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xiros® plastic ball bearings

xiros® plastic ball bearings require no lubrication, are corrosion resistant and operate quietly. These attributes makes them a cost-effective alternative to traditional metal 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. 
Key benefits:
  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Highly corrosion-resistant 
  • Options for extreme temperatures
  • FDA-compliant
  • Lightweight – 60% lighter than metal
  • No minimum order quantity

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Our xiros® plastic ball bearings

Deep groove ball bearings

deep groove ball bearing
  • Available in a variety of different plastic materials
  • Different ball bearing and cage options
  • Available wiin a variety of sizes
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Fixed flange ball bearings

fixed flange ball bearing
  • FDA-compliant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Low moisture absorption
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Pillow block ball bearings

pillow block ball bearings
  • Pivoting or fixed
  • FDA-compliant
  • Available with glass balls or stainless steel balls
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Thrust ball bearings

thrust ball bearing
  • Chemical resistant
  • Low moisure absorption
  • Various sizes and materials available
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Slewing ring ball bearings

slewing ring ball bearings
  • For high axial loads, water resistant
  • Available with stainless steel balls/glass balls
  • Suitable for applications in the food industry
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Ball transfer units

ball transfer units
  • Low friction
  • Wear-resistant in dusty and dirty environments
  • Electrostatically dissipative option
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The rust-proof alternative to metal ball bearings

xiros® plastic ball bearings according to DIN 625 require no lubrication, are corrosion-free (when using glass or plastic balls) and operate extremely quietly. This makes them a cost-effective alternative to metallic ball bearings. Made from a mixture of tribopolymers, the iglidur® material plastic components are light, resistant to chemicals and non-magnetic. This ensures safe use in medicine, packaging, food processing, drive technology and many other industries. Whereas the plastic of our xiros® ball bearings consists of a mixture of basic plastics, solid lubricants, fibres and filaments, the balls are typically made of glass, plastic or stainless steel. The balls are housed in a cage, which can consist of our own xirodur B180 material, polyamide (PA), polypropylene (PP) or polyether ether ketone (PEEK).

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Download the xiros® catalogue

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xiros® service life calculator

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:
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Frequently asked questions about xiros® plastic ball bearings.

What are ball bearings?

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.

What advantages do the xiros® plastic ball bearings have over other ball bearings? 

Xiros® plastic ball bearings are lubrication and maintenance-free. They are lightweight, corrosion resistant and have a high media resistance.

Where are xiros® plastic ball bearings used?

There are lots of applications and industries that xiros® ball bearings are used, labelling machines, food and packaging and conveyors. 

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