Picture 1.1: The dream of every design engineer: calculable bearings made of high-performance polymers
Highly wear-resistant polymers improved by precisely harmonized additions of strengthening materials and solid lubricants, tested a thousand times and proved a million times - that is iglide®.
igus® engineers develop more than 100 new plastic compounds every year, test the maintenance-free plain bearings in more than 5,000 experiments per year and have built up a comprehensive database about tribological properties of the polymers in the past years.
Today this database makes it possible for us to judge most of the applications beforehand and to assess the expected service life, so that reliability and safety of application are offered to the user.
Picture 1.2: Bearing laboratory for tribological tests
High compressive strengths
Low coefficients of friction
High mechanical dampening
High dirt resistance
Excellent price/performance ratio