For more than 30 years, RoHS-compliant iglide® plastic plain bearings have offered a technical and economic advantage over all types of metal plain bearings. iglide® bearings are self-lubricating, maintenance-free, chemical resistant, universally applicable and reduce costs by up to 40 percent. They can withstand extreme temperatures and are suitable for special machine construction, underwater applications, and the food and tobacco industries. iglide® bearings are available in a wide range of standard catalog options, and customization is possible from quantities of one.
Upgrade your current bearings and bushings by switching to igus®. By switching to iglide® bearings, customers can increase their technology and reduce their costs by up to 90%. In addtion to these benefits, igus® products offer fast shipping times within 24hrs, online service-life calculators and tools for nearly all product lines, and tested reliability.
igus® extensively tests its bearing materials and compiles that data into an online database called the iglide® Expert System to help you choose the best product. Just enter your requirements, including design, load, speed, shaft material and housing, and instantly see how many hours each suitable material could last inside your application.
iglide® plain bearings are manufactured from innovative high-performance plastics for a wide range of applications. In the igus® test laboratory, all iglide® plastics are tested intensively for coefficients of wear and friction. 10,000 tests per year provide the database for the online service life calculator. In just four simple steps, the iglide® expert system registers your specific requirements and then provides you with a comprehensive suitability and service life analysis of all iglide® materials. The predictable service life offers high planning reliability to help you save on cost. Try the tool here!
iglide® bearings were used to create a lightweight, maintenance-free, labor-saving device meant to support manufacturing workers. The exoskeleton is designed like a backpack with an adjustable frame and straps.
A Pennsylvania business that designs and manufactures outdoor equipment for physically challenged individuals and athletes used iglide® bearings to develop a better monoski.
When German beverage manufacturer Krones AG decided to refine the design of their bottle filling machine, the company chose self-lubricating iglide® bearings. The bearings met all hygienic guidelines and saved the company money.