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Plastic Bearings for Pipe Organs

Plastic bearings for traditional instruments

Plastic bearings are used more and more in traditional organ building, where each organ is unique.

One workshop making traditional musical instruments uses plastic bushings for every pivoting and oscillating movement - as well as for every friction point - on its organs. The technical and economic benefits keep the workshop's customers satisfied.

iglide® J plastic bushings are extremely low wear when partnered with a wide range of shaft materials. They are also vibration dampening, chemical resistant and absorb very little moisture. These low-cost bushings have a low coefficient of friction, are dry running, and are particularly well suited to soft shafts. No disturbing rattling noises can be heard at all. The plastic bearings operate seamlessly despite the constantly fluctuating environmental conditions in a church, for example. Moreover, the bearings are lubrication-free, so any kind of maintenance regime can be completely dispensed with.
Plastic bushings in pipe organ Bearings are used throughout the entire organ.

Bearings offer self-lubricating operation

igubal® plastic rod end bearings and clevis joints are completely self-lubricating and are often used in traditional organ building. The plastic bearings are installed dry and do not need to be impregnated with oil. They have excellent vibration dampening properties and are insensitive to dirt and dust. They are lightweight and save purchasing and maintenance costs.

The reduced installation time factor helps reduce costs. Moreover, the bearings offer a longer service life.
Clevis joints for pipe organs igubal® clevis joint bearings encased in wooden housings

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iglide® J sleeve bearings

iglide J sleeve bearing
  • Highly wear resistance on (almost) all shafts
  • Low wear against different shaft materials
  • Low coefficients of friction in dry operation
  • Vibration-damping
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igubal® rod end bearings

igubal rod end bearings
  • Vibration damping and corrosion resistant
  • Dimensional series K & E according to DIN ISO 12240
  • High temperature, chemical resistant and food contact options available
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igubal® clevis joints

igubal clevis joints
  • High tensile strength, very lightweight
  • Vibration and noise damping
  • Can be used with dimensional series E rod ends
  • Left or right-hand thread
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Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, learn more about how igus® can 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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