Compared to sintered bearings, iglidur® plain bearings made from high-performance polymers offer a number of advantages. Dry lubricants incorporated in the material make additional lubrication superfluous. This results in high temperature and media resistance, as well as resistance to dirt and dust.
The oil is absorbed by the body of the porous sintered bearing and provides lubrication, especially at high rotational speeds. For full functionality a lubricating layer is required, which, however, cannot be built up effectively during slow and/or linear or pivoting movements. In addition, the amount of oil available reduces over the operating time.
The homogeneous, consistent structure with solid lubricants and reinforcing materials operates without requiring lubrication. This ensures that the solid lubricants incorporated in the material are always available irrespective of the type of movement. Excellent coefficients of friction and wear are given over the entire product life cycle.
Lubrication lower coefficients of friction and enables higher speeds
Limited lubrication impacts linear and pivoting movements
Oil limits resistance to media and temperature stability
Sensitive to edge loads and impacts
Dirt can clog pores
No additional lubrication necessary
Long service life and low coefficients of friction regardless of motion type
High chemical and temperature resistance
Resistant to dirt
Enables the use of low-cost "soft" shafts
In order to ensure smooth and uninterrupted production process, the calibration basket of the machine must be cleaned at regular intervals. In most cases, modern high-pressure cleaners are used. In solutions with conventional bearings, this procedure washes the lubricant out of the plain bearings or even flushes particles of dirt in. This causes problems in the form of downtime which results in additional costs. To solve this problem, iglidur® plain bearings, which are self-lubricating, are now used.
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