highly complex machines and plants work continuously and with high throughput. Every minute spent replacing defective components is expensive; every minute that the system runs free of interruptions is precious. Additional dust and fibers impair the operating characteristics.  ​

iglide® E offers very high endurance in these applications. Due to the specially optimized material composition, plain bearings made of iglide® have very low wear properties, which results in longer maintenance intervals and thus less expensive downtime.  ​

Application with iglidur plain bearings in textile processing

Short news presentation of iglide® E plain bearing

Our expert will show you the product and briefly explain its advantages.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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