Worldwide manufacturer and distributor of plastic plain bearings, Igus (www.igus.com), has unveiled the new DryLin R linear bearings in its series of chemisorptions and physisorption analysers.
Igus said the plastic bearings will replace the re-circulating ball bearings, which need frequent re-calibration and maintenance. As a result, the DryLin R linear bearings can save up to US$36,000 per year.
Specifically utilised in the analyzer’s elevator unit, DryLin R linear bearings helps facilitate the up and down motion of both the furnace and cooling bath during the sample analysis control. It is also corrosion-resistant and self-lubricating, making it an ideal choice for barren environment where the analysers are being used.
Meanwhile, the company’s comprehensive line of DryLin R linear bearings as well as its guide systems, do not need external grease or oils, becoming an important feature for medical laboratories and helps keep the environment free from any contaminants.
Igus noted that its products are also necessary in determining the physical characteristics of solid and powder materials in areas like nanotechnology, cosmetics, polymer science and pharmacology. The chemisorptions and physisorption analyzers are designed to bring reliable and consistent determinations related to pore structure, active metals and surface area for R&D applications and quality controls.
Furthermore, the company will showcase this wide range of products at booth 234 in the upcoming SLAS 2012 conference and exhibition hosted by the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. The event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in California from 4 to 8 February 2012, with the exhibition hall open from 6 to 7 February 2012.