Pillow block bearings ensure clean conditions

14th March 2018
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Pillow block bearings ensure clean conditions

Pillow block bearings play a central and vital role when it comes to roller conveyors or conveyor belts. In the food and packaging industry, traditional metallic bearings do not meet the hygienic requirements as lubricants are used. igus has developed a new ball-mounted pillow block bearing made of the FDA-compliant self-lubricating xirodur B180 material.

Due to its high performance plastic and the built-in stainless steel balls, the bearing is very smooth running and also corrosion-resistant. Thanks to the identical dimensions of the hole spacing, existing metal bearings can be replaced 1:1 with the lubrication-free xiros solution.

The ball-mounted xiros pillow block bearing is flushable and suitable for application environments of up to 80°C. Capable of coping with a high stress, the bearing withstands up to 50kg with speeds of up to 850rpm.

The new pillow block bearing made of xirodur B180 is currently available for shafts with a diameter of 25mm. Other sizes are available upon request.

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