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Igus has introduced a range of bearing products that are blue in colour for easier detection in the food and drinks industry.

Manufactured completely from tribo-optimised plastic, the Iglidur A350 polymer plain bearing material is FDA approved (Food and Drug Administration US) and the Igubal polymer material can also be recognised by metal detectors.

According to Matt Aldridge of Igus UK: ‘Blue-coloured products have become the de facto standard — blue-coloured items, ranging from plasters to hair nets, are now widely used in food preparation areas and large-scale mass produced food lines, to help prevent the contamination of food [which is illegal under the Food Safety Act 1990].

Igus claims the bearings’ blue polymer material is suited to applications in the food, packaging and bottle-filling industries that undergo regular steam and chemical cleaning processes.

Additional benefits

Iglidur A350 polymer plain bearings

  • Handles long-term temperature exposure up to 180ºC
  • Resists a variety of chemicals and other liquid media
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Lubrication and maintenance free

Igubal detectable plastic bearings

  • Suitable for use at temperature from -30 to 80ºC
  • Corrosion resistant

Igus

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Energy chains are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimise downtime and protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. The broad range incorporates more than 30,000 innovative, low-cost products. From the smallest ‘micro’ chain to the largest chain in the world, the E4.350, Igus energy chains are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes.

Igus also has its own cable series, Chainflex, specially designed with energy chains in mind. They are highly flexible cables, offering a long service life and very small bending radii. A wide range is available, from small signal cables to large power cables, high-speed data cables and glass fibre-optic cables.

The company’s energy chains and Chainlflex cables can be delivered as a fully harnessed and pre-assembled Readychain system, cutting purchasing, warehousing and installation costs.

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