Seat height adjustment – permanently quiet thanks to innovative plain bearing designs

Ethen Liang | June 7, 2022

The innovative assembly concepts of igus plain bearings are particularly popular for hinge connections in, amongst other things the seat height adjustment. The igus clip bearings are easy to handle and increase efficiency. The flange processes and recalibration steps common to metallic plain bearings are eliminated. Further advantages are the weight (up to 5x lighter) and parts price reduction (up to 40%) compared to the metal version.



Why are polymer ball bearings so interesting for vehicle interiors?

Ethen Liang | August 19, 2021

Developing the interiors of cars is a big challenge for designers and engineers. Within just a few seconds, it creates a first gut feeling. Even before we sit down on the car seat, we reach for the steering wheel. Immediately afterwards, we examine the arm rest and feel the buttons for adjusting the windows…



Why lubrication-free is a better option for your ball bearing

Daniel Chen | September 18, 2020

Grease or lubricating oil is essential for installing metal ball bearings. With xiros polymer ball bearings you can enjoy 100% lubrication-free ball bearings made of plastic. No grease No oil No residues on hands or machines!



Active Air Intake Grille

Lynna Liu (刘银) | August 31, 2020

The Xiros self-lubricating plastic ball bearing is adopted for the shutter mechanism of the active air intake grille, which could perfectly meet the requirements of the customers: it features minimum friction coefficient, dirt resistance, resistance to high temperature and low temperature and light weight. For vertical shutter, we also provide iglidur J sliding bearing for […]


high temperature resistance

Why can plastic plain bearings be used in the engine compartment?

Lynna Liu (刘银) | May 21, 2020

Plastic and high temperatures? Yes, even as a connection to actuators of turbochargers or in EGR valves, iglidur® high-temperature materials are represented millions of times as plain bearings or coupling rods. With permanent application temperatures of up to 250 ° C and briefly 300 ° C, plastic plain bearings are used in almost all engine […]


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Coolant and plain bearings – 5 crucial points

Sebastian | April 29, 2020

Coordinated thermal management is essential for the vehicle to be as efficient as possible. Under the optimal operating temperature, the highest efficiency and therefore the lowest consumption and the minimum emissions are achieved. The coolant plays an important role in this, as well as cooling to protect against corrosion and prevent frost. Coolant pumps, controllers […]



A breakthrough in tradition: Polymer bearings improve service life and hygiene in wine production

Martin Liu | March 29, 2020

Lubrication-free iglidur J plain bearings replace metallic solutions in grape destemming machines This year, the grape harvest in Baden, Germany, makes an early start at the beginning of August. Experts expect it to be one of the best years ever in the southern region the country. After harvesting, gentle processing of the grape plays a […]


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How do iglidur plain bearings reduce noise in automobiles (Buzz, Squeak and Rattle)?

Martin Liu | March 29, 2020

What is Buzz, Squeak and Rattle (BSR)? BSR are all noises that are produced by components and assemblies in the motor vehicle. BSR testing, also called a noise and rattle test, is an acoustic method from the automotive industry and is used to measure the volume of these noises. A realistic situation with corresponding vibrations […]


How to avoid Fogging in the car?

Martin Liu | March 29, 2020

What is fogging? Generally speaking, fogging refers to the outgassing of individual material parts that condense in the surroundings of the component. Usually, the fogging effect is associated with heated living spaces. Here, black-dust settlements occur in flats during the heating period. Typical signs of fogging are planar black coating or black dust that sticks […]



Autonomous through the factory: this is how igus makes automated guided vehicles more fail-safe

Martin Liu | March 29, 2020

AGVs become lighter and require less maintenance thanks to lubrication-free motion plastics In times of increasing digitalisation of factories and warehouses, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are continuously conquering intralogistics. The reliability requirements are high in order to ensure faster processing and unimpeded material flow. AGV manufacturers are therefore equipping their systems with motion plastics components […]