Conditions in agricultural engineering are rough and temperamental. Therefore, it is even more important for components to work reliably and withstand the daily conditions. Our technical products can do that: low temperatures, heat, ice and dirt simply do not faze them. Their high-performance polymers and without additional lubrication, they have been designed especially for this.
Maintenance-free polymer plain bearings can be used with heavy-duty applications in soil cultivating machines or front loaders. drylin® linear systems can adjust monitors in tractor cabins. Energy chains and chainflex® cables are ideal for supplying field spraying systems with energy and liquids. Application options are versatile.
Would you like more information about the range of products suitable for agricultural engineering? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
Maintenance-free and self-lubricating
Lightweight and quiet operation
Simple installation and maintenance-free
... in the desired shape, quantity and the right material, tailored exactly to your application together with our experts
igus® has been successfully collaborating with Lemken since 2008. Various Lemken machines are equipped with igus plain bearings, among them the cultivator Karat 9. In the overload elements, the metal bearing points previously used had to be lubricated up to one hour per day to prevent wear and corrosion. By switching to lubrication-free polymer plain bearings, the farmer saves valuable time. Furthermore, the dirt resistance and stability of the plain bearings increase service life and dependability.
Maintenance-free and resistant to dust and dirt, the iglidur® G plain bearings are used in hinges, locking systems and hydraulic cylinders of bale trimming machines from Optimal-Vertrieb Opitz. They replace red brass solutions, that were produced in-house and required both a relatively large installation space and lubricants that polluted the environment. The new polymer bearings need no lubrication and withstand all edge loads without problems.
Mirror adjustment: iglidur J plain bearings2
Monitor adjustment: drylin W guide carriages3
Seat back adjustment: drylin W linear guides4
Steering column: iglidur G plain bearings5
Control elements: triflex 3D energy chain6
Hydraulic valve connection: igubal double joints7
Seat back adjustment: drylin W linear guides8
Arm rest adjustment: drylin W linear guides9
One of the most common causes of failure and downtime in agricultural machinery lies in the wear of the shafts and bearings. You can learn in our white paper how you can avoid this problem with our lubrication-free plain bearings and increase the service life of both components.
At the front loader test rig, various plain bearing and shaft combinations are tested for the agricultural and construction machinery sector under realistic conditions. Each test examines various material mixes in a direct comparison.
We would be pleased to carry out a test for your plain bearing application too.
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