Railway technology is crucial to public transport and ensuring that the rail network and trains continue to run without issues means they need reliabile, robust and durable components, that fulfil high quality requirements. Requirements such as: the fire protection standards EN 45545 or NFPA 130. Our motion plastics meet these demands of railway technology and are lubrication-free, which minimises maintenance effort and costs.
Benefits of igus® products in railway technology:
▲ Tech up: 25% less wear, 30% longer service life due to thread asymmetry and 88% lower weight
▼ Cost down: 50.9% more cost-effective compared to metal lead screw nuts
Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suited to your individual industry sector at hand.
We will bring the display to you, assemble it upon request and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.
The sample box contains iglidur bar stock, a dryspin lead screw, iglidur plain bearings, a self-adjusting igubal bearing, chainflex cables and an e-chain.
The sample box for goods transport contains different iglidur plain bearings, a self-adjusting igubal bearing, a chainflex thrust washer and iglidur bar stock.
Developing compact passenger doors for new light rail vehicles on the Metro del Valles line in Barcelona is the job of Masats, a Spanish company. Engineers used igus chainflex control cables and e-chains in the door opening mechanisms. The special control cable design allows extremely small bend radii (just 20 millimetres). The cables are thus ideal for passenger doors that are among the most space-saving systems on the market.
Operations under the earth's surface involve especially strict fire safety guidelines. This is especially true for automatically closing and opening underground railway doors, in which cables have to cope with extremely small bend radii and frequent unrolling operations. The CFSPECIAL.414 chainflex cable was specifically designed for moving applications in railway vehicles. In VAG Nürnberg trains, it is moved safely and reliably in compact E2.15-series energy chains.
For the metro in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Zweiweg International developed a two-way cleaning vehicle featuring especially flexible cleaning technology. Linear systems from our modular construction kit also contribute to this technology. The linear technology, which requires no lubrication or maintenance, is compact when retracted, but allows for a long extension that does not yield too much under the high water pressure. Since it is lubrication-free, dirt and dust do not affect its functionality.
Sliding steps must work in all weather and be safe, so that even passengers with prams or limited mobility can get on and off without assistance. Lubrication-free and thus maintenance-free dryspin high helix lead screws and nuts from igus are central components of an innovation from Knorr-Bremse GmbH, Division IFE. They are resistant to corrosion and media and ensure a long service life ‒ at significantly reduced costs.
All products are checked in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry, under real-life conditions with regard to wear and durability. This enables the precise determination of the service life of the products.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests so as to check the use of the products under completely unique conditions.