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Railway Technology

Fire-retardant components for railway technology

Railway technology is crucial to public transport and ensuring that the rail network and trains continue to run without issues means they need reliabile, robust and durable components, that fulfil high quality requirements. Requirements such as: the fire protection standards EN 45545 or NFPA 130. Our motion plastics meet these demands of railway technology and are lubrication-free, which minimises maintenance effort and costs.
Benefits of igus® products in railway technology:
  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Easy assembly
  • No minimum order quantity
  • Predictable service life
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Cost-effective railway components manufactured by igus®

High-temperature plain bearings

Plain bearings iglidur RW370 GV0 and J350
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Fire-proof bus and control cables

Cables CFSPECIAL 414 and 414
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e-chains®, easychain® and E2 micro

E2 micro energy supply system
  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/R23
  • NFPA130
  • easychain®: easy to fill, for high accelerations
  • E2 micro: small inner heights and bend radii, high torsional resistance
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Leadscrew nuts iglidur® J350

dryspin® high helix lead screw
  • EN 45545 HL3, R24
  • Various types of thread options
  • Quiet, vibration-free operation
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Sliding plates iglidur® RW370

iglidur® RW370 plate bar stock
  • EN 45545 HL, R22/23
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
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iglidur® RW370 round bar

iglidur® RW370 round bar
  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/23
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
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Filament iglidur® RW370

iglidur® RW370 filament
  • EN 45545 HL3, R24
  • Can be processed in high-temperature printer
  • 91MPa flexural strength
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e-rib corrugated tube reinforcement

  • EN 45545 HL3, R22/23
  • Strength prevents sideways movement
  • Suitable for any hose manufacturer
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Corrugated tube

PMA hoses
  • EN 45545 HL2 upon request
  • PMAFLEX: different types of conduit for technologically demanding applications
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Railway technology white paper EN 45545 fire protection standard

Free white paper on the fire protection standard EN 45545

motion plastics in rail vehicles

The fire protection standard - easy and clear: in the white paper "igus products and the fire protection standard EN 45545", we use industry-specific standards to analyse and explain our motion plastics and the used materials in an understandable way. 
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Railway technology sample box

Railway technology sample box with matching motion plastics

Trying out igus products made easy

The sample box provides you with product samples customised for railway technology:
  • 1. dryspin lead screw drives
  • 2. iglidur and igutex plain bearings
  • 3. drylin linear guide
  • 4. igubal spherical bearing
  • 5. iguform and igutek gears
  • 6. E2.1 micro e-chain
  • 7. chainflex cables
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Lead screw technology in rail technology

24/7 operation without lubrication or maintenance

Tech up: 25% less wear, 30% longer service life due to thread asymmetry and 88% lower weight
Cost down: 50.9% more cost-effective compared to metal lead screw nuts

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igus® products in various areas of railway technology

Solutions in passenger transport

  • Numerous igus products meet Hazard Level 3 according to DIN EN 45545 or NFPA 130
  • Special plain bearing materials also fulfil requirement sets R22 and R23, while certain cables fulfil R15 and R16
  • Service life can be calculated with free online tools
  • igus products save weight
  • Maintenance-free, vibration-dampening bearing technology without any additional lubrication
  • High temperature resistance from -50°C to +170°C

Solutions in goods transport

  • Durable products, service life can be calculated with free online tools
  • Suitable for high loads
  • Media-resistant (salt, chemicals, oil etc.)
  • Weather-resistant
  • Maintenance-free, vibration-dampening bearing technology without any additional lubrication

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Railway technology brochure

Important information about our products and services
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igus® online tools

Configure your desired product online, calculate its service life and reduce process costs
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