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igus® Ltd.

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Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Motion plastics for the textile industry

Maintenance-free and lubrication-free components

In the textile industry, using lubrication-free and dust-resistant components has top priority. With the maintenance-free and tribologically optimised high-performance polymers from igus®, these and many other requirements are fully complied with. igus® products require no additional lubrication and offer a long service life and smooth running, even at high cycle rates in textile machines.

Would you like more information about parts used in the textiles industry? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.


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Selected products for the textile industry

xiros® ball bearings

xiros ball bearings

  • Lubrication and maintenance-free and washable
  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Dirt-resistant

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iglidur® plain bearings

iglidur plain bearings

  • Resistant to corrosion and dirt
  • High resistance to pressure and wear
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High mechanical dampening

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igubal® spherical bearings


  • Extremely cost-effective
  • Insensitive to dust and dirt
  • Corrosion-free
  • Can be used in liquid media

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drylin W

drylin® W linear guide

  • Extremely cost-effective
  • Lubrication and maintenance-free 
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Quiet operation
  • Lightweight

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Energy supply systems

  • High torsional resistance
  • Smallest inner heights and bend radii
  • Available as e-chains® or fully enclosed e-tube
  • Cable-friendly interior
  • Extender crossbar for guiding suction hoses

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Chainflex cables

chainflex® cables

  • 36-month guarantee
  • Unharnessed or harnessed
  • Developed for moving applications
  • Predictable service life
  • Stock in the UK

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Customise it!

Custom plain bearings

Your component made to your design in the desired quantity and material

Special solutions are just as much part of the igus® product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your textile needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

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Apiro gearbox for textile applications

Customised automation system with the Apiro® modular gearbox system

Implement individual automation applications with the drygear® Apiro® modular gearbox system in an extremely modular and cost-effective way.
Typical application areas are lane adjustments, pusher tasks, gearboxes with various gear ratios, slewing rings and rotary axes.

Apiro modular gearbox system

Successfully in use in the textile industry

Product brochure for the textile industry

Important information about our products and services

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igus® online tools

Configure desired product online, calculate service life, reduce process costs

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