Plastic linear and plain bearings from igus

igus UK's plastic linear and plain bearings are offered as a superior alternative to metal bearings due to their chip, dirt and dust resistant capabilities.

All plastic bearings are dry-running: they do not require any lubrication and protect against the soiling of grease and oil that often lead to bearing failure. In addition, the company's drylin linear bearings are designed to repel particles from the contact surface by the movement itself and because there are no rolling elements, such as those found in more conventional roller bearing systems, there is nowhere for chips and dirt to become trapped.