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Plastic solutions in any batch size for your industry

Different industries need different solutions. Whether in mechanical engineering, motor vehicle manufacturing, material handling, in cleanrooms or 3D printing - igus offers customised support for special applications. igus has many years of experience and specialist consultants for many industries. The following overview is merely an extract. If your industry is not listed, please let us know. We're here to help.

3D printer

3D printer icon Components or ready-to-install system solutions for 3D printer construction – lubrication-free, durable and suitable for any installation space
To the 3D printer construction industry page


Airplane and tower icon Low-maintenance, robust and fire-proof: polymer products for special application areas in aviation, aerospace, airport equipment and drones/UAVs
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Agricultural engineering

Tractor icon Robust polymer bearings for agricultural machinery, Low Cost Automation products for vertical farming and agricultural robots for smart farming
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Work platforms

Work platform icon Maintenance-free in outdoor use and continuous operation: lubrication-free bearing technology and durable energy chains and cables for oblique axes.
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Vending machinery

Coffee machine icon 100% lubrication-free, quiet and durable: plain bearings, linear guides, energy chains and drive modules for fully automated systems
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Icon automotive Quiet, lightweight and corrosion-free: bearings and energy chains for use in the interior, exterior and engine compartment of cars. 
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Automotive production

Motor vehicle production icon Reduced maintenance effort and costs with energy chains and cables in automotive production plants - from the press plant to final assembly.
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Railway technology

Train icon Polymer components for passenger and goods transport: resilient, weather-resistant and fire-proof according to EN 45545 and NFPA 130
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Construction machinery

Excavators Robust, dirt-resistant bearing technology and energy supplies for excavators, wheeled loaders and work platforms
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Sports boat icon Products for interior and outdoor use: saltwater-resistant, lubrication-free, quiet and award-winning
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Stage technology

Icon stage technology Energy supply systems for the safe, quiet travel of trusses, stage lighting, stage sets etc.
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Printing technology

Printing technology icon Quiet, cost-effective and resistant to pressure dust and paper dust: motion plastics for use in printing systems
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Renewable energies

Renewable energy icon Durable in all weathers and in dirt and water: products for photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, hydro plants and wind turbines
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Amusement rides

Icon fairground rides Energy supply systems and bearings for the maintenance-free and safe movement of roller coasters, elevated rides, simulators etc.
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Bicycle technology

Bicycle icon Lightweight, dry-running plastic bearings instead of metal ones for 100% maintenance-free forks, seat posts, rear frames etc.
To the bicycle technology page

Facade technology

Robot arm icon Polymer spherical bearings for use on interior and exterior facades: lightweight, cost-effective and long service life in all weather conditions
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Fitness and rehab

Fitness and rehabilitation icon Polymer components for daily continuous operation in fitness equipment: tough, vibration-dampening, clean, light, quiet
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Fluid technology

Fluid technology icon Maintenance-free, resistant plain bearings, spherical bearings and linear guides for pumps, valves and fittings
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Glass industry

Glass industry icon Temperature-resistant, splinter-proof and quick to install: energy supplies, special cables and bearing technology for glass production and processing
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Indoor crane icon Energy chains and cables for long service life of all types of crane systems: port and intermodal cranes, indoor cranes and more
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Woodworking industry

Wood industry icon Resistant to swarf, dust and dirt: energy supplies for woodworking machines and CNC machining centres
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Material handling

Material handling icon Maintenance-free bearing technology and cost-saving energy supply systems for shuttle systems, SRUs and industrial vehicles
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Camera and film technology

Camera icon Linear guide construction kits for camera sliders: quiet, easy to install, maintenance-free, wear-free, with smooth operation
To the camera technology industry page

Wastewater treatment plants

Wastewater and sewage treatment plant icon Durable and cost-effective energy chains, cables and guide troughs for small sewage plants up to large wastewater treatment plants
To the wastewater and sewage treatment plant industry page

Composting plants

Composting plant icon Fail-safe, dirt and temperature-resistant components for use in composting and waste incineration plants and landfills
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Plastics machinery

Wastewater and sewage treatment plant icon Resistant to dust and heat, low-maintenance and durable: polymer solutions for extruders, injection moulding machines, etc.
To the plastics machines industry page

Shore power supply

Shore power connection icon Energy supply systems for shore power supply for container, offshore and LNG terminals and ships: simple, durable, flexible
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Medical technology

Medical technology icon Lubrication-free, cleanroom-compatible and media-resistant: polymer solutions for X-ray robots, laboratory equipment, medical furniture, etc.
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Furniture construction/industrial design

Furniture making icon Lightweight, quiet, and winner of multiple design awards: bearing technology and energy supplies for the furniture industry
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Model making

Model making icon Lightweight, robust polymer solutions with very small diameters and bend radii and micro-designs in all product areas
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Motorbikes and scooters

Motorbike icon Robust, lightweight, and requiring no lubrication or maintenance: polymer plain bearings ensure better suspension fork, brake, and throttle valve performance
To the motorbike and scooter industry page

Utility vehicles and lorries

Utility vehicle icon Wear-resistant and maintenance-free polymer bearing technology for more reliability in machine elements of utility vehicles
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Offshore, oil and gas

Icon offshore, oil and gas Safe, saltwater-resistant, maintenance-free: energy supply systems for use in onshore and offshore drilling rigs, pipe-laying vessels and offshore heavy-duty cranes.
To the offshore, oil and gas industry page

Prosthetics and orthoses

Prostheses icon Polymer bearing technology without lubrication, robust with thin walls, resistant to media and impacts and quiet
To the prostheses and ortheses industry page

Tyre production

Tyre production icon Maintenance-free energy supply systems and bearing technology for vulcanisation plants, tyre production machines, etc.
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Cleanroom icon Abrasion-resistant cleanroom components: specifically for moving elements, tested by the Fraunhofer Institute (IPA)
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Robot arm icon Three-dimensional moving energy chains for multi-axis robots – modular, easy to install, and quick to fill
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Shipbuilding industry

Shipbuilding industry icon Fail-safe energy chain systems and plain bearings for use in shipyards and on deep sea cranes and working ships
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Locks and dock facilities

Lock icon Economical, safe, durable: tailor-made and ready-to-install energy supply systems from a single source
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Bulk handling

Bulk handling icon Solutions for bucket wheel excavators, conveyor belts, etc.: corrosion-free and resistant to dirt, chemicals and high temperatures
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Service robots

Service robot icon Fail-safe cables for movement and maintenance-free bearing technology for a wide variety of service robotics applications
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Textile industry

Textile industry icon Dust-resistant, lubrication-free, maintenance-free solutions for bearing points and energy supply in textile processing machines
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Packaging industry

Packaging industry icon Cost-effective, FDA and EU-compliant components for the general packaging, beverage, and food industry
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Car wash

Car wash icon

Corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free bearing technology and energy supplies for use in wet, dirty and hot environments

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Machine tools

Cleanroom icon Prevent failures with polymer solutions for everything from simple machine tools to complex automated production lines
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Mobile homes and caravans

Caravan icon Bearing technology and energy chains for adjustable equipment such as skylights, awnings, furniture pull-outs and more
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