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Plain bearing application examples

Our iglidur plain bearings are problem solvers in a wide range of industries. They make sure that bearing points don't require maintenance or lubrication and that they are extremely robust. But that is not all. With our numerous self-developed iglidur materials, we also offer plain bearings for food contact, with chemical resistance or for use in high-load applications, just to name a few. Be inspired by a variety of plain-bearing applications and contact us if you have questions.

In which industries are iglidur® plain bearings used?

Industry overview Find all industries in which our motion plastics are used. We will show you typical application examples as well as plain bearing products typical for the industry.  
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What you will find on this page

Applications with risk of corrosion


 

Coulter with iglidur plain bearings

J&M Manufacturing's coulter with iglidur plain bearings

High-pressure cleaner with exoskeleton

Aufratech high-pressure cleaner with exoskeleton

Balance wheelchair with iglidur plain bearings

iglidur plain bearings allow fast, gentle stabilising support extension in the Hoss Mobility manoeuvrable wheelchair.

Shock absorber for boat seats

Comfortable sitting even in swells and at high speed

Applications with high loads


 

Trailer coupling with iglidur wear insert

Trailer coupling with iglidur wear insert

Stern gallows

igutex TX1 plain bearings are used in this A-frame

Pulley module

Enables work at a depth of 65 metres for underground railway construction.

oscillating axle

iglidur plain bearings make maintenance and lubrication superfluous.

Grab and high dump bucket

The iglidur plain bearings ensure smooth movements in highly stressed equipment for construction machinery

Heavy-duty use in cultivators

Lubrication-free iglidur plain bearings ensure maintenance-free operation in this cultivator and master heavy duty use.

Applications with food contact


 

Decapping machine

Dry-operating plastic bearings in machines for uncorking and unscrewing bottle caps

Sausage link cutting machines: Clean, resilient and maintenance-free

Clean, durable, and maintenance-free: polymer plain bearings in the food industry.

Multihead weigher with iglidur plain bearings and drylin linear technology

Plain and linear bearings from igus® in multihead weighers

Applications that require media resistance


 

Wind-assisted drive system

Electric sail with bearing technology from igus reduces fuel consumption by up to 40%

Robot for underwater inspection

The iglidur plastic bearings make bearing points of an underwater inspection robot free of corrosion and maintenance.

Lubrication-free bearings in foot pedals for agricultural machinery

Lubrication-free plastic bearings ensure smooth pedal movements despite exposure to dust and dirt.

PV cleaning robot

iglidur plain bearings provide maintenance-free and lubrication-free bearing points in the semi-automatic cleaning machine for solar surfaces TG hyLIFT.

Slurry tanker

Rugged liquid manure tank trucks are used for the economic distribution of biogas manure. In the steered pendular axles, lubricant-free polymer bearings defy all adverse conditions.

Mounted sweepers

Maintenance-free polymer plain bearings for rugged mounted sweepers

Applications in very dirty environments


 

Cultivation system for fast weeding

iglidur plain bearings are used in a cultivation system for fast weeding. They are insensitive to weather and dirt.

A hoeing machine for weeding

iglidur plain bearings ensure smooth operation in heavy-duty equipment for construction machines.

Farm loaders

The iglidur plain bearings are used in farm loaders at various locations. Thanks to their specifications, you save costs and time right from the production stage.

Production machines

A manufacturer of production machines for brushes is an example of the application areas and properties of iglidur and drylin bearing products.

Crankbrothers pedals

Plastic bearings from igus prove their mettle during the mountain bike ride through fields and meadows.

Lubrication-free polymer bearings in harvester mowers for 20 years

Lubrication-free plastic bearings replace brass bearings in harvesters made by the AGCO Feucht GmbH. They have been in reliable use for years since then.

Applications with high temperatures


 

Packaging machine

In Variopac Pro, Krones uses iglidur knife edge rollers to ensure fail-safe conveyor belts in continuous operation.

Veneering machine

Pivoting and rotating under pressure - plastic plain bearings in woodworking.

Applications with strict hygiene requirements


 

Gripper for microtitre plates in the laboratory

This simple and cost-effective handling unit for laboratories moves sample plates from A to B and consists only of a wire and an iglidur plain bearing.

Infusion pumps

Clean and maintenance-free plastic plain bearings ensure smooth movement in infusion pumps.

User report: Yogurt filling line

Due to special hygiene regulations, this bottling plant must operate free of lubricants. The solution: iglidur J plain bearings.

Applications with custom-made plain bearings


 

Trabant wheel suspension

This Trabant was retrofitted with maintenance-free iglidur plastic bearings for pivoting movements in the wheel suspension.

CLAAS combine harvesters

iglidur® plain bearings ensure self-lubricating and low-maintenance bearing points in CLAAS combine harvesters

Longer service life for beverage filling plants

Since the clamping star wheels in this filling line have been equipped with polymer bearings, the service life has almost doubled.

Applications in demanding weather conditions


 

iglidur in Tecno Sun PV system

To ensure that it functions perfectly in wind and weather, polymer plain bearings are used in this photovoltaic system.

Solar steam system

iglidur plain bearings are used for the precision bearing.

Root ball transplanter

Root ball transplanters are indispensable tools for tree nurseries and for garden and landscaping businesses.

Plain bearings in boat cranes

iglidur plain bearings defy salt water, high loads and UV radiation. Additional lubricants are unnecessary and the bearings are therefore environmentally friendly.

In which industries are iglidur plain bearings used?


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