igus® develops polymer materials that solve new bearing tribology application problems. Base-polymers, solid lubricants and reinforcements are combined in such a manner that the desired bearing properties are attained. These are validated in lab-tests based on practical experience in order to optimize the materials.
These tests validate the bearing system consisting of shaft, bearing and ambient conditions.
igus® standard tests combine 12 different load cases (0.25 MPa to 150 MPa), 3 temperature ranges, 6 shaft materials, and 3 directions of movements.
This allows us to make specific service-life predictions for nearly any customer application. And when there are occasions where this is not the case, we will conduct test trials for individual applications.
igus® provides a simple method for selecting the correct dry-tech® bearing within seconds, based on the conviction that the most cost-effective solution that works is best. More than 28,000 different products are designed to fulfill this purpose.
In addition to more than 30 standard compounds, igus® also produces hundreds of other niche solutions using special compounds.
Each day, more than 300 injection molding machines produce millions of plain bearing products, largely fully automated.
Flexible production and assembly facilities permit infinite combinations of individual components into products and systems that are delivered to customers from as little as 48 hrs.
The combination of certified products and quality assurance fulfills the most demanding standards for product safety – up to individual product tests.