Plastic rods (also known as bar stock) and plastic sheets make it possible to cost-effectively produce components and profiles for motion. Igus® plastic rods are suited for individual product series or prototypes. Plastic plates, hollow and round rods are made of a wide range of different iglidur® high-performance polymers. The properties of each individual material make it a specialist for certain applications, such as an especially low coefficient of friction or high temperatures, food compliant and FDA approved, chemically resistant and high load. With the expert system for plastic rod the service life for plain bearing applications can be calculated online. iglidur® plastic rods and plates are used with great success in mechanical engineering, food and packaging industry as well as in medical laboratories and cleanrooms, to name only a few applications.
Outer diameter 10 to 100mm
Flexible lengths from 100 to 1,000mm
Excellent coefficients of wear and friction
Outer diameter 110 to 150mm
Inner diameter 70 to 100mm
100 to 1000mm lengths in various materials
Plate thickness 2 to 40mm
Operation temperatures -100°C to 250°C
FDA compliance where necessary
Whether you want specifically cut-to-length sold by the metre of freely designed parts, igus® manufacture your desired product made of our tribo-tape liner.
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In a tyre soaping station, metal bearings were used up to now, which regularly led to a breakdown of the system. Now, these bearings have been replaced with plastic bearings made of igus® plastic rods. This saves costs of several thousand Euro per year.
The "IceMole" is a melting probe, with which the polar regions, glaciers and as a long-term objective extraterrestrial regions are to be explored. For storing the ice screw, a component was needed that is water- and dirt-resistant and thermally insulated. Therefore, a bearing is used that was made of iglidur® A180 plastic rod.
This prosthesis is an electrically powered finger. The joint at the base of the finger is moved directly via a gear motor, which carries along the middle joint via a flexible connection. All axes involved in this movement are mounted through plastic sockets made of the material iglidur® J. Altogether, eight bearings are integrated in one finger.