xiros® plastic ball bearings require no external lubrication, are corrosion resistant (when used with glass or plastic balls) and operate quietly, making them a cost-effective alternative to steel ball bearings. Comprised of a tribopolymer blend, the all-plastic components are lightweight, chemical resistant and non-magnetic and can safely be used in medical or food processing environments. While the xiros® plastic material consists of a blend of base plastics, solid lubricants, fibers and filaments, the balls are typically made of glass, plastic or stainless steel.
Due to the polymers used, all xiros plastic ball bearings are maintenance-free without requiring additional lubrication.
Instead of metal ball bearings, this labelling machine uses plastic ball bearings in up to 36 guide rollers, ensuring an uninterrupted operation.
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.
Despite being used underwater, the plastic radial ball bearings installed work without failures. This is due to their self-lubricating and corrosion-free properties.
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.