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Wear comparison of lead screw drives
material iglidur® J with POM PTFE and PA PTFE

In the igus® laboratory the wear of different lead screw drives was compared and measured after 100,000 cycles.

The wear comparison was carried out under the following test parameters:

Load: 200 N

Rotation speed: 100 rpm

Stroke lengths: 140 mm

Experimental temperature: ~23°C

PA+PTFE on stainless steel, POM+PTFEon stainless steel, iglidur® J on stainless steel

Thread pitch: DS10x25, 3/8“-1“

Wear comparison of lead screw drives  
Wear comparison of lead screw drives  


The wear properties of all tested materials are different. The wear of iglidur® J is significantly better than those of competitors A and B. With a wear of 1.7 µm, iglidur® J has 61% and 33% less wear than the other tested materials.

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With the help of the drylin® lead screw system expert, you can quickly and easily find the most suitable solution consisting of lead screw and lead screw nut and will be provided with an estimate of the expected service life.

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Quickly and easily configure lead screws and machined ends - from the idea to the technical drawing in seconds.

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