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igubal® bearing elements application examples

igubal® bearing elements can be used without problems even in harsh environments and are maintenance-free. They are corrosion-resistant in humid environments. The operating temperature is from -30°C to +80°C. Seals are not necessary, even in extremely contaminated conditions. This is true for fine dust as well as coarse dirt.
Every year, igus® engineers develop more than 100 new plastic compounds and conduct more than 3500 tests on maintenance-free plain bearings every year, and thus over the years has established a large database of polymers' tribological properties.

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In a wide range of industries, solutions are technically improved and costs saved by the use of igubal® bearing elements.


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High sea catamaran

and the first one that is variably adjustable in its width.

Stone industry

igubal® pillow block bearing in the stone industry.

Swimming pool cover

Despite high installation costs, the solution with ball bearings and shrink tubing never achieved a proper sealing. The problem could be solved thanks to igubal® flange bearings.

Feeder magazine for furniture components

In this case, the use of igus® products is not only advantageous from a technical, but also from a financial point of view when compared to competitive products.

Test stand for control centres

Only extensive earthbound testing can demonstrate the suitability of components for space applications.

Delta robot

As part of a study project, igubal® variable double spherical bearings were used in a robot with parallel kinematics due to the individual pitch sizes in small quantities.

Plastic spherical bearings for electric wheelchairs

Lubrication- and maintenance-free plastic bearings provide the required functional reliability in electric wheelchairs.

4D seats

Maintenance-free igubal® pedestal bearings are used in theatre seats; they are noiseless and operate reliably even at high loads.

Car kit

igus® bearings are used for the gear shift linkage.

Lubrication-free linear and spherical bearings for baked goods gripper

This gripper picks up freshly baked goods from a conveyer belt and packs them in baskets.

Cross-trainer

When the design was revised, the metal pivoting bearings used so far were replaced by igubal® KGLM pivoting bearings.

Electric golf trolley

Four igubal® pivoting bearings from igus® were tested for the floating axle through the drive, and found to be suitable after several months of tests.

Ergonomic seat mechanism

The use of an igubal® EFSM flange bearing has allowed the development of a maintenance-free and silent seat mechanism element.

Flexible roofing

With this system, for example, terraces can be roofed flexibly. The roof is even waterproof in the closed state.

Plain and spherical plain bearings withstand strong vibrations in grain sorters

This machine cleans and sorts all types of grain. First the grain is separated from other material by an air current.

Jetpack

Since temperatures of several hundred degrees Celsius occur here, the pilot must wear fire and heat-resistant clothing. The bearings used also have to withstand the high temperatures and pressures.

Camera tripod

This adjustable camera tripod is usually used for cameras that have their centre of gravity well beyond the bearing axis.

Small electric plane

To achieve the best flying conditions, all components must be lightweight and at the same time as durable as possible.

Mars robot

This robotic vehicle is designed for a very special environment: it will one day be driving on Mars.

Pagepulltester

This pagepulltester is a high-precision measuring instrument for the bookbinding industry.

Artificial joint

This joint is a new development to be used in prostheses. iglidur® J plain bearings and igubal® spherical bearings are installed in it.

Solar aircraft

The prototype of the „Sunseeker Duo“ solar plane is the world‘s first solar-powered two-seater.

Gritting unit

The screwconveyer of the gritting unit has to be mounted movable in order to compensate axial offset and dynamic movements in the screw.

Adjustable arm chairs

the armrests of this chair are adjustable, to accommodate the needs of the individual user.

Wave machine

Since the tank is filled with salt water, the components used may not be susceptible to corrosion.

Máquina de envolver

En las máquinas de envolver, las articulaciones igubal® como alternativa a los casquillos metálicos protegen el eje.

Tricotosa circular

Gracias a la ausencia de mantenimiento y de lubricantes, los Cojinetes pivotantes igubal® de la serie de medidas E no permiten interrupciones de funcionamiento debidas a la incrustación de fibras textiles.

Bicicleta todoterreno

Los Cojinetes pivotantes libres de mantenimiento situados en el balanceador de carbón compensan los movimientos del cuadro y de las suspensiones generados por la dinámica de la bicicleta.

Producción de CD y DVD

Las cabezas articuladas de plástico garantizan un funcionamiento intensivo del equipo.

Equipment manufacture

Lubrication-free tribopolymers in extreme application - Packaging unit for profiles.

Fertilizer spreader

A dynamic test reflects a service life of over 10 years.

Automatic door and gate drive

In outdoor use, the igubal® rod end bearings perform their task absolutely free of maintenance.

Sensores de medición

Sin mantenimiento ni corrosión. Y además, por el color las cabezas articuladas igubal® hacen juego con el cilindro del sensor.

Current consumer

igubal® spherical bearings as insulating components in current consumers of the subway.

