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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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Bicycle

In most cases, current state of the art bicycle frames are fitted with rear wheel suspension or pivotable joints...

Bicycle    

Electro-roller

Bearings made of the "iglidur Q" material cope with high loads just as well with various pivoting angles and are thus ideally suitable for the application in the "Zoob" electric scooter.

Electro-roller    

Control unit for high-tech mountainbikes

The rear derailleur for high-tech mountain bikes benefits from plastic plain bearings, maintenance is no longer required for MTBs.

Control unit for high-tech mountainbikes    

Gear derailleur

Derailleur control unit for mountainbikes (Olympic Gold 2004).

Gear derailleur     

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    

Recumbent bike

igubal® rod end bearings are used in the titling mechanism of this recumbant bike.

Recumbent bike    

Load roller

In this scooter, the steering was newly designed with igus® polymer plain bearings.

Load roller    

Bicycle shock absorber

By the application of a novel design, which feature an individual element made of iglidur® RN56 as the core piece, the technical requirements could be achieved at clearly reduced costs.

Bicycle shock absorber    

Bicycle frame

In this two-wheeler, the linkage of rear wheel to the frame is implemented by means of maintenance-free rod end bearings.

Bicycle frame    

Mountainbike

The maintenance-free spherical bearings in the carbon yoke compensates for the frame and spring movements resulting from the dynamic quality of driving.

Mountainbike    

Swing arm rear suspension

The high edge load in particular is the main reason for the use of iglidur® G plastic thrust washers.

Swing arm rear suspension    

Suspension fork

To victory with igus® - maintenance of the suspension fork eliminated.

Suspension fork    

Bike pedals

Clipless bike pedals for use on road bikes and for road racing.

Bike pedals    

Motorbike front forks

The needle bearings previously used had to be serviced or replaced every few years.

Motorbike front forks    

Recumbent trike

Due to their lower weight and better suspension qualities, the company switched to igubal® rod end bearings.

Recumbent trike    

Design motorbike

Robust chainflex® cable CF 9 also withstands adverse weather conditions.

Design motorbike    

Flat motorbike

This motorbike prototype has been designed extremely flat to keep consumption as low as possible.

Flat motorbike    

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    

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    

Cordless screwdriver vehicle

The driver lies on this vehicle with his armed stretched out and head facing forward.

Cordless screwdriver vehicle    

Racing bike brake

An extremely light weight is the most important criterion when constructing a racing bike brake.

Racing bike brake    

Wood-frame bicycle

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

Wood-frame bicycle    

Mountain bikes

Full-suspension mountain bikes use durable iglidur plain bearings.

Mountain bikes    

Tyre mounting machine

This machine enables professional and time-saving mounting and removal of bicycle tyres.

Tyre mounting machine    

Bicycle frame

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

Bicycle frame    

Bicycle pedal

This bicycle pedal offers its owner excellent protection from theft.

Bicycle pedal    

Bicycle gearing

This half-automatic gear simplifies biking.

Bicycle gearing    

Cargo bike

This cargo bicycle is easy to steer.

Cargo bike    

Tektro brake arms

Plain bearings made of iglidur® G in Tektro's brake arms.

Tektro brake arms    

Crank Brothers - Premium components

Plastic plain bearings from igus® prove their mettle during the mountain bike ride through fields and meadows.

Crank Brothers - Premium components    

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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