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iglide® plain bearing applications

Check out where iglide® plastic bushings have been used in real-world applications around the world from a wide range of industries, from combine harvesters to rollercoasters, from hot-air balloons to light aircraft.

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Boat lift

iglide® P is used on lifts to remove boats from both residential and commercial marinas.

Bike pedals

iglide® G300 plastic bearings distribute the load and lubricate the axle on this bike pedal.

Full-suspension mountain bike

A leading manufacturer of full-suspension mountain bikes has developed one of its most innovative bikes to date.

Bike shocks

A coil shock for serious mountain bike enthusiasts uses iglide® G300 plastic bushings.

Ski bindings

These high-end ski bindings use iglide® L280 plastic bushings in the knuckle, which enables the heel of the skier’s boot to raise and lower with each turn.

Roller coaster

iglide® Z plastic bushings reduced surface pressure and shaft wear for this rollercoaster at one of America's leading theme parks.

Gaming & movie seats

iglide® L280 plastic bushings and igubal® pillow block bearings in home theater, gaming and movie theater seats.

Potato planter

iglide® J plastic bushings increased service life by 500-600% and reduced costs by 80%.

Hot air balloon altitude world record

iglide® G300 and W300 plastic bushings were used in the pressurized capsule of this hot air balloon.

Packaging machine

iglide® G300 plastic bushings are lightweight and space saving and reduced manufacturing costs for this packaging company.

Facade construction

This adjustable facade uses UV-resistant iglide® G300 plastic bushings to allow oscillating and rotational movement.

Electric scooter

iglide® Q plastic bushings are used in the rear-wheel suspension of this electric scooter.

Construction vehicles

Dirt-resistant iglide® G300 plastic bearings are used in this mini excavator’s track rollers.

Artificial knee joint

iglide® L280 and iglide® Q plastic bushings improve an artificial knee joint.

Packaging machine

iglide® L280 plastic bushings are used in this packaging machine because of their dry-running, clean, hygienic operation.


iglide® G300 plastic bushings, drylin® N linear slides and igubal® rod ends are used in this inspection device for an offshore drilling riser.

Industrial scooter for factories

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this industrial scooter because they were lower cost than steel alternatives.

Prosthetic limb

iglide® Z was used in this unique prosthetic limb designed to absorb shocks and impacts.

Pipe organ

iglide® J plastic bushings and igubal® rod ends and clevis joints for traditional pipe organs.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


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