iglidur® plain bearings made of high performance polymers - application examples

Excellent polymers, improved through precise additions of reinforcements and solid lubricants, tested thousands of times, and proved millions of times – that is iglidur®.
Every year, igus® engineers develop more than 100 new plastic compounds and conduct more than 3500 tests on maintenance-free plain bearings every year; and thus over the years has established a large database of polymers' tribological properties.

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In a wide range of industries, solutions are technically improved and costs saved by the use of plastic plain bearings.

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Crank Brothers - Premium components

Plastic plain bearings from igus® prove their mettle during the mountain bike ride through fields and meadows.

Crank Brothers - Premium components    

Touring ski boots

In the new touring ski boot from Atomic, iglidur® plain bearings of the iglidur® J type in a white GLW collar bushing ensure the necessary mobility.

Touring ski boots    

High quality fittings

In the fitting systems of WSS, guide bushings and collar bushings made of highly robust iglidur® materials with incorporated lubricant are used.

High quality fittings    

Linear components for 3D printers

3D printers: Linear components from igus® make production fast and resilient

Linear components for 3D printers    

Medical assistance system

This year’s Gold award winner is a system that assists doctors with keyhole cochlea implant surgery to treat inner ear deafness and profound deafness.

Medical assistance system    

Smoothing machine

The winner of this year’s Silver manus® award is a machine that makes it easier to draw off screed.

Smoothing machine    

3D printing machine

This year, Bronze goes to a laser-based 3D printing machine that prints metal parts made of titanium, aluminium, steel or even gold.

3D printing machine    

Turbine

This turbine is used wherever power is used but no mains connection is available.

Turbine    

Binding

This binding is used on so-called splitboards.

Binding    

Crane crab

This crane crab runs on a reconditioned crane girder.

Crane crab    

Bicycle frame

This bicycle frame was developed as a bachelor thesis at Aachen University.

Bicycle frame    

Industrial machine

This machine is used to split tree trunks.

Industrial machine    

Handling and contacting module

This handling and contacting module is used for the automatic electrical measurement of individual boards in the temperature testing cabinet.

Handling and contacting module    

Centrifugal clutch

This centrifugal clutch is used in 2-stroke racing machines.

Centrifugal clutch    

corkscrew

This corkscrew uncorks wine bottles automatically.

corkscrew    

Wire-cutting machine

This wire-cutting machine cuts pipes for the oil and gas industry.

Wire-cutting machine    

3D Printing machine

This 3D printer was constructed with almost no ready-made components.

3D Printing machine    

Steering

This steering mechanism is used in a racing car.

Steering    

Automatic packing station

This automatic packing station packs labels in boxes.

Automatic packing station    

Test robot

This robot is called “Porton Man” and tests protective clothing for the British military.

Test robot    

Test robot

This robot checks the weld seams on pipes.

Test robot    

Isolator

This isolator is used for the sterile packaging of syringes.

Isolator    

Cable/hose column

This column is used to store hoses or cables without twisting.

Cable/hose column    

Racing car

This racing car can be used both on a race track or as a rallye vehicle.

Racing car    

Levelling device

This device supports the levelling of dry fill material.

Levelling device    

Hot wire cutter

This device cuts figures and elements out of polystyrene blocks.

Hot wire cutter    

Washing machine

This washing machine is used in vehicle production.

Washing machine    

Mobile robot

This mobile robot is used during rescue operations following serious catastrophes such as earthquakes and bomb or gas explosions.

Mobile robot    

Stretching machine

This stretching machine allows 50 percent of raw material to be saved with film/foil products.

Stretching machine    

High sea catamaran

and the first one that is variably adjustable in its width.

High sea catamaran    

Vehicle

The drive power of this Segway similar vehicle is directly transmitted to the wheels.

Vehicle    

Cinema seat

The cinema seat can be optimally positioned for spectators.

Cinema seat    

Motor robot

This motor robot allows providing audio- and video information also under conditions that are hazardous to health and dangerous to life.

