The igubal® K-Series rod end bearings from igus (East Providence, RI) are now offered in a clip version with different ball materials. The new clip-in feature makes the dimensionally interchangeable rod ends more versatile. The balls are available in six high-performance plastic blends, as well as stainless steel. Each iglide material has a unique set of properties for different applications. Currently, the spherical balls come standard in the material iglide L280, which is suitable for applications with high wear rates. The balls are also offered in iglide R: a cost-effective material, iglide J: a low-friction material, iglide J4: a material with low moisture absorption, iglide T500 for environments exposed to chemicals and high temperatures, and iglide UW specifically for underwater applications. All five materials are selflubricating, corrosion-resistant, and lightweight.

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