Wood dust, high pressure and high temperatures: the ambient conditions for the plain bearings of machines that assemble wood veneers are anything but ideal. Plastic plain bearings from igus prove their worth under these extreme requirements. Heinrich Kuper GmbH, the only manufacturer worldwide to cover the entire spectrum of veneer splicing techniques, uses split igus plain bearings made of the iglidur G material in a new generation of machines at a very critical point - the pressure beam bearing .
When it comes to woodworking, German mechanical engineering has a strong position internationally. This may be due in large part to the fact that materials and manufacturing processes here place very high demands on the machines and on the engineering competence of the designers. Take the example of veneer production: Individual veneer strips are assembled into so-called carpets using high pressing forces and at high temperatures.