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Always self-lubricating,
Always long-lasting

Plain bearings from iglide® 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  

  • Plain bearing within mountable housing unit
  • Always self-lubricating & grease free
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Can handle medium to high loads
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Sleeve bearings

Sleeve bearings  

  • Facilitates smooth linear motion between moving parts
  • Better wear rates with thinner walls
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dirt & dust
  • Learn more here


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Thrust washers

Thrust washers  

  • Keeps rotating components in place
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dirt & dust
  • Cost-effective
  • Learn more here


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Two-bolt flange bearings

Two-bolt flange bearings  

  • Stable & secure w/ support for perpendicular shafts
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Can handle medium to high loads
  • Learn more here


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Clip bearings

Clip bearings  

  • Designed for fitting shafts through sheet metal.
  • Bearings have flanges located on both ends.
  • The bearings are secured in the sheet metal plate on both sides after fitting.
  • Learn more here


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Piston rings

piston rings  

  • Easy to install
  • Cost-effective
  • More wear-resistant than PTFE-strips
  • Higher load capacity
  • Learn more here


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Custom bearings

Custom bearings  

  • 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.
  • For both small and large batch orders


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Other designs

Other designs  

  • Knife edge rollers
  • Double flange bearings
  • Multi-component bearings
  • Axial bearing
  • Disc spring
  • Learn more here


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NEW! 3D Printing Service

3D printed custom parts  

  • Powders and filaments proven to last up to 50 times longer than standard 3D-printing materials
  • Simple, fast and cost-effective, in as little as 24 hours
  • Configurators for creating CAD data and service life calculator for testing gears and plain bearings
  • Wear rates comparable to injection-molded components


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iglide® plain bearing 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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Plain bearing application examples

Exoskeleton

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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Monoski

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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iglide® Plain Bearings Resources

 

30+ years of experience & testing plain bearings guarantee predictable service life

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!

  • 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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iglide sample box  
iglide sample box

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Plain bearing test laboratory  
iglide bearings test lab

The iglide® test lab continuously tests polymer bearings for efficiency and service life.


Test laboratory for bearings

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

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Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager

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