Igus argues that, in many applications, when it comes to lubricating your bearings and moving parts, grease is a thing of the past, being dirty and costly. In the future, the company asserts, it will be outed as the combustion engine of the mechanical work and users will be searching for that new and efficient way of keeping production lines and other equipment running.
You don’t need to wait, though. Igus says using lubrication-free alternative bearings in conveyor applications ensures a clean, smooth application. The igubal range is dimensionally the same as many traditional bearings used on conveyors, which means you can easily change out your metal ones, with Igus saying you can achieve a longer, cleaner service life. Find out more in this video looking at igubal self-aligning bearings.