Motor robot    

Decoration machine

This machine decorates cakes.

Decoration machine    

Gripping robot

These robots have an excellent grip.

Gripping robot    

Lifting chair

This chair can be used to sit older or weaker persons up again after a fall without a great deal of strength being necessary.

Lifting chair    

Monoski

This monoski permits disabled or people with reduced mobility to ski.

Monoski    

Wave generation

This system creates waves in public and private swimming pools.

Wave generation    

Mobile drilling machine

This drilling machine is mounted on a trailer and is used to drill holes into concrete or asphalt.

Mobile drilling machine    

Binding

This binding for skiers is lightweight and stable at the same time.

Binding    

Motorcycle

This motorcycle is usually to be found driving off the beaten track.

Motorcycle    

Ergonomic office chair

Lubrication-free plastic bearings for ergonomic office chair

Ergonomic office chair    

Photovoltaic tracking system

Solar energy in continuous (dry-running) mode

Photovoltaic tracking system    

Sunscreen slats

These sunscreen slats are supported by maintenance and lubricant-free igus® iglidur® J plain bearings.

Sunscreen slats    

Sausage link cutting machines

Clean, durable, and maintenance-free: polymer plain bearings in the food industry.

Sausage link cutting machines    

RC-Bike

iglidur® bushings guarantee clearance-free and low friction motions in RC model racing applications

RC-Bike    

Side table

Pivot and rotate with plastic plain bearings - lubricant-free designer furniture with iglidur®

Side table    

Mounted sweepers

Maintenance-free polymer plain bearings for rugged mounted sweepers

Mounted sweepers    

Root ball transplanter

Root ball transplanters are indispensable tools for tree nurseries and for garden and landscaping businesses.

Root ball transplanter    

Feeder magazine for furniture components

In this case, the use of igus® products is not only advantageous from a technical, but also from a financial point of view when compared to competitive products.

Feeder magazine for furniture components    

Technical brushes

A builder of technical brush making machinery known world-wide, uses plain bearings from the igus® product range.

Technical brushes    

Shutoff valve

Plastic plain bearings in process engineering: Completely maintenance and lubricant-free.

Shutoff valve    

"umbrail" racing car

Due to their low weight, iglidur® Q plain bearings were used in place of bronze bushings for the spring suspension of the racing car.

"umbrail" racing car    

Mountain bikes

Among full-suspension mountain bikes light polymer plain bearings are used to handle severe stresses at the dropouts of the rear suspension.

Mountain bikes    

Door hinges in mega yachts

Hinges for heavy doors in mega yachts: fully maintenance-free.

Door hinges in mega yachts    

Yacht building

Seawater-resistant, wear-resistant polymer plain bearings are used in the new generation models of yacht building instead of self-made roller bearings.

Yacht building    

Wafer baking tongs

Due to the excellent wear resistance and freedom from lubrication, iglidur® X6 bearings are used in wafer baking tongs.

Wafer baking tongs    

GOLFCRAFT Golf Trolley

Golfcraft golf trolleys made ​​of carbon and aluminum - lightweight and foldable.

GOLFCRAFT Golf Trolley    

3-wheel design

Stairs are no obstacle for this wheelchair.

3-wheel design    

Cordless screwdriver vehicle

The driver lies on this vehicle with his armed stretched out and head facing forward.

Cordless screwdriver vehicle    

Car-trailer

In this car-trailer, an igus® flange bearing made of iglidur® Z replaces the previously used phosphor bronze bearing.

Car-trailer    

Car kit

igus® bearings are used for the gear shift linkage.

Car kit    

Excavator seat

igus® plastic plain bearings are used here in the shock absorber of an excavator seat.

Excavator seat    

Boat hatch

Moisture and extreme temperature fluctuations often lead to undesirable expansion of the component parts.

Boat hatch    

Breweries

Plain bearings are used, made of iglidur® A500, an FDA-compliant high-temperature material.

Breweries    

Letter folding machine

This device is used for folding letters. The folding operation in a small space reduces the frame sizes of folding machines.

