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Improve technology and reduce costs

For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.

Our customers were able to improve the technology and reduce costs in more than 590 applications.
Some examples:

Longest travel in the world - no more downtimes

The longest travel with plastic energy chain  

The e-chain systems® today clearly contribute toward reliability, as system downtimes, for example through cable breaks, are reduced to zero.

Cables defy heat, sun, rain and snow

LED screen  

Previously used cables from a competitor had failed; since then the temperature-resistant chainflex® cables are used; the larger-than-life size LED screen in Dallas functions in any weather.

Rough environment, high speed

Special machine construction  

Even in particularly aggressive ambient conditions like in this high speed machining center, energy supply systems prove their reliability.

Costs saved, machine
availability increased

Beverages industry  

As iglidur® plain bearings have a long service life, and in addition need not be lubricated and costs only a fraction compared to conventional bearings, 90% of the costs could be saved.

More than Euro 10,000 saved each year

Fully automatic tire fitting lines  

The previously used bearings were blocked and the shafts used to break. The lubricant-free igubal® flange bearings used instead have been operating since May 2007 without failure. This saved Euro 2,440 in repair costs and Euro 8,400 in machine stoppages each year.

Trouble-free operation instead of shaft destruction

Concrete pipe cutter  

Due to the dirt accumulation in the ball bearings, the balls were blocked and the shafts were destroyed. The concrete cutting machine has now run for over three years entirely free of troubles despite the extremely heavy-duty operation.

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Bulkhandling Cranes applications

igus® applications and references with bulkhandling cranes.

Bulkhandling Cranes applications    

Road sweeper

iglidur® G polymer bearings used on all pivoting and rotating parts of the brush mechanism used on both major and minor road vehicles...

Road sweeper    

Stirring unit

Stirring unit for application in liquid media in biogas plants.

Stirring unit     

Power plants

Safe function despite extreme dirt accumulation: Parallel facility in the waste-to-energy plant

Power plants    

Waste incineration plant

Safe application of e-chains® in waste incineration plant

Waste incineration plant    

Thermal application

igus® roller chain in power plant application: Strong dust, application of the chains in trolley and crane, the crane drive arranged in the opposite direction.

Thermal application    

Waste incineration plant

Application of e-chains® in waste incineration plants: Strong dirt with high metal content and 300,000 t waste every year.

Waste incineration plant    

Composting plant

Heat, abrasive dirt, high atmospheric moisture: These are only some of the ambient conditions in a composting plant.

Composting plant    

Sewage treatment plant

The used igus® products prove themselves till today and drastically reduce the maintenance input.

Sewage treatment plant    

Sewage treatment plant

The existing system with a motor cable drum proved to be not resistant enough in the difficult outdoor environmental conditions, and was replaced by a flizz® system.

Sewage treatment plant    

Dismantling tool

Flexible chainflex® CF9 control cables and various hoses in zig-zag application.

Dismantling tool    

Innovations for sewage works

Saves costs and better

Innovations for sewage works    

Goliath Cranes applications

igus® applications and references with Goliath Cranes.

Goliath Cranes applications    

Heavy Duty applications

Examples for the use of igus® e-chain systems® in cranes.

Heavy Duty applications    

Municipal tractor

iglidur® G plain bearings of different sizes are used on this equipment.

Municipal tractor    

Sludge treatment

The largest plastic e-chain® in the world, the E4.350, is used for this application.

Sludge treatment    

Wash classifier

Dirt, sand and sludge are part of everyday life with a wash classifier. The energy chains have to be able to cope.

Wash classifier    

Servo manipulator

The servo manipulator presented here was used for the remote dismantling of a pipework system contaminated by radioactivity

Servo manipulator    

Machine for extreme dirt removal

A low-cost linear plain bearing with a long service life was required, which can compensate alignment faults and is as light as possible.

Machine for extreme dirt removal    

High-pressure washer

This high-pressure washer uses a planetary gear box.

High-pressure washer    

Sewage treatment plant

The flizz® system energy chain solution in the longitudinal scraper bridge and sand trap in a wastewater treatment plant of the Kempten sewage board.

Sewage treatment plant    

Sewage plant

The energy supply cables at this water treatment facility are protected by an enclosure.

Sewage plant    

Hall cranes

Reliable energy supply for crane and gantry travel in waste sorting operations.

Hall cranes    

Mounted sweepers

Maintenance-free polymer plain bearings for rugged mounted sweepers

Mounted sweepers    

Stripper in the sedimentation tank

The stripper in sedimentation tanks has an important function: It constantly moves backwards and forwards and filters solids out of the water, which is then forwarded for further treatment.

Stripper in the sedimentation tank    
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