Aviation means the transport of people and goods through the airspace. Aviation also includes non-airborne activities such as the operation of airports and any type of aircraft, as well as the navigation of pilots on the runway. Whether security check or monitoring of air traffic: security is always the focus of attention, especially at German airports and also internationally. Through years of research, the motion plastics manufacturer igus has come to focus on lubrication-free, durable and technically developed high-performance plastics. For special applications in the field of aeronautics, space and airport equipment, igus provides many products and systems that ensure maintenance-free operations.
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Wear-resistant functional components, prototypes and replacement parts delivered within two to five days around the world
Lower shipping and product development costs due to local production and faster functional prototypes
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Lubrication-free, corrosion-resistant, quiet
64% weight savings compared to drylin NT-35 series
Fast assembly in seconds
Cost-effective production in injection moulding
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High temperature resistance
Quick assembly due to easy clipping in
Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
This aircraft uses numerous iglidur plain bearings, which impress by their very low weight. Metallic bearings are out of the question as weight plays a major role in the air. Rotors and rudders have been equipped with lubrication-free bearings.
In this glider, various cables for control instruments are ideally guided by an energy chain. Despite the small installation space, the e-chain offers space for further cables. A great advantage is the opening system of the chain, by which individual cables can be easily replaced.
Hydraulic work platforms in a hangar for an Airbus 380 have been fitted with igus e-chains. The problem is the high altitude, which makes the supply of energy and compressed air difficult. The energy chains in zig-zag shape remedy the situation and work safely over the entire travel.
Before igus products were used in this application, hoses and cables were used without guidance on the vehicle. Energy chains, control cables and pneumatic hoses were used in order to approach the aircraft to be refuelled.