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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This car wash uses industrial robots to clean lorries outside. The most adverse environmental conditions such as ore dust, heat and moisture pose challenges to the components installed. e-chains withstand the influences and work flawlessly.
In a tyre soaping station, metal bearings were used up to now, which regularly led to a breakdown of the system. Now, these bearings have been replaced with plastic bearings made of igus bar stock . This saves costs of several thousand Euro per year.
In this car wash, the underbody of the car is cleaned. Two rotating nozzles clean the vehicles with high-pressure jets and must be resistant to dirt and water. Metallic bearings are replaced by iglidur plain bearings, which reduce failures during operation caused by the absence of lubricants.
Manual washing of trains is dispensed with in this modern system. From the beginning, an automated process takes care of the washing and subsequent drying. Due to the small installation space, e-chains and chainflex cables are used for the movement.
For the adjustment of a protective door in a car wash, a reliable guide system which requires a low driving force was needed. The drylin W linear guide system now incorporates a component that is maintenance-free and inexpensive.