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Improve technology and reduce costs

For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.

Our customers were able to improve the technology and reduce costs in more than 590 applications.
Some examples:

Longest travel in the world - no more downtimes

The longest travel with plastic energy chain  

The e-chain systems® today clearly contribute toward reliability, as system downtimes, for example through cable breaks, are reduced to zero.

Cables defy heat, sun, rain and snow

LED screen  

Previously used cables from a competitor had failed; since then the temperature-resistant chainflex® cables are used; the larger-than-life size LED screen in Dallas functions in any weather.

Rough environment, high speed

Special machine construction  

Even in particularly aggressive ambient conditions like in this high speed machining center, energy supply systems prove their reliability.

Costs saved, machine
availability increased

Beverages industry  

As iglidur® plain bearings have a long service life, and in addition need not be lubricated and costs only a fraction compared to conventional bearings, 90% of the costs could be saved.

More than Euro 10,000 saved each year

Fully automatic tire fitting lines  

The previously used bearings were blocked and the shafts used to break. The lubricant-free igubal® flange bearings used instead have been operating since May 2007 without failure. This saved Euro 2,440 in repair costs and Euro 8,400 in machine stoppages each year.

Trouble-free operation instead of shaft destruction

Concrete pipe cutter  

Due to the dirt accumulation in the ball bearings, the balls were blocked and the shafts were destroyed. The concrete cutting machine has now run for over three years entirely free of troubles despite the extremely heavy-duty operation.

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Bulkhandling Cranes applications

igus® applications and references with bulkhandling cranes.

Bulkhandling Cranes applications    

Robots with belt drive system

Vocational school in Burgdorf-Lehrte: Conversion of the gear drive into belt drive in an existing robot .

Robots with belt drive system    

Project ADVOCUT

Design of a machine tool with highly integrated mechatronic milling module.

Project ADVOCUT    

Roof tile factory

Optimum cable guidance even under extreme conditions, like here in a roof tile factory.

Roof tile factory    

Wood industry

The igus® preassembled energy chains create a lasting, low-wear connection to the tools.

Wood industry    

Pick-up head

The head picks up stacks of printed magazines as they come out of a binding machine and...

Pick-up head    

Land board

Freestyle kite powered land board traditionally use heavy sets of ball race bearings...

Land board    

Joist slitting saw

Replaced recirculating ball bearings due to sawdzst contamination...

Joist slitting saw    

Boot lid hinges

It was decided to explore the possibilities of a plastic bush and igus® was contacted to discuss the situation. Plastic bushes had previously been explored...

Boot lid hinges    

Kitchen board slide

This was designed for high end kitchens. A slim bearing was needed, which guaranteed smooth movement...

Kitchen board slide    

Road sweeper

iglidur® G polymer bearings used on all pivoting and rotating parts of the brush mechanism used on both major and minor road vehicles...

Road sweeper    

Archive gallery machine

An efficient slide system was required to work in the dirty and dusty office environment...

Archive gallery machine    

Transducers

Billets of fibrous material travelling on a conveyor system had to have a known load applied to them and the resultant thickness measured to an accuracy of 0.1mm...

Transducers    

Idler assembly

Mainly used on golf courses and sports fields, the igus® bearing is used to retain the concentricity of the inner axially sliding pin...

Idler assembly    

Wood-sawing machines

Unlike in former times, the Homag-Sawtech AG has virtually no more complaints.

Wood-sawing machines    

Engraving machine

An engraving machine with igus® products, as final project work after four years of advanced education in automation technology.

Engraving machine    

Mechanical deburring of metal parts

Plastic instead of recirculating ball bearings - drylin® linear guides for machine deburring

Mechanical deburring of metal parts    

Oil platform

drylin® plastic plain bearings in an inspection device for offshore drilling riser

Oil platform    

Veneer assembling
machine

Pivot and rotate under pressure - High-performance polymers in wood working.

Veneer assembling  machine    

Hydrogen-powered vehicle

Egg on four wheels - How rod end bearings and plastic bearings make a hydrogen-powered vehicle mobile.

