EAST PROVIDENCE, RI — EZ FX uses iglide® plastic plain bearings from igus® on its camera jibs for the film and video production industries. The bearings replace bronze bushings that required messy lubricants and frequent maintenance.
The EZ FX Jib and the Junior Jib are used to create sophisticated moving camera shots and also add production value to film sets. By making the switch to self-lubricating iglide bearings, the jibs are lighter-weight, less expensive and maintenance-free.
iglide G300 and iglide M250 plain bearings are used to enable the jib to pivot a camera weighing up to 50 pounds in a seesaw motion. The plastic bearings eliminate metal-on-metal contact, which prevents corrosion between the aluminum rod of the jib and the steel nuts and bolts. iglide G300 and M250 are also economical, so EZ FX is able to reduce costs.
“We see many benefits from the iglide bearings,” said Steve Bonin, owner of EZ FX, “They reduce friction, are lighter-weight than bronze and are cleaner to work with. They offer major cost savings, which is great for us and our customers.”
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