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Sleeve bearings by igus®

igus® sleeve bearings are made from self-lubricating iglide® plastic materials which facilitate smooth, maintenance-free linear movement between moving parts within high-motion applications and often offer multiple advantages over typical metal bearings. When compared to metal bearings, iglide® plastic materials allow for better wear rates with thinner walls, helping eliminate the potential for lack of accuracy, high-friction rates, and excessive noise. Additionally, self-lubricating composite plastics play an essential role when working within settings that do not allow for contaminates, such as food, beverage, or clean-room. All iglide® materials are rigorously tested within our 41,000 sq. ft. laboratory to ensure long service life, especially within highly-corrosive or harsh environments where typical metal bearings would corrode and fail, causing unplanned downtime.

iglide G300 sleeve  
iglide G300

  • Most popular iglide® material worldwide
  • High wear resistance
  • Resistance to dust and dirt
  • Cost-effective

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iglide J sleeve  
iglide J

  • Highly wear resistance on (almost) all shafts
  • Low wear against different shaft materials
  • Low coefficients of friction in dry operation
  • Vibration-damping

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iglide G1 sleeve  
iglide G1

  • Lasts twice as long even when using high loads
  • Up to 25% less wear using low loads
  • Long-term service temperature up to +350°F
  • Pressfit up to +250°F (iglide® G300: up to +170°F)
  • Moisture absorption reduced by 50%

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iglide R sleeve  
iglide R

  • Low-cost material, low wear
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Low coefficients of friction in dry operation
  • Cost-effective

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iglide Z sleeve  
iglide Z

  • Resistant to wear and impact even at high loads and temperatures
  • Excellent wear resistance especially with high loads
  • High thermal resistance
  • Extremely long service life under extreme conditions

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iglide A181 sleeve  
iglide A181

  • The universal bearing for contact with food
  • Compliant with EC directive 10/2011 EC
  • FDA-compliant
  • Universal use

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Explore sleeve bearing tools and sample boxes:

iglide service life calculator  
iglide® bearing service life calculator

Simply enter your requirements such as design, load, speed, shaft material and housing, to configure the estimated service life.

Use the service life calculator

iglide product finder  
iglide® Material Selector

Simply enter your requirements and find the most appropariate bearing for your application.

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iglide sample box  
iglide sample box

Test dozens of our bearings for yourself by requesting a free sample box below!

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Sleeve bearings application examples

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


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Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm