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Plastic xiros ball bearings from igus are said to provide an economic alternative for many applications where the use of conventional metallic ball bearings is problematic. These range from medical equipment, pumps and measurement machines through to transport and conveying technology, particularly in the industrial sectors of chemicals, food, laboratories and packaging.

The xiros ball bearings are available in five materials: the general-purpose xirodur B180, low-price chemical-resistant xirodur C160 and high-temperature xirodur A500 are complemented with the addition of xirodur F180 and xirodur D180 materials.

F180 is a conductive polymer that provides electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. Bearings from this material can be used permanently at temperatures of up to 80°C and are therefore well suited to a variety of applications, including those found in the semiconductor, paper processing, textile, and glass industries.

D180 is four times more wear resistant than the B180. The inner and outer ring of the xiros D180 bearing is made of the high-performance material, while the cage is made of PA and the balls either of glass or stainless steel. Operating temperature is 80°C. According to igus, laboratory testing of the xiros D180 bearings has indicated that they can be 72 times more wear resistant than ball bearings made of PEEK.

The range of dimensions has also been increased; igus now offers more than 100 sizes, shapes and styles. These range from radial and axial bearings, multi-purpose bearings for both linear and rotational movements, ball transfer units, pedestal bearings and flange bearings through to ball bearings with dust shields.

The standard range is supplemented by tailor-made, customer-specific solutions.

igus also offers the xiros Lifetime Calculator, an online tool that allows engineers to choose a design size and enter the speeds and loads of their application; it then calculates the expected service life of the application.

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Key product features

  • Lubricant and maintenance free
  • Can endure temperatures of up to 150°C
  • Highly corrosion resistant
  • Non-magnetic
  • Lightweight
  • Very good friction coefficients
  • Longer service life

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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