Plain bearing material with universal resistance to chemicals

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Iglidur X, from igus, is claimed to combine resistance to high temperatures and chemicals with compressive strength. In comparison with other iglidur materials, iglidur X is designed for extreme environments including plastics processing, petrochemical and petrol pumps, as well as heat treatment plants, aerospace engineering and nuclear engineering.

The material also features resistance to radiation and UV light and offers wear resistance through the entire range of continuous operating temperatures from –100 to 250°C, and up to 315°C for short term periods.

Further material properties are said to include high compressive strength, featuring pv values of maximum 1.32MPa•m/s, and low moisture absorption of approximately 0.1% by weight in ambient conditions. As a result, OEMs can benefit from an affordable and reliable bearing that operates safely over a long service life.

As with all plain bearing materials from igus, iglidur X bearings are self-lubricating and maintenance-free, making them a ‘fit and forget’ solution.

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