igus is now offering blue, metal-detectable igubal bearings for use in the food and drink industries. Installing these igubal products on machine means there is no possibility of any igubal parts contaminating the end product when the automated production line is equipped with a metal detector.
The igus igubal metal-detectable plastic range includes lubricant- and maintenance-free rod end bearings and clevis joints, and flange, pivoting and pillow block bearings, all of which are suitable for dry use at application temperatures ranging from -30 to +80degC. They can run in liquids as well as chemicals, and are corrosion-resistant – so they are not adversely effected by regular washdowns. In comparison to traditional metallic bearings, the igubal products offer better damping characteristics since the specially developed plastic material absorbs vibrations more effectively.
Machine builders working on equipment for the food industry will also be interested in another development from igus, namely blue iglidur A350 polymer plain bearings that are FDA-approved.
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