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Iglidur W300 data sheet - .PDF file.

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Igubal pillow block bearings data sheet - .PDF file.

When looking to replace expensive PTFE-lined metal bearings in its home theatre, gaming and cinema seats, D-Box Technologies — a designer and manufacturer of sophisticated motion systems for the entertainment industry — approached Igus. The seats use three types of intelligent movement — subtle pitch, roll and heave — to move the occupant gently forwards and backwards, from side to side, and up and down. 

D-BOX Technologies selected Iglidur and Igubal bearings for its home theatre, gaming and cinema seats.

This, combined with encoded vibrations, meant the bearings had to be robust yet cost effective. While price was an important factor for the company’s bearing replacement decision, D-Box was also experiencing a shortened lifespan with its current bearing choice and found that they produced excessive noise during operation.

After a consultation with Igus, engineers from D-Box selected Iglidur plastic plain bearings and Igubal pillow block bearings as replacements.

Iglidur W300 plastic plain bearings are used in the seat’s actuator because they are easy to install, have a long lifespan and can be purchased directly from stock. These factors have created a number of production benefits for D-Box and its customers, including shorter manufacturing processes, enhanced performance and reduced maintenance requirements.

D-Box uses Igubal pillow block bearings to enable its seats to pivot. Igubal pillow blocks are ideal because they compensate for misalignment and, like Iglidur W300, are easy to install and available from stock

Iglidur W300 plain bearings and Igubal pillow blocks are lubrication-free, vibration-dampening and highly wear resistant. They additionally withstand heavy loads, which is important as the seat performs various types of motion for people of all sizes.

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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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