Are the properties of iglidur® plain bearings negatively influenced when continuously immersed in flowing water? In order to answer this question the igus® lab exposed six iglidur®underwater specialists to 688,000 litres of waterflow. The subsequent coeffiction of friction test showed no significant differences between new bearings and those that were used in the "wash-out" test.
coeffiction of friction test parameters:
Load: 0,7 MPa
Speed: 0,15 m/s
Bearing types: iglidur® A180, H4, H370, UW, UW500, X
Result:the performed water exposure resulted in no discernable changes of the plain bearings.