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movie seats

Plastic bearings for sim racing seat & movie seats

The company replaced expensive D-BOX Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of sophisticated motion systems for the entertainment industry, uses iglide® plastic bushings and igubal® pillow block bearings in its home theater, PTFE-lined bearings, which had a short lifespan and produced excessive noise during operation.

Pitch, roll and heave

The seats use three types of intelligent movement – subtle pitch, roll and heave – to move the occupant gently forwards and backwards, from side to side, and up and down. That, combined with encoded vibrations, means the bushings have to be robust and able to withstand heavy loads. The latter is particularly important, as the seat carries people of all ages and sizes. iglide® L280 plastic bushings are used in the seats’ actuator because they are easy to install, have a long service life and can be purchased directly from stock. igubal® pillow block bearings enable the seats to pivot and compensate for misalignment. Both types of bearings are maintenance free, vibration dampening and wear resistant.

These features have created a number of production benefits for D-BOX and its customers, including shorter manufacturing processes, enhanced performance and reduced maintenance requirements.
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igubal® pillow block bearings

igubal pillow block bearing
  • Up to 40% more cost-effective and up to 80% lighter than its metal counterparts
  • Highly rigid and durable even in harsh environments
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iglide® L280

iglide L280 sleeve bearing
  • Specially made for fast rotating applications
  • Long service life
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Extremely high wear resistance
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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH

igus inc headquarters is located at 257 Ferris Ave, Rumford, RI 02916. igus enjoyneering center is located at 2055 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302