Tag: iglidur

Is the colour of the bearing freely selectable?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

Unfortunately, no – the colour is usually due to the composition of the respective material and there are often only a few individual dyes that are simultaneously suitable for a material and do not have an adverse effect on its tribological properties. The wear behavior depends on the composition of the material (the dye being […]

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My iglidur plain bearing has become jammed on the shaft. What to do?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

Jammed plain bearings can have different causes such as housing holes with insufficient tolerance, as a result of which compression of the bearings and thus reduction of the inner diameter occurs. Another reason that is often observed is an insufficiently deburred hole. If the bearing is press-fitted carelessly, even small pieces of material residue can […]

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What does “lubrication-free” mean?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

iglidur materials do not need any additional lubrication – unlike many other plain bearings. The friction between plain bearing and shaft is reduced due to extremely fine particles of solid lubricant that are directly embedded in the material and thus are insensitive to outside influences. Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!

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What tolerances are recommended for iglidur plain bearings?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

The tolerance of the shaft should be h9, the tolerance of the housing hole should be H7. After the bearing is press-fitted, the inner diameter of the plain bearing adjusts itself to E10 (or F10 or D11, depending on the material). The resulting clearance is needed for the compensation of moisture absorption and thermal expansion, […]

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Do I need to axially secure the plain bearings?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

iglidur plain bearings are generally press fitted in the smaller housing hole. Certain parameters such as high or especially low temperatures, however, can diminish the press-fit – at least temporarily. In this case, technical measures are recommended, such as using collar bushings, other types of component or a more suitable iglidur material with a lower coefficient of […]

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My iglidur plain bearing breaks when it is being installed. What should I do?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

For uncomplicated and easy installation of our plain bearings, we recommend –    a burr-free clean housing hole, ideally with slight chamfering –    the hole tolerance H7 –    ensuring that the plain bearing is not more than 2 % larger than the hole before it is press-fitted –    installation by means of a flat press without […]

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I didn’t find what I wanted in the catalogue. Can I also buy iglidur with special dimensions or custom-made?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

Yes. We make iglidur plain bearings according to your wishes and ideas. No minimum order quantity. For this, we make use of the latest manufacturing methods. Whether this involves conventional injection moulding of igus injection moulds made of steel, aluminium or plastic; machining of bar stock; or completely constraint-free 3D printing; as well as coating of metal […]

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How do I find the right bearing material for my application?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

In view of the more than 60 different iglidur materials and innumerable plastic or metal plain bearings of other suppliers, it can be difficult to choose the right plain bearing that you need. We are very familiar with the problems involved in choosing the right product for new bearing applications. For this reason, we have developed […]

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How is a plain bearing installed?

Vishaka Upreti | 13 April 2021

iglidur plain bearings are press-fit bearings. The inner diameter adjusts itself only after the bearing has been press-fitted in the H7 housing hole with the recommended tolerance. The press-fit interference can be up to 2% of the inner diameter. This ensures that the bearing is securely press-fitted. Axial or radial movement in the housing is […]

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Are iglidur plain bearings suitable for use in the food area?

Vishaka Upreti | 30 March 2021

Many iglidur materials are compliant with FDA or EU 10/2011 and are therefore suitable for use in contact with food. In the iglidur plain bearing shop, you can use these requirements to filter your search results quickly and easily. In addition, for example, the materials iglidur A181 and A350 can be detected visually due to their special blue colour. […]

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