My contact person
Select location

After selection of your ZIP code, we designate the relevant staff to attend to you at once.

Participant of the manus® contest

437 entrants from 33 countries

This year’s manus® is the second manus® award to be announced worldwide. 437 entrants from 33 countries participated in it with their applications. They have competed for the Gold, the Silver and the Bronze manus®.
 
The objective of the plastic bearing award is to recognize applications that are characterized by technical and economic efficiency and boldness. Maintenance-free polymer bearings today enable solutions that combine apparent contradictions: Technical innovations and cost reduction. The jury would like to encourage innovative applications with plastic bearings in all industrial sectors. Maintenance-free polymer bearings today enable solutions that combine apparent contradictions: Technical innovations and cost reduction. The jury would like to encourage innovative applications with plastic bearings in all industrial sectors.

Home exercise machine

manus® 2013 Gold: This device brings the cross-country ski trail to your living room.

Home exercise machine    

Pneumatic rotary piston engine

manus® 2013 Silver: This pneumatic rotary piston engine provides trouble-free use for an uninterrupted power supply.

Pneumatic rotary piston engine    

Friction clutch

manus® 2013 Bronze: This friction clutch provides protection against overloading the drive train in a machine for harvesting fodder.

Friction clutch    

Sausage toaster

No more pale sausages with this toaster!

Sausage toaster    

Self-feathering propeller

These propeller blades automatically position themselves.

Self-feathering propeller    

Unloader with conveyor belt

This unloader with a conveyor belt now works reliably.

Unloader with conveyor belt    

Organizing furniture

There are no squeaks in this furniture.

Organizing furniture    

Disc harrow

This disc harrow can easily adjust to any width.

Disc harrow    

Production machine

This machine ensures uniform serrations in industrial files.

Production machine    

Miniature steam locomotive

In this miniature steam locomotive, the three-part back door open easily.

Miniature steam locomotive    

Circulation device

This welding head is automatically positi-oned by a circulation device.

Circulation device    

Design football table

This football table, made of concrete, allows accurate goal kicks and defensive actions every time.

Design football table    

Weight bench

This weight bench strengthens the legs – and is absolutely safe.

Weight bench    

Joystick control

This joystick makes the operation of uniaxial machines seem like child‘s play.

Joystick control    

Harpoon

This harpoon can be stretched effortlessly.

Harpoon    

Circuit breaker

This circuit breaker for drive systems is virtually maintenance-free.

Circuit breaker    

Filling system

This bottle-filling system for thin to viscous materials works fast and precisely, thanks to numerous igus® products.

Filling system    

Pedals

These pedals for control of ultralight aircraft can be moved easily, smoothly and synchronously.

Pedals    

Axle bearings

This axle construction for industrial machine-ry holds tightly.

Axle bearings    

Punching head

This machine reliably punches impressions in the seals of wine bottles.

Punching head    

Energy converter

This system converts ocean wave energy into electrical energy.

Energy converter    

Waste bin system

This system makes unsightly waste bins disappear into the ground at the touch of a button, leaving a colourful flower bed behind instead.

Waste bin system    

Surveillance camera

This surveillance camera is totally adjustable.

Surveillance camera    

Patient transport system

This transport system has been designed for use in hospitals and rehabilitation centres.

Patient transport system    

Video wall

This video wall is simple to install and customize.

Video wall    

Thermoforming machine

This deep drawing machine fits perfectly in the new packaging sizes.

Thermoforming machine    

Buffet tray

This buffet tray can be opened in a jiffy.

Buffet tray    

Saw

This saw can be easily adjusted to any thickness of the material.

Saw    

Bed table

This bed table for ambulance coaches and rescue vehicles can be adjusted easily and used reliably.

Bed table    

Sun shade

This sun shade can be set properly in any direction and in any mounting position.

Sun shade    

Gripper

This gripper takes up to 60 ice cream cones at once and positions them precisely and super-fast.

Gripper    

Total body trainer

This outdoor total body trainer can be used without friction in any type of weather.

Total body trainer    

Dishwasher

This dishwasher for urine bottles cleans and disinfects reliably.

Dishwasher    

Embossing machine

This embossing machine makes license plates automatically.

Embossing machine    

Patio heating

This patio heater is very special.

Patio heating    

Filling machine

This filling machine reliably fills vats with paints and lacquers.

Filling machine    

Fitness equipment

This outdoor fitness equipment for public parks has no problem with moisture or temperature extremes.

Fitness equipment    

Treadmill

This underwater treadmill for canine physiotherapy lets every dog get quickly back in shape.

Treadmill    

Power wrench

This machine has a precision of +/- 0.01 mm for tightening screws along the PVC profile.

Power wrench    

Reel

This automatic reel for mono-filament production winds as quick as a flash and quietly.

