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igubal® bearing elements can be used without problems even in harsh environments and are maintenance-free. They are corrosion-resistant in humid environments. The operating temperature is from -30°C to +80°C. Seals are not necessary, even in extremely contaminated conditions. This is true for fine dust as well as coarse dirt.
Every year, igus® engineers develop more than 100 new plastic compounds and conduct more than 3500 tests on maintenance-free plain bearings every year, and thus over the years has established a large database of polymers' tribological properties.
Despite high installation costs, the solution with ball bearings and shrink tubing never achieved a proper sealing. The problem could be solved thanks to igubal® flange bearings.
In this case, the use of igus® products is not only advantageous from a technical, but also from a financial point of view when compared to competitive products.
Only extensive earthbound testing can demonstrate the suitability of components for space applications.
As part of a study project, igubal® variable double spherical bearings were used in a robot with parallel kinematics due to the individual pitch sizes in small quantities.
Lubrication- and maintenance-free plastic bearings provide the required functional reliability in electric wheelchairs.
Maintenance-free igubal® pedestal bearings are used in theatre seats; they are noiseless and operate reliably even at high loads.
This gripper picks up freshly baked goods from a conveyer belt and packs them in baskets.
When the design was revised, the metal pivoting bearings used so far were replaced by igubal® KGLM pivoting bearings.
Four igubal® pivoting bearings from igus® were tested for the floating axle through the drive, and found to be suitable after several months of tests.
The use of an igubal® EFSM flange bearing has allowed the development of a maintenance-free and silent seat mechanism element.
With this system, for example, terraces can be roofed flexibly. The roof is even waterproof in the closed state.
This machine cleans and sorts all types of grain. First the grain is separated from other material by an air current.
Since temperatures of several hundred degrees Celsius occur here, the pilot must wear fire and heat-resistant clothing. The bearings used also have to withstand the high temperatures and pressures.
This adjustable camera tripod is usually used for cameras that have their centre of gravity well beyond the bearing axis.
To achieve the best flying conditions, all components must be lightweight and at the same time as durable as possible.
This robotic vehicle is designed for a very special environment: it will one day be driving on Mars.
This pagepulltester is a high-precision measuring instrument for the bookbinding industry.
This joint is a new development to be used in prostheses. iglidur® J plain bearings and igubal® spherical bearings are installed in it.
The prototype of the „Sunseeker Duo“ solar plane is the world‘s first solar-powered two-seater.
The screwconveyer of the gritting unit has to be mounted movable in order to compensate axial offset and dynamic movements in the screw.
the armrests of this chair are adjustable, to accommodate the needs of the individual user.
Since the tank is filled with salt water, the components used may not be susceptible to corrosion.
igubal® spherical bearings of the dimensional series E by their maintenance-free feature and the omission of lubricants prevent any failure through the sticking together of textile fibers.
Lubrication-free tribopolymers in extreme application - Packaging unit for profiles.
In outdoor use, the igubal® rod end bearings perform their task absolutely free of maintenance.
igubal® spherical bearings as insulating components in current consumers of the subway.
Abrasion, corrosion, high service life, resistance against cleaners were criteria for an application in the food sector.
With his small robot, Jonas Thees took part in the 2006 RoboCup in Bremen. The 14-year-old won the Junior World Championship title in the Rescue Robot section for his design.
The used clevis joints and rod end bearings are corrosion-free and usable in liquid media.
Can be handled alone
The bearings reliably transmit the high radial centering forces with low friction and free of stick-slip and minimize the arm system's friction through their integrated start-up.
The challenge: The operating temperature is maximum 140°C and the applied material must be resistant to all cleaning agents used in the beverages industry.
The objective was to keep the weight of the climbing robot as low as possible, so that it can move with suction cups on smooth surfaces like window panes.
Polymer bearings in electric cars for children: Top quality was achieved.
iglidur® G is the problem solver in this rotor head The rotor blades rotate about 400 times per minute and thereby execute oscillating motion with maximum 30°.
Locking mechanism of a banknote processing machine: The double joint enables all necessary degrees of freedom and also absorbs the tensile strength.
Requirements for the design were stiffness, low-priced relocation and dirt resistance.
The igubal® ball heads are particularly well-suited for this requirement. They do not indicate any notable clearance even after about 15 million operation cycles.
A novel external load system for helicopters required a low weight, high reliability with simultaneous weather resistance and freedom from maintenance.
Ball bearing assemblies are very precarious due to the lubricant particularly under water. Stainless steel guidances cannot be considered due to the high costs. Plastic is used also for hygienic reasons.
Application of polymer plain bearings in bagging machines for caustic soda.
Plain, spherical and linear bearings made of plastic help to improve mobility and the quality of life
Application of a high-value spindle lift table with steep-threaded spindle, linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings.
The aim of the concept is to demonstrate to the students how to handle a programmable logic controller (abbreviation: PLC) in an attractive way.
The eraser robot of the Hans Böckler-Schule at the Berufskolleg Münster combines technology with cultural history.
Maintenance-free plastic bearing defy all outer influences and provides for the required service life.
The unusual design for a recumbent bicycle has got what it takes: cordless screwdrivers are used here to drive it.
Wind, sand and sun: Plastic plain bearing for solar technology
New solutions for fitness equipment save production costs and assembly times.
Quick, straight, precise: this is how the requirements in sheet metal machining can be summarized. Sophisticated straightening technology makes all this possible.
On these horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines, the total freedom from maintenance over the machines' entire life cycle was particularly important for the customer.