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The use of plastic plain bearings allows eight times longer service life

Test results for St52 / gas nitrified

In an effort to continuously improve our product range and to address your specific needs, we are reviewing various shaft materials and extensively testing these with a variety of bearing solutions in our igus® dry-tech® lab.
 
You can find the results for our test results for St52 / gas nitrified here.
 
We are currently also conducting tests on the following shafts / coatings:

St52 / un-coated

C45 / un-coated

Piston rods / hard-chromed

St52 / saltbath nitrocarburised

C45 / galvanised

 

Test results

1

Wear rate [µm/km]

2

iglidur® Q

3

iglidur® G

4

iglidur® Z

5

Brass with initial lubrication

6

Rolled metal with gliding layer

Test results  

Conclusion:

  • all tested iglidur® materials exhibit significantly lower wear than metallic plain bearings
  • the shafts of the metallic bearings are heavily worn and thus not fit for further use

Diagram of the tested shaft materials and plain bearings  

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Plain bearing test rig  

Predictable service life due to lab tests. Take a look at the igus test lab for plain bearing technology.


Test laboratory for plain bearings