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xiros® polymer ball bearings application examples

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Plastic ball bearings in labelling machines

Lubrication-free plastic ball bearings are used in labelling machines

Plastic ball bearings in labelling machines    

Wave generation

This system creates waves in public and private swimming pools.

Wave generation    

Single animal livestock scale

xiros® thrust race in a steerable wheel of a mobile hog livestock scale.

Single animal livestock scale    

Polymer ball bearings in the pellet stove

Two xiros® lubricant-free polymer ball bearings in each stove ensure the smooth running and thus the long service life of the drive unit.

Polymer ball bearings in the pellet stove    

Extruder

xiros® BB-6002-B180-10-GL in use in an extruder.

Extruder    

Three-sided trimmer

xiros® BB-6000-B180-10-ES as roller track

Three-sided trimmer    

Formula 1 at school

Students rely on maintenance-free xiros® polymer ball bearings for the "Formula 1 at school" project.

Formula 1 at school    

Roller bearings

The main reasons for the use of xiros® B180 polymer ball bearings in a deburring system for circuit boards were the very good corrosion resistance, and freedom from lubrication of ball bearings.

Roller bearings    

Harpoon

Fishing with a difference: with this harpoon you can hunt fish under water.

Harpoon    

Indexing table in a shoe manufacturing facility

The lubrication-free xiros® 2-hole flange bearing is used in an indexing table of a shoe machinery manufacturer.

Indexing table in a shoe manufacturing facility    

Film guide rollers

There is no contamination of the films through lubricants, due to the use of maintenance-free xiros® flange bearings.

Film guide rollers    

Wet film thickness gage

This precision tester for accurate and rapid measurement of all liquid paint, coatings, oil coatings and adhesives is equipped with a durable and solvent resistant xiros® B180 ball bearing.

Wet film thickness gage    

Stuttgart Adler

The use of a remote-controlled model aircraft is being tested and demonstrated as a remote sensing platform at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS). Due to the extraordinary weight requirements, the xiros® flange bearings are used here.

Stuttgart Adler    

Indexing table

This indexing table is used to test metal balls for cracks and dimensional accuracy. xiros® polymer ball bearings are used here as wheels for the ball trolleys.

Indexing table    

Plastic ball bearing in guide rollers

The xiros® plastic ball bearings are cheaper by one-half than the previously used bearings in the cost comparison.

Plastic ball bearing in guide rollers    

Formula1 in schools

Technology competition for pupils.

Formula1 in schools    

Thermoforming machine

In this thermoforming machine for coffee creamer packages, the xiros® A500 polymer ball bearings are used due to their high chemical resistance.

Thermoforming machine    

Small robots

Two xiros® B180 polymer ball bearings are used as wheels for the low-priced small mobile robot. They guarantee an absolutely smooth and easy operation without maintenance and lubrication.

Small robots