igubal® spherical bearings are maintenance-free, self-aligning bearing elements manufactured completely from polymer. Depending on the choice of material, use at temperatures of up to +200°C is possible. Over and above this, the entire igubal® joint system is insensitive to dust and dirt and resistant to corrosion. Thanks to its lubrication-free properties, there are no obstacles to use in liquid media. The igubal® expert will guide you through the few steps necessary to calculate the service life of spherical bearings online.
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Following successful testing, this manufacturer is using polymer bearings in all their equipment.
igubal® is the igus® range of spherical bearings including rod ends, clevis joints and pillow block bearings.
There is a range of materials that the igubal® range can be made of so it depends on the application. The standard housing is igumid G and the balls tend to be iglidur® J or W300. However there are a large range of materials available.
This depends on the application however, they have a high tensile strength and can take on high radial loads.