Agricultural equipment is subject to harsh environments having to operate in dusty, dirty and all weather conditions. Metallic plain bearings and recirculating ball bearings can often be replaced with polymer alternatives. Without needing lubricant, they are maintenance free and can increase service life by up to 8 times, yielding significant cost savings.
In addition to dry running, polymer plain bearings are corrosion resistant and can dampen mechanical vibration. The iglidur Q2 bearings, for example, are made for heavy-duty pivoting applications under harsh conditions. Being verywear-resistant, insensitive to edge loads and stable at high loads, they provide a good price / performance ratio.
iglidur bearings have been tested outdoors in realistic applications under differing motion patterns, while being exposed to a variety of weather conditions. igus would like to show you how to improve your agricultural equipment technology and save cost at the same time. Put igus to the test by requesting samples now!
To watch a short clip comparing lubricated metal bearings to the self-lubricating iglidur Q2 bearings on a front loader test rig, please follow this link: www.igus.co.uk/testrigcrane.