Reel    

Massage table

This massage table can be adjusted easily and quietly

Massage table    

Sailing boat

This sailing boat can be steered perfectly thanks to an optimum connection between the tiller and rudder.

Sailing boat    

Coffee percolator

This coffee percolator brews coffee to a perfect temperature.

Coffee percolator    

Dance robot

This robot has a pelvis thrust like Elvis Presley in his day.

Dance robot    

Rolling stamping machine

This rolling stamping machine for marking pressing sleeves for hydraulic pipes produces consistently good quality.

Rolling stamping machine    

Valve adjustment

This spray valve adjustment in the spraying line for oiling metal strips can be set steplessly to any new strip size.

Valve adjustment    

Gear lever

The gears of an MG Rover with IB5 gearbox can easily be engaged using this gear lever.

Gear lever    

Wheelbarrow

Wind and weather do not make a difference to this wheelbarrow.

Wheelbarrow    

Inspection unit

This camera-based inspection unit works without interruption.

Inspection unit    

Test machine

This machine automatically takes samples during the production of pharmaceutical products.

Test machine    

Classic car

The gears on this 100-year-old classic car can now be changed smoothly again.

Classic car    

Parallel-hybrid drive

The parallel-hybrid drive for diesel-powered motorboats can be actuated through the gear and power box without additional throttle.

Parallel-hybrid drive    

Conveyor belt

The width of this conveyor belt for production lines can be adjusted at lightning speed.

Conveyor belt    

Manufacturing machine

This machine makes high-precision telescopic magnifying spectacles for surgeons.

Manufacturing machine    

Packaging machines

This machine makes packing products in cardboard boxes child‘s play.

Packaging machines    

Cordless lift

This lift is a versatile helper for construction workers or craftsmen.

Cordless lift    

Viewing telescope

This viewing telescope is a really intelligent aid.

Viewing telescope    

Spray suntan cabin

No-one remains pale in this cabin.

Spray suntan cabin    

Production machine

This production machine is used for the perfect insertion of filters in the plastic covers of car batteries.

Production machine    

Powerboat seat

From 0 to 100 km/h in three seconds – no problem with this seat.

Powerboat seat    

Hand access porthole system

This hand access porthole system for workstations in research laboratories can be sealed airtight.

Hand access porthole system    

Sprinkler system

This sprinkler system in a power station cooling tower works reliably all year round.

Sprinkler system    

Weaving loom

This water-jet weaving loom works extremely productively.

Weaving loom    

Filling line

This line is suitable for filling sacks with fertiliser, for example.

Filling line    

Printing plate exposure unit

This printing plate exposure unit works reliably and accurately.

Printing plate exposure unit    

Diorama

This diorama on the main promenade in Podebrady/ Czech Republic, uses dolls to replicate famous events in the city’s history.

Diorama    

Planting machine

This planting machine is easy to manoeuvre.

Planting machine    

Ultralight aircraft

This amphibious ultralight aircraft cuts a good figure both in the air andin the water.

Ultralight aircraft    

Production machine

This automated production machine manufactures wire hooks for merchandise display.

Production machine    

Steam generator

This steam generator is based on the principle of steam engines and steam boilers.

Steam generator    

Differential gear

This differential gear is designed for a quad with pedals, pedal-electric power or purely electric propulsion.

Differential gear    

Drilling jig

This drilling jig allows ergonomic drilling and boring of existing bore holes.

Drilling jig    

Patient chair

This patient chair for dental practices ensures comfort, even when dental drilling is needed.

Patient chair    

Formula-1 simulator

With this simulator, anyone can feel like Michael Schumacher.

Formula-1 simulator    

Sunroof

This sunroof for a British swimming and fitness centre is completely maintenance-free and opens and closes without a hitch.

Sunroof    

Screening device

This screening device is used for examination of the female breast.

Screening device    

3D Printing machine

This printer ensures precise three-dimensional products.

3D Printing machine    

Robots

This robot looks and moves like a human being.

Robots    

Moving mechanism

These movable cuddly penguins live in glass cases.

Moving mechanism    

Production machine

This machine ensures that chocolates in candy boxes are neatly separated from each other.

Production machine    

3D Printing machine

This printer produces three-dimensional plastic parts in the shortest possible time.

3D Printing machine    

Tricycle

This three-wheeler can be converted into a shopping cart in less than eight seconds.

Tricycle    

Turbine

This turbine, with a power rating of about 50 MW, has been in operation since 1950.

Turbine    

Windmill

This windmill keeps running and running and running.

Windmill    

Production machine

This machine manufactures plastic packaging out of thermoplastic film, among other things.

Production machine    

Safety system

This safety system provides reliable protection against falling from great heights.

Safety system    

Calibration syringe

This 3-litre calibration syringe checks and documents the accuracy of respiratory volume measurement devices.

