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Application examples of igus products

Over 188,000 satisfied customers worldwide

igus stands for motion plastics! We develop and produce innovative components made of high-performance polymers for movement - and have been doing so since 1964, based in Cologne. The aim of our lubrication-free plastics is to offer our customers both technical improvements and cost savings at the same time. Many different applications from our more than 188,000 satisfied customers in over 80 countries show that this works. We will present some use cases below.

Smooth-running energy chains for camera robots of the Tagesschau

Camera robot of the Tagesschau with energy chains from igus The ARD television studio employs state-of-the-art technology. The camera robots are equipped with igus energy chains, which enable gentle movements with the highest precision.

Robust joint and plain bearings in the
heavy-duty e-cargo bike

Heavy-duty e-cargo bike with robust spherical and plain bearings More and more logistic providers deliver packages with e-cargo bikes, which have to be robust and low-maintenance. b&p engineering therefore use plastic bearings from igus in their model.

Lightweight and reliable - rod ends in a new race car

Race car with light and reliable rod ends from igus Students on the Arrabona Racing Team, based in Hungary, are building a race car that is to be reliable and lightweight. Polymer plain bearings from igus are used, which are light as well as free from maintenance and lubrication.

Supplying an indoor crane with energy under adverse conditions

BANG slab transport crane At Thyssen Krupp's Duisburg hot rolling mill, a slab transport crane from BANG is exposed to heat and dirt during operation. It is equipped with "heavy duty" energy chains from igus.

Lightweight and economical bearing technology for aircraft

New aircraft design with light and economical bearing technology In this completely new aircraft construction, iglidur plastic plain bearings were used in many positions. They are light, maintenance-free and available in a variety of different types.

Robots for the sports and health sector

Robots for the sports and health sector The robot system from ddrobotec promotes health in a playful way. The igus products in use are quiet, clean, durable and free from lubrication and maintenance.

Energy supply with condition monitoring in the automotive industry

Intelligent energy supply with condition monitoring An Austrian engine manufacturer relies on "smart plastics" from igus to avoid failures. Sensors continuously record wear and indicate a repair or replacement.

Lubrication-free linear guides in polystyrene milling machine

CNC machine for milling polystyrene With the CNC machine, the small polystyrene particles get stuck everywhere. Thanks to the lubrication-free and self-cleaning drylin linear guides, maintenance work is a thing of the past.

Linear bearings and energy supply systems in sustainable automatic beverage machines

Sustainable beverage machines with motion plastics The Drop Station is a new sustainable automatic beverage machine that fills compostable containers individually with beverages. The machine operates with drylin and chainflex components.

Some areas of application from over 50 different industries

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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH