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Southern Manufacturing

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)


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)

Maintenance-free polymer ball bearings in new materials and dimensions

Maintenance-free polymer ball bearings in new materials and dimensions
Igus has recently expanded the Xiros plastic ball bearing range. The positive feedback from customers' has resulted in the Xiros maintenance-free polymer ball bearings becoming an independent product line. The name Xiros is derived from the Ancient Greek xsiros which means dry, and ball bearings for lubricant-free dry running. The inner and outer rings are manufactured in two further materials and there are additional dimensions available. 

The first type is a dry-running polymer ball bearing for high-temperature range, resistant up to 150degC, which has been further developed for wear resistance. The areas of application for anti-magnetic and highly corrosion-resistant open systems are in; medicine, the chemical industry, food industry, pharmaceutical and bio-technology as well as in plant engineering that requires cleaning. The second type is a maintenance-free polymer ball bearing for broader application areas in the normal temperature range associated with plastic. 

Year after year, over 120 new polymer compounds are prepared and more than 8,000 tests are carried out in the Igus development laboratory. This gives customers' precise forecasts of the service life of the bearing in their particular application use and can also develop completely new application sectors. The tests mainly focus on wear, friction value and drive forces required under a wide range of loads and speeds as well as further environmental conditions (temperature, media, soiling, impact and blows).

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