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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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Working model

Total Solutions designed and manufactured an exhibition working model to teach children about fluid power...

Working model    

Water regulation system

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

Water regulation system    

Innovative dosing pumps

On the ecoflow pumps, "iglidur® X" plain bearings of various sizes are used.

Innovative dosing pumps    

Underwater motor pump

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

Underwater motor pump    

Pneumatic rotary drive

Requirements: fluctuating ambient temperatures, use in steam pipes with steam temperatures of 135 °C, use in acid and alkali tanks.

Pneumatic rotary drive    

Sludge treatment

The largest plastic e-chain® in the world, the E4.350, is used for this application.

Sludge treatment    

Shutoff valve

Plastic plain bearings in process engineering: Completely maintenance and lubricant-free.

Shutoff valve    

Tide turbine

Tide turbines generate electricity from fast-flowing water.

Tide turbine    

Turbine

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

Turbine    

Water pump

This pump permanently pumps water into a storage container that is used to delete forest and wild fire.

Water pump    

Laboratory dissolver

This dissolver with automatic oscillation is used in the paint, chemistry and plastic industry to test existing recipes or to develop new ones.

Laboratory dissolver    

drylin® E in filling system

Maintenance-free drylin E room linear robot from igus enables optimum use of the available installation space in filling plant of M2-Automation

drylin® E in filling system    
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