xiros® plastic ball bearings require no lubrication, are corrosion resistant and operate quietly. These attributes makes them a cost-effective alternative to ball bearings. The key elements of the all-plastic components enable these products to be lightweight, chemical resistant and non-magnetic. This allows them to be used safely in the medical industry or food processing environments. The xiros® plastic ball bearings material consists of a blend of base plastics, solid lubricants, fibers and filaments and these are complimented with glass, plastic or stainless steel balls.
Ball bearings belong to the family of rolling bearings. Moving between an inner ring and an outer ring, rolling bodies reduce rotational friction and absorb radial and axial loads. Because the balls roll, they have a much smaller coefficient of friction than two flat surfaces that slide against each other. Due to the smaller contact surface between balls and rings, the ball bearings tend to have a lower load capacity for their size than other kinds of rolling bearings.
Xiros® plastic ball bearings are lubrication and maintenance-free. They are lightweight, corrosion resistant and have a high media resistance.
There are lots of applications and industries that xiros® ball bearings are used, labelling machines, food and packaging and conveyors.
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igus is one of just a few manufacturers worldwide who produce ball bearing rings in injection moulding. This offers users the following advantages:
With the xiros® service life calculator you can determine in a few steps a xiros® ball bearing suitable for your application and calculate its expected service life. You will be able to see: