Lower costs and raise service life by eliminating lubrication and lowering maintenance works, everything delivered from stock immediately - that is the core idea iglidur® polymers are tested in abrasion, friction and other material properties. They built the technological core of the igus® products. Polymer plain bushings from igus® signifies the step from the plastic bushing to the proven and tested, and thereby calculable and quickly available, machine element.
You will find more accurate details about the suitability and service life of iglidur® materials in the iglidur® expert system.
To simplify an introduction to the world of iglidur® materials and to provide an initial orientation, we have divided the materials into thematic groups. The respective group affiliation refers to the outstanding properties of an iglidur® material. Often this is indeed not possible fully free of overlaps, because as a rule a material is determined by several key characteristics. Thus, for example, the iglidur® A500 is thematically associated with FDA-compliant materials. At the same time, it has a continuous operating temperature of 250°C.
You can use one of the five standards - iglidur® G, W300, J, X, and M250 - for almost all applications with non-lubricated, dry-running bushings. Together they cover a huge range from extremely dirt-accumulating applications (iglidur® M250) up to ambient conditions that include contact with chemicals and 250°C (iglidur® X). iglidur® G is the best decathlete that is a cut above the average in almost all disciplines. In total there are more than 2000 dimensions immediately available from stock. For all those who want to find a suitable bearing with little effort, for the "casual buyer" and for all those who place value on the greatest possible variety of dimensions from a quantity of 1 piece.
The iglidur® materials are summarized in this group, which virtually have a universal use under normal conditions (temperature, media, etc.). The iglidur® GLW and iglidur® J4 are specially for low-cost solutions in large series. iglidur® P and iglidur® K have a similar potential as iglidur® G paired with significantly reduced moisture absorption, which is advantageous for use in wet environments.
Every iglidur® bushing is naturally optimized for wear, but the materials in this group are characterized by, like the standards iglidur® J and iglidur® W300, particularly low rates of wear, or in other words a long service life. Besides the absolute service life and price level, they differ inter alia in terms of potential temperature and load ranges, and the applicability in conjunction with special shaft materials.
Here you will find high-temperature specialists for continuous operating temperatures up to 250°C (exception: iglidur® V400 with 200°C). In the meantime, the iglidur® X6 surpasses the standard iglidur® X here in many rotary and pivoting applications. iglidur® Z has also been long established as standard with extremely low wear rates under high loads and/or temperatures. iglidur® V400 is characterized as a problem solver in many special cases, and iglidur® UW500 is the specialist for hot liquids.
Almost at the same level as the previous group in terms of temperatures, the "iglidur® H family" is characterized by a high media resistance and a wide range of applications in the wet area. iglidur® H370 is the specialist for underwater applications, iglidur® H2 is the media-resistant, low-cost bushing solution for high volume production with low running performance and iglidur® H1, the endurance runner of this group.
The iglidur® is at home where it should not be lubricated and the highest hygiene is required. Where is this more true than in food handling and processing? This group comprises FDA-compliant materials for the most varied operating conditions in terms of moisture and temperature, including iglidur® T220, a material suitable even for the tobacco industry.
This group brings together the iglidur® materials for very special cases. Those who have not yet found a suitable bearing, will find it here. High loads, electrical conductivity, free from PTFE and silicone or fast rotation under water: One iglidur® material for all requirements ...
Maintenance- and lubricant-free
For temperatures up to 150°C
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