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Railway technology

Fire-retardant components for railway technology

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:
  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Easy assembly
  • No minimum order quantity
  • Predictable service life
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railway technology

Heat-resistant tribofilament, even better processed
Chemical-resistant and high-strength plain bearing
Sustainable ECO plain bearing program made from regranulate

Lead screw technology in rail technology

In 24/7 operation without lubrication or maintenance

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

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Areas of use

Solutions in passenger transport

  • Numerous igus products meet Hazard Level 3 according to DIN EN 45545 or NFPA 130
  • Special plain bearing materials also fulfil requirement sets R22 and R23, while certain cables fulfil R15 and R16
  • Service life can be calculated with free online tools
  • igus products save weight
  • Maintenance-free, vibration-dampening bearing technology without any additional lubrication
  • High temperature resistance from -50°C to +170°C

Solutions in goods transport

  • Durable products, service life can be calculated with free online tools
  • Suitable for high loads
  • Media-resistant (salt, chemicals, oil etc.)
  • Weather-resistant
  • Maintenance-free, vibration-dampening bearing technology without any additional lubrication
Railway technology sample box
Goods transport sample box

Sample box for passenger transport

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.
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Sample box for goods transport

The sample box for goods transport contains different iglidur plain bearings, a self-adjusting igubal bearing, a chainflex thrust washer and iglidur bar stock.  
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Cost-effective igus polymer products for rail technology

Plain bearings iglidur RW370 GV0 and J350

High-temperature plain bearings

  • EN 45545 HL3
  • High wear resistance
  • iglidur RW370: meets requirements set R22/R23
  • iglidur G V0: meets requirements set R24
  • iglidur J350 in use with high dimensional stability up to +180°C continuously
CF9.UL control cable

Control cables for compact passenger doors

  • Robust and durable thanks to TPE outer jacket
  • Suitable for limited installation space
  • Guaranteed for up to 36 months
  • CF9.UL control cable
E2 micro energy supply system

e-chains easychain and E2 micro

  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/R23
  • NFPA130
  • Silent and smooth operation
  • easychain: easy to fill, for high accelerations
  • E2 micro: small inner heights and bend radii, high torsional resistance
dryspin® high helix lead screw

Spindle nuts iglidur J350

  • EN 45545 HL3, R24
  • In trapezoidal and high helix thread, cylindrical design or as flange types
  • Quiet, vibration-free operation
iglidur® RW370 plate bar stock

Sliding plates iglidur® RW370

  • EN 45545 HL, R22/23
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
iglidur® RW370 round bar

iglidur RW370 round bar

  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/23
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
iglidur® RW370 filament

Filament iglidur RW370

  • EN 45545 HL3, R24
  • Can be processed with high-temperature 3D printer
  • 91MPa flexural strength

e-rib corrugated tube reinforcement

  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/23
  • Strength prevents sideways movement
  • Suitable for any hose manufacturer
PMA hoses

Corrugated tube

  • EN 45545 HL2 upon request
  • PMAFLEX: different types of conduit for technologically demanding applications
  • PMAFIX: connection fittings with patented safety locking system

Success stories

Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

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.
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More information

Rail technology product brochure

Important information about our products and services
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igus online tools

Configure your desired product online, calculate its service life, and reduce process costs
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