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iglidur AX500 plain bearings

Electrically discharging and extremely robust

iglidur AX500 - new food contact material in the high-temperature range

 iglidur AX500 is a further development of iglidur A500, which was able to operate continuously for a long time. What is special about AX500 is that it is a conductive material. In addition, AX500 has an even lower coefficient of wear than its predecessor. The material was specially developed for the food industry and can therefore be used in contact with food products. 

Tech up

Tech up

  • Wear-resistant, high-temperature material
  • EU10/2011 compliant
  • Electrically conductive
  • More wear-resistant than iglidur A500
  • Suitable for high operating temperatures

Cost down

Cost down

  • iglidur AX500 achieves better wear results than iglidur A500 in many applications
  • Maintenance-free properties reduce costs for lubrication and maintenance
  • More cost-effective than comparable solutions made of stainless steel



In the test, the wear of iglidur A500 and iglidur AX500 was investigated in a rotation test, p= 1 MPa, v= 0.3 m/s.

Wear test with 304 SS shaft

  • iglidur A500: 0.49μm/km
  • iglidur AX500: 0.20 μm/km
Wear test with X90 shaft
  • iglidur A500: 0.54μm/km
  • iglidur AX500: 0.18 μm/km



Dosing system with iglidur plain bearings

Thrown into the balance? Or rather, slipped?

We have developed iglidur AX500 for this purpose

How do 12 grams of wine gum actually always get into these little bags? So-called dosing systems with highly sensitive mechanisms portion thousands of them in no time. And then it continues via chutes and belts until it reaches the box.  ​

All these mechanisms and slides are subject to wear. iglidur AX500 plain bearings help to make  bearing points maintenance-free and durable.  

Our expert will explain the advantages of iglidur AX500 plain bearings

Consultation regarding iglidur AX500

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Sample box - iglidur plain bearings

iglidur improves sample box with templates and plain bearing catalogue

Learn about our materials.
The sample box contains 39 plain bearings and templates, which makes it easy to find the right material.

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