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Tribopolymer and plain bearing specialist igus UK has introduced a cost-effective plain bearing that is fire retardant and classified according to stringent UL94 with V0 fire regulations. As a result, OEMs can now benefit from a reliable bearing that operates safely over a long service life.

iglidur GV0 offers similar all-round properties as igus’s iglidur G plain bearing material, such as high load capacity at low to medium sliding velocities and excellent wear resistance on most shaft materials.

Thanks to its V0 classification, the material is suitable for use in areas with stringent fire protection regulations. This includes aircraft, automobile and rail vehicle interiors and building technology with elevators, escalators and similar applications.

As with all igus plain bearings, GV0 bearings are lubricant and maintenance free, making them an excellent ‘fit and forget’ solution, according to the company.

Key features and specifications 

  • Excellent physical and thermal properties
  • Upper long-term application temperature of 130ºC
  • Upper short-term application temperature of 210ºC
  • Density of 1.53g/cm³
  • Lightweight design
  • High abrasion resistance

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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