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iglide® plain bearing applications

Check out where iglide® plastic bushings have been used in real-world applications around the world from a wide range of industries, from combine harvesters to rollercoasters, from hot-air balloons to light aircraft.

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Ohio-based grain handling company J&M Manufacturing wins the 2023 gold manus award for their innovative use of plastic bearings in fertilizing equipment.

Ohio-based grain handling company J&M Manufacturing wins the 2023 gold manus award for their innovative use of plastic bearings in fertilizing equipment.

Cargo e-bike

The patented tilting technology of the cargo e-bike from GLEAM allows you to ride it like a normal bike.

Infusion pumps

Clean and maintenance-free plastic plain bearings ensure smooth movement in infusion pumps.

Trabant wheel suspension

This Trabant was retrofitted with maintenance-free iglidur plastic bearings for pivoting movements in the wheel suspension.

Smooth-running and durable plain bearings in monitor pivot arms in hospitals

In hospitals, the simple, low-noise and hygienic plastic plain bearings in screen pivot arms contribute to patient satisfaction.

PV cleaning robot

iglidur plain bearings provide maintenance-free and lubrication-free bearing points in the semi-automatic cleaning machine for solar surfaces TG hyLIFT.

Racing motorcycle

Krämer Motorcycles uses plastic bearings at various bearing points on this racing motorcycle. For example in the link, brake and shifting system.

iglidur in Tecno Sun PV system

Solar energy in continuous (dry-running) mode

Centrifugal clutch

This centrifugal clutch with polymer bearings is used in two-stroke racing machines.

Boat lift

iglide® P is used on lifts to remove boats from both residential and commercial marinas.

Bike pedals

iglide® G300 plastic bearings distribute the load and lubricate the axle on this bike pedal.

Full-suspension mountain bike

A leading manufacturer of full-suspension mountain bikes has developed one of its most innovative bikes to date.

Bike shocks

A coil shock for serious mountain bike enthusiasts uses iglide® G300 plastic bushings.

Ski bindings

These high-end ski bindings use iglide® L280 plastic bushings in the knuckle, which enables the heel of the skier’s boot to raise and lower with each turn.

Roller coaster

iglide® Z plastic bushings reduced surface pressure and shaft wear for this rollercoaster at one of America's leading theme parks.

sim racing seat

iglide® L280 plastic bushings and igubal® pillow block bearings in home theater, gaming and movie theater seats.

Potato planter

iglide® J plastic bushings increased service life by 500-600% and reduced costs by 80%.

Hot air balloon altitude world record

iglide® G300 and W300 plastic bushings were used in the pressurized capsule of this hot air balloon.

Packaging machine

iglide® G300 plastic bushings are lightweight and space saving and reduced manufacturing costs for this packaging company.

Facade construction

This adjustable facade uses UV-resistant iglide® G300 plastic bushings to allow oscillating and rotational movement.

Electric scooter

iglide® Q plastic bushings are used in the rear-wheel suspension of this electric scooter.

Construction vehicles

Dirt-resistant iglide® G300 plastic bearings are used in this mini excavator’s track rollers.

Artificial knee joint

iglide® L280 and iglide® Q plastic bushings improve an artificial knee joint.

Packaging machine

iglide® L280 plastic bushings are used in this packaging machine because of their dry-running, clean, hygienic operation.


iglide® G300 plastic bushings, drylin® N linear slides and igubal® rod ends are used in this inspection device for an offshore drilling riser.

Industrial scooter for factories

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this industrial scooter because they were lower cost than steel alternatives.

Prosthetic limb

iglide® Z was used in this unique prosthetic limb designed to absorb shocks and impacts.

Thermoforming machine

This thermoforming machine, used to produce coffee-creamer packaging, uses xiros® A500 polymer ball bearings due to their high chemical resistance.

Pipe organ

iglide® J plastic bushings and igubal® rod ends and clevis joints for traditional pipe organs.

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Kevin Wright

Country Manager, Canada


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