Wear-resistant sliding and free designing with igus plate strips

Abrasion-resistant iglidur sliding plates made of plastics is said to provide even more geometric design options.

To provide operators with even more tribologically optimised solutions, igus has developed five additional plastics that are resistant to wear and abrasion as bar stock plate strips in its product range. They are the iglidur W300, J4, FDA-compliant iglidur A500 material, as well as the temperature endurance runner C500 and iglidur J350 that withstands temperatures up to 180-degree Celsius.

All sliding plates come in 15mm thickness and 160mm width, providing operators and their designers with new geometric design freedom.

The new plate strips can be used as sliding surfaces made of the plastic iglidur W300 in abrasive environments in the glass industry. Here, the material demonstrates its wear resistance and freedom from maintenance. Solutions made from the iglidur A500 plate material are available, for example, in the form of slide rails in the food, packaging and semiconductor industries. Here, the chemical-resistant material, in addition to its FDA approval, features a high temperature resistance.

In contrast, iglidur C500 is designed for applications where aggressive media and extreme temperatures of between -100 and +250-degree Celsius prevail. For instance, design engineers in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals and chemicals can resort to a chemical-resistant solution.

The sliding plates are manufactured by igus in Cologne, Germany, in a newly built production facility. Due to the in-house development and production, further iglidur materials will be available in the future as plate strips in different thickness and lengths up to 2m.

If operators are looking for larger plates, igus can choose from plate materials with a width up to 1,000mm out of a total of six plastics. All plates can also be ordered at igus Online shop in lengths with millimetre precision.