Design Engineering

Plastic plain bearings

igus plain bearings on P4 chain series extends product life and features intelligent wear monitoring option.

May 23, 2018   by DE Staff

Motion plastics manufacturer igus has introduced a tribologically optimized plain bearings to its P4 roller chain that are designed to decrease wear especially for long travel distances. The chain’s pin bore connection point has been re-equipped with a maintenance-free tribo-polymer plain bearing, which more than doubles the service life, the company says. In addition, the company has added the option of igus’ predictive maintenance concept with a new isense wear sensor on the P4.1 chain. The sensor connects to the igus icom communications module. Depending on the customer’s requirements, data on the icom module can integrate directly into the existing software environment or can connect to the igus data center.

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