In the food and packaging industry, the highest safety standards apply. To protect consumers, food must be free of contaminants of any kind. As part of its ball and spherical bearing series, igus offers plastic products that are lubricant-free and at the same time, detectable. This guarantees that no lubricants and no plastics enter the production chain during operation or in the event of a system failure. The detectable material is used today in selected products in the igubal series, which includes rod end bearings and clevis joints, flange bearings, spherical bearings and pillow block bearings. Both the housing and the spherical balls are made of the detectable plastic. This characteristic is sought after in other areas of bearing technology. For example, xiros M180 is a lightweight polymer ball bearing, whose material is also detectable.