Friday, 21 October 2016

New tribo-tape from igus: Optimise wear and reduce contamination

New tribo-tape from igus: Optimise wear and reduce contamination

With the white Tribo-Tape made of iglidur W160, igus has extended its range of variable liners with an antibacterial and UV stable material. Therefore tribologically stressed surfaces in hygiene-sensitive applications, such as in medical and laboratory equipment, can be lined quickly and easily.

With its Tribo-Tapes made from friction-optimised polymer materials, the Cologne-based motion plastics specialist igus provides an easy way to reduce coefficients of friction. The liners with 0.5-1mm  thickness, which can simply be cut to size and optionally glued, create a sliding surface that reduces the frictional resistance in moving applications. This protects the components and at the same time saves energy and operating costs in machine tools as well as conveyor lines.

Fourth Tribo-Tape for hygienic environments
After supplying options for high wear, heat and chemical resistance or food compliance according to the FDA standard, igus now offers a fourth material with iglidur W160. Its antibacterial properties make the new Tribo-Tape an interesting material for hygiene-sensitive applications, such as in medical and laboratory equipment. Due to the white colour, the Tribo-Tape can be used just as well in the medical field as a visible part. "UV-stabilising additives in the plastic compound also prevents the alteration of material properties triggered by photooxidation," highlights René Achnitz, head of iglidur plain bearings. "Thus the maintenance-free iglidur W160 gets its tribological advantages permanently in the UV light also, for example, in machines for dental hardening or sterilisation." The liner can be ordered in various desired widths from 20 to 500 millimetres and optionally with an adhesive back for easy installation. Through the igus cutting service, the film is also supplied by the metre exactly matching in width and length or for freely designed finished parts. Therefore Tribo-Tape W 160 can be used flexibly even in a small installation space to reduce wear of moving applications significantly, effectively and at a low cost.

About igus® India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Linear Motion Bearings , Plain Bearings and Bushing Accessories etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

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