Due to the use of sliding elements made of high-performance polymers, drylin linear technology is especially wear-resistant, quiet, dirt-resistant, suitable for high temperatures and works without additional lubrication. So that we can guarantee all these properties, our products are tested extensively and under realistic conditions in our 3,800m2 test lab. Every year, we conduct over 135 trillion test movements to tailor our products to your requirements.
At 54 test points, our drylin products are tested under different conditions in the test lab. The tribological properties of the linear guides are tested by means of wear and friction tests. In addition, assemblies are tested for function, service life, strength and failure scenarios.
To make sure that the products operate reliably even in difficult circumstances, tests are carried out underwater and in very dirty environments, for example. The results of our tests are stored in igus databases and incorporated into our online tools. That way, everybody can calculate service life with the free online tools.
The results from the product and material tests are used for new and further development and are incorporated into our free online tools for calculating service life or finding products. Each product area has its own tools, such as the expert system, which compares products according to requirements such as high compressive strength or radial forces and calculates their service life.
We thoroughly test our linear technology whether it is for service life or coefficient of friction. In addition to numerous product and material tests, we also examine individual customer applications. To give you an idea, we have compiled a selection of tests.
You do not wish to experiment, but you want to test materials for your application before use? Or do you have an unusual application and are looking for a suitable solution? No problem. We will test your application in our test lab and will use our expertise to find the best igus® solution for you. No matter whether plain bearing, energy chain, cable, linear technology, bar stock or Low Cost Automation.