Igus' plastic bearings are made for smooth operation in a number of applications, including high-tech camera equipment like camera jibs. The bearings are economical, and prevent corrosion between jib parts. They also help handle heavy loads. The G300, for example, allows a camera weighing up to 50 lbs to easily pivot up and down. EZ FX's jibs, which use the Igus bearings, are used in many settings such as TV stations, churches, weddings and movie sets.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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