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igus® Presents New Slewing Ring Bearing Made of Wood and Plastic

July 3, 2024

igus® Presents New Slewing Ring Bearing Made of Wood and Plastic

A global leader in motion plastics, 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% wood and 50% high-performance plastics, the cost-effective and 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% regranulate — has a CO2 equivalent of 0.819868 kg.

“As a plastics expert, we are now venturing into the wood sector. Last year, we presented wooden shafts as possible mating partners for our linear guides for the first time. This year, we are integrating the wood directly into our products,” says Marc Trenkler, Product Manager for iglidur® coating and PRT slewing rings at igus GmbH.

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 low-weight, robust PRT-02-30-WPC is designed to allow for easy adjustment, making it ideal for many industrial applications.

ABOUT igus®:­
igus GmbH develops and produces motion plastics. These self-lubricating, high-performance polymers improve technology and reduce costs wherever things move. In energy supplies, highly flexible cables, plain and linear bearings, and lead screw technology made of tribo-polymers, igus is the worldwide market leader. The family-run company based in Cologne, Germany, is represented in 31 countries and employs 4,600 people across the globe.

In 2022, igus generated a turnover of €1.15 billion. Research in the industry’s largest test laboratories constantly yields innovations and more user security. Two hundred thirty-four thousand articles are available from stock, and service life can be calculated online. In recent years, the company has expanded by creating internal startups, for example, ball bearings, robot drives, 3D printing, the RBTX platform for Lean Robotics, and intelligent “smart plastics” for Industry 4.0. Among the most significant environmental investments are the “change” program – recycling used e-chains and participating in an enterprise that produces oil from plastic waste.

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For more information visit www.igus.com

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