igus is promoting its wide range of self-lubricating and maintenance-free products for medical applications that support the demands of equipment reliably and safely. Medical equipment manufacturers are constantly faced with developing products that are subjected to demanding requirements, such as small space envelopes and frequent cleaning cycles, which is igus continuously invests in R&D to provide innovative products that help meet these needs.
One such example is the xiros ball bearing, which are made of the cost-effective, yet high-performance xirodur B180 material. With its self-lubricating and media resistant properties, this material is also FDA compliant and therefore suitable for a wide range of medical applications up to 150degC.
All igus’ products undergo extensive testing at the company’s laboratory in Germany to ensure that all materials are suitable for the specific industry requirements. igus will be exhibiting its xiros plastic ball bearings, as well as plain bearings, linear systems, energy chains and continuous flex cables systems suitable for use in medical applications, at this year’s Medtec (Stand H310) taking place on 3–4 March at the ExCeL in London.
To watch a short video demonstrating the qualities of the xiros for the medical industry, please click here: www.igus.co.uk/MedicalXiros.