Plastic, spherical insert bearings now available in inch sizes | igus Press

igus® adds inch sizes to the interchangeable spherical bearing line for use in industry-standard housings

May 5, 2022

Self-lubricating igus iglide® JEM insert bearings now available for inner diameters of 1.0″, 1.5″, and 2″

May 4, 2022 – igus, a leading global manufacturer of engineered components to increase the service life of customers’ machines, has expanded its igubal® insert bearing line to include inner diameters sizes of 1.0″, 1.5″, and 2″. Until now, the low-cost igubal spherical insert bearings were limited to metric sizes only.

Engineered with high-performance polymers, the igubal bearings from igus are self-lubricating, lightweight, and a one-to-one replacement for traditional metal bearing inserts.

Direct replacement for existing metal insert bearings. No redesign  

Pillow blocks and fixed flange bearings require constant lubrication and maintenance to combat the accumulated dust and dirt. The igubal insert bearings are maintenance-free and engineered especially for pillow blocks and fixed flange bearings with metal housings. igus igubal insert bearings can be mounted in seconds and last up to 8 times longer than metal bearings. The increased lifetime means fewer replacements and decreased operation costs.

Reduce costs and prevent premature machine failures with igubal insert bearings

The cost-effective insert bearings made of iglide have a very low coefficient of friction in dry operation. Due to its resistance to media, moisture, and other environmental influences, iglide insert bearings are also suitable for chemically demanding applications such as agricultural technology or even glass processing.

“All igubal JEM insert bearings are designed to operate in applications exposed to harsh conditions such as moisture, dirt, dust, corrosive, and abrasive environments,” said Preston Sousa, iglide Product Specialist at igus. “They are ideally suited for bottling and packaging, conveying, glass and stone, and a host of other applications.”

To learn more about igubal insert bearings, click here: https://www.igus.com/info/insert-bearings