igus solution has the ‘hush hush’ factor

Flexible elastic double joint is lubrication and maintenance-free

The igubal GPZM coupling joint from igus, officially launched at the end of 2020, is said to be “lubrication-free, maintenance-free and 20% more flexible than its conventional alternative”.

Dean Aylott, product manager at igus UK, states: “This additional flexibility is due to the use of the new igus housing material, which ensures the joint’s ball stud remains firmly enclosed and dirt cannot penetrate into the bearing."

Noise reduction

And he adds: "This new double joint also helps reduce noise levels when in use and is proving particularly successful with labelling machines.

“Coupling joints are exposed to a range of loads, permanent vibrations, high tensile forces and compressive strength – so the demands made on them are extremely high. In these igus elastic double joints, no external lubricants are necessary and they can be used at temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius.”

Multiple applications

In the automotive industry alone, the double joint is being used in many applications from sensor connections, actuators, and valve flaps to gear shift mechanisms and turbochargers.

The new igus double joint is extremely flexible, resilient and has been rigorously tested in the state-of-the-art laboratory at igus, says the company.

Tightly enclosed

The housing material used in the product ensures that the ball stud is tightly enclosed when the joint moves – sealed against dust and dirt.

Liquefied dust was injected into the joint during the testing process, resulting in no negative influence on the product, adds igus. “Tests also revealed that these new double joints last 20% longer than a product made of polyamide.”

The new igus GPZM coupling joint: maintenance and lubrication-free, while also preventing dust penetration. (Source: igus)
The new igus GPZM coupling joint: maintenance and lubrication-free, while also preventing dust penetration. (Source: igus)

igus (UK) Ltd

51A Caswell Road

+44 (0)1604 677240



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