New FDA compliant igus liners for linear systems

Treotham introduces linear guide systems from igus designed
to ensure precise and quick adjustment of machines in the food and beverage

Integrated, maintenance-free and wear-resistant liners
used in carriages enable linear guides to glide without lubrication. igus has
now developed an FDA compliant liner made from the high-performance plastic
iglidur A160, which is particularly suitable for the special hygienic
requirements of the food industry. It is particularly characterised by its long
service life on FDA compliant stainless steel shafts and in wet areas.

Machine elements used in the food industry are
required to be clean, lubrication-free and corrosion-resistant. Maintenance-free
plastic solutions are the perfect alternative to metal parts. Lubrication-free
linear guide systems from Treotham are already used in numerous applications in
the food and packaging industry from beverage filling to bottle processing.
Liners made of high-performance plastics ensure a smooth and clean adjustment. When
it comes to applications in the food industry, users can now rely on hygienic
linear guides thanks to the new lubrication-free linear plain bearings made of
iglidur A160.

The blue iglidur A160 material complies with the FDA
and EU Regulation 10/2011 EC and is therefore suited for the special
requirements of the food industry. The iglidur A160 has a high and
online-calculable service life on stainless steel shafts, even in wet areas;
the high-performance plastic is also characterised by its high media

The liner is impervious to contamination thanks to the
integrated dirt channels, and is easy to clean and replace. The new linear
bearing component is currently available in eight dimensions for all drylin W
housing bearings and carriages as well as for all drylin R round guides.

igus has tested the new liner on various stainless
steel shafts vis-a-vis plastic liners that are already in the igus range made
of iglidur J200, iglidur J, iglidur A180, iglidur E7 and iglidur X. The iglidur
J200 is an established standard material on aluminium shafts, while iglidur J
is suitable for all shaft surfaces. For users who rely on drylin linear systems
with steel shafts, igus has, with the iglidur E7, an endurance runner in its
product range, while the use of iglidur X liners is particularly suitable for
applications requiring high temperature resistance and high chemical
resistance. The wear test clearly showed that the new iglidur A160 liner has
the best wear values on various stainless steel shafts. Therefore, the new
liner is an ideal sliding partner for stainless steel linear guides used in the
food industry.

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

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