Letter folding machine    

Book digitalisation

This machine can scan books fully automatically, with no human intervention required.

Book digitalisation    

Caipirinha mixer

The components used must be suitable for use with food, which is why the design engineers decided in favour of xiros® ball bearings.

Caipirinha mixer    

Steam locomotives

These fully functional steam locomotives have been built to a scale of 1:11.

Steam locomotives    

Lathe for wood

This machining results in lost of wood chips and dust, of course, which would stick to lubricants.

Lathe for wood    

Tricycle

This design was first used to deal with problems of clearance and friction. With iglidur® G plain bearings, however, these problems were eliminated.

Tricycle    

Melting probe

The bearings of the ice screw must be insensitive to water and dirt, as well as thermally insulated.

Melting probe    

Electric scooter

Lightweight components are particularly important here to ensure as little energy as possible is required for movement.

Electric scooter    

Electric wheelchair

Plain bearings from igus® are used for the movement of the front and rear wheels. Thanks to them, there are no problems with wear or corrosion.

Electric wheelchair    

Electric wheelchair

This electric wheelchair also makes use of the properties of igus® plain bearings.

Electric wheelchair    

Bicycle pedal

The bicycle pedal presented here responds to the ergonomic and biomechanical needs of cyclists.

Bicycle pedal    

Bicycle frame design

Here, igus® plastic plain bearings have replaced classical roller bearings and stand up to environmental influences such as dirt and corrosion.

Bicycle frame design    

String trimmer-cutting disc

Silver Award at manus® 2011: String trimmer-cutting disc of PRODULEX UNIPESSOAL LDA, Portugal

String trimmer-cutting disc    

Fruit valve

This valve is used for filling ice-cream containing pieces of fruit in fully automatic industrial packing machines.

Fruit valve    

For welding joints

This small vehicle adheres firmly to surfaces with its magnetic wheels, to inspect welding joints.

For welding joints    

All-terrain wheelchair

This manus® contribution also shows an exceptional off-road wheelchair, the "Quadrix".

All-terrain wheelchair    

Joint prosthesis

In this prosthesis for pneumatic knee joints, iglidur® J piston rings replace the previously used PTFE guide bands.

Joint prosthesis    

Grain sorter

This machine cleans and sorts all types of grain. First the grain is separated from other material by an air current.

Grain sorter    

Threading tool

With this hand tool for the rolling and repairing of threads, the bearing support of the profi led roller is particularly important.

Threading tool    

Manual assembly

This manus® contribution is concerned with the cost-effective increase in production and process reliability for manual assembly using low-cost automation.

Manual assembly    

Hand prosthesis

Bronze Award at manus® 2011: Hand prothesis of Vincent Systems GmbH, Germany

Hand prosthesis    

Harpoon

Fishing with a difference: with this harpoon you can hunt fish under water.

Harpoon    

High-pressure washer

This high-pressure washer uses a planetary gear box.

High-pressure washer    

High-performance blister line

This machine is used to pack products in blister film.

High-performance blister line    

Wood-frame bicycle

A conventional material in an unusual application: This bike frame is entirely made ​​of wood.

Wood-frame bicycle    

Honey-loosener

Here, the honey is being loosened from the combs. For this, the honeycombs are pierced with needles.

Honey-loosener    

Hybrid solar system

This solar system can be installed either on its own or in combination with a wind turbine.

Hybrid solar system    

Information board

This information board is exposed to the weather and the forces of nature all year round.

Information board    

Inspection robot 1

This inspection robot was developed especially for use in pipelines.

Inspection robot 1    

Inspection robot 2

By using iglidur® W300 plain bearings, reliability can be increased. The previously used ball bearings had to be oiled regularly, which is not the case with iglidur® bearings.

Inspection robot 2    

Jetpack

Since temperatures of several hundred degrees Celsius occur here, the pilot must wear fire and heat-resistant clothing. The bearings used also have to withstand the high temperatures and pressures.

