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xiros® plastic ball bearings are cost-effective, self-lubricating and maintenance-free

Our specially patented plastic ball bearings are designed as superior alternatives to metal ball bearings. In most applications, xiros® plastic ball bearings provide a longer service life because they are self-lubricating, maintenance-free and lightweight.


  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Highly corrosion-resistant (washable)
  • Non-magnetic (when using glass or polymer balls)
  • Can be used from -148˚F to +302˚F
  • FDA-compliant
  • Lightweight – 60% lighter than metal
  • Shipping within 24-48 hours
  • No minimum order quantity
See for yourself!  Try out the xiros® service life calculator to quickly determine a ball bearing suitable for your application, and then calculate its expected service life.

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Deep groove ball bearing  
Deep Groove Ball Bearings

  • With different material properties
  • For temperatures up to +248°F
  • Also available with spherical outer diameter

Learn more about deep groove bearings

Flanged ball bearings  
Flanged ball bearings

  • FDA-compliant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Low moisture absorption

Learn more about flanged ball bearings

Belt guide rollers  
Guide rollers

  • Roller materials: aluminium, carbon or PVC
  • Lightweight and robust design
  • Low inertia

Learn more about guide rollers

Thrust ball bearings  
Thrust ball bearings

  • Single or double row thrust bearing
  • With stainless steel balls or
  • anti-static with glass balls

Learn more about thrust ball bearings

Slewing ring ball bearing  
Slewing ring bearings

  • For high axial loads
  • Perfect with outer drive ring
  • With glass or stainless steel balls

Learn more about slewing ring ball bearings

Pillow block xiros® by igus®  
Pillow block ball bearings

  • Pivoting or fixed version
  • Glass or stainless steel balls
  • Also in FDA-compliant versions

Learn more about pillow block ball bearings

Ball transfer units xiros® by igus®  
Ball transfer units

  • Load capacity of up to 1,000N possible
  • Lubrication and maintenance-free
  • Long service life

Learn more about ball transfer units

Ball bearings other designs  
Other ball bearings

  • Low moisture absorption
  • FDA-compliant components
  • Good axial stability

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xiros ball bearing design  
Why is the xiros ball bearing design unique?

Due to the polymers used, all xiros plastic ball bearings are
maintenance-free without requiring additional lubrication.

Learn more about the design

More information on xiros® ball bearings:

xiros mini sample box  
Request a custom ball bearing!

Simply upload your CAD file and describe the special attributes of your application.

Service life calculator  
xiros service life calculator

Simply enter application parameters and get the expected service life.

xiros test lab  

Our xiros plastic ball bearings are rigorously tested in our state-of-the-art test lab.

Custom ball bearing  
Request a custom ball bearing!

Simply upload your CAD file and describe the special attributes of your application.

Application examples

Extremely smooth running

Instead of metal ball bearings, this labelling machine uses plastic ball bearings in up to 36 guide rollers, ensuring an uninterrupted operation.

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No more downtimes

This mobile bike wash system uses two igus slewing ring ball bearings for the bearings of the washing brushes, which work without problems despite difficult conditions.

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Longer service life

Despite being used underwater, the plastic radial ball bearings installed work without failures. This is due to their self-lubricating and corrosion-free properties.  

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High temperature resistance

Despite the most difficult conditions, igus radial ball bearings work in this mechanical drive unit of a pellet stove, which is responsible for the electricity-free transport of pellets into the combustion chamber.  

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Kevin Wright

Regional Director Canada


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm