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News from the xiros® test laboratory

New xirodur® cages from igus®

What makes iglidur cage materials attractive?

High speeds lead to high ball centrifugal forces in the bearing. This accelerates the balls outwards. The cage material requires a certain stability, since the cage pockets would otherwise expand, giving the balls more clearance and freedom of movement. Since the balls can no longer maintain the correct position, there is more wear and the bearing fails faster. We use reinforcement materials to increase cage material stability, and there is sliding friction between the balls and the cage. Solid lubricants improve sliding performance. That is why we use iglidur® materials for cages. They contain additives that improve stability and sliding properties (see proof).

Tech up

Tech up

  • Up to 21 times the service life of the previous endurance runner, xirodur B180

Cost down

Cost down

  • Lower maintenance costs thanks to a longer service life

Recycling

Sustainability

  • No lubrication necessary, so no environmental pollution
  • Our sustainability website


The effect of cage materials on ball bearing wear

The cage tests used stainless steel balls.

xirodur® material in testing

  • Picture on the left: unreinforced material, before test
  • Picture on the right: unreinforced material, after test
Parameters: 25N, 2,000rpm, operating time 7 days

iglidur® G material in testing

  • Picture on the left: reinforced iglidur® material, before test
  • Picture on the right: reinforced iglidur® material, after test
Parameters: 25N, 2,000rpm, operating time 7 days



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