igus Demonstrating Self-lubricating Bearings and High-strength Plastics for Outdoor Equipment at GIE+Expo

plastics specialist will be displaying a range of products for outdoor power equipment in booth 11023 at the upcoming show, running October 23 and 24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

East Providence, RI — igus, manufacturer of self-lubricating plastic bearings, will be demonstrating the power of their plastic components at GIE+Expo 2014, the largest industry trade show for outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden equipment, and light construction and landscaping equipment. On display will be a selection of igus’ most reliable bearing materials for these types of applications, along with their igubal spherical rod-end bearings.

igubal rod end bearings handle high loads at normal room temperatures, have excellent dampening properties and weigh only a fifth of traditional metallic bearing rod end bearings, making them an excellent replacement for standard metal options. The resistance of igubal bearings to dirt and dust makes them ideal for applications where a standard greased bearing would not be suitable, such as in outdoor and agricultural applications.

Also on display will be igus’ line of self-lubricating plain bearings, iglide, which are currently celebrating 30 years of innovation. Swapping bronze bearings for iglide specialist plastics can increase service life in tough applications by 600% or more, while reducing costs by up to 80%. All iglide bearings are completely self-lubricating, so they will not attract dirt and debris which can cause bearings to seize. Additionally, liquids like water and chemicals will not affect bearing performance. For these reasons, among others, iglide plastic materials are a perfect solution for outdoor applications. To make an appointment with an igus representative at GIE+Expo, or to request a free entry pass, visit the igus tradeshow page at www.igus.com/Fairs.

About igus®

igus® develops industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, DryLin® linear bearings and linear guides, iglide® plastic bushings, and igubal® spherical bearings. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and continuous-flex cable since 1989, igus provides the right solution from over 80,000 products available from stock. No minimum order required. For more information, contact igus at 1-800-521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.


igus® Inc.

PO Box 14349

East Providence, RI, 02914

Tel.: 800.521.2747

Fax: 401.438.2200




Ellen Rathburn

Public Relations Specialist

PO Box 14349

East Providence, RI, 02914

Tel.: 800.521.2747 x. 288



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