Jetpack    

Camera dolly 2

Another newly developed dolly for camera movement is the subject of this manus® contribution.

Camera dolly 2    

Folding trailer

This folding trailer “Tyligo” is extremely flexible and can be used to transport all kinds of things.

Folding trailer    

Folding seat „Sitty“

Provides a seat without taking too much room away from pedestrians: this is possible with the „Sitty“ folding seat.

Folding seat „Sitty“    

Small electric plane

To achieve the best flying conditions, all components must be lightweight and at the same time as durable as possible.

Small electric plane    

Headrest

xiros® polymer ball bearings were used for the rotary movements of the headrest.

Headrest    

Herb drying

This machine is used for preparing and drying kitchen herbs.

Herb drying    

Painting equipment

The various work processes like aluminum etching are sometimes done with extremely aggressive materials.

Painting equipment    

Painting equipment

The high stressing through the three-shift operation and the shocks caused by the moving parts were crucial for the application of igus® products.

Painting equipment    

Bearings for record players

The main concern when designing the bearing support for this record player turntable was silent and low-vibration movement.

Bearings for record players    

Laptop holder

This laptop holder has been specially designed for hospital beds.

Laptop holder    

Walker

This walking aid has been built for children with brittle bone disease.

Walker    

Hole punch

The exact positioning is important here, which is ensured by the combination of several igus® products.

Hole punch    

Mars robot

This robotic vehicle is designed for a very special environment: it will one day be driving on Mars.

Mars robot    

Sailor doll

This doll is used for representing maritime signals and originated from a marketing project in collaboration with a doll builder.

Sailor doll    

Pagepulltester

This pagepulltester is a high-precision measuring instrument for the bookbinding industry.

Pagepulltester    

Model excavator

This fully functional hydraulic excavator was copied on a scale of 1:14.5.

Model excavator    

Model train

Model train enthusiasts will enjoy this Rhätische Railway locomotive for a long time to come.

Model train    

Assembly robot

The stones used can weigh anything up to 4,000 kilogrammes. This means a heavy-duty load for all the components used.

Assembly robot    

Parabolic mirrors

This solar thermal power plant also obtains energy from the rays of the sun, without fossil fuels.

Parabolic mirrors    

Patient lift

The manus® contribution submitted here is the new development of a patient lift for ambulances for transporting patients who are able to sit in the vehicle.

Patient lift    

Pedals for mountain bikes

In this application, metallic ball bearings and DU bushings have been replaced by lighter iglidur® flange bearings.

Pedals for mountain bikes    

Planetary gearbox

xiros® ball bearings from igus® are used in this planetary gearbox that is used in wind turbines.

Planetary gearbox    

Artificial joint

This joint is a new development to be used in prostheses. iglidur® J plain bearings and igubal® spherical bearings are installed in it.

Artificial joint    

Rack-gripper

This machine is used for loading and unloading of boxes at an automated warehouse.

Rack-gripper    

Racing car

The suspension pins in this racing car were previously guided without bearings.

Racing car    

Racing bike brake

An extremely light weight is the most important criterion when constructing a racing bike brake.

Racing bike brake    

Robot arm

This robot arm is so strong that it can use a drill.

Robot arm    

Robot gripper

This contribution to the manus® competition – a robot gripper – is extremely flexible.

Robot gripper    

Robot head

Special Award at manus® 2011: Robot Head of Archimedes Solutions GmbH, Germany

Robot head    

Salami cutter

With this application, salami is cut into slices. As with all applications in contact with food, here too lubricants cannot be used.

Salami cutter    

Sanitary elements in mobile homes

Here, sanitary elements in the bathroom unit are installed with igus® products.

Sanitary elements in mobile homes    

Seam recognition sensor

This machine weaves and prints terry cloth hand towels.

Seam recognition sensor    

Ham cutter

This machine is also used for processing food, in this case raw ham.

Ham cutter    

Grinding machine

All igus® products used are maintenance- free, giving the machine a long service-life.

