igus iglidur FC180 and igumid FC polymer bearings

Thursday, 29 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd


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igus has developed two optically and magnetically detectable materials for its plain and spherical bearings: the iglidur FC180 and igumid FC. The materials comply with FDA and EU10/2011 regulations and are therefore suitable for use in the food industry.

The new material is visually detectable by its blue colour as well as by metal detectors due to the inclusion of appropriate, food-compatible additives. In this way, broken pieces can be quickly detected and removed in the event of damage to the system. As a result, the purity of the product is secured and costly product recalls are prevented.

In the igubal spherical bearings range, igus now relies on a detectable material. With the housing material igumid FC in combination with iglidur FC180 as spherical ball material, the self-adjusting bearings are approved for direct food contact. The detectability of the materials was also confirmed by Sesotec GmbH, a specialist in foreign body detection and manufacturer of metal detectors for the food industry. Fragments as small as 0.0139 g (iglidur FC180) and 0.0157 g (igumid FC) could still be identified on a conveyor belt when passing through a metal detector. The vibration dampening bearings are resistant to corrosion and media due to their polymer base, allowing them to withstand cleaning with water and many cleaning agents.

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