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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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Speed boat model

It is possible to compensate alignment faults with igubal® spherical bearings.

Speed boat model    

Hot wire cutting machine for Styrofoam parts

Less production complexity

Hot wire cutting machine for Styrofoam parts    

Switch plate activation in model construction

Affordable and long-lasting

Switch plate activation in model construction    

Driving beer crate

Bearings on steering linkage and connection in a racing beer crate.

Driving beer crate    

Model aircraft

Linkage on the aileron in a model aircraft - without wear.

Model aircraft    

Formula 1 racing car

Steering/damper connection on a Formula 1 model racing car.

Formula 1 racing car    

Model helicopter

Reliable and vibration dampening linkage on the swashplate and the rotor guide.

Model helicopter    

Model speed boat

Stabilization and alignment of the drive shaft.

Model speed boat    

Model ship

Built-in solid lubricants guarantee consistent functionality.

Model ship    

Excavator model

This prototype of an excavator model is fully functional with a lifting capacity of 500 g and a lifting height of 30 cm in the bucket.

Excavator model    

Stuttgart Adler

The use of a remote-controlled model aircraft is being tested and demonstrated as a remote sensing platform at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS). Due to the extraordinary weight requirements, the xiros® flange bearings are used here.

Stuttgart Adler    

Model train

Model train enthusiasts will enjoy this Rhätische Railway locomotive for a long time to come.

Model train    

Miniaturwunderland (miniature wonderland)

Because of their quiet operation, a medium E2/000 energy chain is used in the reconstruction of the "Knuffingen Airport" in the Miniaturwunderland in Hamburg.

Miniaturwunderland (miniature wonderland)    

Formula 1 at school

Students rely on maintenance-free xiros® polymer ball bearings for the "Formula 1 at school" project.

Formula 1 at school    

Ultra-light aircraft

igubal® used in an ultra-light aircraft. Sample order facilitates prototype build.

Ultra-light aircraft    

RC-Bike

iglidur® bushings guarantee clearance-free and low friction motions in RC model racing applications

RC-Bike    

Model making

This technical toy collection should be simple and quick to install.

Model making    
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