Grinding machine    

Cutting system for confectionary products

The „ConCut“ is a CNC-controlled cutting system for confectionary products.

Cutting system for confectionary products    

Cutting mechanism

A tarp is lowered slowly over the car, so that at first only the outlines are visible; then the tarp is cut by the special mechanism and the car is presented to the public.

Cutting mechanism    

Cutting mechanism 1

This cutting mechanism is used in the beverage industry. Several igus® products were used here.

Cutting mechanism 1    

Safety door

Children are especially prone to squeeze their fingers in glass swinging doors. This safety door prevents that, because it „gives“.

Safety door    

Ski sledge

This innovative sledge allows people to ski sitting down. The sledge is steered by the feet and tilted by the hands.

Ski sledge    

Ski bikes

This exceptional sporting equipment makes bombing down a ski slope like riding a bicycle.

Ski bikes    

Ski-jump trainer

This device can help ski jumpers to improve their jumps.

Ski-jump trainer    

Sculpture

iglidur® plain bearings and thrust washers are shown here in the service of art.

Sculpture    

Snowboard

A spring was replaced by an igubal® spherical cap made of iglidur® W300.

Snowboard    

Solar plant

This solar system can be installed either on its own or in combination with a wind turbine.

Solar plant    

Solar cleaning robot

For solar systems to retain their entire performance capacity, they have to be cleaned at regular intervals, particularly in sandy regions.

Solar cleaning robot    

Solar silicon growth equipment

Previously, metal bearings and linear guides were used, which rusted quickly and therefore required frequent maintenance.

Solar silicon growth equipment    

Sunshades

No matter how much the sun shines: these sunshades ensure pleasant light conditions within the building.

Sunshades    

Offroad beach wheel chair

This special wheelchair allows people who can only walk with diffi culty to go to the beach.

Offroad beach wheel chair    

Deep-sea drive

This motor is to drive deep-sea robots even at 6,000 metres under the sea.

Deep-sea drive    

Machine for frying Spanish omelettes

Gold Award at manus® 2011: Machine for frying Spanish omelettes of Carmelo Lagunas Escudero, Spain

Machine for frying Spanish omelettes    

Transport with chains

This equipment is used in the food industry. The baked goods are separated on these chains.

Transport with chains    

Pedal boat

In this pedal boat, the moving parts of the drive mechanism must be mounted free of lubricants, since the screw is in the water.

Pedal boat    

Dry toilet

This dry toilet has special requirements for the components used.

Dry toilet    

Superimposed transmission

In this application, plain bearings made of iglidur® Z replace a ball bearing and a needle bearing in a superimposed transmission.

Superimposed transmission    

Submarine

Seawater is a very corrosive environment on account of its high salt content. Components that are exposed to the water must withstand it.

Submarine    

Page-turner

This fully automatic page turner for people with disabilities can automatically turn the pages of many newspapers, magazines, folders, exercise books and the like.

Page-turner    

Conversion of the wheel suspension on trikes

This application shows a conversion kit for the suspension in three-wheeled motorcycles.

Conversion of the wheel suspension on trikes    

Variable Flange Plates

igus® thrust washers and flange bearings were used for the new design. They made the elaborate milling of the base plate unnecessary.

Variable Flange Plates    

Packaging equipment

This equipment can package various industrial products, with any materials.

Packaging equipment    

Adjustable arm chairs

the armrests of this chair are adjustable, to accommodate the needs of the individual user.

Adjustable arm chairs    

Vertical wind turbine

This device uses wind power to generate electricity.

Vertical wind turbine    

Vibrating exercise equipment

In this exercise equipment, vibrations are specifically used to build up muscles.

Vibrating exercise equipment    

Weighing system

Any movement that is to be performed here must be lubrication-free, executed free of wear and, if wear does occur, it must be free of heavy metals, etc., that could give distorted results in the chemical analysis.

Weighing system    

Winding bushings

The use of iglidur® bearings quadrupled the service life of the machine. It made it possible to save almost 300 mechanic-hours plus ca. 8 tonnes of cotton wool.

