igubal® self-aligning bearings are designed with our highly-engineered composite plastic materials that consist of base polymers for wear resistance, reinforcing fibers for high forces, and solid lubricants for smooth, maintenance-free operation. They are resistant to dirt, dust and corrosion, making them suitable for use in liquids and dirty environments. They can also withstand shock, impact and edge loads. igubal® self algning bearings are also 80% lighter than steel and much quieter than metal bearings. By switching to plastic, you can reduce your overall bearing costs by 40% without sacrificing quality and calculate igubal’s® expected service life before it’s installed inside your machine.
igus® extensively tests its bearing materials and compiles that data into an online database called the igubal® 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.