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 […]


Using plain bearings as rollers – A good idea?

Shery George | 5 January 2022

At first glance, many advantages of plain bearings sound attractive for use as roller. They use less space than roller bearings, require no additional lubrication (depending on their type) and do not suffer as much from dirt and cleaning agents. On top of that they weigh less and are cheaper. But as usual, devil is […]


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The three most common misconceptions about polymer plain bearings

Vishaka Upreti | 29 March 2021

Plastics have become an integral part of everyday life and have established themselves in all areas of industry over the past few decades. Most people are now aware that there is no such thing as “the plastic”, just as there is no such thing as “the metal”. In the search for ever lighter and more […]


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What are knife edge rollers? What is special about iglidur knife edge rollers?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 March 2021

Considering easy handling and transportation of the equipment and machinery, most of the companies in today’s industrial world, prefer modular systems. Modular conveyors are popular for the very same reason. These conveyors generally have small gaps between two sections. To reduce gaps, in order to be able to transfer small parts, conveyors have a uniquely […]


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What are plain bearings and what advantages igus offers?

Vishaka Upreti | 2 December 2020

Plain bearings or commonly known as “bush”, bush bearing”, “bushing”, slide bearing” etc. are a much older technology when compared with ball bearings. Humans have been using plain bearings since year 3000BC. These are the simplest form of bearings without any rolling elements. Some of the most desired features of a plain bearings are – […]