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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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Streetcar switches

The applied material repels chips with temperatures up to 850° C without leaving a trace.

Streetcar switches    

Passenger compartment doors

Control cables for extremely small bend radii in the passenger compartment doors in public transport vehicles.

Passenger compartment doors    

Steam pump

iglidur® X was selected as glide material for the guide of the piston rod due to the adequate resistance to temperature and moisture.

Steam pump    

Railroad platform

The hinge elements and cam rollers of the ramps are inserted with two iglidur® Z plain bearings respectively.

Railroad platform    

Portal milling machine

The previously used energy supply system as a rule wore out after nine months; the cables were destroyed by hot chips, which led to production failures.

Portal milling machine    

Current consumer

igubal® spherical bearings as insulating components in current consumers of the subway.

Current consumer    

Low-floor tram

Operational safety in low-floor vehicles thanks to chainflex® control cable for extremely small bend radii.

Low-floor tram    

Wheelchair ramp

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

Wheelchair ramp    

Roll stand for railway tracks

Up to now, the energy supply to the rollers in this railway track rolling mill has been realised using steel chains.

Roll stand for railway tracks    

Cableway switch

Every day, the cableway cabins on the Kitzsteinhorn cableway have to be moved off or put back onto the storage sidings in the top and bottom stations.

Cableway switch    

Machine tool for railway track plates

This machine tool requires a large number of different cables and hoses for the manufacture of track plates

Machine tool for railway track plates    

Switching device

Use of leadscrews with flange for a train control panel switching device ("linear switch").

Switching device    

Barrier curtain

This curtain is mounted underneath barriers.

Barrier curtain    

Mobility

This durable seat is intended for first class in trains.

Mobility    

Rail vehicles

In this project the door of a rail vehicle should be optimized.

Rail vehicles    
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