igus introduces iglidur K230 tribo-plastic material for clip and flanged bearings
June 3, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 3, 2018 – igus has developed a new tribo-plastic material for clip and flanged bearings that is described as a highly elastic, chemical resistant and withstands moisture.
The material, iglidur K230, will be used in clip and flanged bearings, which are commonly used in the sheet metal industry. According to the company, the bearings are used because of their ease of installation and design, especially in sheet metal feedthroughs, adding that generally, those feedthroughs do not allow a plain bearing to be pressed in a mounting hole or housing. Instead, a bearing must align with the punch hole, which is usually quite rough, and thus guide the shaft safely. igus’ clip bearing is guided through the hole using the smaller of the two flanges and then clipped into place. The company describes the lubrication-free K230 material as highly elastic and flexible, making it suitable for flange and clip bearings.
In addition to the standard range of clip bearings, there are also a range of customized solutions in which the K230 material can be used, says igus. The K230 properties are also suitable for bearings in which a second flange is formed after inserting the bearing into the hole. Those bearings are frequently used in reducing friction and noise in car seats, and in other applications that require high flexibility and durability.