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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for the
wood industry

Swarf-resistant, dust-tight and impervious to dirt

igus ® plastic solutions for moving applications help you reduce installation, handling and throughput times. Time-consuming maintenance work can be minimised with dry running, swarf-resistant solutions from a single source. Where there is dust and swarf, the very tightly sealed igus® energy supplies ensure the safe and secure movement of cables, hydraulic and pneumatic hoses in woodworking machines or CNC processing centres. In addition, the dry running igus® linear guides, plain bearings and ball bearings are absolutely lubrication-free and maintenance-free, which makes them the first choice for the woodworking industry, as swarf, dust and dirt do not settle on the bearings.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Swarf-resistant, dust-tight and impervious to dirt
  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
  • Ready-to-install energy supply systems
  • Fast assembly
  • Minimise your machine downtime

New from April 2020

 

40% less installation time

Tool-free opening and closing. Large expansion of the product range.


▲ Tech up

20% more fill weight due to vertically and horizontally positioned stop-dogs

100% higher pull-out strength due to positive-locking crossbars

▼ Cost down

Crossbar with fastening straps for tool-free opening and closing

10% less weight due to material removal


More information about the E4Q/R4Q series

E2.1 series e-chains  
The new standard for medium loads

▲ Tech up

20% to 30% larger sliding surfaces for longer service life in gliding operation compared to the previous E2/000 series

▼ Cost down

Simplified installation of the interior separation system

36-month guarantee


More information about the E2.1 series e-chain

chainflex worldwide  
Worldwide the most important standards and approval regulations

▲ Tech up

One cable for all major markets

Gives confidence in the design process

▼ Cost down

No duplicated stock

No additional costs in respect of customs duty


chainflex® cables – at home in the world!

iglidur SG03  
Plain bearings with felt seal

▲ Tech up

Protection against dust and dirt with felt seal

Ready-to-install solution

▼ Cost down

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

High running performance



More information about iglidur SG03

Products commonly used in woodworking machines

e-chains® E2

e-chain® E2  

Easy assembly

Tough – high strength

Quiet operation

Long service life of cables

e-chains® E4.1L

e-chain® E4.1L  

Tough, low-noise, modular

Fast assembly

Long travels possible

Long service life

Control cables

chainflex® control cables  

Fail-safe cables

36 month guarantee

Suitable for extreme ambient conditions

readychain® standard

readychain® standard  

Quick assembly

Reduce failures

No cable surplus

Plug & Play

drylin® linear technology

Linear technology  

100% lubrication-free

Corrosion-resistant and hygienic

Wear-resistant

Extremely quiet operation

igubal® pillow block bearings

Pillow block bearing  

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

Corrosion-resistant

Resistant to dirt

Quiet operation

Various customised bearings made by igus® to your specific requirements  

Your component made to your design in the desired quantity and material

Individual solutions are just as much part of the igus® product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

Order sleeve | energy chain E4.1L  


Order a free sample of the E4.1L energy chain!

See for yourself the quality of our energy chains, and get a free sample of our E4.1L energy chain.


Order samples now!

Application examples of our customers

Half the assembly time with readychain®

Weeke Bohrsysteme GmbH relies on pre-assembled readychain® systems in the manufacturing of their equipment. Thanks to the ready-to-install energy supplies equipped with harnessed cables, Weeke only needs half the time to assemble the energy tubes. This enables the company to lower its production costs whilst offering a long-life, low-maintenance product for its end customers.

Woodworking machine

Special solution with standard components

Special designs have two essential disadvantages: procurement of spare parts and high development costs. How these disadvantages can be avoided is demonstrated by Westphal Maschinenbau with an innovative energy supply consisting of standard components. The e-chain® carries an extraction hose piggyback which it takes, along with other cables, safely and securely over a travel distance of 16 metres.

Costs and time needed for maintenance reduced

This lathe made by HOMAG India processes wooden parts, which causes a large amount of wood chips and dust. The use of iglidur® plain bearings, which contain solid lubricant, means that the machine's bearings are low maintenance and do not have to be lubricated in any way. This cuts costs and saves service time as well as preventing wood swarf and dust from sticking to the bearings.

Heat, cold, shocks, dirt? No problem.

SERRA Maschinenbau GmbH places great demands on its stationary sawmills. They must work flawlessly at all times, no matter how hot or cold it is. Furthermore, they must be easy to operate, maintain and service. This was successfully achieved by using polymer plain bearings. The bearings do not have to be lubricated, they are impervious to shocks, dirt and sawdust and they are extremely temperature-resistant.

Tested for tightness and service life

Leak test in a chip drum

 

Endurance tests of moving cables

 

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