Igubal Spherical Bearings Eliminate Installation Nightmares and Maintenance Hassles for Simple to Complex Designs


EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - September 19, 2006 - Igubal® spherical bearings from igus® Inc. put an end to installation nightmares and maintenance hassles for customers from a wide array of industries such as packaging, sports equipment, food processing and automotive. Frequently, other alternatives such as roller bearings fail prematurely and may require readjustment, reaming or retrofitting to compensate for alignment errors. Igubal spherical bearings eradicate the need for exact placement of shafts and housing, making them an ideal solution for simple to even the most complex designs.

Because they are made of high-performance plastics, igubal spherical bearings are lubrication-free and completely resistant to corrosion, chemicals and other contaminants that can hinder performance such as dirt and dust. Igubal's polymer design also enables the bearing to deliver excellent vibration dampening and reduces its weight by 80 percent when compared to steel.

Igubal spherical bearings deliver many benefits, including:
o long service life
o cost effectiveness
o space-saving installation
o shock and impact resistance
o high load capacity
o capability to reach high speeds.

Igubal spherical bearings are part of a complete system of self-aligning bearing elements, which includes spherical, flange, pillow block and rod end. All are lightweight, lubrication-free and maintenance-free and can be used in conjunction with igus' DryLin® S aluminum shafting.

About igus
Igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems. With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide. Product lines include Energy Chain Systems® to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide® self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin linear guide systems and igubal spherical bearings. For more information, contact igus at (888) 803-1895 or visit www.igus.com.

For more information contact:
Courtney Toomey
igus Inc.
(401) 438-7270
ctoomey@igus.com

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