EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For 40 years igus® Inc. has been developing plastic bearing materials based on engineered polymer technology and offers an extensive line of plain bearings that are both maintenance- and lubrication-free.
Iglide® plastic bearings are available in sleeve, flange and thrust-washer configurations. With 6,000 sizes and styles from stock, iglide is a cost-effective alternative to metal or ball bearings. Plastic plain bearings also do not corrode and command better vibration dampening characteristics than metal bushings. Igus customers benefit from the fact that all iglide bearings are:
Iglide bearings are available in 20 high-performance material blends, enabling them to meet the specifications of any design. Iglide can be used in a variety of industries from farming to medical to automotive. Iglide J, which possesses low friction and extreme versatility, can be found in pick-and-place robots, pneumatics and bicycles, to name a few. Iglide H370, designed for wet and high-temperature environments, is often used in the marine industry and in applications requiring frequent wash-downs, while iglide Z510 for extreme loads is often employed in construction vehicles and tractors.