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Millions of people  work out in gyms all over the UK. Key features for gym equipment:: ergonomic and smooth movements. To adjust sitting position, weights and inclination of the devices, bearings and linear systems by igus® can be utilised. They are comfortable to handle and work almost silently. More importantantly: igus® products operate without external lubricant. After all, no-one wanta oil on themselves. Furthermore, professional exercise machines have to withstand continuous operation on a daily basis, whether they are adjusted manually, electronically at the push of a button.
Advantages of igus® solutions:

  • Cost-effective
  • Save installation space and weight
  • Easy assembly
  • No minimum order quantity
  • Low noise and low vibration
Would you like more information about the igus® products used in gym equipment?  Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you

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New products in 2021

4 new products in 2 minutes

A video of our highlights for sports equipment

This year, we are launching 168 innovations. Our International Product Manager Michael Hornung will present our top innovations for sports and fitness equipment in just two minutes. These include, e.g. the drylin W linear guide in installation size 16:

  • More than three times higher torque resistance (compared to the 60mm width)
  • Up to 5.75 higher geometrical moment of inertia
  • Fast assembly due to double-shaft profile

More about drylin WS-16-20

Wide, low-profile linear carriages in installation size 16

High helix lead screw nuts in 6 new dimensions

Lightweight slewing ring bearings for small installation spaces

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.


Selected motion plastics for sports equipment

drylin linear technology

drylin linear technology

iglidur plain bearings

iglidur plain bearings

  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Absorb vibration

igubal spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings

  • Compensation for misalignment
  • Corrosion-free, easy to clean
  • High load capacity


Free samples

See for yourself how to improve technology and reduce costs in sports equipment. Either order our free sample boxes for plain bearing and linear technology or submit a request for a part in your desired shape, quantity or material.


Application examples of the drylin and iglidur product range

Example leg extender and multigym

The most popular exercise machines for weight training include leg extender and biceps or butterfly on the multigym. The drylin W linear guide allows for simple and almost silent adjustment of the height of the pad for leg training. Double profiles and carriages can be mounted quickly and because of the lubrication-free operation, absolutely no maintenance is required. For all bearing points on the multigym, iglidur G and M250 plain bearings are suitable. They are recommended for every joint in the motion sequence. No matter where they are installed, they are corrosion-resistant, never squeak and last a lifetime.

Leg extender Leg extender
Biceps on the multigym Biceps on the multigym
Butterfly and latissimus training tower Butterfly on the multigym

Example rowing machine

If you would like to work on your cardio-vascular system, the rowing machine is perfect for you. Both rotating and pivoting joints can be adjusted ideally with iglidur bearings – silent and without maintenance. The drylin® W linear guide systems that are installed in rowing machines are completely lubrication-free and can therefore be used in open applications. Their double-shaft aluminium profile offers high torsion resistance at a low weight. Linear bearings ensure frictionless, quiet sliding of the seat.

Rowing machine Rowing handle
Rowing machine Seat rail
Rowing machine Cantilever arms

Example home exercise machine and ergometer

The ideal sitting position also plays a crucial role with cardio machines such as home trainers or ergometers – only then can you avoid straining the knee joint, for example. Whether by hand or via chip card control, seat distances and height adjustments of grips and displays are made in seconds and tailored to your specific need. With its profiles and complete carriages or single linear bearings, the drylin® W linear guide offers the ideal system for each construction and every design. Especially for electrical adjustment, igus® energy chains and cables ensure fail-safe operation in every installation space, even with the smallest bending radii.

Rowing machine Rowing machine seat adjustment
Ergometer Ergometer seat adjustment
Cross trainer Cross trainer display adjustments

Example cardio equipment

With bearings and linear systems from igus, the professional models are equipped with the mechanical requirements to withstand these loads in the long term. The robust machine elements provide security and reliability for many years without failure. After all, there is nothing more annoying for the operators and members of a gym than faulty machines in the training area. Whether linear guides or plain bearings - igus offers all components of traditional drive technology as a lubrication-free version. They are based on technical polymers that do not require lubrication. The type of movement, which is simpler compared to circulating steel balls, reduces noise and weight while lowering costs by 40%.

Plain bearings in seat adjustment and pedal Seat adjustment and pedal
Plain bearings in cross trainer Arm lever
Plain bearings in the stepper Step

Application examples from the fitness, sports & rehab industry


Further information

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