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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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Start Saving with a Free, On-Site Value Analysis Visit

POSTED 02/09/2009

Saving time and money in today’s uncertain economy is vital for engineering companies. To help its customers cut costs, igus is offering free, on-site value analysis visits for cost reductions. An igus expert is available to review your bearing application on-site and recommend the most effective motion-control solution from its line of more than 9,600 plastic bearing products. The company’s self-lubricating plain, linear and spherical bearings can deliver a potential cost saving of up to 40%.

The company says its iglide plastic plain bearings can reduce costs up to 25% when compared to bronze, metal-backed and custom injection-molded bearings. They are low cost, maintenance-free and available in 28 high-performance material blends. iglide bearings feature high wear resistance, a low coefficient of friction and can replace more costly alternatives in a variety of applications. Plastic bearings will also never corrode and are resistant to dirt, dust and most chemicals.

For linear applications, DryLin R bearings offer a possible cost saving up to 40%. Available in plain, pillow block and flange styles, the linear bearings are a cost-cutting, lightweight alternative to metal ball bearings. DryLin R will not corrode and, because it is wear-resistant and self-lubricating, a long service life is guaranteed.

igus’ DryLin linear slides deliver longer life where expensive alternatives fail. By implementing them into their applications, customers can save nearly 40% and simultaneously benefit from DryLin’s resistance to dirt, dust and chemicals. DryLin N, for example, is a low-cost, low-profile alternative to miniature ball bearing systems and is more precise and economical when compared to many custom-machined equivalents.

igus’ line of igubal spherical bearings are lubrication-free and can cut costs up to 40% when compared to similar alternatives. igubal is 80% lighter than conventional steel spherical bearings. The self-aligning range compensates for misalignment errors and edge loads, eliminating the need for costly readjustment, reaming or retrofitting.

Call 1-888-803-1895 for a free, on-site value analysis and recommendations from an igus expert.