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igus® bearing technology in motor vehicles - successfully used

Excellent polymers, improved through precise additions of reinforcing materials, tested thousands of times and proven in millions of applications - this is what igus motion plastics stand for.
 
Every year, our engineers develop more than 100 new polymer compounds and conduct more than 3,500 tests on maintenance-free plain bearings, over the years they have established a large database of polymers' tribological properties.
 
» Interior applications
» Exterior and chassis applications
» Engine compartment applications

Motor vehicle with iglidur plain bearing applications  

Interior

iglidur plain bearings

Seat systems

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the car seat

Seat systems    

Rotary switch

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in rotary switch.

Rotary switch    

Head-up display

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in head-up displays.

Head-up display    

Pedal system

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in pedal system.

Pedal system    
drylin linear bearings
Centre armrest  
Centre armrest

Silent and clean sliding without maintenance

Head rest  
Head rest

The robust and durable drylin material offers a maintenance-free solution with long service life, even when it is subject to frequent adjustment, e.g. due to car sharing. Latching points in the guide rail allow for an incremental adjustment.

Exterior and chassis

iglidur plain bearings

Multiple-joint hinge

iglidur® polymer bearings in multiple-joint hinges

Multiple-joint hinge    

Door hinge bearing

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in door hinges.

Door hinge bearing    

Rear hatch hinge

iglidur® plastic plain bearings in rear hatch hinges.

Rear hatch hinge    

Cross-bar hinge

iglidur® plain bearings in strap hinges.

Cross-bar hinge    

Convertible top systems

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the convertible top system.

Convertible top systems    

Step

iglidur® polymer plain bearings for steps.

Step    

Disc brake caliper bearing

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the disc brake caliper of a utility vehicle

Disc brake caliper bearing    

Undercarriage

iglidur® polymer bearings in undercarriages

Undercarriage    

Grille shutter

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in grille shutter.

Grille shutter    

Driver's cab bearing

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in driver's cab mounting.

Driver's cab bearing    

Wiper systems

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in wiper systems.

Wiper systems    

Headlights

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in headlights.

Headlights    
drylin linear bearings
Powered sun roof  
Powered sun roof

drylin linear guides slide on polymers and therefore do not contain any sensitive components, such as recirculating ball bearing guides. Therefore, they are resistant to dirt and heat. Apart from that, the material is corrosion-free and has a low moisture absorption.

Engine compartment

iglidur plain bearings

Coolant pumps

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in coolant pumps.

Coolant pumps    

Cooling water controllers

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in cooling water controllers.

Cooling water controllers    

Actuators and small gears

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in actuators and small gears.

Actuators and small gears    

Brake boosters

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in brake boosters.

Brake boosters    

Throttle valve

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in throttle valves.

Throttle valve    

Gears

iglidur® polymer bearings in shift forks in transmissions

Gears    

Variable intake manifold

iglidur® polymer bearings in variable intake systems.

Variable intake manifold    

Steering systems

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in steering system of a utility vehicle.

Steering systems    

Belt tensioner

iglidur® plastic plain bearings in belt tensioner.

Belt tensioner    
igubal coupling joints
Turbocharger  
Turbocharger

Depending on the material, igubal coupling joints can be used at high temperatures, and are hence ideal for use at a turbocharger. They are also characterised by their dirt-insensitive and corrosion-free use.

Gearbox  
Gearbox

Metallic applications are replaced by igubal coupling joints at the gearbox, as the high performance polymers reduce noise and dampen vibrations.

Controlled intake manifolds  
Controlled intake manifolds

In contrast to coupling joints made of heavy metal, igubal plastic coupling joints show a low coefficient of wear and hence withstand frequent loads, in addition to the weight advantage.

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