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iglide® plastic bushing application examples

Tested and proven.

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.

Boat lift

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

Bike pedals

iglide® G300 plastic bushings 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.


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

Camera jib

iglide® G300’s ability to handle high loads means it can easily carry expensive and heavy video cameras weighing up to 50 pounds.

Gaming & movie seats

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

Combine headers

A Canadian company is using iglide® plastic bushings on six pivot points in its combine headers, which are designed for cutting crops such as beans.

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.

Extendable camera arm

iglide® plastic bushings reduce friction and improve technical performance.

Dialysis machine

iglide® G300 plastic bushings are lubrication-free, which means they are ideal for clean, medical environments.

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.

Food industry

iglide® A500 oil-free plastic bushings are used in this filtration device for french-fry fat.

Electric scooter

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

Construction vehicles

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

Woodworking machine

iglide® G300 plastic bushings withstand sawdust and high temperatures in this demanding woodworking application.

Mountain bike

This mountain bike won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics. iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used in the derailleur.

Artificial knee joint

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

Textile industry

A total of 239 iglide® plastic bushings and drylin® linear bearings are installed in this leather-splitting machine.

Industrial printer

Low-cost iglide® J plastic bushings are used in this industrial printing machine.

Packaging machine

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

Therapy couch

iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used to adjust the height of this therapy couch.


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

Light aircraft

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this aircraft design and have been proven in over 400 flying hours to date.

Bottling machine

iglide® plastic bushings are used for their low friction and dry operation in this pneumatic lifting device for an aseptic filling machine.

Scissor-lift table

iglide® Z and L280 are used in this scissor-lift table mechanism, because they are low wear and can withstand the loads involved.

Locomotive steam pump

iglide® T500 plastic bushings were used on this new-design pump for steam locomotives due to their temperature and humidity resistance.

Folding bike

iglide® plastic bushings were used on this folding bike due to being maintenance-free and resistant to dirt.

Convertible top

iglide® P plastic bushings were used in the drive system of this convertible top because of their excellent wear behavior.

Aerospace industry

iglide® H plastic bushings in steel brake flaps designed to hold a jet engine in the event of brake malfunction at maximum thrust.

Helicopter parts testing

Water-proof iglide® H370 plastic bushings are used on robot test heads subject to harsh washdowns.

Forklift mechanism

iglide® G and Q plastic bushings are used in this flexible forklift mechanism designed for pallets, drums and boxes.

Roller chains

iglide® plastic bushings in rust-proof roller chains on the high seas.

Bottle filling machine

iglide® T500 is used in the bellows valve on this soda bottle filling machine.

Office chair

A special-design iglide® bushing helps this swivel office chair automatically adjust to the weight of the user.

Resuscitation equipment

Over 30 maintenance-free, lightweight iglide® plain bearings are used in this resuscitation equipment.

Industrial scooter for factories

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

Rotor head

Lightweight and maintenance-free iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used in the rotor head of this ultra-light gyrocopter.

Beverage-can emptying device

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this beverage-can emptying device, because of their low profile.

Industrial remote-controlled vehicle

An iglide® slewing ring bearing is used in this radio remote-controlled vehicle, used in the event of a chemical accident.

Prosthetic limb

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

Conveyor chain

iglide® plastic bushings were used on this special-design conveyor chain, because they are lubrication-free and low wear.

Pipe organ

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

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