Lower costs and raise service life by eliminating lubrication and lowering maintenance works, everything delivered from stock immediately - that is the core idea iglidur® polymers are tested in abrasion, friction and other material properties. They built the technological core of the igus® products. Polymer plain bushings from igus® signifies the step from the plastic bushing to the proven and tested, and thereby calculable and quickly available, machine element.
You will find more accurate details about the suitability and service life of iglidur® materials in the iglidur® expert system.
We categorized the materials into application groupings in order to simplify the introduction to the world of iglidur® materials and to provide an initial orientation. The respective group assignment points to the outstanding properties of an iglidur® material. However, this can frequently not be done without overlap, since a material is generally characterised by several core properties. For example, the material iglidur® A500 is assigned to the application grouping of FDA compliant materials. At the same time this material also also rated for a long-term service temperature of 250°C.
The substances contained in all iglidur® materials comply with the requirements of Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2).
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16 standard materials for (almost) any area of use – from the food to the automotive industries – find, calculate and order the best bearing.
At least 113 dimensions in each material for shaft diameters of up to 50 mm
DIN ISO 3547 compliant (with the exception of iglidur® M250)
You can use one of the five standards - iglidur® G, W300, J, X, and M250 - for almost all applications with non-lubricated, dry-running bushings. Together they cover a huge range from extremely dirt-accumulating applications (iglidur® M250) up to ambient conditions that include contact with chemicals and 250°C (iglidur® X). iglidur® G is the best decathlete that is a cut above the average in almost all disciplines. In total there are more than 2000 dimensions immediately available from stock. For all those who want to find a suitable bearing with little effort, for the "casual buyer" and for all those who place value on the greatest possible variety of dimensions from a quantity of 1 piece.
This group summarizes iglidur® materials that have virtually universal use under normal conditions (temperature, media, etc.). These include iglidur® GLW and iglidur® J4 as low-cost solutions for mass production.
iglidur® P and iglidur® K have similar potential to iglidur® G in conjunction with markedly reduced moisture absorption, which is a benefit in damp environments.
Of course, each iglidur® plain bearing is optimized for wear, but the materials in this group, such as the standards iglidur® J and iglidur® W300, are characterized by particularly low wear rates, resulting in long service life. In addition to their absolute service life and price level, these materials are differentiated, among other characteristics, by their potential temperature and load ranges, as well as their use in combination with special shaft materials.
Here, you will find high temperature specialists for long-term service temperatures up to 250°C (exception: iglidur® V400 at 200°C). iglidur® X6 can now surpass the standard solution iglidur® X in these regards in many rotating and pivoting applications. iglidur® Z has for some time now established itself as the standard with extremely low wear rates under high load and/or temperatures. iglidur® V400 has shown to be a problem solver for many special applications and iglidur® UW500 is the specialist for hot liquids.
Being almost on a par with the aforementioned group with respect to temperatures, the "iglidur® H family" has proven itself with its high resistance to media and a broad range of uses for wet applications. iglidur® H370 is the specialist for underwater applications, iglidur® H2 the media-resistant, low cost solution for mass production with low operational performance and iglidur® H1 the endurance runner in this group.
The iglidur® is at home where it should not be lubricated and the highest hygiene is required. Where would this be more true than in the food processing industry? This group is comprised of FDA compliant materials for the most varied application conditions with regards to moisture and temperature, and with iglidur® T220, the group even includes a material for the tobacco industry.
The iglidur® specialists for high loads, high wear resistance combines with the ability to withstand high (static) loads, shock and edge loads. As part of these properties, they all come with their own particular strengths. High loads mean radial surface pressures from 30 to far beyond 100 MPa (100 MPa corresponds to 1000 kg on a bushing of 10 mm x 10 mm).
This group is a collection of iglidur® materials for highly specialized applications. Anyone who has been unable to find a suitable bearing will find what they need here. Electrical conductivity, free from PTFE and silicone or fast rotation under water: One iglidur® material for all requirements.
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