Instalaciones de transporte para la industria alimenticia

La resistencia al desgaste, a la corrosión y a los detergentes así como una vida útil prolongada eran los criterios decisivos para su empleo en la industria alimenticia.

Rescue Roboter

Con su pequeño robot, Jonas participó al RoboCup 2006 en Bremen. Con 14 años, ganó el título de campeón del mundo junior en la categoría Rescue Roboter con su construcción.

Sistema de regulación automática para el agua

Las cabezas articuladas y las cabezas de horquilla utilizadas son resistentes a la corrosión y pueden funcionar en líquidos.

Fully automatic tire fitting lines

No more expensive repairs

Screen facade for primary school

For wind and rain

“Portamobil” assembly aid for door leaves

Can be handled alone

Helicopter drone

Light and free from play

Chemist prescription printer

Precise and effective

Hand-operated water pump

Resistant to wind and rain

Small LED spotlight

Movable and attractive

Cleaning robot

Light and clean

Student project "PLC laboratory"

High positioning accuracy

Bipod for sports firearm

Maintenance-free and resilient

Inspection device

Los Cojinetes soportan de manera fiable, con reducidas fricciones y sin efecto stick-slip, las altas fuerzas radiales de centraje y minimizan a la vez, gracias a su valona, la fricción al nivel del sistema del brazo.

Válvula de llenado

El desafío: la temperatura máxima de funcionamiento es de 140°C y los materiales utilizados deben resistir a todos los detergentes utilizados en el sector de las bebidas.

Robot trepador

El objetivo era mantener el peso de un robot trepador a su más reducido nivel para que el robot sea capaz de desplazarse sobre superficies planas, tales las ventanas, mediante ventosas.

Coche eléctrico para niños

Cojinetes de plástico en coches eléctricos para niños: se alcanzó el mayor nivel de calidad.

Cabeza del rotor

El iglidur® G es la solución ideal para esta cabeza del rotor. Las hélices sustentadoras giran aproximadamente 400 veces por minuto y efectúan movimientos oscilantes de 30° máx.

Procesamiento de billetes de banco

Dispositivo de bloqueo en una máquina para el procesamiento de billetes de banco: la articulación doble permite todos los grados de libertad necesarios y soporta a la vez la fuerza de tracción.

Soporte para movimientos en 3 direcciones

En esta construcción era necesario ofrecer un sistema de Cojinetes económico, rígido y una resistencia a la contaminación.

Dispositivo de medición

Las cabezas esféricas igubal® son particularmente adecuadas para este tipo de exigencias. Efectivamente, después de 15 millones de ciclos, no dan seña de algún juego notable.

Sistema de carga exterior en helicópteros

El sistema innovador de carga exterior para helicópteros requería para su construcción un peso reducido, una fiabilidad extrema y, a la vez, una resistencia a las intemperies así como un funcionamiento libre de mantenimiento.

Distribuidor de flujo en 3D

Sobretodo en aplicaciones bajo el agua, la utilización de Cojinetes de bolas es muy inquietante a causa de los lubricantes. Por razones económicas, las guías de acero fino no son una opción. También por razones de higiene se utiliza materiales plásticos.

Máquina de ensacar

Cojinetes de polímeros en máquinas de ensacar hidróxido sódico.

Special bikes and therapeutic accessories

Plain, spherical and linear bearings made of plastic help to improve mobility and the quality of life

Smoke extraction system

Polymer rod end bearing in a smoke extraction system at a meat factory.

Snowboard-like appliance

Snowboard-like appliance

Soccer table

Application of a high-value spindle lift table with steep-threaded spindle, linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings.

PLC laboratory trainer

The aim of the concept is to demonstrate to the students how to handle a programmable logic controller (abbreviation: PLC) in an attractive way.

Eraser robot

The eraser robot of the Hans Böckler-Schule at the Berufskolleg Münster combines technology with cultural history.

Máquina para formar, llenar y sellar bolsas continuas

A pesar de todas las influencias exteriores, los Cojinetes de deslizamiento de plástico libres de mantenimiento aseguran el periodo de funcionamiento necesario.

Cordless screwdriver race

The unusual design for a recumbent bicycle has got what it takes: cordless screwdrivers are used here to drive it.

Seguidor fotovoltaico

Viento, arena y sol: los Cojinetes de deslizamiento de plástico para le técnica solar

Fitness equipment

New solutions for fitness equipment save production costs and assembly times.

Straightening technology

Quick, straight, precise: this is how the requirements in sheet metal machining can be summarized. Sophisticated straightening technology makes all this possible.

Delta robot

Model of a delta robot for the linear optimization of process routes.

Model ship

Built-in solid lubricants guarantee consistent functionality.

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine: Hygienic design of the format adjustment

On these horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines, the total freedom from maintenance over the machines' entire life cycle was particularly important for the customer.

Cow cleaner

Lubrication-free polymer bearing technology for cow cleaners


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