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Improve technology and reduce costs

For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.

Our customers were able to improve the technology and reduce costs in more than 590 applications.
Some examples:

Longest travel in the world - no more downtimes

The longest travel with plastic energy chain  

The e-chain systems® today clearly contribute toward reliability, as system downtimes, for example through cable breaks, are reduced to zero.

Cables defy heat, sun, rain and snow

LED screen  

Previously used cables from a competitor had failed; since then the temperature-resistant chainflex® cables are used; the larger-than-life size LED screen in Dallas functions in any weather.

Rough environment, high speed

Special machine construction  

Even in particularly aggressive ambient conditions like in this high speed machining center, energy supply systems prove their reliability.

Costs saved, machine
availability increased

Beverages industry  

As iglidur® plain bearings have a long service life, and in addition need not be lubricated and costs only a fraction compared to conventional bearings, 90% of the costs could be saved.

More than Euro 10,000 saved each year

Fully automatic tire fitting lines  

The previously used bearings were blocked and the shafts used to break. The lubricant-free igubal® flange bearings used instead have been operating since May 2007 without failure. This saved Euro 2,440 in repair costs and Euro 8,400 in machine stoppages each year.

Trouble-free operation instead of shaft destruction

Concrete pipe cutter  

Due to the dirt accumulation in the ball bearings, the balls were blocked and the shafts were destroyed. The concrete cutting machine has now run for over three years entirely free of troubles despite the extremely heavy-duty operation.

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Rollers on mini excavator

Enhancement of service life, machine availability, stability and carrying capacity by the application of iglidur® in rollers on mini excavator.

Rollers on mini excavator    

Buzz saw

Buzz saw with essentially improved operating feature by the application of drylin® linear plain bearings.

Buzz saw    

Grinding machine

Application of drylin® T for adjustment of the pressing roller and the compensation of the imbalance of the grinding tools.

Grinding machine    

Hydraulic cylinder for construction machines

iglidur® G plain bearing in hydraulic cylinder for construction machines.

Hydraulic cylinder for construction machines    

Excavator

The plain bearings run without lubrication and without significant wear and tear
in the very harsh environmental conditions of construction machinery.

Excavator    

Stirling engine

An oil-free operation of the engine could be ensured only by the use of plastic plain bearings.

Stirling engine    

Maintenance-free for 5 years

Ball bearings were used earlier in this parting unit. They completely came apart after just 6 months.

Maintenance-free for 5 years    

Concrete manufacturing

chainflex® control cables significantly reduce the failure rate of the machine in the concrete factory.

Concrete manufacturing    

Reduced electrical installation time

Energy chains, fully assembled with cables and connectors, are delivered ready for mounting (readychain®) and can be installed immediately. In this way the electrical installation time has been halved.

Reduced electrical installation time    

Concrete machines

Replacement of metal bearings in concrete drilling and concrete sawing machines.

Concrete machines    

iglidur® plain bearings in lifting equipment

Lubrication-free and wear-resistant bearings under extremely high load.

iglidur® plain bearings in lifting equipment    

Lawn mower

Vibration caused by the rotating wheel had to be dampened and the bearing assembly had to be corrosion resistant in order to withstand strong fertilizers and dew dampness in the grass.

Lawn mower    

Lawn mowers and garden equipment

The iglidur® plain bearings are used here in various bearing points.

Lawn mowers and garden equipment    

Excavator

Difficult environmental conditions such as dirt, lubricants, steel wool and temperatures between -30° and +50°C in particular make maximum demands on energy chains.

Excavator    

Asphalt paver

The special feature of this asphalt paver is the adjustable control console.

Asphalt paver    

Servo manipulator

The servo manipulator presented here was used for the remote dismantling of a pipework system contaminated by radioactivity

Servo manipulator    

Heavy load transporter

Rugged energy chains are technically and economically the first choice in the construction of an extendable heavy load transporter.

Heavy load transporter    

Assembly robot

The stones used can weigh anything up to 4,000 kilogrammes. This means a heavy-duty load for all the components used.

Assembly robot    

Machine for extreme dirt removal

A low-cost linear plain bearing with a long service life was required, which can compensate alignment faults and is as light as possible.

Machine for extreme dirt removal    

Gritting unit

The screwconveyer of the gritting unit has to be mounted movable in order to compensate axial offset and dynamic movements in the screw.

Gritting unit    

Excavator seat

igus® plastic plain bearings are used here in the shock absorber of an excavator seat.

Excavator seat    

Hole drilling facility

The e-chain® provides this drilling machine with ESD protection and weather roofing.

Hole drilling facility    

Multifunctional arm for wine-growing

Automated work processes on grape-vines in difficult terrain.

Multifunctional arm for wine-growing    

Building machine

In this buiding machine, numerous cables need to be guided safely towards the moving parts.

Building machine    

Bore vehicle

In this bore vehicle, there are up to 6 metres height difference between the mobile machine head and the hydraulic control.

Bore vehicle    

Hydraulic crane

It was very complicated to install or replace hydraulic hoses at this crane.

Hydraulic crane    

Cylinders

These cylinders are used in the lifting mechanism of tipper vehicles.

Cylinders    

Forklift

This forklift is subject to strokes and vibrations every day.

Forklift    

Bend testing device

A drylin lead screw linear system from igus is deployed in a bend testing device for welded seams.

Bend testing device    
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