Hydrogen-powered vehicle    

Rollers on mini excavator

Enhancement of service life, machine availability, stability and carrying capacity by the application of iglidur® in rollers on mini excavator.

Rollers on mini excavator    

Buzz saw

Buzz saw with essentially improved operating feature by the application of drylin® linear plain bearings.

Buzz saw    

Concrete pipe cutter

Concrete cutting machine in extremely heavy-duty operation since three years free of maintenance.

Concrete pipe cutter    

Veneer assembling
machine

Veneer jointing
machine ACR Speedstar: Cost advantages through polymer plain bearings.

Veneer assembling  machine    

Leak test stand

Leak test stand for the quality control of heat exchangers.

Leak test stand     

Folding bike for everyday use

In order to fulfill the bearing system's manifold requirements, the igus® bearings are used in the standard-production application.

Folding bike for everyday use    

Extendable brake flap

These igus® bearings look particularly suited for the specified application, as they are resistant to water, dirt and temperature and are also maintenance-free.

Extendable brake flap    

Hot-air balloon

Plastic plain bearing in almost oxygen-free atmosphere: World record for flight altitude in a hot-air balloon.

Hot-air balloon    

Tile factories

Extreme stressing from tile dus in the building material industry.

Tile factories    

Lignite quarrying

The wagon makes a 180° turn and empties into the coal bunker. The energy chain secures the energy supply of the rotating device.

Lignite quarrying    

Coal-fired power plant

Operation in severe dust. The energy chains are employed in trolley and crane, the crane drive arranged in the opposite direction.

Coal-fired power plant    

Coal-fired power plant

e-chain system® for a coal unloader. Operating since three years without any problem.

Coal-fired power plant    

Steel works

Extremely difficult conditions: Dirt and dust, heavy filling, long travel and high temperatures. The system functions since 2003.

Steel works    

Power plants

Safe function despite extreme dirt accumulation: Parallel facility in the waste-to-energy plant

Power plants    

Waste incineration plant

Safe application of e-chains® in waste incineration plant

Waste incineration plant    

Road construction

An asphalt finisher applies hot and cold bitumen mixtures. The e-chain® supplies the front area of the vehicle and is exposed to extreme dirt.

Road construction    

Thermal application

igus® roller chain in power plant application: Strong dust, application of the chains in trolley and crane, the crane drive arranged in the opposite direction.

Thermal application    

Waste incineration plant

Application of e-chains® in waste incineration plants: Strong dirt with high metal content and 300,000 t waste every year.

Waste incineration plant    

Tunnel construction

Tunnel boring in defined sections with the assistance of an igus® e-chain system®, which guides the essential hose cables section by section.

Tunnel construction    

Steering systems

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the steering system of a utility vehicle.

Steering systems    

Driver's cab bearing

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

Driver's cab bearing    

Door hinge bearing

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in door hinges.

Door hinge bearing    

Painting robot

After a multidimensional energy supply system was installed over two years ago, a faultless lacquering could be provided and with it, the round-the-clock availability of the robot.

Painting robot    

Composting plant

Heat, abrasive dirt, high atmospheric moisture: These are only some of the ambient conditions in a composting plant.

Composting plant    

Powder press

In a newly designed mechanism, the conventional roller ball bearings were replaced by iglidur® plastic plain bearings.

Powder press    

Wood processing
machine

There is little space available and the cables are strongly stressed due to the complex movements.

Wood processing machine    

Edge processing
machine

Due to the low friction in the use of roller bearings, a complex counter force or gripping mechanism is necessary.

Edge processing  machine    

3-axis tripod

Requirements for the design were stiffness, low-priced relocation and dirt resistance.

3-axis tripod    

Filling-shoe mechanism in a compaction unit

Application of drylin® R linear plain bearings for a filling shoe mechanism of a compaction unit.

