Igus‘s iglidur tribo-polymer coating for wear-resistant sliding
Igus has recently developed three new materials made of maintenance-free tribo-polymers for coating on metal components such as metal sheets, valves or even shafts.
Igus has recently developed three new materials made of maintenance-free tribo-polymers for coating on metal components such as metal sheets, valves or even shafts. With this, a wear-resistant, compact and cost-effective solution can be installed where space is not enough to install a plain bearing.
With regards to components, more solutions are called for in the area of plain bearing technology as every single millimetre counts. In order to meet the new requirements in the area of mechanical engineering, igus has made use of its decades-long experience in the development of tribologically optimised plastics and has now developed three new maintenance-free and lubrication-free tribo-polymers as coating materials specially for very small installation spaces. As a result, not only the lubrication-free iglidur plain bearings but also the iglidur coating service for metal surfaces with the material iglidur IC-01 and the new IC-02, IC-03 and IC-06 materials are now available to the user.
The installation space needed for a plain bearing can be reduced through the use of a coating, ideal for small and compact equipment. With polymer coating, the surface of moving components becomes extremely durable and wear-resistant. The coatings are used in valves, pumps, for guide plates and for guide systems.