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Tailored high-performance polymers for industrial vehicles

Industrial vehicle downtimes due to defects, repairs, or maintenance are annoying and costly and prevent the machines from being used. So robust, reliable components are needed to avoid downtime and reduce unnecessary costs. High loads at bearing points (up to 250MPa) or very small bending radii for cables: We have virtually maintenance-free solutions with long service life for industrial vehicles such as forklifts, industrial tractors, and automatic guided vehicles. In many applications, such elements as metallic bushings or recirculating ball bearing guides can be replaced with self-lubricating polymer plain bearings and linear guides! We would be happy to show you how to improve your technology while cutting costs.

Products for industrial vehicles

E2/000 e-chain®

E2/000 e-chain series

  • Fast assembly
  • High strength and quiet operation
  • Various fastening options

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The alternative to the cable drum


  • No tensile stress on the cables
  • Different media and diameters in one drum

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chainflex® cables

chainflex cables

  • Up to 36-month chainflex® guarantee
  • Unharnessed or harnessed
  • Developed for moving applications

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iglidur Q2

iglidur plain bearings

  • Long-life, heavy-duty bearing
  • Wear-resistant and dimensionally stable at high loads
  • No additional lubricants necessary
  • Maintenance-free

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iglidur PRT slewing ring bearings

PRT slewing ring bearings

  • Ready-to-install and maintenance-free solution
  • Tough and corrosion-resistant for high loads
  • For varying ambient media

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drylin N linear guide

drylin N

  • Compact design
  • Spring preload for variable clearances on a rail
  • Easy positioning of carriage

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Sample box: an overview of our products for industrial vehicles

You design forklifts or other industrial vehicles and would like to hold our products in your hands?

This sample box gives you an overview of our product portfolio from the energy chain, cable technology, and plain, linear, and spherical bearing technology areas.

Would you like consultation or a specific sample? Then click here.

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Industrial vehicle cabin with igus products

Products for industrial vehicle cabins


Mirror adjustment: low coefficients of friction and wear with iglidur J plain bearings


Monitor adjustment: flexible and easy to position with the drylin W guide carriage


Steering column: high resistance to dirt with iglidur G plain bearings


Hydraulic valve connection: alignment error compensation with igubal double joints


Pedal mechanism: clearance-free pre-loaded bearings with iglidur JVSM


Armrest adjustment: easy dry operation with drylin W linear guides


Seat adjustment: reliable energy supply with E2 e-chain and chainflex cables

Tested in the igus test laboratory for use in the real world

Tested for continuous load, media resistance and quiet operation

In the industry's largest test laboratory for plastics, iglidur plain bearings, drylin linear technology, and igubal coupling joints are put through their paces. The focus is on testing assemblies and examining the tribological properties of different material combinations. The results are incorporated into our service life calculation tools and allow exact durability predictions.

Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under specific conditions.

More information

Forklift industry brochure

Product brochure as PDF

Important information about our products and services for forklifts and industrial vehicles

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igus online tools on your tablet

igus online tools

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

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Customised components

Custom solutions

Your component made to your design in the desired quantity and material

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I look forward to answering your questions

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Monday to Friday from 7 am - 8 pm.
Saturdays from 8 am- 12 pm.



The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igutex", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH