Which igubal® housing material is most suitable for which application?
Vishaka Upreti | 8 April 2021
As with all igus® products, the igubal spherical bearings come in a wide range of materials. Each material is designed to suit specific requirements, whether you require a rod end for high-temperature environments or a flange bearing for food contact.
Here we will provide you with an overview of the materials available, and their uses.
igumid G: the gold standard
Our standard housing is made from igumid G. This is a particularly robust, shock-resistant housing made from long-fibre reinforced polymer. This housing is not designed for extreme temperatures but is ideal for temperatures between -30°C and +80°C.
This housing can be combined with any of our spherical ball materials.
iguton G: for heat and high temperature
The iguton G housing is designed specifically for extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to -200°C. Short-term application temperatures of up to +240°C are also possible with this housing. In addition to extreme temperatures, this housing also provides a high level of chemical resistance.
To enjoy the greatest success, this housing should be used in combination with the iglidur X high-temperature spherical ball.
Detectable and FDA-conform housing
Should your application require FDA or EU 10/2011 conformity for contact with food, our new igubal FC housing fulfills both requirements. In addition, this housing can also be used at application temperatures of up to +100°C. igubal FC parts are currently available as a rod end, clevis joint or a 2-hole flange bearing.
These igubal FC materials are also detectable. This material can be verified as a foreign particle with all common parameters used in detection technology and thus ensures the safety of your application.