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We have previously visited the main areas within South Korea. Places visited range from the beautiful sea shores at the east coast, to the most famous mountains in the north-east and even to the frontier with North Korea. As it stands, we are now within the completely opposite area of South Korea, this being the deep south.
Whilst making the journey south bound, we stopped off and visited one of our customers, these being Hanmac electronics.
Hanmac moulds plastic parts for appliances such as refrigerators or washing machines. They rely on igus® bearings for a plastic part that is located in the bottom of a washing machine. The plastic plate contains two rollers that rotate during the washing process which keep the water flowing in a circular motion therefore avoids the tangling of clothes.
Each roller is placed on a shaft that is embedded in two bearings. Before they made use of iglidur® H, Hanmac electronics had tested several other bearings but all failed. This was due to the fact that they could not ensure fast constant motions as well as being resistant to water and chemicals simultaneously. iglidur® H has been developed specifically for underwater applications which makes this a great solution to their needs. (For more information, check: http://bit.ly/1f9thTw)
The need for costly tests was no longer an issue and since they have been using the iglidur® material, they haven’t even had one single complaint.
Mr. yong lee, chief engineer of Hanmac, is not only stressing the durability and chemical resistance of iglidur® H, but also the support of igus®. He is fan of the 24h or today delivery promise. He is surprised that igus® can keep the promise although all products are only manufactured within the cologne, Germany headquarter.
South Korea is a very modern country that has a well developed infrastructure. This is not only pleasant for working or relaxing in the car but for the car itself too. I felt it was time to stress the car a bit more by driving off-road again. Of course, as igus® bearings are all used to dealing with high forces and dirt, they are still working perfectly.
Whilst on the road I came across this temple, not particularly thinking that it was of any significance, however I was very wrong. This temple is actually no real temple but a famous scenery used for Korean drama movies.
The place is called Danyang Ondel Open film set as it is located in the so called Ondal tourist site.
The following building, in comparison, is no film scenery but an historic relict which was built to preserve the portrait of King Taejo Yi Seong-gye, who founded the Joseon dynasty. Initially the area, called Gyeonggijeon, contained a gigantic building accompanying many attached buildings, but it lost half of the land during the Japanese occupation.
For the weekend we will stay in the area around Busan. Busan, located in the south of South Korea, has 3,6 million citizens making it the second largest metropolis after Seoul. Moreover, it is even the world’s fifth busiest seaport by cargo tonnage. I am looking forward to get to know more about it soon.
That’s all from me again. I hope you all had a happy Easter. While people in Europe tucked into Easter eggs, in Korea they were given igus® goody bags.
I will continue to keep you all up to date.