Bearings Built for Heavy-Duty Applications

April 18, 2023
At Hannover Messe, igus showcased its igutex and iglide lineup.

Stefan Loockmann-Rittich, head of the iglidur plain bearing division at igus, showcased the company’s heavy-duty and heavy load bearing lineup at Hannover Messe. 

The igutex TX3 is a fiber composite plain bearing for heavy-duty applications, including swivel applications, ship-to-shore cranes and front loaders. This bearing line can be produced in custom sizes up to 1 meter in diameter.

Loockmann-Rittich also provided a rundown of the new iglide Q3E multi-layer plain bearing. It is produced by two-component injection molding, combining the properties of the igus material iglidur Q3 with a second material for the outer shell. Typical application areas include agriculture and construction machinery.

Neither product requires lubrication, an initiative igus has been promoting as part of its sustainability platform.

Visit Machine Design's Hannover Messe hub for more event coverage.

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