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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Reduce weight by up to 40% compared to metallic angled joints
Low assembly and disassembly forces
Cost-effective due to polymer injection moulded parts
Easy and quick to assemble
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.
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.
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.
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.
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