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Use high-performance polymers to render failure-prone bearing points wear-resistant and maintenance-free

Machine components in utility vehicles must cope with the harsh everyday life with moisture, risk of corrosion and often inappropriate handling. Not a problem for our products. They work according to the motto "cost down, life up". They are cost-effective, maintenance-free and do not require additional lubrication. Even in rain, snow and heat, they prove to be extremely robust and guarantee very long operating times. igus® energy chains,  cables, plastic plain bearings and linear guides ensure long-term functional reliability particularly in failure-prone areas.
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Sample box Truck & Trailer, utility vehicles  

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All about lorries and other utility vehicles

See for yourself the quality of our products. The sample box contains the most important igus® products and information on typical applications such as: in lorries, heavy duty transporters, sweepers, ambulances, crane vehicles or trailers.  
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igus® polymer products for utility vehicles

iglidur® G plain bearings  
iglidur® G plain bearing

  • Reliable in severe dirt and dust
  • Extremely wear-resistant
  • No additional lubrication necessary
  • Excellent price-performance ratio

Energy supply E4.1L  
Energy chain E4.1L

  • Save up to 80% installation time
  • e-chain® for fast interior separation
  • Completely harnessed energy chain
  • For very small bend radii and low temperature applications
  • For all movements and axes

drylin® W linear guide  
drylin® W linear guides

  • Quiet operation
  • Self-lubricating
  • Dirt-resistant
  • Corrosion-free
  • For exact re-positioning

Various customised bearings made by igus® to your specific requirements  

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 needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

Tested for real use in the test laboratory

A view of the chainflex® cables and e-chains® test laboratoryTake a look at our test laboratory for chainflex® cables and e-chains®, where tests are run for 10 billion cycles every year.


Glimpse into the dry-tech® test laboratoryIn the industry's largest test laboratory iglidur® plain bearings and drylin® linear guides are put to the acid test.


Plain bearing test in the front loader test rigOur iglidur® polymer plain bearings are tested with the Front Loader Test Rig in heavy load test with maximum load. The test results can be transferred to other heavy duty applications. Similar parameters can generally be found in all fields which are driven by a hydraulic cylinder.


igus® products successfully used in lorries, heavy transporters and so on.

Extremely robust and vibration-resistant energy chain

The flatbed semi-trailer of this heavy-duty transporter can be extended to a length of 62m. Customised vehicle energy chains of the proven E4.1 series are used in order to ensure that the electrical, brake and hydraulic cables can roll safely in the inner tubes. They are exposed to very strong push and pull forces which they have to endure continuously when the vehicle pulls out.

Corrosion-free and cost-effective plain bearing solution

The platform lift of this ambulance is exposed to moisture, friction and constant load. For this reason MBB Palfinger relies on our cost-effective and wear-resistant polymer plain bearings for its platform lifts. Incorporated dry lubricants eliminate the need for additional lubrication oil. It was very important that the plain bearings fit into the existing housings of the structure.

Platform lift of an ambulance with iglidur® plain bearings

iglidur® plain bearings with heavy dirt

FAUN Viatec GmbH, a member of the German Kirchhoff Group, decided in favour of self-lubricating and therefore maintenance-free iglidur® plastic plain bearings. They permanently ensure the longevity of sweepers, which are used daily in towns and communities or on construction sites, in steel mills or for cleaning runways.

Constant stability at extreme vibration

The iglidur® H2 plain bearings are resistant to media, pressure and wear and can, for example, also be used in brake calliper bearings of lorries. They are made entirely of high-performance polymers and are therefore corrosion-resistant and self-lubricating, which reduces the maintenance cost enormously. Their price-performance ratio makes them unbeatable.

Lorry brake with iglidur® plain bearings

Linear technology for ergonomic and silent operation

With drylin® W linear guides, seats in the driver's cab can be easily and silently adapted to the individual needs of the driver. The movement takes place through polymer liners - with incorporated dry lubricants - on aluminium rails, so that no additional lubricants are needed. This makes drylin® linear guides dirt-resistant, corrosion-free and clean.

drylin® linear guides for ergonomically adjustable driver's seat

Energy chains for the safe guidance of hydraulic cables

Our E2 bracket energy chain is ideal for guiding and protecting hydraulic cables on the supports. The special inner contour of this e-chain® protects the hydraulic hoses and thus ensures a long service life. Due to the high stability and low bend radius of the E2 energy chain, unsupported lengths and small installation spaces are no problem.

igus® e- chain® for the safe guidance of hydraulic cables on the supports

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