Tribo-tape is an iglidur® high-performance tribologically designed plastic tape which is ideal for lining surfaces and shapes, as well as for transport optimisation, for machine beds, and as edge protection, etc. This reduces noise and creates a smooth sliding motion without reducing co-efficient of friction.
The tribo-tape comes in various materials and widths as standard. These range from 20mm wide up to 500mm wide and come in thicknesses of 0.5mm to 1mm wither as self-adhesive or non-self-adhesive backed.
Being easy to cut to shape – possible with a pair of scissors –allows for endless possibilities of use, for example in medical equipment, food industry machinery, furniture manufacturing or in machine tool making.
Surface coatings - wear resistant and sliding
Coating “powder coating” is the new surface coating solution that igus® now offers in a tribologically optimized polymer powder form. The coating can be applied to metallic surfaces to create a low wear sliding surface with all the properties of iglidur® materials. This new method creates possibilities for new shaft/bearing combinations.
Mulberry acquired a brand-new set of Morgan leaf suspension and dismantled them. The individual leaves were carefully deburred on the sliding surface and polished. Afterwards, the tribo-tape was cut into shape and attached to each leaf. Finally, the elements were reassembled.
This production machine is used in the pharmaceutical industry. Small glass bottles are automatically moved to a collection container. The developers use a drylin® spindle linear table from igus® for the ejection mechanism. The ejection box is also lined with the innovative iglidur® Tribo-Tape. This guarantees even sliding of the bottles and avoids glass breakage.
The manufacturer makes the coin slides required himself using a 3D printer. To ensure the coins get smoothly to where they belong, the slides were lined with innovative iglidur® Tribo-Tape.