Winding bushings    

Gripper bracket

For the gripper bracket for screws in automatic screwing devices – previously a job done by steel cheeks.

Gripper bracket    

Two special drills

This application creates new possibilities in steel construction, shipbuilding, cable cars, plant engineering or in general mechanical engineering.

Two special drills    

Two-piece snowboard

With this snowboard, the “Twistboard”, both parts are connected via an axially aligned joint.

Two-piece snowboard    

Welding plant

Application of plastic plain bearings in an automatic welding plant.

Welding plant    

Chemical accident robot

The model of a "chemical accident robot" was developed by four students.

Chemical accident robot    

Airplane prototype

Changeover to corrosion-resistant, lightning-resistant and insulated plastic plain bearing in the entire airplane system.

Airplane prototype    

Cordless screwdriver race

The unusual design for a recumbent bicycle has got what it takes: cordless screwdrivers are used here to drive it.

Cordless screwdriver race    

Mounting device

Light, corrosion-proof and economical slide bearings are needed for this application.

Mounting device    

Axle bearing

The edge load is frequently a deciding factor for or against the use of bearings particularly in axle bearings for agricultural vehicles.

Axle bearing    

Ball gripper

Rheinische Fachhochschule (technical college) in Cologne: Reduction of friction when the ball gripper's camera arm is extended.

Ball gripper    

Boat cranes

In contrast to metal and bronze bearings, the igus® bearings do not corrode due to their high-performance polymer structure and are for this reason the ideal choice for underwater application.

Boat cranes    

Catering kitchen technology

Chemical-resistant and corrosion-free: maintenance-free polymer plain bearings in catering kitchen appliances.

Catering kitchen technology    

Clock mechanism

The low demand for space and freedom from corrosion of iglidur® J plain bearings qualified them for use in this model.

Clock mechanism    

Photovoltaic tracking system

Wind, sand and sun: Plastic plain bearing for solar technology

Photovoltaic tracking system    

Accumulating conveyor

Short linear strokes and changing pivoting angle under various impact loads are the demands on plain bearings made of iglidur® G.

Accumulating conveyor    

Hose pump in dialysis machine

iglidur® G bearings have proved their worth by their freedom from maintenance and lubricants, the good abrasion resistance under high loads and the resistance to media.

Hose pump in dialysis machine    

Dialysis chair

Maintenance-free guide and bearing in arm and leg rest on the dialysis chair.

Dialysis chair    

Excavator

The plain bearings run without lubrication and without significant wear and tear
in the very harsh environmental conditions of construction machinery.

Excavator    

Drilling machine

The completely dry operation and the thereby associated dirt-resistance is very important in the direct application in seeds.

Drilling machine    

Eurobot 2006

International robotics competition: Technical University of Chemnitz gears up to meet international competition.

Eurobot 2006    

Packaging industry

Plain bearings in the packaging industry against friction and wear.

Packaging industry    

Hot-air balloon

Plastic plain bearing in almost oxygen-free atmosphere: World record for flight altitude in a hot-air balloon.

Hot-air balloon    

Facade construction

Pivot and rotate with plastic plain bearings - New glass lamellae system / Adjustable facade for the service center of an automobile manufacturer.

Facade construction    

Organ building

Polymer plain bearings find their way increasingly into traditional organ building.

Organ building    

Filtration equipment for frying fat

For top-quality French fries - The lubricant-free polymer bearings in a filtration device for fry fat contribute to maintain food quality.

Filtration equipment for frying fat    

Electro-roller

Bearings made of the "iglidur Q" material cope with high loads just as well with various pivoting angles and are thus ideally suitable for the application in the "Zoob" electric scooter.

Electro-roller    

Vehicle construction

Always at your service ... and at the same time cost-efficient; polymer bearings guard against downtimes on the long term.

Vehicle construction    

Veneer assembling
machine

Pivot and rotate under pressure - High-performance polymers in wood working.

