Medical surroundings require components that fulfil the highest hygiene standards. Lubrication-free and corrosion-resistant plain bearings and energy supplies made of a special plastic are the right choice here. Plastic bearings are used in X-ray robots, laboratory devices, patient and treatment chairs, hospital beds and prostheses. Maintenance-free energy chains are used for the protection and guidance of cables, e.g. in operating theatre devices, rehabilitation systems and imaging diagnostic equipment. Our components are cleanroom-compatible, media-resistant and quiet - for the highest medical requirements.
Our innovations in 2020 for medical technology
Tech up, cost down: with new e-chain models, chainflex cables and i.Sense measuring and monitoring systems, specifically tailored to the requirements of medical technology.
You can find more information on these and further innovations at our 400m 2trade show stand. You can explore it virtually, on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:
▲ Tech up: freedom from lubrication and maintenance for hygiene sensitive areas
▼Cost down: up to 25% less wear and up to 30% longer service life due to thread asymmetry
Due to the acute need for respirators worldwide and the development of new solutions for automating resuscitation bags (Ambu bags): igus quickly delivers free samples, components and further support.
We will also be pleased to answer your questions about the technology and function of these applications with our specialists.
Frame adjustment mechanisms, electric and hydraulic actuators for adjusting functions.
Dental X-ray systems, storage surfaces and device holders, movement of treatment units.
Lamps, moveable device holders, comfort seating systems and mobile/stationary eye-testing devices.
iglidur G bearings are extremely robust and withstand frequent adjustment of the bed without any problems. Due to their material composition, they do not require lubrication and are also corrosion-free and maintenance-free.
iglidur H1 plain bearings, drylin linear technology and lead screw technology are used in MRI machines as they are not ferromagnetic and are impervious to methods of cleaning and sterilisation.
Metal bearings with stainless steel shafts used for this decanter centrifuge led to high costs incurred due to material wear, maintenance and lubrication. Ever since installing iglidur plain bearings, the manufacturer has been able to reduce the costs by 93% and shorten the assembly time by ten minutes.
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Small pitch for silent operation
High torsional resistance
Diverse means of interior separation
36 month guarantee
Oil resistance: oil-resistant (acc. to DIN EN 50363-10-2)
Long-term service temperature +180°C
50% less moisture absorption
Pressfit up to +120°C
Comply with the requirements of the FDA
For medium to high loads
Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
The radius tooth design ensures quiet, low-vibration running
Lubrication & maintenance free
Lubrication-free and 60% lighter
Simple, fast & cost-effective
High wear resistance
Ready in 1 to 3 days
Taking account of the specific requirements regarding medical equipment, precision and hygiene, on the one hand, and general economic aspects, productivity and the pressure of costs, on the other, manufacturers of medical equipment are always on the lookout for materials and solutions that they can use to make the very best dosing systems for their customers' wishes, which are becoming more and more complex. Polymer bearings from igus have crucial advantages that enable a reduction of weight, costs and the necessary installation space ...
Test our energy supply systems and bearing technology for the medical industry yourself; they improve the performance of your equipment whilst lowering costs.