By replacing a metal composite bearing with an iglidur® polymer plain bearing, average costs can be lowered by as much as 40%. Whether as a standard part from stock or a custom-made special design. iglidur® plain bearings are the first choice when lightweight, media and corrosion resistance, high reliability and long service life play a major role.
Rolled metal bearings slide on a thin, soft sliding layer. After wear or damage of this sliding layer, the coefficients of friction and wear increase significantly. In many cases, this can quickly lead to 'seizure' between the metallic back of the composite bearing and the shaft.
With iglidur® polymer plain bearings, the homogeneous, continuous structure without layers ensures almost constant coefficients of friction and wear rates over the entire product life cycle. Solid lubricants and reinforcing materials are distributed evenly over the entire cross-section.
High temperature and good resistance to media
High static load rating due to metallic back
Thin, soft sliding layer
Limited functionality with pivoting movements under high loads
Additional costs for corrosion-free version
Sensitive to edge-loads
Danger of damage to sliding layer during installation
Total wall thickness serves as a wear zone
Long service life for every type of movement
High resistance to media
High mechanical dampening
Robust for edge loads
Enables the use of low-cost "soft" shafts
This road sweeper is in continuous use, especially in towns and municipalities. In order to ensure the long service life of all machines, FAUN Viatec is replacing metal bearings with iglidur® polymer plain bearings. These are used at critical points, such as on the circular brush, which is almost constantly subjected to powerful impacts when the kerbs are being swept, and in the region of the rear lid, which is exposed to high forces and dirt during opening and closing.
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