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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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Low Cost Bearings for High-Speed Scanning

POSTED 02/09/2009

Imaging Business Machines LLC (IBML) uses iglide polymer plain bearings in its line of intelligent document-scanning platforms. The low-cost, self-lubricating bushings withstand the paper dust created by the scanners and the six-day, 24-hour operation schedules frequently demanded of them.

IBML’s main goal is to ensure organizations—such as financial institutions, health insurers, federal agencies and state governments—benefit from intelligent, high-speed scanning and imaging technology. The Alabama-based company uses igus’ iglide J and iglide G300 plastic sleeve bearings to rotate the conveyor belt inside its ImageTrac scanners. The bearings do not require lubrication and so do not cause problems or machine failure from dust and grease build-up.

Benjamin Bush, project engineer at IBML, confirms, “One of the reasons we use iglide bearings is because of their ability to deliver a clean performance. Another reason is that iglide gets the job done at a fraction of the cost.”

iglide J bearings operate at speeds up to 1,968 feet per minute (fpm) in linear motion and 197 fpm in rotary motion. They incur little to no wear on a range of shaft materials as they have an extremely low coefficient of friction.

iglide G300 is an economical, highly wear resistant bearing suited to both oscillating and rotational movements in many different applications.

All iglide bearings are maintenance and corrosion free, dry running, dirt, dust and chemical resistant, and are available from stock.

For more information or a quote, call igus direct at 1-888-803-1895.