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Form- Fill- and Closing Machines

Typical materials and products

To find in applications like:

Tool guide system

Filling process

Film welding unit

Guides for the deep drawing process


Forming, filling and sealing machines

1. Bottom web feeder
2. Forming station / deep-drawing process
3. Infeed section
4. Top web infeed / labeling
5. Sealing unit
6. Cutting station (crosswise / lengthwise)

1.Lower film draft


No lubricants at the products


Wear-resistant solution in spite of cleaning process

Dirt accumulation

2. Preheating and molding station


Fastest demounting of bearing

Cost advantage

Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide possible

Dirt accumulation possible

3. Cup filling unit


Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide

Recirculating ball bearing is no alternative (cleaning)

Cost saving

Combination with soft

stainless steels possible


Wear-resistant solution in spite of cleaning process

4. Inline labelling machine


No washing-out of the lubrication

No corrosion of the ball (soft stainless steel ball instead of hardened ball)

Lower adhesion factor, than bush bearing

Resistant against chemicals

5. Sealing unit


Cost advantage

Easy to install through split bearing housing

No rinsing of the recirculating ball bearings

Good corrosion-resistance

6. Cutting station (crosswise/lengthwise)


Vibrations during punching have no influence on the shaft

For this reason: No shake down of the shaft

Cost saving

Combination with soft stainless steel shafts


No impact from dirt accumulation through punching waste

Application example

Tribo-optimised polymer bearings for thermoforming packaging machinery

Thermo-forming packaging machinery

Residual-film winder

Linear lifting component of the residual-film winder, combining a drylin® hard-anodised precision shaft made of aluminium (AWMP) and iglidur® J bearings.

Height adjustment

Height adjustment of the discharge conveyor achieved with iglidur® J bearings.

Knee lever lifting system

Standardised knee lever lifting system in the sealing station. Vertical guide for top hub (iglidur® J bearings), iglidur® Z knee lever bearings, main guiding columns (drylin® JUM-02-45 liner).

Knee lever

Standardised linear lift system - Forming station. Knee lever with iglidur® Z, main guiding columns with drylin® JUM-02-45 linear liners.

Guard door bearings

Maintenance-free iglidur® A180 bearings (FDA-compliant) as standardised bearings for guard doors.

Disc brake

iglidur® A180 maintenance-free bearings (FDA-compliant) as bearings for the disc brake of the bottom film mandrel

Ink jet printer

Energy supply of the XY-unit of the ink jet printer for printing the packaging date on the label with igus® e-chain® easychain®.

Application examples of our customers

Packaging machines

The iglidur® G plain bearings distinguish themselves by their wear resistance and the suitability for real dry operation in this packaging machine for polishing cloth.

Filling and sealing machine

Besides the high chemical resistance, the iglidur® J plain bearings offer a maintenance-free dry operation in this application.

Forming, filling and sealing machine

drylin® high temperature bearings are used in the tool guide system of this forming, filling and sealing machine.

Packaging unit for profiles

Downtimes to zero

Automatic cup supply system for cup filling line

No lubricants in food sector

Horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines

On these horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines, the total freedom from maintenance over the machines' entire life cycle was particularly important for the customer.


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