New igus seals for maintenance-free plain bearings

Treotham introduces a new range of seals from igus for
maintenance-free plain bearings. By providing additional hygiene and protection
against extreme dirt accumulation, the new iglidur sealing concept allows for
longer service life in bearings.

When plain bearings are exposed to heavy dirt,
abrasive dust, aggressive media and other extreme conditions, the resultant
stress can damage the shaft. To further optimise the safety of machinery and
plants in these situations, igus has now developed sealing rings for its
lubrication-free polymer flanged bearings. When put on the flange, the seal protects
the plain bearing and components behind, eliminating machine downtime and increasing
service life.

Designers looking for long-lasting plain bearings for their
application, which can withstand dirt, dust, chemicals, wind and weather, are
recommended the lubrication- and maintenance-free iglidur plain bearings made
of high-performance plastics. Unlike metallic versions, dirt does not adhere to
the polymer bearing; additionally, the polymer version cannot rust.

Applications involving construction or agricultural
machinery involve extremely high levels of dirt accumulation. igus has now
developed an additional safety concept in the form of sealing rings. Available
from Treotham for all igus flanged bearings, the new seals come in all
dimensions and for more than 50 materials, making a wide range of
application-related material combinations feasible.

The flexible sealing rings are simply slipped onto the
flange to provide protection against the ingress of dirt and media into the
plain bearing and components behind it. For applications requiring additional
lubrication, the sealing ring ensures that the lubricants do not press out of
the bearing. The wear is further reduced, the shaft is protected from corrosion,
and the service life of the application is enhanced.

Treotham offers these sealing rings in an all-rounder
material for all igus flanged bearings as well as in an FDA-compliant material,
which is particularly suitable for use in the food industry. The FDA-compliant
seal works in combination with the flanged bearings made of FDA-compliant
materials such as iglidur A160, A180 and A350, to protect bearing points and
components from aggressive cleaning agents while optimising hygiene.

All-rounder sealing rings are ideal not only for agricultural
and construction machinery but also for general mechanical engineering applications
involving slow-running pumps and conveyor belts as well as actuators in the
automotive industry. The plain bearings with seal are ready to install,
supplied as a complete solution, and available in different models and
combinations according to customer requirements.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website www.treotham.com.au or call 1300 65 75 64.

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