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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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Semi-finished Products from igus®: More Variety and Less Wear

POSTED 12/05/2013

rong>Semi-finished products from igus®: more variety and less wear

Plastics and plain bearings expert igus enhances its special program for tribo-polymer applications with iglide® semi-finished products in new sizes and diameters

East Providence, RI – iglide round bars and plates from the tribo-polymer specialist igus are becoming more diverse to facilitate user adaptations of individual machine requirements. Because igus semi-finished products are made of tested iglide bearing material, all respective bearings can be calculated in advance with the help of the specially developed expert system. Meanwhile, 10 iglide materials with specific iglide® J plates now available in 7 thicknesses.features are available for a wide variety of industries, including food processing and packaging, tobacco, and the healthcare industry.

An array of new sizes of semi-finished products are now available, making custom parts in a broader range of sizes possible. Round plates are now available in .78, 1.18, 1.57, 1.96, and 2.36 inch diameters in the iglide A350 material. Suitable for medium to high loads and temperatures above 350ºF, the iglide A350 is also FDA acceptable for food contact. Round bars, including the J4 material, are now available in 4 new dimensions, lengths of .78, 1.57, 1.96, and 2.36 inches. Round bars are available from stock in full bars up to 3.28 feet, in increments of 3.9 inches. Diameters vary between .39 and 3.9 inches.

The scope also grows for slide rails and rings: iglide plates suitable for such parts are now available in 7 material thicknesses, from .08 to .98 inches. When used for guide tubes in operation tables, telescoping arms for loading cranes r slide rails, all plates from igus are made of the proven tribo-optimized plastic iglide J. The high-performance material is exceedingly wear and chemical resistant, as well as lubrication and maintenance free.

About igus®
igus® develops industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, DryLin® linear bearings and linear guides, iglide® plastic bushings, and igubal® spherical bearings. 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 from over 80,000 products available from stock. No minimum order required. For more information, contact igus at 1-800-521-2747 or visit our website.


Ellen Rathburn
Marketing Technical Copywriter
800.521.2747 x. 288