Plastic Bearings are suited for wash down applications.

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Lubrication- and corrosion-free, rod-end, pillow block, and sperical igubal® bearings offer vibration-resistance, ability to operate in liquids or chemicals, and resistance to dirt and dust. Plastic clips, suited for installation in sheet metal applications, utilize design that eliminates misalignment issues. Double spherical bearings have one end rotated 90°, can be installed single-handedly, and are available with and without pin.

Original Press Release:

igus Now Offers Igubal Clip-Type and Double Spherical Bearings

All-plastic bearings are lubrication-free, corrosion-free and great for wash down applications

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - October 21, 2003 - igus® Inc. today announced it now offers igubal® plastic clip-type and double spherical bearings. Igubal is a complete system of oil-free, self-aligning bearing products including spherical, pillow block, and rod end bearings. Self-aligning bearings are easy to install, adapt to angular deviations and replace special housings in many cases.

New igubal clips are ideal for installation in sheet metal applications, especially in office equipment. Sheet metal often encounters misalignment problems because it is imprecisely formed. The spherical design of igubal clips eliminates any misalignment issues. They are simple to install and the thin-wall design requires minimal space as well as no additional axial fastener.

Igubal double spherical bearings have a unique design with one end rotated 90 degrees. Small and lightweight, they can be installed single handedly and are available in custom dimensions with and without a pin. Igubal double spherical bearings are well-suited for the automotive, packaging and medical industries.

With igubal, the user can take advantage of all the benefits of high-performance plastics: lightweight material - 80 percent lighter than steel, oil-free, self-lubricating, vibration resistance, ability to operate in liquids or chemicals, and resistance to dirt and dust which can impede the performance of greased metal components. Because of their small dimensions, they save on installation space. Igubal bearings are also extremely cost competitive due to the elimination of maintenance and installation costs.

High-performance plastics deliver many of the same properties as steel and are even superior to steel in many ways, including:
· compensation for shaft misalignment;
· self-lubrication
· oil-free operation; and
· advantages in difficult environments: dirt, vibration, corrosion, chemicals, wash down.

About igus
Igus Inc., based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading, plastic-based cable carriers, continuous-flex cables and plain and linear bearings. With more than 28,000 products, the company markets its Energy Chain Systems®, Chainflex® cables and iglide® oil-free, plain plastic bearings worldwide. For more information contact igus at (888) 803-1895 or visit

igus, igubal, Energy Chain Systems, Chainflex and iglide are registered trademarks of igus Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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