Calibration syringe    

Rescue robots

After disasters such as earthquakes or gas explosions, this robot can save lives by terrain reconnaissance.

Rescue robots    

Toilets

These toilets are never leaky – at least not in the lavatory cistern.

Toilets    

Slatted frame

Anyone who finds it arduous to buy a bed should pay close attention to this news.

Slatted frame    

Core drill

This core drill allows boring for soil samples or for drainage to a depth of two metres.

Core drill    

Windmill

This small wind turbine produces electricity only for a single or multiple family dwelling.

Windmill    

Seat post

This seat post for racing bikes will make the next Tour de France a breeze.

Seat post    

Airplane

This plane contains many iglidur® plain bearings.

Airplane    

Welding heads

This machine with its floating welding heads is faster and more efficient than many others, due to the conversion to igubal® spherical thrust bearings.

Welding heads    

Parking meter

This parking meter withstands even heavy rain and other inclement weather.

Parking meter    

Rail transport retarder

These maintenance-free retarders help with the automatic speed control of rail vehicles, without the use of external energy sources.

Rail transport retarder    

Riding mowers

This is an extraordinarily high-performance and accurate riding mower due to its tremendous manoeuvrability.

Riding mowers    

Fertilizing machine

A stirring shaft allows this fertilizing machine to operate reliably and without loss of fertilizer.

Fertilizing machine    

Engraving machine cooler

This cooling device for an engraving machine is equipped with refrigerant detection to protect the machine from overheating and damage.

Engraving machine cooler    

Brake apparatus

This cable car stops only for passengers – not for regular maintenance.

Brake apparatus    

Filling system

This line is used to fold, glue, fill, sterilise and seal milk cartons.

Filling system    

Display equipment

These uniform and easily movable displays allow the highlighting of snowboard bindings of an exceptional kind.

Display equipment    

Rail cars

This rail car is an effective solution for show business, making it possible to use equipment that is hanging from the ceiling.

Rail cars    

Telescope

With this highly professional telescope, both amateurs and experienced professionals can observe the panorama of the universe.

Telescope    

Labelling machine

This labelling machine prints a data matrix code on bottle labels that includes, for example, information on durability, storage conditions and the manufacturer.

Labelling machine    

Sail device

This device helps to accurately position the sail on big yachts.

Sail device    

Milling and drilling machine

This machine is equipped with a three-axis CNC router used for milling and drilling, for example, by electrical engineers, model makers and jewellers.

Milling and drilling machine    

Near-field scanner

Politechnika Gdanska Katedra, Stanislaw Kostka, Gdansk, Poland

Near-field scanner    

Descender

This rugged unit with two clamping positions enables safe rappelling.

Descender    

Windmill

This windmill turns reliably and smoothly.

Windmill    

Collapsible electric car

This electric car is the perfect companion for a shopping trip in the city.

Collapsible electric car    

Camera system

This camera system turns the smallest objects into real eye-catchers.

Camera system    

Veneer saw

This veneer saw cuts precisely down to the last 0.1 millimetre – over lengths of up to 3.15 metres.

Veneer saw    

Packaging machines

This machine makes packing products in cardboard boxes child‘s play.

Packaging machines    

Filling system

This bottle-filling system for thin to viscous materials works fast and precisely, thanks to numerous igus® products.

Filling system    

Tripod

This tripod for surgical microscopes rotates smoothly.

Tripod    

Rotary table

Nothing makes this turntable miss a beat.

Rotary table    

Underwater robots

These underwater robots reliably dive down and then up again.

Underwater robots    

Surveillance camera

This surveillance camera keeps everything in sight – for both outdoor and indoor applications.

Surveillance camera    

3D Printing machine

This printer processes the raw material into an optimal three-dimensional product.

3D Printing machine    

Presentation platform

This submission to the manus® competition puts cars and boats perfectly in the spotlight.

Presentation platform    

Eye-optical device

This system is used for measuring close-range visual acuity using a new method.

Eye-optical device    

Horseback simulator

This machine allows customised horse saddles to be made.

Horseback simulator    

Protection from water

Water has no chance against these outdoor cameras.

Protection from water    

Sunshades

Once it‘s dark, these sunshades can be folded open and illuminated for a nice ambiance.

Sunshades    

Miniature train engine

This miniature train engine runs smoothly and quietly – even through bends.

Miniature train engine    

Vertical wind turbine

This vertical wind turbine can withstand wind and weather. The vane bearings in particular are subject to an enormous load in heavy winds due to the extreme centrifugal forces.

Vertical wind turbine    

Production machine

This machine produces stents for use in heart surgery.

Production machine    

Excavator tool

This excavator tool can be used for straightforward care of agricultural or forestry areas.

