With DIN EN 45545, the new material iglide® RW250 meets the strict fire protection requirements of railway technology. In addition, the material formulation has been optimized for complete wear resistance and offers excellent running properties in many applications.
The highest safety requirements apply to public transport vehicles in local and long-distance traffic. One of them is the fire protection standard DIN EN 45545 for rail vehicles.
Plain bearings, which are used in the numerous mechanisms for seats, levers, flaps and doors, must meet these requirements in order to avoid endangering passengers if the occasion arises.
These - quite legitimate - strict specifications pose great challenges for materials development in bearing technology. In addition to the plain bearing material iglide® RW370 already established in the industry, we have developed an even more cost-effective and wear-resistant material in the medium load range called iglide® RW250 .