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igus® Ltd.

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Automotive manufacturing solutions

Motion plastics are components for the modern automotive industry. Lightweight and quiet operation are just two of the many advantages of precision components made of high-performance plastics. They are also corrosion-resistant and lubrication-free, and their predictable service life makes them reliable components that offer technical advantages and are often more cost-effective than metallic components. From adjustable seats to plain bearings in coolant pumps, igus® products can help with automotive manufacturing solutions.

Would you like more information about automotive manufacturing solutions at igus® or do you need an individual consultation? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
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application areas



Lightweight plain bearings and e-chains for seats, rotary switches, doors and more


Corrosion-resistant plain bearings and e-chains for windscreen wipers, headlights and more

Engine compartment

Temperature-resistant and media-resistant plain bearings for gearboxes, throttle valves, etc.

Thermal management

Plain bearings for coolant pumps and valves


E-coating-compatible plain bearings for single and multi-joint hinges, just clip on


Lubrication-free plain bearings, gears and lead screw technology

5 reasons

Why you should use iglidur plain bearings in automobiles

With iglidur plain bearings, costs can be reduced by up to 40%. Weight is reduced by up to 80% and, as a consequence, CO2 emissions are lowered. Moreover, the bearings operate very quietly, compensate for manufacturing tolerances and can be inserted into sheet metal quickly and easily thanks to flexible assembly concepts. 
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Seat adjustments in vehicles

Bearings and e-chains from a single source. Durable, lightweight, quiet

Whether in the backrest, seat, head, arm or leg rest, the modern vehicle seat offers numerous adjustment options. And we have the right bearings and energy supply systems. Linear, pivoting or rotating: we have the right product for every type of movement.  
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Applications examples of automotive manufacturing solutions

Free sample boxes

Sample box automotive plain bearings

Plain bearing box

With information on applications with plain bearings in vehicles and a wide range of product samples: various iglidur plain bearings in standard form with flange and in special forms, an iglidur bar stock round bar, an igubal coupling joint and an e-chain easychain E04.
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Sample box automotive e-chains

Energy chain box

With information on applications with energy supply systems in vehicles and six product samples: e-chains of the series E1.10, E2 micro and E2 mini, also a igubal coupling joint and two iglidur clip bearings.
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Motorbikes/ scooters

Wear-resistant components for motorcycles and scooters, replacing metal sliding bearings with lubrication-free bearings
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Low weight, long service life and robustness are among the most important requirements for the aviation industry.
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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