I cannot find the dimensions I want in the shop or I need individual gears for my application.
I would like to receive further information about the plastic gears and read through the most frequent questions and answers about gears.
I would like to order a free sample box in order to try out the wear-resistant plastic gear materials.
Gears made of iglidur® high-performance polymers enable lubrication-free and maintenance-free use.
Thanks to their special combination of base polymers, fibres, extenders and solid lubricants, they are extremely wear-resistant. Our gears have already successfully proven themselves in different applications.
iglidur® materials are thoroughly tested in our own Testlab.
In accordance with the predominant parameters in your application, we provide you with free, non-binding advice on the right materials and manufacturing and tool technology needed to form your individual gears (toothed component) in a reliable process.
You can place an order with igus with no minimum order quantity.
Tech up, cost down: we will always give you at least one of the two. That has been our job for many years. The immense challenges of the "upside-down" year of 2021 have spurred us on to even greater efforts. Experience the iglidur® gear innovations 2021.
For example, choose wear-resistant iguform S270 gears in over 300 dimensions or iglidur® A500 gears with resistance to chemicals, high temperatures, e.g. in the food industry.
We will manufacture the right gears for you. Be it, e.g. with helical toothing, made of another material or specific dimensions?
We are happy to support and advise you and take care of your special solution.
The proportion of electronic and electromechanical components in vehicles has been growing continuously for years. The increased comfort and the growing safety requirements promote this development. The cable harness, which is responsible for supplying all these components, is the second-heaviest component in many motor vehicles, right after the engine. Actuators make up a large share of the elements to be supplied with power and signals.
E-bikes are becoming increasingly lighter and in addition very quiet. During operation, there are hardly any motor noises to be heard. However, resourceful inventors, such as Lars Hartmann from Reichshof, are not content with that. The bicycle chain's background noise was too loud and a thorn in his side. A metallic chain sprocket served as a guide roller for the chain to prevent it from colliding with the frame, but caused tremendous operating noise. In search of a remedy, he remembered the offer by
igus, which he had seen at a trade show: the 3D printing service , which manufactured individual components cost-effectively with a 3D printer.
Easelink, a company from Graz, has developed "Matrix Charging", a charging system consisting of two components. A charging pad connected to the mains is installed in the car park. A connector on the bottom of the e-car drops down when the car is parked over the pad. The charging process starts automatically, without the driver having to connect a cable - similar to inductive charging, but with up to ten times the charging power and with 99 per cent efficiency.
The on-site fire brigade of Fraport AG provides for fire safety at the airport in Frankfurt am Main. Its airport fire engines have roof-mounted water cannons which use a servomotor to change the angle of the spray nozzle. As this angle is also changed while water is being sprayed, the load on the servomotor is considerable. After being in use for ten years, the gears in the cannon have become worn and therefore the roof-mounted cannons must be repaired.
For our plastic gears, you do not need a single drop of lubricating oil. Not only our users but also the environment benefit from this. In addition, our tribologically optimised materials generate less abrasion, which means less energy is needed.
iglidur® gears have proven their worth in different gearboxes and have also been tested under realistic conditions of use in the igus test laboratory. For example, torque fluctuations, efficiency and backlash of the gearboxes with plastic gears are electrically measured and evaluated. The gathered empirical values allow for continuous optimisation of our gears and use in wear-intensive continuous application.
iglidur® gears are characterised by their special wear resistance in use. Due to their special material composition of base polymers, fibres, fillers and solid lubricants, they have very low wear properties and do not require additional lubricants. This extends maintenance intervals and reduces expensive downtime minutes.
What is a gear?
A gear is a round component that has uniformly distributed teeth around its circumference. It transfers force between two rotating gears or between a gear and a rack. Depending on the application, further types are used.
What kinds of gear are there?
The most common kinds of gear/toothed components are:
"We were looking for a material that was lubrication-free, robust and cost-effective, so we opted for the iglidur® plain bearings from igus"
Discover further success stories from more than 60 different industries all over the world.
Plastic gears are cost-effective, do not require external lubrication and are maintenance-free.
In contrast to metal gears, our polymer ones contain solid lubricants, which reduce friction.
Furthermore, certain fillers ensure an additional
improvement of the mechanical properties.
Overview of benefits
Learn everything about our tribologically optimised materials and their properties.
We carry out tests so that you do not have to experiment. Find out how our iglidur® polymer plain bearings are tested in the largest test laboratory in the industry. We also carry out individual customer tests here.