igus has taken its xiros polymer ball bearing range one step further with two high performance tribo-polymer protective bearings: xirodur F180 and the xirodur D180. These products have been designed to overcome the technical limitations of conventional bearings, including resistance to high temperature and extreme wear. The F180 is a conductive polymer which effectively protects from electro-static discharge (ESD) and is able to bear temperatures of up to 80°C. In addition, this ESD protective bearing features all the lubrication and maintenance-free properties of the original polymer range. Thanks to its lightweight design, the bearing is good for a variety of applications across the semi-conductor, materials handling, paper processing, glass and textile industries. Alongside the F180 is the xirodur D180, which is four times more wear resistant than the general purpose corrosion-proof xirodur. With specialist fibres featuring outer and inner high-performance rings and balls, made from either glass or stainless steel, this lightweight bearing is also resistant to high rotation speed.