AutomationDirect has added three styles of polymer (plastic) bearings and compatible hard anodized aluminum linear shafts to its mechanical power transmission line.
igus DryLin R series linear plain bearings are dimensionally interchangeable with other popular brands, and offer a low-cost alternative to recirculating ball bearings. The low-friction polymer material is suitable for wet or dirty environments. Available in four shaft diameters in fixed and self-aligning housings, they are ideal for use with DryLin R aluminum shafts.
igus igubal series mounted spherical bearings are engineered from L280 polymer to be lubrication-free and maintenance-free. They are lighter and more economical than traditional mounted spherical bearings. These bearings offer wear resistance in five popular mounting configurations to fit four common shaft sizes.
igus iglide series plain bearings are economical, dry-running and maintenance free. Offered in three popular materials, J (low friction), G300 (general purpose), and T500 (high temp), these sleeve and flange bearings are an excellent choice for a wide range of motion applications. They offer good chemical resistance and fit shafts from 1/4 to 1-in.
igus DryLin R series hard-anodized shafts were specifically developed as the optimal sliding surface for DryLin R linear bearings. These hard-anodized aluminum shafts are available in four diameters and three lengths (up to 1m) in both round and fully-supported shafting.