Plastic and plain bearing specialist igus enhances its special program for tribo polymer applications with iglidur semi-finished products in new sizes and diameters. Round bars are available in lengths from 100 to 1000 mm and in diameters from 10 to 100 mm; iglidur plates in diameters of 2 to 25 mm lie in store at igus. With these additional widths, designers gain more scope for individual design. Upon request, igus offers the manufacturing of special parts according to the drawing.

iglidur round bars and plates from the tribo polymer specialist igus are becoming more and more diverse and facilitates users adaptaptions of individual machine requirements. Mechanically machined bearings made of lubrication-free igus high-performance plastics are used wherever standard moulded parts are not worth the effort. Therefore the bearings are also appropriated for special parts as well as for smallest and medium series. With the scale of materials and sizes it is possible, to quickly make prototypes and to test the applicability for the series in a cost-effective way.

Large range of materials and sizes

Because igus tribo semi-finished products as well as the bearings are made of the tested iglidur plain bearing materials, all respective bearings can be calculated in advance online with the help of the specially developed expert system. Meanwhile 10 iglidur materials with specific features are available for a large variety of branches, such as the food, tobacco or automobile industry. Round materials, for example in the blue iglidur A350 material were available in diameters of 30, 40, 50 and 60 mm. Now they are also available in the small 20 mm diameter. They are suitable for medium to high loads and temperatures up to +180 °C. In addition they conform with FDA requirements and the first choice for the food industry. Round bars made of the material J 4 are now available in four new dimensions: in length of 20, 40, 50 and 60 mm. igus round materials are available from stock in full bars up to 1 m in increments of 100 mm. Diameters vary between 10 and 100 mm.

iglidur J plates in seven diameters

The scope also grows for slide rails and rings: iglidur plates that are suitable for the production of such parts are currently available in seven material thicknesses from 2 to 25 mm. When used for guide tubes in operation tables, telescope arms for loading cranes or slide rails, all plates from igus are made of the proven tribo-optimised plastic iglidur J. The high-performance material eliminates low friction values in dry runs, it is exceedingly wear-resistant, lubrication and maintenance-free as well as resistant to chemicals.

Finished forms with igus speedicut

iglidur semi-finished products can be directly manufactured at igus – customized for your own processing. Furthermore, igus offers a special service with "speedicut": With it you can directly get semi-finished product tools according to your own drawings. After a very short quotation process, the first prototypes or smallest series are deliverable within 10 days according to the customer’s requirements.