Igus unveils new material for clip and flanged bearings


Igus K230

[Image courtesy of Igus]

Igus (Cologne, Germany) today announced a new tribo-plastic material for clip and flanged bearings. The wear-resistant material, dubbed iglidur K230,  is highly elastic, chemical resistant and withstands moisture, according to Igus.

Clip and flanged bearings are commonly used in the sheet metal industry because of their ease of installation and design, especially in sheet metal feedthroughs. The bearing in sheet metal feedthroughs must align with the punch hole, which is usually quite rough, to enable safe guiding of the shaft.

The lubrication-free K230 is guided through the hole using the smaller of the two flanges and then clipped into place.

“This need for increased flexibility was driven by the automotive industry but the benefits of this flexibility will be felt in other industries as well” said Igus spokesman Chris Dennen.

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