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iglide® plastics bearings 2021 News

Tech up, cost down. It's our job.

For both small and large installation spaces.  From a quantity of one to millions every month. Nothing is too much for igus.  All our customers with their individual requirements and needs are of equal importance.  
Due to many, many applications, ideas and designs, we are faced with the same challenge over and over again.  What can the solution look like? How can we deal with the problem?
As a result, we work together to create new products every year - solutions to problems. Many of them make it beyond the status of an individual customer project into production. This is the igus spring news. In 2021 as well - perhaps particularly in 2021, when a lot of things are changing in the world and many customers are looking for alternatives.  
Are you also looking for an alternative? – We will be happy to provide you with expert advice for free and without obligation!

iglide® IC-07

Wear-resistant and chemical-resistant polymer coatings

The new coating formulation iglide® IC-07 was optimized in particular regarding its chemical resistance, and protects metal surfaces not only against friction and wear, but also against aggressive chemicals.  

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iglide® TX2 - new fabric bushings made of high-strength filament fabric

Cost-effective heavy-duty plain bearing

The new iglide® TX2 plain bushings were developed for use in particularly highly loaded bearing locations. Due to its incorporated solid lubricants, the high-strength, wound construction ensures for a low-friction and maintenance-free operation - entirely without external lubrication.   

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iglide® Z4

For high performance and room temperatures and other extreme conditions

Extremely high compressive strength coupled with high elasticity enables iglide® Z4 bearings to attain their prominent features in association with soft shafts, edge loads and impacts. At the same time, the bearings are suitable for temperatures up to +250°C. iglide® Z4 was developed in particular for especially price-sensitive applications where the bearing material still had to meet high requirements.

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GKF shafts

Cost-effective protection against corrosion

iglide® GKF shafts are optimized for use in combination with dry-running plain bearings, and increase the service life of your bearing locations. GKF shafts are an alternative to galvanized or chromed shafts, and offer a special protection against corrosion and wear. They have been developed especially for the use in agricultural and forestry machines as well as for construction machinery and utility vehicles.

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FastLine service

Configured in seconds, injection-molded within 7 days

With the igus® FastLine service, you receive customized injection-molded plain bearings and thrust washers in a maximum of 7 days. Apart from the immediate price indication, the iglide® plain bearing designer shows you the manufacturing costs of our other production methods.

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iglide H3 plain bearings

Extremely robust bearings for use in pumps

H3 is a new material in the iglide H family. H3 sets new standards with its outstanding robustness.  This material is more robust than comparable materials and has a longer service life than iglide H1.

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iglide AX500

New food-grade material for the high-temperature range

AX500 is conductive and has an even lower coefficient of wear than its predecessor. The material was specially developed for the food industry and can therefore be used in contact with food products.  AX500 material is electrically discharging and extremely robust too.

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iglide AC500 for high temperatures

Plain bearings for the food industry

iglide AC500 is a further development of the A500 material, which is detectable and has an optimized service life. Plain bearings made of AC500 have been certified for use in direct contact with food.  

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Rollers made of iglide F3

Wear-resistant and conductive

When electrical conductivity is important and electrostatic charging of the components has to be avoided, iglide F3 is exactly the right choice. As the material contains incorporated solid lubricants, the rollers can be used without any additional lubricants and the maintenance associated with them.

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With felt seal iglide® SG03

The SG03 felt seal is very resistant to dirt and dust into the bearing and thus protects the bearing itself and the shaft against wear and early failure.

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iglide® isense

Plain bearing for predictive maintenance ... available from stock

iglide® isense plain bearings indicate their wear status in good time. If a bearing needs to be changed, the system is informed about it.

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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