Filling-shoe mechanism in a compaction unit    

Positioning of milling heads

The positioning of milling heads is done with drylin® SHT linear slide table in this plant which manufactures aluminum window frames.

Positioning of milling heads    

Parting-off grinder

Application of drylin® R for the guidance of the cutting table

Parting-off grinder    

Machine tool for workpieces

To save installation space and toreduce forces and torques, an e-chain® was wound around a gripper.

Machine tool for workpieces    

Cable guide on the robot

In the case of these robots, the hosepackage had to be replaced very fewweeks.

Cable guide on the robot    

Reflector telescope

This telescope has been installed on theCanary Island of La Palma and registersthe gamma rays that strike the earth fromouter space.

Reflector telescope    

Tunnel boring machine

This machine moves deeply through the earthand is used to drill tunnels using the excavationby mining technique.

Tunnel boring machine    

CNC grinding machine

Incidental grinding residues and the used oil cannot influence the energy supply systems.

CNC grinding machine    

Wood processing
machine

These applications are dependent on a compact energy supply system, for which the accumulating wood chips do not matter.

Wood processing machine    

Stop dog system

A stop dog system based on the drylin® W linear guide has been used here for the accurate drilling of glass.

Stop dog system    

Component test / Measuring technology

In this testing station, the eddy current crack detection of components for the automotive industry is conducted with the application of drylin® T.

Component test / Measuring technology    

Welding tongs for the automotive industry

drylin® linear guide in EURO-C welding tongs for the automotive industry.

Welding tongs for the automotive industry    

Machining center in the furniture industry

For the perfect cut. drylin® T in a machining center in the furniture industry.

Machining center in the furniture industry    

Tube-bending machine

For extremely high strengths: drylin® T linear guide in a tube-bending machine.

Tube-bending machine    

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine

Application of drylin® high-temperature bearings in bag forming, filling and sealing machine for the sealing bar bearing

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine    

Photovoltaic tracking system

Wind, sand and sun: Plastic plain bearing for solar technology

Photovoltaic tracking system    

Photovoltaics

Dust, sand, heat and rain: Energy chain for the solar technology for multiaxial movements in a photovoltaic plant.

Photovoltaics    

Indian rickshaw

iglidur® offers numerous innovations for rickshaws.

Indian rickshaw    

Special-purpose vehicle

Dust-repellant and maintenance-free: The tough rod end bearings and spherical bearings do a sturdy job in the special-purpose municipal vehicles.

Special-purpose vehicle    

Caravan step

The rod end bearings for the steps of the caravans are tough and insensitive to dirt.

Caravan step    

Enveloping machine

The stroke movement for a high-frequency, fully automatic enveloping system is implemented by plastic pillow block bearings and rod end bearings.

Enveloping machine    

Golf caddy

The igubal® flange and pillow block bearings compensate for the misalignments of the bent structure on this self-propelled golf caddy.

Golf caddy    

Strapping

Strapping machinery products for the packaging industry

Strapping    

Equipment manufacture

Lubrication-free tribopolymers in extreme application - Packaging unit for profiles.

Equipment manufacture    

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine

Maintenance-free plastic bearing defy all outer influences and provides for the required service life.

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine    

Separation of bottles

drylin® SLW - With reverse spindle in the glass industry for separation of bottles.

Separation of bottles    

Drilling machine

The completely dry operation and the thereby associated dirt-resistance is very important in the direct application in seeds.

Drilling machine    

Axle bearing

The edge load is frequently a deciding factor for or against the use of bearings particularly in axle bearings for agricultural vehicles.

Axle bearing    

Milking arm

The complete freedom from maintenance in areas of extreme dirt accumulation distinguishes the iglidur® J plain bearing.

Milking arm    

Glass cutting machine

drylin® W in adjusting unit for a glass cutting machine.

Glass cutting machine    

Textile machines

Energy supply systems for knitting machines provide for quality and flexibility.

Textile machines    

Mobile and stationary saw mills

Maintenance-free polymer bearings in mobile and stationary saw mills.

