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Self-Aligning Bearings from igus® Reduce Costs by 40% & Weight by 80%

Self-lubricating, corrosion-resistant & maintenance-free plastics for industrial equipment

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.


  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Extremely cost-effective and lightweight
  • Dirt and dust resistant, vibration-damping
  • Corrosion-resistant, can be used in liquid
  • Inner rings set in housings with very little clearance
  • Resistant to temperatures up to 392°F
  • 24-48 hour delivery, no minimum order quantity

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Rod ends

Rod ends

  • Vibration dampening and corrosion resistant
  • Dimensional series K & E according to DIN ISO 12240
  • High Temperature, Chemical Resistant and Food Contact Options Available
​​​​​​​Learn more about rod ends

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Two and four bolt flange bearings

Bolt flange bearings

  • Easy Installation should be added
  • High Load Capacity options
  • Food Contact and High Temperature Versions Available
  • High rigidity and durability, very lightweight
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Pillow blocks

Pillow block bearing

  • Split housing options for easy installation and removal
  • Large shaft diameter options
  • Metal housing with JEM spherical inserts
  • Maintenance-free dry operation, self-lubricating
​​​​​​​Learn more about pillow blocks

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Clevis joints

Clevis joints

  • High tensile strength, very lightweight
  • Vibration and noise damping
  • Can be used with dimensional series E rod ends
  • Left or right-hand thread
​​​​​​​Learn more about clevis joints

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Spherical bearings

Spherical bearings

  • Easy handling and very cost-effective
  • Chemical resistant, lightweight and robust
  • Also available as double joints
  • Temperature-resistant up to 392 °F
​​​​​​​Learn more about spherical bearings

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Spherical balls

Spherical balls

  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • Corrosion-resistant, very lightweight
  • High compressive strength and elasticity
  • Spherical balls for metal housings
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igubal® service life calculator

igubal service life calculator

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.

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For further questions or product information, please contact:

Preston Souza

Dry-tech Product Specialist


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