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East Providence, RI, United States, 2012/09/06 - igus® has launched a new, heavy-duty plastic bushing that can withstand radial loads up to 11,023 pounds per square inch - igus.com.
igus injection-molded self-lubricating and maintenance-free iglide® Q2 bushings are made from a completely new material blend.
Initial testing in igus’ test laboratory have shown that iglide Q2 will perform up to five times better than any other plastic bearing material that igus currently offers when pivoting under a radial load of 11,023 pounds per square inch. iglide Q2’s high-wear resistance and low chance of deformation means that the new-material bushing offers a long service life for heavy-duty pivoting applications
An iglide plastic bushing material exists for almost every application scenario - even chemical-exposed, dirty, underwater, high-load or high-temperature applications. For this reason, iglide plastic bushings are fast becoming a standard choice for design engineers around the world.
igus will be exhibiting at the GIE+EXPO show in Kentucky at booth number 11021, Hall A, between October 24-26.
igus (igus.com) develops industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide plastic bushings, igubal® spherical bearings, and DryLin® linear bearings and linear guides. 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.