Mobile and stationary saw mills    

Wood and sandwich processing

Here an energy supply system was developed from standard parts, whose piggyback system at last allocates a
defined place for the large volume suction hoses.

Wood and sandwich processing    

Moving cleaner for textile machines

Preassembled energy supply system on moving cleaner for textile machines.

Moving cleaner for textile machines    

Maintenance-free for 5 years

Ball bearings were used earlier in this parting unit. They completely came apart after just 6 months.

Maintenance-free for 5 years    

Concrete manufacturing

chainflex® control cables significantly reduce the failure rate of the machine in the concrete factory.

Concrete manufacturing    

Reduced electrical installation time

Energy chains, fully assembled with cables and connectors, are delivered ready for mounting (readychain®) and can be installed immediately. In this way the electrical installation time has been halved.

Reduced electrical installation time    

The longest travel with plastic energy chain

e-chain® travel of 615 m exceeds the longest so far in the port of Singapore.

The longest travel with plastic energy chain    

Longitudinal stop

Stop carriage runs smoothly due to wear-resistant high-performance polymers.

Longitudinal stop    

TV - production

Highly flexible chainflex® control cables in TV production.

TV - production    

Special machine construction

Energy supply systems demonstrate their reliability even in particularly aggressive environmental conditions in special-purpose machinery construction.

Special machine construction    

Fertilizer spreader

A dynamic test reflects a service life of over 10 years.

Fertilizer spreader    

Agricultural machinery construction

Compensatory special parts tolerance in rugged agricultural machinery construction.

Agricultural machinery construction    

Plastic e-chains® replace steel versions

After six months they used to be finished; finally no more failure thanks to plastic e-chains®.

Plastic e-chains® replace steel versions    

Screen facade for primary school

For wind and rain

Screen facade for primary school    

Gears in vehicles for harvesting sugar cane

Robust under high forces

Gears in vehicles for harvesting sugar cane    

Pressure Test System (PTS)

Harsh surroundings and dirt

Pressure Test System (PTS)    

Linear plain bearings for steering systems on bus trailers

Rust-free and temperature-resistant

Linear plain bearings for steering systems on bus trailers    

Hand-operated water pump

Resistant to wind and rain

Hand-operated water pump    

Adjustable biker's foot rest on motorbike

Flat and durable

Adjustable biker's foot rest on motorbike    

Lowering mechanism for hood ornament

Wear-resistant and secure

Lowering mechanism for hood ornament    

Anarkite mountain board

Robust and light

Anarkite mountain board    

Water turbine for power generation

Cost-saving and efficient

Water turbine for power generation    

Single-seat formula car

Light and reliable

Single-seat formula car    

Robot for recovery and inspection work

Resistant and long-lasting:

Robot for recovery and inspection work    

Polishing machine for aluminium rims

Lubricant-free drylin® W linear guide systems in a polishing machine for aluminium rims ensure a long service life.

Polishing machine for aluminium rims    

Underwater motor pump

Multi-step, single-flow underwater motor pumps with integrated non-return valve.

Underwater motor pump    

Machine tool door

Affordable and dirt-resistant door guide in a machine tool.

Machine tool door    

Automatic welding cap changer

Automotive industry: flexible linear sliding system for automatic welding cap changer.

Automatic welding cap changer    

Goliath Cranes applications

igus® applications and references with Goliath Cranes.

Goliath Cranes applications    

Heavy Duty applications

Examples for the use of igus® e-chain systems® in cranes.

Heavy Duty applications    

Concrete machines

Replacement of metal bearings in concrete drilling and concrete sawing machines.

Concrete machines    

Milling device

Milling device with limited clearance

Milling device    

Garden appliance

Truck-mounted customized spraying systems for gardening and tree care companies.

Garden appliance    

Agricultural machinery

In drilling and sowing machines, the plain bearings are exposed to extreme levels of dirt, weathering and shock loads.

Agricultural machinery    

Medical apparatus

Thanks to iglidur® plain bearings, the company was able to reduce its costs by 93%! The assembly times were reduced by 10 minutes.

