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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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Drill rig

The drill rig is designed to take core samples from the seabed at 3000m water depth. It is a scientific instrument...

Drill rig    

Underwater torque tool

The bearing which supports the rotor of this tool is subjected to both rotary and side loads...

Underwater torque tool    

Subsea ROVs

A tether management system (TMS) has various pivot, linear and rotary motion points. It works like a subsea parking point...

Subsea ROVs    

Fishing speargun

Spear fishing is a popular sport at coastal regions all over the world. The speargun is essentially the same everywhere in that it comprises...

Fishing speargun    

Hull cleaning machines

UMC design and manufacture hull cleaning machines for use by underwater divers. They are hydraulically powered...

Hull cleaning machines    

Stirring unit

Stirring unit for application in liquid media in biogas plants.

Stirring unit     

Water regulation system

The used clevis joints and rod end bearings are corrosion-free and usable in liquid media.

Water regulation system    

Airfoils in aircrafts

Here the challenge in the design was that the bearing of the group of components for the application in the measuring medium water had to be designed.

Airfoils in aircrafts    

Underwater motor pump

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

Underwater motor pump    

Shrinking machine

The challenge was to find a linear guide that can work reliably and quickly under these tough conditions.

Shrinking machine    

Artificial joint

This joint is a new development to be used in prostheses. iglidur® J plain bearings and igubal® spherical bearings are installed in it.

Artificial joint    

Mould tester

Since water is used, the linear guide must be able to work dependably under water.

Mould tester    

Deep-sea drive

This motor is to drive deep-sea robots even at 6,000 metres under the sea.

Deep-sea drive    

Harpoon

Fishing with a difference: with this harpoon you can hunt fish under water.

Harpoon    

Lock gates

Salt water resistance and compensation for sideways motions for lock-gate operations.

Lock gates    

Sludge treatment

This is the world's largest plastic energy-chain.

Sludge treatment    

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    

Tide turbine

Tide turbines generate electricity from fast-flowing water.

Tide turbine    

Penetrometer

This penetrometer is used for soil analysys in the deep sea.

Penetrometer    

Turbine

This turbine is used wherever power is used but no mains connection is available.

Turbine    

Water tank

In this water tank, plastic parts are cooled after its production in an injection moulding process.

Water tank    

Pool cleaner

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

Pool cleaner    
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