Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for
rail technology

Lubrication-free and fire-retardant components for railway technology

Using public transport is an important contribution to the protection of our environment. To make train trips more attractive for passengers, an intact rail network and working trains have to be the rule, not the exception. Here, durable components are required that fulfil high quality requirements, to which the fire protection standards EN 45545 or NFPA 130 belong. Our motion plastics meet these demands, and are furthermore lubrication-free, which minimises maintenance effort and costs. This factor is not insignificant if train trips are to be attractive in terms of price too.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Cost-effective
  • Quickly delivered
  • Easy assembly
  • Complete system or individual components from batch size 1
  • Predictable service life

New products in 2021

Three new products in less than two minutes

A video of our highlights for rail technology

This year, we are launching 168 innovations. Industry Manager Thorsten Mersch will present the top news in less than two minutes. For example, the cost-effective heavy-duty fabric bushings iglidur TX2:

  • Particularly low wear in heavy-duty areas
  • Up to 3.5 times more wear-resistant than iglidur TX1
  • Cost-effective even in high dimensions and low volumes

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Extremely durable plain bearing for demanding media

Cost-effective shafts with protection against wear and corrosion

Metal rod end bearings for high loads

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.

Lead screw technology in rail technology

In 24/7 operation without lubrication or maintenance

Tech up: 25% less wear, 30% longer service life due to thread asymmetry and 88% lower weight
Cost down: 50.9% more cost-effective compared to metal lead screw nuts

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The huge motion plastics sample box

Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suited to your individual industry sector at hand. 
We will bring the display to you, assemble it upon request and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.

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Areas of use

Solutions in passenger transport

  • Numerous igus products meet Hazard Level 3 according to DIN EN 45545 or NFPA 130
  • 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

Plain bearings iglidur RW370 GV0 and J350

High-temperature plain bearings

  • EN 45545 HL3
  • High wear resistance
  • iglidur RW370: meets requirements set R22/R23
  • iglidur G V0: meets requirements set R24
  • iglidur J350 in use with high dimensional stability up to +180°C continuously

Cables CFSPECIAL 414 and 414

Fire-proof bus and control cable

E2 micro energy supply system

e-chains easychain and E2 micro

  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/R23
  • NFPA130
  • Silent and smooth operation
  • easychain: easy to fill, for high accelerations
  • E2 micro: small inner heights and bend radii, high torsional resistance

dryspin® high helix lead screw

Spindle nuts iglidur J350

  • EN 45545 HL3, R24
  • In trapezoidal and high helix thread, cylindrical design or as flange types
  • Quiet, vibration-free operation

iglidur® RW370 plate bar stock

Sliding plates iglidur® RW370

  • EN 45545 HL, R22/23
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction

iglidur® RW370 round bar

iglidur RW370 round bar

  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/23
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction

iglidur® RW370 filament

Filament iglidur RW370

  • EN 45545 HL3, R24
  • Can be processed with high-temperature 3D printer
  • 91MPa flexural strength


e-rib corrugated tube reinforcement

  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/23
  • Strength prevents sideways movement
  • Suitable for any hose manufacturer

PMA hoses

Corrugated tube

  • EN 45545 HL2 upon request
  • PMAFLEX: different types of conduit for technologically demanding applications
  • PMAFIX: connection fittings with patented safety locking system

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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More information

Rail technology product brochure

Important information about our products and services

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igus online tools

Configure your desired product online, calculate its service life, and reduce process costs

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