The front loader test rig is part of the 3,800m2 test laboratory for motion plastics. The aim of this set-up is to test various plain bearing/shaft combinations for the agricultural and construction machine sector under realistic conditions. Each test examines various combinations in a direct comparison. This makes it possible to test various iglidur materials on the one hand, and metallic bearings, on the other.
The test rig allows us to compare existing customer solutions (such as steel bushings, metal-rolled bearings with Teflon coating, bronze bearings etc.) in a real application with maintenance-free iglidur plain bearings.
The results are not only important with regard to front loaders, but can also be applied to other applications involving heavy loads. Similar parameters can generally be found in all applications which are driven by a hydraulic cylinder.
We would be happy to offer you a test for your plain bearing application. According to the required parameters, of course, further test rigs are available to test the application as closely to real conditions as possible.
|Tank||Volume flow rate||Operating pressure||Motor||Control systems|
|300l||66l/min||220bar max.||11kW||PLC controlled with 10" touch display|
|Drives||Vibration operation||Max. load||Vmax|
|Single trip||Simple||500kg (freely selectable)||4 cycl. /min at full pivot|
|Single trip combined||Multiple|
The front loader test rig is part of the igus test laboratory. Here, various plain bearing and shaft combinations are tested on the front loader for the agricultural and construction machinery sector under realistic conditions.
Test result: Not all iglidur materials are suitable for use on galvanised surfaces.
Test result: The combination of the plain bearing material iglidur Z and a hard-chromed CF53 shaft has the lowest wear rate.
Test result: The results for iglidur J are good even in the case of high loads.
Test result:Test according to customer specifications, steel bearings at the limit.