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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


Interior


iglidur plain bearings

Seat systems

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the car seat

Rotary switch

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in rotary switch.

Head-up display

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in head-up displays.

Pedal system

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in 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

Door hinge bearing

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in door hinges.

Rear hatch hinge

iglidur® plastic plain bearings in rear hatch hinges.

Cross-bar hinge

iglidur® plain bearings in strap hinges.

Convertible top systems

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the convertible top system.

Step

iglidur® polymer plain bearings for steps.

Disc brake caliper bearing

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

Undercarriage

iglidur® polymer bearings in undercarriages

Grille shutter

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in grille shutter.

Driver's cab bearing

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

Wiper systems

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in wiper systems.

Headlights

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in 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.

Cooling water controllers

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in cooling water controllers.

Actuators and small gears

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in actuators and small gears.

Brake boosters

iglidur® polymer plain bearings in brake boosters.

Throttle valve

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in throttle valves.

Gears

iglidur® polymer bearings in shift forks in transmissions

Variable intake manifold

iglidur® polymer bearings in variable intake systems.

Steering systems

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

Belt tensioner

iglidur® plastic plain bearings in 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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