What are the most common plain bearings made of?

Shery George | 30 January 2024

Plain bearings stand out from ball or rolling bearings due to their less complicated design. But is this simplicity always true? The reality is, that various types of plain bearings have distinct constructions and workings. In this blog, we’ll explore the structure of the most common plain bearings. Overview of plain bearings and how they […]


New low-cost igus carriage for curved rail made of recycled high-performance plastic

Shery George | 23 November 2023

drylin econ entry-level series for simple adjustment and positioning tasks reduces costs by around 80% Injection-moulded from regranulated high-performance plastic and therefore very cost-effective and sustainable, the new polymer carriages from the igus drylin econ series make adjustment and positioning tasks simple. They cost less than 20% of what their milled aluminium counterparts do. Thanks […]


Maintenance-free knife edge rollers for the food & packaging industry

Shery George | 20 October 2022

Knife edge rollers are designed to reduce the gaps and ensure safe transfer of small parts from one conveyor belt to another. Especially in the food & packaging industry, during transfer of small food products like cookies, cakes, biscuits, pasta products, they may slide into the gap between the two conveyor belts if there is a […]


Why igus has so many materials for bearing applications and how to choose the right bearing for your application. 

Shery George | 28 September 2022

igus and its iglidur range of motion plastic products are the world’s largest manufacturer of polymer plain bearings. In the blogs previous sessions, you saw how igus’s performance polymers are built and the trade name of this range of products as iglidur. With our years of research, constant blending of different components inside iglidur (Base […]


What is igubal and what benefits do they offer in the Automotive Industry?

Shery George | 17 August 2022

Several industrial applications require bearings with self-aligning features and this is generally achieved by using spherical bearings. A spherical plain bearing is a bearing that permits angular movement around a central point. igubal is a range of polymer spherical bearings from igus GmbH. Like all the other products from igus, igubal bearings offer many advantages over metal spherical bearings. Here are […]


Available from stock – drylin® T – The cost-effective lubrication free alternative to recirculating ball bearings

Shery George | 4 August 2022

Who likes to have greasy hands? You might know this from your own children. They quickly eat a few fries and then wipe the greasy fingers on the T-shirt. Nobody likes to have greasy fingers or grease stains on their clothes. If you work with machine elements such as ball bearings, gears or linear guides, […]


High performance polymer bearings from igus improve lifetime in heavy duty application.

Shery George | 13 July 2022

With the range of high performance, maintenance-free, lubrication-free, tribo-polymer plain bearings, igus can offer solution to heavy duty applications without need of greasing. These bearings offer high wear resistance at high loads. Heavy duty applications for plain bearings generally seen in construction machines, agricultural equipment, hydraulic cylinders, mounting brackets etc have very challenging technical requirements […]


Why are users switching to lubrication-free plain bearings in construction machinery?

Shery George | 13 July 2022

Metallic plain bearings must be lubricated in order to function as a system. Grease is a part of the bearing system. On the other hand, with self-lubricating bearings like iglidur® plain bearings the addition of grease is not necessary. In the construction machinery industry, lubrication-free plain bearings have seen increasing use. Eliminating the need for […]


5 extreme applications for polymer plain bearings

Shery George | 21 February 2022

Those who know plastic will take metal! You still hear this sentence often enough from designers and maintenance personnel. It is felt that the number of those who use or even prefer plain bearings made of plastic is increasing. Whether you are a plastic bearing sceptic or enthusiast (or neither), these application examples of plastic […]


Self locking leadscrew system

Self locking leadscrew system-what is it???

Shery George | 5 January 2022

If you go into the problem of threads, you often encounter the word “self-locking”. But what does “self-locking” mean exactly in conjunction with lead screw technology? And what are the differences between high helix threads and trapezoidal threads? We have explained it briefly and simply. Self-locking means that lead screw nuts and lead screws cannot […]