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igus® has been manufacturing engineered plastics for 50 years, and develops each of the materials and all technology behind its products. Committed to using its innovative polymer materials to develop products that provide creative solutions and exceed customer expectations while delivering fast, accurate service. igus®’ polymer blends are used throughout its range of product lines of cable carriers, plastic bushings, spherical bearings, and linear bearings, guides, and slide tables. With constant advancement and technological breakthroughs, igus® is continually expanding its range of materials, and performs rigorous testing to ensure every product meets and exceeds industry standards. igus® sales engineers are available throughout North America for on-site technical support, friendly customer service is available 8am – 8 pm, and igus® offers over 80,000 parts in stock, ready to ship as early as that day. igus® also offers 3D CAD files, samples, and online tools, all completely free.

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New Geared Slewing Rings for All Environments

POSTED 06/15/2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 11, 2009 – igus® has added a new geared slewing ring bearing to its line of cost effective, low noise iglide® “PRT” modules.  Geared PRT slewing rings are extremely cost-effective and can be used in place of expensive ball bearings or rolling elements in many applications.  igus’ standard PRT slewing rings use self-lubricating, low friction polymer sliding elements in place of ball bearings.  The geared version is set apart by the addition of a sprocket and a toothed system to drive the slewing ring.

New Geared Slewing Rings for All EnvironmentsGeared PRT slewing rings do not require any lubrication, which saves time and reduces maintenance.  A toothed belt can be mounted on either the inner or outer ring of the bearing, depending on the type of drive configuration required.  The unique design makes the geared module ready to install, which enables design engineers to cut costs and decrease supply base and lead times.

The geared PRT slewing ring is available in plastic, aluminum or stainless steel, with no minimum order requirements.  It is suitable for all environments; in particular, semiconductor and cleanroom applications, assembly lines, machine tools, production facilities and the medical and solar industries.  igus can also custom design this bearing to customers’ specifications.

About igus
igus develops industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide plastic plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, DryLin® linear bearings and guide systems. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and continuous-flex cable since 1989, igus provides the right solution based on 70,000 products available from stock. No minimum order required. For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.

igus, iglide, Energy Chain, Chainflex, igubal and DryLin are registered trademarks of igus Inc.  All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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PO Box 14349
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