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Wear comparison lead screw drive
iglidur® J material compared to POM PTFE and PA PTFE

In the igus® laboratories the wear of different lead screw drives was compared and measured after 100,000 cycles.

The wear comparison was carried out under the following test parameters:

Load: 200N

Speed of rotation: 100rpm

Stroke length: 140mm

Test temperature: ~23°C

PA+PTFE on rust-free steel, POM+PTFE on rust-free steel, iglidur® J on rust-free steel

Thread pitch: DS10x25, 3/8"-1"

Wear comparison lead screw drive  
Wear comparison lead screw drive  


The wear properties of all tested materials are different. iglidur® J shows significantly lower wear than the competitors A and B. With a wear of 1.7µm, iglidur® J has more than 61% and 33% lower wear than the other tested materials.

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With the help of the drylin® lead screw system expert, you can quickly and easily find the most suitable solution consisting of lead screw and lead screw nut and will be provided with an estimate of the expected service life.

Lead screw unit service life calculation    

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Quickly and easily configure lead screws and machined ends - from the idea to the technical drawing in seconds.

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