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iglide® plastic plain bearings

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Plastic plain bearings extend service life & reduce costs by up to 40%

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.

Flange bearings

Flange bearings  

Sleeve bearings

Sleeve bearings  

Thrust washers

Thrust washers  

flange bearings

Two-bolt flange bearings  

Clip bearings

Clip bearings  

Piston rings

piston rings  

Custom bearings

Custom bearings  

Other designs

Other designs  

iglide® service life calculator

service life calculator  

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.

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Custom Bearings

In addition to our standard plastic plain bearings, custom bearings are produced daily at igus®. We will manufacture the exact plastic bearing you need at a low cost. Our experts can help you choose the best high-performance plastic material to meet your requirements and the most efficient manufacturing method.

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Bearing application examples


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.  

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A Pennsylvania business that designs and manufactures outdoor equipment for physically challenged individuals and athletes used iglide® bearings to develop a better monoski.

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Bottle filling

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.

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30+ years of experience and testing guarantee predictable service life

iglide® plain bearings are manufatured 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!

  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
  • Good edge-load resistance
  • Wear-resistant in dusty and dirty environments

  • Savings potential up to 40%
  • No minimum order cost or quantity 
  • Shipped from stock in as little as 24 hours
  • Service life can be calculated online

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


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