Medical apparatus    

Post sorting equipment

Due to the aggressive paper dust, the sintered bearings used before clogged up very quickly.

Post sorting equipment    

Wheelchair ramp

A wheelchair ramp with plastic plain bearings was designed and installed at the front entrance of a low-floor bus.

Wheelchair ramp    

Seed measuring appliance

drylin® N provides free travel path and guarantees the necessary gap.

Seed measuring appliance    

Dough mixer

The baking ingredients can easily settle in the mixer's catch and make it stick. iglidur® J is made of plastic and is therefore resistant to dirt and chemicals.

Dough mixer    

Fence post

As the air in the machinery is very dusty, no lubricants may be used in the production process.

Fence post    

Driving beer crate

Bearings on steering linkage and connection in a racing beer crate.

Driving beer crate    

Formula 1 racing car

Steering/damper connection on a Formula 1 model racing car.

Formula 1 racing car    

Model helicopter

Reliable and vibration dampening linkage on the swashplate and the rotor guide.

Model helicopter    

Model ship

Built-in solid lubricants guarantee consistent functionality.

Model ship    

Ship-to-shore-crane

This ship-to-shore crane can not only lift the container and set it down again, the whole crane girder can be moved vertically

Ship-to-shore-crane    

Robot in car factory

Extremely cramped conditions repeatedly led to problems with energy chains used with robots in a car factory.

Robot in car factory    

Brake van

Here, a moving slide on a trailer is supplied with energy. The trailer is used as a brake van in “tractor pulling” competitions.

Brake van    

Coke oven

This system feeds coal to the compressor of a coke oven.

Coke oven    

Bucket wheel stacker

This contribution also concerns a circular application that has been designed with an igus® energy chain with rearward bending radius.

Bucket wheel stacker    

Wash classifier

Dirt, sand and sludge are part of everyday life with a wash classifier. The energy chains have to be able to cope.

Wash classifier    

Excavator

Difficult environmental conditions such as dirt, lubricants, steel wool and temperatures between -30° and +50°C in particular make maximum demands on energy chains.

Excavator    

Flume

This 10 metre flume is used to observe sediment deposits under numerous ambient conditions.

Flume    

Bucket wheel reclaimer

This bucket wheel reclaimer, which is used in a port, also has to be equipped with an energy supply that can cope with a circular movement of 360°.

Bucket wheel reclaimer    

Crane in casting house

These three cranes are used to transport containers with liquid metal in a casting house.

Crane in casting house    

Tobacco packaging

A lot of dust occurs during the tobacco packing. For this reason, an e-chain® that works perfectly even under very dusty conditions had to be found for this packaging machine.

Tobacco packaging    

Photovoltaic tracking system

Automatically aligning the photovoltaic tracking systems to the position of the sun with the aid of lubricant-free plastic plain bearings produces a particularly high efficiency.

Photovoltaic tracking system    

Folding and gluing machines

When it comes to designing customer-specific folding box gluing machines, special machine constructor Bernhardt Maschinenbau relies on lubricant and maintenance-free linear plain bearings.

Folding and gluing machines    

Sliding sunshade

While designing the sliding sunshade, much emphasis was placed upon a dirt- and weather-resistant bearing and guidance.

Sliding sunshade    

Safety door adjustment

In this safety door adjustment application in a washing plant, a drylin® W linear guide with integrated rollers was chosen.

Safety door adjustment    

Liquid manure tank truck

Rugged liquid manure tank trucks are used for the economic distribution of biogas manure. In the steered pendular axles, lubricant-free polymer bearings defy all adverse conditions.

Liquid manure tank truck    

Combination machines

The manufacturer relies on the very thick RX-tube for supply so that the performance data of the universal machine for milling and drilling remains correct in the long run.

Combination machines    

Aircraft project

This project is a study module for the development of a model airplane. iglidur® bearings were used for mounting the aileron.

