igus is introducing a universal plain bearing material that helps prevent the build-up of electrostatic charges. Being electrically conductive, any electrostatic charge is safely discharged to avoid sparking and, like all other iglidur materials, the bearings are self-lubricating and require no maintenance. The ESD-compatible iglidur F2 plain bearings are suitable for use in humid environments in addition to numerous 'dry' applications including material handling, automation and electronics manufacturing.
iglidur F2 plain bearings demonstrate good wear and media resistance, and operate over a wide range of temperatures from -40 to +120degC, with short-term use at +165degC possible. The maximum moisture absorption is a low 0.2 per cent (by weight) at 23degC and 50 per cent RH. The bearings also exhibit good resistance to chemicals and most lubricants.
The universal bearings are currently available in two types, a cylindrical sleeve and a flanged version, with six standard internal diameters and lengths ranging from 6mm to 20mm. Other standard sizes can be requested.
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