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Motion plastics use in car wash systems

Driving a dirty car can be dangerous. With lifestyle time constraints, more people are turning to carwashes to clean cars. These can range from self-service car washes and automatic gantry car washes. Both of these require the car to pass through conveyor belts through various stages of cleaning. The vehicles are cleaned by high-pressure cleaners and foam brushes. In order to meet the ever-increasing demands on modern washing systems, motion plastics products supplied by igus®, are used to increase the service life of the various systems, maintenance-free.

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The advantages of igus technology for car washes at a glance:

Gantry washing system

Selected products for washing systems

igubal spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings

  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • 80% lighter than metallic alternatives
  • Self-lubricating and low maintenance

drylin linear guides

drylin linear guides

  • Corrosion-free
  • Dirt-resistant
  • Lightweight and robust

xiros ball bearings

xiros ball bearings

  • Temperature-resistant from -40 to +80°C
  • Tough and corrosion-resistant
  • Light and low-maintenance

energy chains

E4 energy chain

  • Low abrasion, vibration-free and highly stable
  • Suitable for confined installation spaces
  • Suitable for long travels.

Harnessed readychain systems

readychain

  • Reduction of manufacturing costs
  • Logistics effort kept to a minimum
  • Reduce assembly time

chainflex cables for motion

chainflex cables in the overview

  • Calculable and predictable service life
  • Available from stock, from 1m length
  • Cables for all types of motion


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