Aircraft project    

Solar energy on a sailing boat

For protection against outdoor influences the connection cables of the solar cell were mounted in an E2 micro energy chain.

Solar energy on a sailing boat    

Cutting machine

The application required a bearing that can be fitted or replaced quickly and can resist the dusty environmental conditions.

Cutting machine    

Asbestos system

For this reason, drylin® linear guides and igubal® KSTM pedestal bearings are used; these need no maintenance and are not affected by the aggressive asbestos either.

Asbestos system    

Measuring system for tools

A gauge is guided on a drylin® T-rail. This

Measuring system for tools    

Lathe for wood

This machining results in lost of wood chips and dust, of course, which would stick to lubricants.

Lathe for wood    

Bow chain

In customized special purpose machines for model- and mold-making, four different energy supply systems are used due to the high demands and low space requirement.

Bow chain    

Melting probe with iglidur® bar stock

A media-resistant bearing for small installation spaces was made from iglidur® bar stock.

Melting probe with iglidur® bar stock    

Offroad beach wheel chair

This special wheelchair allows people who can only walk with diffi culty to go to the beach.

Offroad beach wheel chair    

Car kit

igus® bearings are used for the gear shift linkage.

Car kit    

Pedals for mountain bikes

In this application, metallic ball bearings and DU bushings have been replaced by lighter iglidur® flange bearings.

Pedals for mountain bikes    

Electric golf trolley

Four igubal® pivoting bearings from igus® were tested for the floating axle through the drive, and found to be suitable after several months of tests.

Electric golf trolley    

Bicycle frame design

Here, igus® plastic plain bearings have replaced classical roller bearings and stand up to environmental influences such as dirt and corrosion.

Bicycle frame design    

Bicycle pedal

The bicycle pedal presented here responds to the ergonomic and biomechanical needs of cyclists.

Bicycle pedal    

Steering in electric wheelchair

Here, igubal® plastic rod end bearings from igus® are used in the steering on an electric wheelchair.

Steering in electric wheelchair    

A saw for wood trim

This saw cuts wood trim to the right length.

A saw for wood trim    

Packaging equipment

This equipment can package various industrial products, with any materials.

Packaging equipment    

Drilling resistance gauge

This device measures the drilling resistance of a needle penetrating wood at high rotational speed.

Drilling resistance gauge    

Core box

Here a core box is being moved for emptying and is then dumped.

Core box    

Rack-gripper

This machine is used for loading and unloading of boxes at an automated warehouse.

Rack-gripper    

Wood-packaging equipment

This equipment deals with the packaging of wood.

Wood-packaging equipment    

Foam cutter

The cutting wire is moved along the vertical axis by two drylin® ZLW toothed belt shafts.

Foam cutter    

Excavator seat

igus® plastic plain bearings are used here in the shock absorber of an excavator seat.

Excavator seat    

Wood-frame bicycle

A conventional material in an unusual application: This bike frame is entirely made ​​of wood.

Wood-frame bicycle    

Dental casting machine

This casting machine is used in dental laboratories to make dentures. Dentures are made with it​​.

Dental casting machine    

Automatic door opener

This system can be used to convert any door to be opened automatically at the touch of a button.

Automatic door opener    

Racing car

The suspension pins in this racing car were previously guided without bearings.

Racing car    

String trimmer-cutting disc

Silver Award at manus® 2011: String trimmer-cutting disc of PRODULEX UNIPESSOAL LDA, Portugal

String trimmer-cutting disc    

Plastic spherical bearings for electric wheelchairs

Lubrication- and maintenance-free plastic bearings provide the required functional reliability in electric wheelchairs.

Plastic spherical bearings for electric wheelchairs    

Mountain bikes

Full-suspension mountain bikes use durable iglidur plain bearings.

Mountain bikes    

Solar technology

Lubricant and maintenance-free drylin® lead screw units for solar technology.

Solar technology    

Bread dough shaper

Flour dust and moisture are the most demanding environmental conditions for this application.

