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High molecular weight plastic clevis joints

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THE igubal clevis joint, manufactured from a highly resistant plastic material, for use with pneumatic cylinders, gas struts, cabinet building, guarding, agricultural and general mechanical engineering industries, is now available from Treotham Trading .

Fast and simple assembly, using a spring retention clip, ensures a safe and reliable connection of components, especially in difficult to access situations.

Load capacity of the clevis joint is very high, even at high ambient temperatures. Although the part has a small mass, it can take a high load, has very good damping characteristics and weighs only one fifth of a conventional metal clevis joint.

Manufactured by igus, the igubal clevis joints can be used in what are usually considered to be difficult conditions without problem. In wet and humid environments the clevis joints are corrosion and weather resistant, and weak acids and alkalies present no problems. The temperature range is from -30°C to +80°C.

The units can be used dry and do not require additional lubrication. The material is fibre reinforced, and various filling materials optimise the mechanical characteristics. This results in a highly wear resistant and dimensionally stable material with a very good coefficient of friction.

Dimensions from 5mm to 20mm with standard and fine pitch threads are available.

When using the product, specific features like temperature dependence and behaviour under long term stressing need to be taken into account. For this reason - especially at high permanent loads and high temperatures - the load capacity of clevis joints should be investigated in conjunction with test results available from igus.

Data obtained from several thousand documented standard tests are the basis for the calculations and advice which igus gives to its customers.

The increasing use of plastic materials in bearing technology over the past few years, especially due to the rapid development of high performance polymer compounds, has resulted in mechanical characteristics that sometimes exceed those of steel and other traditional materials.

Polymer bearings are maintenance free, self lubricating, insensitive to the presence of soil fibres and dust, are totally resistant to corrosion, humidity and chemicals, and can help in vibration dampening.

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