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Wood-plastic composite slewing ring bearing

By DE Staff   

Power Transmission bearing composite igus

Igus is expanding its broad range of PRT slewing rings with the introduction of a new wood-plastic composite (WPC) bearing. The PRT-02-30-WPC slewing ring bearing is another step forward by igus toward integrating renewable raw materials into industrial production. Made of 50-per-cent wood and 50-per-cent plastics, the lubrication-free slewing ring bearing balances strength and durability with a proven low CO2 footprint of just 0.0577 kilograms. By comparison, the PRT-02-30-ECO—already made from 97-per-cent regranulate—has a CO2 equivalent of 0.819868 kg.

The PRT-02-30-WPC slewing ring bearing consists of WPCs and iglide high-performance plastics. The materials incorporate solid lubricants, making the new slewing ring bearing smooth-running, lubrication-free and maintenance-free. Both the housing and the component are made of the WPC material, giving it a natural look for furniture applications.

Available in standard installation sizes, the PRT-02-30-WPC is designed to allow for easy adjustment, making it ideal for many industrial applications.

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