iglidur AC500 is a further development of the A500 material, which is detectable and has an optimised service life. Plain bearings made of AC500 have been certified for use in direct contact with food. They exhibit an exceptionally good chemical resistance and are suitable for heavy-duty use in machinery for the food industry. The use of cleaning agents where AC500 plain bearings are in use is therefore not a problem.
In the test, the wear of iglidur A500 and iglidur AC500 was investigated in a rotation test, p= 1MPa, v= 0.3m/s.
Wear test with 304 SS shaft
AC500 was developed for the food and beverage industry. It can be exposed to high temperatures and is also extremely resistant to chemicals. Disinfection and sterilisation of a machine is therefore not a problem for the AC500 plain bearings. At the same time, the plain bearings offer the very best performance with a low coefficient of friction and wear. Its blue colour also makes the material easily detectable in use. AC500 plain bearings are ideal, e.g. for use in bottling plants.
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