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iglidur plain bearing

MACHINE TOOLS Plain Bearings

Jul 30, 2019

igus has introduced the lubrication-free iglidur plain bearings that are made of high-performance plastics and ensures clean air in aircraft and buildings.

igus recently launched the lubrication-free iglidur plain bearings that are made of high-performance plastics and ensures clean air in aircraft and buildings. As it is important to use the microbe-resistant components along with the right ventilation technology, which prevents the annoyance and health hazards of microbes, the company has developed high-performance plastics. To avoid the development of microbes in ventilation systems, designers rely on machine elements that are resistant to microbes.

In a laboratory test, seven iglidur materials were tested for the effect of microorganisms in accordance with DIN EN ISA 846 method A. This test examined the resistance of the materials to fungi and bacteria because plastics can be used by microorganisms as a source of food and can be changed by the metabolic products of the bacteria. For the test, the plain bearings were stored in a special culture In a laboratory test, seven iglidur materials were tested for the effect of microorganisms in accordance with DIN EN ISA 846 method A. This test examined the resistance of the materials to fungi and bacteria because plastics can be used by microorganisms as a source of food and can be changed by the metabolic products of the bacteria. For the test, the plain bearings were stored in a special culture In a laboratory test, seven iglidur materials were tested for the effect of microorganisms in accordance with DIN EN ISA 846 method A. This test examined the resistance of the materials to fungi and bacteria because plastics can be used by microorganisms as a source of food and can be changed by the metabolic products of the bacteria. For the test, the plain bearings were stored in a special culture

These microbes-resistant, lubrication-free and maintenance-free plain bearings are used in aircraft seat and arm adjustments and for the storage of onboard kitchen equipment and luggage lockers. In building technology, plain bearings made of iglidur materials can be found, for example, in ventilators and in air damper regulators, which also benefit from the corrosion-free nature of the plastic bearings. Also, the plain bearings display their insensitivity to dirt. These polymer bearings are easy to clean and resistant to temperature, media and chemicals. Another advantage is that the service life of iglidur bearings can be easily determined online with the service life calculator.

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