Excavator tool    

Cleaning machine

This cleaning machine makes soiled containers such as waste bins shine like new.

Cleaning machine    

Surveillance cameras

With these surveillance cameras, nothing goes undetected, no matter how many units have to be added.

Surveillance cameras    

Laser plotter

This laser plotter cuts and engraves precisely in wood, plastic, aluminium or steel.

Laser plotter    

Swimming robot

A manta ray was the inspiration for this swimming robot.

Swimming robot    

Laser

This laser marks workpieces with a unique Data Matrix Code.

Laser    

Ergometer

Time just flies on this ergometer.

Ergometer    

Harvesting machine

You will never have backache from strawberry picking again thanks to this harvesting machine.

Harvesting machine    

Deburring machine

This machine can deburr pipes and round rods on both sides, both inside and out.

Deburring machine    

Fish robot

This fish robot simulates the movements of a tuna fish with only one motor.

Fish robot    

Chassis

This chassis can be folded and thus forms the basis for innovative, size-variable vehicles.

Chassis    

Massage table

This massage table can be adjusted smoothly and quietly.

Massage table    

Cooling system

Around 10.000 blood bottles are stored in and automatically dispensed from this refrigerator.

Cooling system    

Distribution system

This energy and pressure distributor is mobile and can supply several workstations.

Distribution system    

Moulding machine

This moulding machine is used to make hollow cast parts with the aid of the waxmelting process.

Moulding machine    

Camera positioner

This entry for the manus® award enables 3D film cameras to be positioned absolutely precisely.

Camera positioner    

Pig gate

This pig gate opens doors automatically.

Pig gate    

Dispensing machine

This automatic machine dispenses over-the-counter medications even when all chemists are closed.

Dispensing machine    

Camera carriage

This camera carriage allows impressive time lapse images to be taken.

Camera carriage    

Cleaning robot

This robot is mainly used for cleaning pipes in air-conditioning systems.

Cleaning robot    

Gynaecologist‘s chair

This gynaecologist‘s chair not only stands out thanks to its design.

Gynaecologist‘s chair    

Dialysis pump

This dialysis machine is durable and works absolutely reliably.

Dialysis pump    

Plasma cutter

This plasma cutter with active distance control is used in the metalworking industry.

Plasma cutter    

Screen printing machine

This screen printing machine has been designed for the precise printing of fine structures.

Screen printing machine    

Interactive mirror

This mirror understands what people mean by their gestures.

Interactive mirror    

Shooting range

This shooting range works reliably and can be remote controlled.

Shooting range    

Exploration robot

This robot would get on fine on Mars.

Exploration robot    

3D Printing machine

This printer makes three-dimensional plastic models.

3D Printing machine    

Grinder

This handy grinder is used for plane maintenance,

Grinder    

Surveillance camera

This 360° surveillance camera works absolutely reliably and is very durable.

Surveillance camera    

Electric wheelchair

The seat of this wheelchair is child‘s play to adjust.

Electric wheelchair    

Rocking chair

This freely rocking chair has nothing in common with grandpa‘s rocking chair.

Rocking chair    

Artificial foot

This artificial foot works just as reliably as a real foot.

Artificial foot    

Loading system

This system helps with the loading of motor-bikes into a transporter or the rear garage of a mobile home.

Loading system    

Wheelchair

This collapsible wheelchair makes it easier to take a shower or go to the toilet.

Wheelchair    

Electric pistons

This development could revolutionize industrial automation.

Electric pistons    

Tilting device

This tilting device is used for the effortless emptying of large containers.

Tilting device    

Mine hunting vehicle

This mine hunting vehicle is used in explosive.

Mine hunting vehicle    

Cart

In this kart, an overload clutch goes easy on engine and gearbox.

Cart    

Fermentation residue dryer

This fermentation residue dryer is used in biogas plants.

Fermentation residue dryer    

Dumping mechanism

This dumper truck empties out your cargo reliably.

Dumping mechanism    

Handlebars

Steering remains absolutely precise, even on uneven roads.

Handlebars    

Brake sensor

This brake sensor is extremely precise.

Brake sensor    

Production machine

This machine produces cups with a coloured interior, completely automatically.

Production machine    

Steps

These steps make it easy to climb into expedition vehicles.

Steps    

Camera shutter

This camera shutter works with absolute precision and in less than just 1.5 milliseconds.

Camera shutter    

Automatic arm

This automatic arm is used in a hadron therapy system to direct radiation at tumour cells during cancer treatment.

Automatic arm    

Racing car

This smart-power racing car weighs only 23 kilograms and can be optimally steered.

Racing car    

Toilet flushing system

Toilet flushing system    

Meat roller

This production machine makes meat slices as flat as a pancake.

Meat roller    
 

Further Applications (PDF)

 

All entries (PDF)

More applications from different sectors can be found here.