Plastic Clip Bearings suit sheet metal applications.

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Featuring thin wall design, oil-free, self-aligning igubal® Clip Bearings clip into sheet metal with no tools or axial retainer required. Units eliminate misalignment issues encountered when using imprecisely formed sheet metal and are suited for both office equipment and automotive seating applications. Bearings use iglide J spherical balls, which are corrosion-resistant and impervious to dust, dirt, chemicals, and UV rays.

Original Press Release:

Clip It And Forget It With Igubal Clip Bearings From Igus

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - June 28, 2007 - Igus® Inc., the leading developer of Energy Chain Systems®, iglide® plastic bearings and DryLin® linear bearings and guide systems, offers igubal® clip bearings, part of the company's comprehensive line of oil-free, self-aligning bearing products, including spherical, rod end, pillow block and flange styles. Igubal clip bearings are ideal for a variety of sheet metal applications. They are easy to install-just clip into sheet metal, no tools or axial retainer required-and call for minimal installation space as a result of their distinct thin-wall design.

Igubal clip bearings eliminate the misalignment issues often encountered when using imprecisely formed sheet metal and are ideal for both office equipment and automotive seating applications, to name a few. Igubal clips also are equipped with iglide J spherical balls. Igus uses iglide J material throughout its product lines because it is maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant and impervious to dust, dirt, chemicals and UV rays.

All igubal bearings are comprised of high-performance plastics, which provide users with an array of benefits. Igubal bearings are superior to their steel counterparts because they:
o are 80 percent lighter than steel;
o possess superior wear-resistance; and
o perform seamlessly in harsh environments where water, dirt, dust or chemicals are present.

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 (800) 521-2747 or visit

igus, Energy Chain System, iglide, DryLin and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc.

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