"iglidur® on Tour": Around the world with 56 plastic plain bearings made by igus®

As part of the 30 year iglidur® anniversary, we are equipping a compact car with plastic body with iglidur® plain bearing components and sending it on a world tour.
With this action, igus® demonstrates not only the diverse application of its polymer plain bearings worldwide, but also the performance capability of iglidur®. The history of iglidur® plain bearings outlines 30 years of plastics technology – from simple plastic bushings to high-tech machinery components.
 
Accompany our converted compact car on its travels in the "iglidur® on tour" blog!

Presenting: Sascha, driver and adventurer

 
Further information

Where are iglidur® plain bearings located in the compact car... and why?

Advantages of tribo-plastics – outlook for the automobile industry

Weight (7x lighter than metals)

Low-priced

Customised shape

 

Seat systems – lock mechanism / adjustment lever

iglidur® J replaces lubricated plastic bushing

Noise-free operation

Simple and captive assembly

Low bearing clearance due to tolerance compensation for KTL painting

Tolerance compensation for KTL painting

Runs on simple cold extrusion parts/pipes

Lubrication-free

 

Convertible top – kinematics and lock

iglidur® G replaces lubricated, fibreglass-filled PA6 polyamide bearings and metallic plain bearings

Resistant to corrosion

Also runs on cold extruded parts

Low bearing clearance due to tolerance compensation for KTL painting

Simple and captive assembly

High compressive strength

Lubrication-free

 

Parking brake – parking brake handle

iglidur® G replaces lubricated steel-steel bearings

No rattling

Noise-free operation

Easy installation

Lubrication-free

 

Pedal mechanism – brake pedal

iglidur® G replaces lubricated, fibreglass-filled PA6 polyamide bearings

Rattle-free

Noise dampening

Tolerance compensation due to radial camber

Lubrication-free

 

Gear selector – gear selector handle

iglidur® P210 replaces lubricated plastic and steel bushings

Also runs against fibre-reinforced plastics

Low bearing play

Pleasant haptics

Lubrication-free

 

Window crank

iglidur® J replaces lubricated POM plastic bearings

Lubrication-free

Good wear resistance

Noise-free operation

Easy installation

Lubrication-free

 

Wiper mechanism

iglidur® J260 replaces lubricated brass and PA66 plastic bearings

Resistant to corrosion

Insensitive to dirt

Media-resistant

High alternate bending strength

Superior price/performance ratio

Lubrication-free

 

Throttle valve

iglidur® X6 replaces PTFE coated, rolled aluminium bushing

Plastic shafts possible

Media-resistant

No contact corrosion

Low-priced

 

Alternator – belt tensioner pulley

iglidur® G replaces metallic rolled plain bearings

Vibration-damping

Resistant to corrosion

Wear-resistance at high frequency pivot motions

A compact car is going on a grand tour

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Statement by Markus Feth, Head of Sector Management – Automobile Industry Bearing Technology at igus®, in response to the question: what bearings are coming along for the trip around the world? (from developmentscout.com) (German)