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igus Presents New Slewing Ring Bearing Made of Wood, Plastic

The motion plastics company is expanding its range of PRT slewing rings with a new wood-plastic composite bearing.

The new igus slewing ring bearing made of WPC impresses not only with its wooden look but also with its low CO2 footprint
The new igus slewing ring bearing made of WPC impresses not only with its wooden look but also with its low CO2 footprint
igus GmbH

The PRT-02-30-WPC slewing ring bearing is another step forward by igus toward integrating renewable raw materials into industrial production. Made of 50% wood and 50% high-performance plastics, the cost-effective and lubrication-free slewing ring bearing balances strength and durability with a proven low CO2 footprint of just 0.0577 kilograms. By comparison, the PRT-02-30-ECO β€” already made from 97% regranulate β€” has a CO2 equivalent of 0.819868 kg.

As a plastics expert, igus is now venturing into the wood sector. Last year, they presented wooden shafts as possible mating partners for their linear guides for the first time. This year, they are integrating the wood directly into their products. The PRT-02-30-WPC has a lot to offer, including features such as:

  • WPCs and iglide high-performance plastics.
  • Solid smooth-running lubricants.
  • A natural look for furniture applications given the housing and component are both made of WPC material.

Available in standard installation sizes, the low-weight, robust PRT-02-30-WPC is designed to allow for easy adjustment, making it ideal for many industrial applications.

For more information visit www.igus.com.

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