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PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
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Self-lubricating,long-lasting bearings

iglide® plain bearings & plastic bushings

For more than 30 years, RoHS-compliant iglide® plastic plain bearings have offered a technical and economic advantage over all types of metal plain bearings. iglide® bearings are self-lubricating, maintenance-free, chemical resistant, universally applicable and reduce costs by up to 40 percent. They can withstand extreme temperatures and are suitable for special machine construction, underwater applications, and the food and tobacco industries. iglide® bearings are available in a wide range of standard catalog options, and customization is possible from quantities of one.  Upgrade your current bearings and bushings by switching to igus®.  By switching to iglide® bearings, customers can increase their technology and reduce their costs by up to 90%. In addtion to these benefits, igus® products offer fast shipping times within 24hrsonline service-life calculators and tools for nearly all product lines, and tested reliability.

iglide® plain bearings are manufactured from innovative high-performance plastics for a wide range of applications.  In our test laboratory, all iglide® plastics are tested intensively for coefficients of wear and friction. 10,000 tests per year provide the database for the online service life calculator. 

In just four simple steps, the iglide® expert system registers your specific requirements and then provides you with a comprehensive suitability and service life analysis of all iglide® materials.  The predictable service life offers high planning reliability to help you save on cost.  Try the service life calculator here!

iglide® Bearings are used in Various Industries

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Flange bearings

  • Plain bearing within mountable housing unit
  • Always self-lubricating & grease free
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Can handle medium to high loads
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Sleeve bearings

  • Facilitates linear motion between moving parts
  • Better wear rates with thinner walls
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dirt & dust
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Thrust washers

  • Keeps rotating components in place
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dirt & dust
  • Cost-effective
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Browse Custom Bearings

igus® is dedicated to providing high-performance plastic machine parts for any application. Along with our standard plastic plain bearings and bushings, custom bearings are produced daily. igus® manufactures the exact plastic bearing, or busing, that you need at a low cost. Let our experts assist you at finding the most efficient manufacturing method, along with the ideal high-performance plastic material, to meet your specific requirements.

3D SLS Printing Service

  • Online 3D-printing service: simple, fast and cost-effective, in as little as 24 hours
  • Modern online tools: configurators for creating CAD data, service life calculator for gears and plain bearings
  • Tested in the laboratory: wear rates comparable to injection-molded components
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Custom Injection Molding

  • Customized components are developed using our high-performance plastic iglide® materials that are self-lubricating, wear-resistant and maintenance-free
  • Each material engineered for specific requirements of your application, eg resistance to chemicals, dirt or extreme temperatures
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Custom Milled Barstock

igus® uses plastic bar stock consisting of iglide® high-performance polymers to manufacture individual components and prototypes according to your custom requirements. This enables us to produce wear-resistant and maintenance-free custom plastic bar stock in the form of round rods, hollow rods or plates.

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Discuss your project with a bearings expert

Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, learn more about how igus® can assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements.  Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!

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Browse Additional Bearings

Two-bolt flange bearings

  • Secure with support for perpendicular shafts
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Can handle medium to high loads
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Clip bearings (no min order quantity)

  • Designed for fitting shafts through sheet metal.
  • Bearings have flanges located on both ends.
  • The bearings are secured in the sheet metal plate on both sides after fitting
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Piston rings

  • Easy to install
  • Cost-effective
  • More wear-resistant than PTFE-strips
  • Higher load capacity
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Gears and Gear Racks

  • Bevel, spur and gear racks
  • Various shaft hubs- round, d cut, feather key
  • Various custom options- injection molded, 3D SLS printed & mechanically manufactured from barstock
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Conveyor Rollers

  • Tight deflection radii
  • Maintenance-free, self-lubricating
  • No risk of lubricant contamination
  • Durable and wear-resistant
  • Hygienic design without ball or needle cages
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  • Endurance runner with high media resistance
  • High wear resistance in extreme ambient conditions
  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • High resistance to temperature and chemicals
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Browse the Catalog

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