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Reliable spherical bearing components for facade technology

Among architects, facade is the term to describe the front view of a building and is part of the principle of the building envelope. Windows or engaged columns are summarised as facade elements. Whether composite fronts made of aluminium or suspended facades made of glass: There is ever increasing demand for a high-level of functionality, technology and quality in modern buildings: greater energy efficiency, modern design, longer maintenance-free service life with falling costs. Increasingly more mobile facade elements are being used and environmental influences pose a major challenge to the corrosion and weathering resistance of the materials used. With igubal spherical bearings, the motion plastics specialist igus offers machine parts made of compounded polymers for indoor and outdoor applications. This makes them especially suitable for slat supports in the area of exterior facades and can be installed dry and without additional lubrication at temperatures of between -30°C and +80°C.

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An overview of further benefits and product characteristics of the spherical bearings for facade technology:

  • Available from stock
  • Lightweight
  • Temperature-resistant
  • Vibration-dampening
  • Female and male thread
  • Maintenance and corrosion-free
  • Dirt and UV-resistant


Products especially suitable for facade technology

igubal rod end bearings

igubal rod end bearings  

  • Compensation for misalignment errors
  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • Very lightweight

igubal clevis joints

igubal clevis joints  

  • Vibration-dampening
  • Very lightweight
  • High tensile force

igubal pillow block bearings

igubal pillow block bearings  

  • Maintenance and lubrication-free
  • Severe radial loads
  • Temperatures of up to +80°C

igubal fixed flange bearings

igubal fixed flange bearings  

  • Compensation for edge loads
  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • Very lightweight

igubal spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings  

  • Easy to fit
  • Very cost-effective
  • Lightweight

Overview of igubal products

Product overview of igubal spherical bearings  

  • Up to 40% more cost-effective than spherical bearings made of metal
  • 80% lighter than metal alternatives
  • Lubrication-free and therefore low-maintenance

Application examples of our customers

Regulating air flow in the stadium

igubal spherical bearings make it possible to set individual slats of the stadium cladding in such a way that the flow of air within the stadium can be regulated without problem.

Pivoting slats

Daylight despite privacy protection

A facade solution was employed at this primary school to block the view into the assembly hall but to allow sunlight to shine in. This was made possible by igubal fixed flange bearings that withstand temperature and weather conditions of all kinds.

Screen facade

Sense of well-being thanks to adjustable slats

With this glass slat system, each individual slat is infinitely adjustable up to an opening angle of 80°. A solution that not only ensures a pleasant climate but is optically an eye-catcher, too. Maintenance-free iglidur G plain bearings act as mounts.

Convincing optics

Adjust the lighting conditions

With this project, sunblinds facilitate the best possible regulation of lighting conditions. Special bearings made of iglidur J with a machined thread act as mounts due to their weather-resistant properties.

Light and shade

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