When iglide® bearings are used in prostheses and orthoses, hygienic, wear-resistant and maintenance-free operation is guaranteed. Users of prostheses and orthoses fixed with iglide® bearings describe the products' movements as simultaneously fluid and stable.
Resistant to impacts and edge loads
Low coefficients of friction
No stick-slip effect
Media-resistant (e.g. to pool or salt water, personal care products)
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This hip prosthesis contains four iglide® Z bearings, guaranteeing extreme durability, maintenance-free operation and superb dampening on the main axes. The forces that occur during oscillating movement are transmitted by the bearings without causing wear. Experiments in the igus® test laboratory have proven that the iglide® material shows 95% less wear than PA66 and PTFE.
Vincent Systems GmbH has several requirements for the bearings used in their finger and hand prostheses. They must have low coefficients of friction, no external lubrication, be suitable for soft shafts, and be vibration-dampening and chemical-resistant. They should also promote a functional and aesthetic design. Therefore, all axes involved in the movement were equipped with iglide® J bearings.
This joint prosthesis is equipped with iglide® J piston rings, which can be clipped to the piston due to their flexible material. This allows for easy installation and shorter assembly time. PTFE guide bands were previously used in this application, which wear much faster than iglide® piston rings, and therefore had to be replaced more frequently.
Due to their dampening properties, iglide® bearings guarantee comfort during impacts. In the Blatchford leg prosthesis, metal bearings with Teflon coating were replaced with iglide® Z bearings. igus® bearings are capable of handling high edge loads and shear forces. Users of this prosthesis describe the movement as fluid yet stable.
Long service life during continuous operation
Low coefficient of friction, extremely high abrasion resistance
Suitable for rough and stainless-steel shafts
iglide® materials as round bars, tubes and plates
Currently 25 iglide® materials to choose from
Cut to required size without offcut removal
Machined parts, no minimum order quantity
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