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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Lubrication-free bearings and reliable cable protection for medical technology

Products in the medical industry must fulfil the highest hygiene standards. igus® lubrication-free and corrosion-resistant plain bearings and energy supplies made of a iglidur® plastic are ideal. Plastic bearings are used in X-ray robots, laboratory devices, patient and treatment chairs, hospital beds and prostheses. Maintenance-free energy chains are used for the protection and guidance of cables, e.g. in operating theatre devices, rehabilitation systems and imaging diagnostic equipment. Our components are cleanroom-compatible, media-resistant and quiet - for the highest medical requirements.

Benefits of using igus® products:

  • Lubrication-free and corrosion-free
  • Maintenance-free
  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy assembly
  • Service life calculation
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products in the medical industry

Medical equipment

Lubrication-free bearing technology and durable energy supply systems for imaging diagnostics, therapy, intensive care and dental medicine
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Medical furniture

Whether it is a support arm system, a table, a bed or a lift, you'll find durable components for hospital and care furniture
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Laboratory technology

Dry-operating and dirt-resistant drive systems for measurement and analysis technology, in vitro diagnostics and routine devices
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Mobility & rehab

Fitness equipment, prostheses, wheelchairs: safely move mobility aid mechanisms and supply them with energy with lubrication-free bearings and e-chains
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Dental devices

Lubrication-free and quiet linear guides, plain bearings and e-chains for devices in dental practices and laboratories.
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Test our energy supply systems and bearing technology for the medical and laboratory technology.
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Selected motion plastics products for the medical industry

E2 mini e-chain®

E2 mini

Small pitch for silent operation

High torsional resistance

Diverse means of interior separation

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Measuring system cable

chainflex® CF11.D

Up to 36 month guarantee

Oil resistance: oil-resistant (acc. to DIN EN 50363-10-2)

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Plain bearing iglidur® G1

iglidur g

Long-term service temperature +180°C

50% less moisture absorption

Pressfit up to +120°C

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bar stock iglidur® A350

Bar stocks

Comply with the requirements of the FDA

For medium to high loads

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

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Lead screw technology

Lead screw technology


The radius tooth design ensures quiet, low-vibration running

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drylin® linear guides

drylin linear technology



Lubrication & maintenance free

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Plastic ball bearings

xiros® plastic ball bearings



Lubrication-free and 60% lighter

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robolink® modular kit

robolink® modular kit

Combination of robolink® joints and motors

Modular approach

Low cost

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3D printing service

Configure gears

Simple, fast & cost-effective

High wear resistance

Ready in 1 to 3 days

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Customer application examples

Our cables for medical technology

  • E.g. fibre optic cables with different fibres and outer jackets
  • Service life predictable online. With a 36-month guarantee.

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Fibre optic cables

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There are many specific requirements regarding medical equipment: precision, hygiene, general economic aspects, productivity and the pressure of costs. Many manufacturers of medical equipment are investigating specific materials and solutions that they can use to make the very best dosing systems for their customers. Many of these wishes are becoming more and more complex. Polymer bearings from igus®have crucial advantages that enable a reduction of weight, costs and the necessary installation space ...
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Related industries


Sports, fitness & rehab

Light, low noise and lubrication-free adjustment.
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Prostheses & orthoses

For 95% less wear, lightweight and resilient
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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igutex", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH