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Cost down & tech up
motion plastics for
rail technology

The number of passengers on public transport has been increasing steadily for 20 years. This is confirmed by figures from the Association of German Transport Companies. Good news for the industry, but also an increasing strain on rail network, trains, trams and equipment: durable components are required that can withstand such high requirements and yet meet stringent fire safety standards, such as EN 45545.
But how about reducing maintenance effort and costs or making regular lubrication unnecessary? Is that impossible? Not at all! igus® has given the name motion plastics® to these components, which simplify a wide range of applications wherever movement is involved;  tram doors are a typical example.

New from April 2020


Maintenance-free guide rollers

Individually manufactured, lightweight, cost-effective

▲ Tech up

Lubrication-free and wear-resistant rollers without ball bearings made of tribologically optimised iglidur materials, for smallest installation spaces

▼ Cost down

Lower costs for maintenance, no costs for lubricants

Cost-effective injection moulding

More information about the new rollers product range

igubal cast iron housing bearing without lubrication  
Cast iron housing bearing without lubrication

▲ Tech up

Service life in dirty environment is longer than with ball bearings by up to a factor of eight

▼ Cost down

No costs due to maintenance or downtime

Save up to 25% thanks to easy bearing replacement

Find out more about the new cast iron housings

drylin heavy-duty lead screw nut DST-JGRM  
Heavy-duty lead screw nut in new design

▲ Tech up

Connection sizes identical to conventional ball screws

Available as heavy-duty version with metal plate

▼ Cost down

Cost-effective optimised injection moulded design

Variable design for all threads Ø 14/16 and 18/20

Find out more about the series DST-JGRM

igubal KARM metal rod end  
Metal rod ends for greater loads

▲ Tech up

Metallic housing and hence five times higher breaking strength than igumid G

▼ Cost down

No minimum order quantity, no tool costs for igus standard

Short delivery time

More information about igubal KARM rod end

igus® products being used successfully in the railway technology industry


Exterior application - pantograph, collector  


Interior applications - seat  


Infrastructure applications - signal  

Maintenance and repair

Maintenance and repair applications - lifting platform  

Special rail vehicles

Special rail vehicle applications  

igus® solutions for the driver's cab and the passenger area


igus® solutions for exterior, rail network and maintenance applications.


Solutions in passenger transport

  • Numerous igus products meet Hazard Level 3 according to DIN EN 45545
  • Special plain bearing materials also fulfil requirement sets R22 and R23, while certain cables fulfil R15 and R16
  • Service life can be calculated with free online tools
  • igus products save weight
  • Maintenance-free, vibration-dampening bearing technology without any additional lubrication
  • High temperature resistance from -50°C to +170°C

Solutions in goods transport

  • durable products, service life can be calculated with free online tools
  • Suitable for high loads
  • Media-resistant (salt, chemicals, oil etc.)
  • Weather-resistant
  • Maintenance-free, vibration-dampening bearing technology without any additional lubrication

Railway technology sample box  
Goods transport sample box  

Sample box for passenger transport

The sample box contains iglidur bar stock, a dryspin lead screw, iglidur plain bearings, a self-adjusting igubal bearing, chainflex cables and an e-chain.

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Sample box for goods transport

The sample box for goods transport contains different iglidur plain bearings, a self-adjusting igubal bearing, a chainflex thrust washer and iglidur bar stock.  

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Cost-effective igus® polymer products for rail technology

iglidur® RW370 plain bearings  
iglidur® RW370 plain bearings

Complies with the European fire protection standard DIN EN 45545

Flame retardant

High wear resistance

Low coefficient of friction

No additional lubrication


chainflex® SPECIAL.414 cable  
CFSPECIAL.484 bus cable
CFSPECIAL.414 control cable

  • Flame-retardant (according to DIN EN 60332-1-2, DIN EN 45545-2)
  • Fire safety class: 3 (in accordance to EN 45545-2) or 4 (in accordance to DIN 5510-2)
  • 36 month chainflex® guarantee
  • Small bend radius
»  Bus cable in the shop

E2 micro energy supply system  
E2 micro energy supply system

  • High torsional resistance
  • Smallest inner heights and bend radii
  • Mounting brackets with strain relief optional
  • Small pitch for silent operation
  • Cable-friendly interior
  • Lightweight
  • igumid G V0 GF material, in accordance with DIN EN 45545

iglidur® RW370 plate bar stock  
iglidur® plates

  • Different materials
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction

iglidur® RW370 round bar  
iglidur® RW370 round bar

  • Complies with the fire protection standard DIN EN 45545  HL3, R22/R23
  • Flame retardant
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction

dryspin® high helix lead screw  
dryspin® lead screw technology

  • Lubrication and maintenance-free
  • Higher efficiency (up to 82%)
  • Extended service life due to asymmetry
  • Media-resistant
  • The radius tooth design ensures low-noise, low-vibration running

Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are checked in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry, under real-life conditions with regard to wear and durability. This enables the precise determination of the service life of the products.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests so as to check the use of the products under completely unique conditions.

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Further information

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