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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Components in gantry washing systems and car washes have to withstand a great deal, including dirt, moisture, heat, and chemical cleaning substances. Our energy chain systems and bearings made of high-performance plastics increase the functional reliability of your cleaning machines and conveyor belts, since our products are resistant to media, temperature, and corrosion. Our e-chains safely transport energy, data, compressed air, water, and cleaning agents. Upon request, we equip our systems with intelligent sensors for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Unlike metal bearings, our dry-operating plastic bearings require no maintenance or external lubrication and are therefore ideally suited to rotating nozzles and cleaning brushes.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Resistant to dirt and moisture
  • Resistant to media and corrosion
  • Lightweight
  • Vibration-dampening
  • Complete systems or individual components from batch size 1
  • Configure and calculate service life online

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.

Would you like more information about the igus® products used in car washes? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you

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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
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drylin® linear guides

drylin linear guides

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xiros® ball bearings

xiros ball bearings

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

E4 energy chain

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

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Harnessed readychain® systems


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

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

Gantry washing system

Application examples of our customers

Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are incorporated into our service life calculation tools and allow exact durability predictions.

Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely customised conditions.

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