Bread dough shaper    

Hole drilling facility

The e-chain® provides this drilling machine with ESD protection and weather roofing.

Hole drilling facility    

Concrete production

No more short circuits for demanding logistics tasks.

Concrete production    

Sewage plant

The energy supply cables at this water treatment facility are protected by an enclosure.

Sewage plant    

Coal silo

Lower weight and space requirements than alternative solutions for conveying coal.

Coal silo    

Travelling column milling machine

Cable protection from enormous material removal during a milling operation.

Travelling column milling machine    

Hall cranes

Reliable energy supply for crane and gantry travel in waste sorting operations.

Hall cranes    

Handling roof tiles

No more cork screws and cable failures when transporting roof shingles.

Handling roof tiles    

Agricultural sprayers

These hydraulic sprayers are used to distribute fertilizers and pesticides.

Agricultural sprayers    

Truck washing bay

This washing system is installed under the open sky in Brazil.

Truck washing bay    

Fish protection filter

Ice protection for filters that protect fish.

Fish protection filter    

Handling device

Precise positioning of products in shelves while subject to dirt exposure.

Handling device    

"umbrail" racing car

Due to their low weight, iglidur® Q plain bearings were used in place of bronze bushings for the spring suspension of the racing car.

"umbrail" racing car    

Sludge processing
plant

World's biggest polymer energy chain: Being many times lighter than comparable steel chains it easily moves over 100 kg of filling per meter.

Sludge processing  plant    

Technical brushes

A builder of technical brush making machinery known world-wide, uses plain bearings from the igus® product range.

Technical brushes    

Root ball transplanter

Root ball transplanters are indispensable tools for tree nurseries and for garden and landscaping businesses.

Root ball transplanter    

Feeder magazine for furniture components

In this case, the use of igus® products is not only advantageous from a technical, but also from a financial point of view when compared to competitive products.

Feeder magazine for furniture components    

Multiple-joint hinges

iglidur® polymer bearings in multiple-joint hinges

Multiple-joint hinges    

Bottling plant in the medical and lab technology

Lubricant-free lead screw units for a bottling plant in the medical technology

Bottling plant in the medical and lab technology    

Linear technology in diaper production systems

Dry-running linear technology in diaper production systems

Linear technology in diaper production systems    

Wooden pallet manufacturing

Dry-running linear guides and pillow block bearings lead to high service lives in wooden pallet production

Wooden pallet manufacturing    

Large machining centres

Measuring system cable also transmits signals safely over large distances and thus ensures high machine availability.

Large machining centres    

Waterjet cutting plants

accurate travel of the two 3D cutting heads on the gantry axes of a 3D- waterjet cutting plants

Waterjet cutting plants    

Mobile laser hardening system

Reliable 3D energy-chain for a mobile laser hardening system

Mobile laser hardening system    

Saw

This saw can be easily adjusted to any thickness of the material.

Saw    

Strap hinges

iglidur® plain bearings in strap hinges.

Strap hinges    

Rear hatch hinges

iglidur® plastic plain bearings in rear hatch hinges.

Rear hatch hinges    

Bearings for lab presses

Gliding under the most demanding conditions. Stainless steel shafts, flanged and plain bearing for lab presses.

Bearings for lab presses    

Wear-resistant linear guides

Wear-resistant linear guides ensure 50 percent longer service-life for grinding tool machinery.

Wear-resistant linear guides    

energy chains for microassembly

Extreme demands on availability and durability

energy chains for microassembly    

Three-sided trimmer

xiros® BB-6000-B180-10-ES as roller track

Three-sided trimmer    

Plain bearings for packaging machinery

Tribo-optimised polymer bearings for thermo-forming packaging machinery

Plain bearings for packaging machinery    

60,000 bottles per hour

Friction-free automation during cork/screw cap removal operations on bottles with lubricant-free plain bearings

60,000 bottles per hour    

Sausage link cutting machines

Clean, durable, and maintenance-free: polymer plain bearings in the food industry.

