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FIVE, Farnborough(GU14 6XL)

21/03/2017(09:30) - 23/03/2017

The UK's LARGEST regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition. (more)

Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017

Messe Stutgart, Germany

28/03/2017 - 30/03/2017

As the world’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry Fastener Fair Stuttgart (more)

Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)

27/04/2017(09:00)

The new Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition gives you insight into the latest developments in (more)

PPMA 2017 Show

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

26/09/2017 - 28/09/2017

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? VisitAre you involved in the buying, financing or maintaining of machinery? If so (more)

igus helps enhance the movie and gaming experience

igus helps enhance the movie and gaming experience On looking to replace expensive PTFE-lined metal bearings in its home theatre, gaming and cinema seats, D-BOX Technologies - a designer and manufacturer of sophisticated motion systems for the entertainment industry - approached plastic bearing specialist igus.

The seats use three types of intelligent movement - subtle pitch, roll and heave - to move the occupant gently forwards and backwards, from side to side, and up and down. That, combined with encoded vibrations, meant the bearings had to be robust, yet cost-effective.

While price was an important factor for the company's bearing replacement decision, D-BOX was also experiencing a shortened lifespan with its current bearing choice and found that they produced excessive noise during operation. After consultation with igus experts, engineers from D-BOX selected iglidur plastic plain bearings and igubal pillow block bearings as replacements.

iglidur W300 plastic plain bearings are used in the seat's actuator because they are easy to install, have a long lifespan and can be purchased directly from stock. These factors have created a number of production benefits for D-BOX and its customers, including shorter manufacturing processes, enhanced performance and reduced maintenance requirements.

D-BOX uses igubal pillow block bearings to enable its seats to pivot. igubal pillow blocks are ideal because they compensate for misalignment and, like  iglidur W300, are easy to install and available from stock.

As with all igus plastics bearings, iglidur W300 plain bearings and igubal pillow blocks are also lubrication-free, vibration-dampening and highly wear resistant. They additionally withstand heavy loads, which is important as the seat performs various types of motion, for people of all sizes.
 

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