Robust bearing material for harsh environments

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Igus has introduced a robust bearing material, iglidur Q290, that meets the demanding requirements of agricultural, construction and mining vehicles. In particular, when running on galvanised shafts and in dirty environments, the new bearing material proves a cost-saving, heavy-duty alternative to its metallic counterparts.

Low friction and resistance to dirt are among the strengths of the Q290 material, which is self-lubricating. “As there is no need for lubrication, igus bearings are always ready for action,” says igus director, Robert Dumayne. “Even on machinery that has been at a standstill for long periods of time. In addition, the absence of lubricant means that there is no chance of soil contamination.”

Iglidur Q290 material is available in six different inner diameters up to 50mm, with no minimum order quantities and availability for shipping within 24 hours.

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