Sausage link cutting machines    

Camping without lubricants

Highly compact while traveling, very spacious at the campground, with the help of drylin® lead screw modules.

Camping without lubricants    

Humidity measurement

This plant measures the humidity in technical textiles – without contact – at any point on the belts, which are up to 6 metres wide.

Humidity measurement    

Paddle-wheel equipment

This paddle-wheel stacker is used for the intermediate storage of bauxite outdoors and can be moved linearly over a distance of around 330 metres horizontally

Paddle-wheel equipment    

Handling facility

Cole is transported in this handling facility over a distance of 200 meters.

Handling facility    

Hydraulic crane

It was very complicated to install or replace hydraulic hoses at this crane.

Hydraulic crane    

Photovoltaic tracking system

Solar energy in continuous (dry-running) mode

Photovoltaic tracking system    

Bottling plants

Positioning with maintenance-free igus® lead screw units.

Bottling plants    

Hinges

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in hinges in automobiles.

Hinges    

Pellet stove

In the mechanical drive unit of a pellet stove, xiros ensures smooth running in the long-term.

Pellet stove    

Single animal livestock scale

xiros® thrust race in a steerable wheel of a mobile hog livestock scale.

Single animal livestock scale    

Cylinders

These cylinders are used in the lifting mechanism of tipper vehicles.

Cylinders    

Crane crab

This crane crab runs on a reconditioned crane girder.

Crane crab    

Stitching machine

This stitching machine is used in the textile industry.

Stitching machine    

Kiteboard

This kiteboard has to be able to cope with heavy impact as well as with humidity and soiling.

Kiteboard    

Bicycle frame

This bicycle frame was developed as a bachelor thesis at Aachen University.

Bicycle frame    

Industrial machine

This machine is used to split tree trunks.

Industrial machine    

Front grille

This front grille is fitted underneath the radiator grille and can be moved during travel.

Front grille    

Drilling system

This drilling system is used in a robot that takes soil samples in wetland.

Drilling system    

Undercarriage

This under-carriage is used in agricultural machinery as an alternative to air-filled tyres.

Undercarriage    

Disc hoe

This disc hoe makes gardening much easier.

Disc hoe    

Industrial machine

This machine automatically sorts eggs into four weight categories.

Industrial machine    

Washing system

This system washes car underbodies.

Washing system    

Mobile robot

This mobile robot is used during rescue operations following serious catastrophes such as earthquakes and bomb or gas explosions.

Mobile robot    

Traffic cone ramp

Traffic cones can be dropped on the road with this ramp without the street workers having to lean out of the vehicle.

Traffic cone ramp    

Electro vehicle

This single seated electro vehicle is designed for environmentally friendly mobility on short distances.

Electro vehicle    

Scissor-type working platforms

These ten scissor-type working platforms are used in a sawmill.

Scissor-type working platforms    

Sowing machine

This machine brings seeds for corn, soya or sunflowers to the field to be tilled.

Sowing machine    

High-speed placement system in the food industry

Machines, equipment and systems for slicing food products on plastic plain bearings.

High-speed placement system in the food industry    

Milling

This milling machine enables rounded corners and edges of furniture for example.

Milling    

Automation

This machine is used to make clay bricks.

Automation    

Wood scanner

This system is used to test wood products.

Wood scanner    

Quad

The function of this gas handle for a quad or ATV can be executed via thumb gas or twist control handle.

Quad    

Pit saw for insulation materials

Maintenance-free bearings from the igus® construction kit simplify operation of a pit saw for insulation materials.

Pit saw for insulation materials    

Heavy-duty applications for igus® bearings in the field

Lubrication-free iglidur® plain bearings ensure a maintenance-free operation and master high loads in agriculture

Heavy-duty applications for igus® bearings in the field    

Bike wash system

To mount the washing brushes, the manufacturer "cycleWash" has used two xiros slewing ring ball bearings.

Bike wash system    

Pool cleaner

Radial ball bearings from igus grant pool cleaners a steady and powerful underwater operation

Pool cleaner    
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