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Lightweight, lubrication-free, cost-effective - components for vertical farming

The fact that only a small amount of land area is required for growing fruits and vegetables is only one of the advantages of vertical farming. Conventional farmland is hereby relieved, closed systems save water, year-round cultivation and harvesting are possible. Clever aloft cultivation offers many possibilities for automation. We have the right and affordable components to equip small projects or big farms. Our energy chains and cables guide data and media safely upwards even in the smallest installation spaces, weigh little and are easy to install. Plain and linear bearings made of high-performance plastic are FDA-compliant, the modular gearbox systems are fully compatible with the linear modules and our five-axis robolink robot arm can withstand a lot of work and splash water.

Benefits of igus products:

  • FDA-compliant
  • Lubrication-free
  • Corrosion-free
  • Dirt-resistant
  • Cost-effective
  • Predictable service life
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet


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Advantages of vertical farming ...

  • Saving space by freeing up traditional agricultural areas
  • Harvest throughout the year, independent and flexible
  • Low transport and storage costs
  • Water saving due to closed cycles

... achieve with the advantages of our motion plastics

  • No external lubrication, no maintenance, no contamination of the products
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Corrosion-free and FDA-compliant
  • Fast ROI due to cost-effective automation components

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motion plastics for vertical farming


Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are incorporated into our service life calculation tools and allow exact durability predictions.

Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely customised conditions.


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