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Analogue configurator helps in the search for the right iglidur plain bearing material

01 July 2020

When it comes to selecting wear resistant tribo-polymers, the user is spoilt for choice at igus. To find the right iglidur material for the appropriate application, igus has now developed a new compact analogue configurator for 39 standard iglidur materials.

Using overlay cards, the user can determine the suitable material. Alternatively, the iglidur online expert system helps in the selection and calculation of the service life.

“With the sample box, users can quickly and easily find the right iglidur bearing material for their specific application,” explains Robert Dumayne, dry-tech Director, igus. “It is very simple to use; if a bearing with elevated temperature resistance is required, the corresponding overlay card is placed over the bearings so that it filters out the unsuitable materials.” Other property overlays, such as ‘high loads’, ‘dirty environments’ or ‘chemical resistance’, can also be placed over the bearings until a suitable selection is left.

igus has been presenting the offline concept as a dry-tech sample box for a number of years. In the new, more compact version, users can now see which materials are also available for free design as semi-finished products. In addition, it covers the igus 3D printing service and 3D printing material to produce prototypes and small quantities. The new configurator covers 39 of the 57 iglidur materials available, which the ones used in most plain bearing applications. An iglidur catalogue is also enclosed for parts ordering.

But not only offline, the online tools developed by igus help in the selection of the right iglidur bearing material, such as the iglidur online expert system. The online configurator – like its analogue counterpart – is easy to use. The user only needs to enter the application parameters and the expected service life of all suitable iglidur materials is displayed. For this, the expert draws on the data from the igus test laboratory. All bearings are available from stock in quantities of 1.

The new offline configurator is available free of charge at: or call igus directly on: 01604 677240.

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