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xiros® test laboratory and current test results


In the dry-tech® test laboratory, the lubrication-free xiros® ball bearings are thoroughly tested. We carry out tests on a 250 m² facility in order to continuously develop our own products and to assess customer applications better. The goal is to offer the perfect products for every application. We would be happy to test your specific application.


Key facts at a glance

250 m² test laboratory (xiros® approx. 25 m²)

8 test rigs

Up to 210 ball bearing running in parallel

Around 400 different experiments per year

Tests with a maximum speed of up to 2500 revolutions per minute and a maximum load of 150 Newton possible

Ongoing extensions to the test stands in the laboratory make it possible to determine more than one test factor to allow a much more precise statement on service life.

xiros® test laboratory, ball bearings undergoing testing  

What else is tested in the test laboratory?

In the igus® test laboratory not only drylin® linear plain bearings, axes and lead screw system are examined. But also iglidur® plain bearings, e-chains®, chainflex® cable and robolink® components are put to the acid test.