Veneer assembling  machine    

Control unit for high-tech mountainbikes

The rear derailleur for high-tech mountain bikes benefits from plastic plain bearings, maintenance is no longer required for MTBs.

Control unit for high-tech mountainbikes    

Artificial knee joint

Patient's welfare in focus - How polymer bearings improve an artificial joint.

Artificial knee joint    

Beverages industry

Plastic plain bearings economize the filling of PET bottles.

Beverages industry    

Machine tool manufacture

Plastic plain bearings in application in machine tool manufacture at Deckel Maho Gildemeister.

Machine tool manufacture    

Leather industry

Precise and durable - Polymer bearings for novel leather splitting machine.

Leather industry    

Printing machine industry

For increased service life - Low-cost angular sensor with special bearings in printing machines.

Printing machine industry    

Packaging machines

Sought by Mr. Clean - The lubricant-free bearing system is highly recommended for the food and hygiene industry.

Packaging machines    

Wear inspection

Wear inspection - How bearings assist in the inspection of pneumatic seals.

Wear inspection    

Agricultural machinery construction

Compensatory special parts tolerance in rugged agricultural machinery construction.

Agricultural machinery construction    

Fitness equipment

New solutions for fitness equipment save production costs and assembly times.

Fitness equipment    

Flanged ball valves

The extreme resistance to chemicals was decisive for the application of iglidur® bearings.

Flanged ball valves    

Hydraulic cylinder for construction machines

iglidur® G plain bearing in hydraulic cylinder for construction machines.

Hydraulic cylinder for construction machines    

Camera jib

igus® goes to Hollywood - polymer plain bearings in a camera jib

Camera jib    

Cart

We can offer a significant advantage in racing by the enormous weight reduction achieved by iglidur® W300 bearings.

Cart    

Innovative dosing pumps

On the ecoflow pumps, "iglidur® X" plain bearings of various sizes are used.

Innovative dosing pumps    

Clamp lever in storage system for long items

In this application, the resistance to edge loads is of great significance besides the complete freedom from maintenance and lubrication.

Clamp lever in storage system for long items    

Surgical light

The motor-powered swiveling LED wings are adjusted with the aid of iglidur® JVFM-0810-08.

Surgical light    

Milking arm

The complete freedom from maintenance in areas of extreme dirt accumulation distinguishes the iglidur® J plain bearing.

Milking arm    

Autonomous mobile robot

Stabilization of the robot's undercarriage without loss of flexibility with igus® plain bearings.

Autonomous mobile robot    

Packaging machines

The iglidur® G plain bearings distinguish themselves by their wear resistance and the suitability for real dry operation in this packaging machine for polishing cloth.

Packaging machines    

Filling and sealing machine

Besides the high chemical resistance, the iglidur® J plain bearings offer a maintenance-free dry operation in this application.

Filling and sealing machine    

Potato planting machine

Besides the high chemical resistance, the iglidur® J plain bearings offer a maintenance-free dry operation in this application.

Potato planting machine    

Conveyor

In this application, the iglidur® J plain bearings replace the lubricated ball bearings.

Conveyor    

Bottle washing machine

By the application of iglidur® RN plain bearings, the drive energy required for the bottle washing machine could be significantly reduced.

Bottle washing machine    

Flanged ball valves

Extreme chemical resistance in small lots was decisive for the application of iglidur® X plain bearings in almost all flanged ball valves of the company Pister.

Flanged ball valves    

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine

The crimpers in hose packaging machines often reach temperatures of 160°C and above in continuous operation.

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine    

Rust-free roller chain

The maintenance-free polymer bearings are used in rust-proof roller chains, which are employed to drive main and auxiliary equipment.

Rust-free roller chain    

Swing arm rear suspension

The high edge load in particular is the main reason for the use of iglidur® G plastic thrust washers.

Swing arm rear suspension    

Straightening technology

Quick, straight, precise: this is how the requirements in sheet metal machining can be summarized. Sophisticated straightening technology makes all this possible.

Straightening technology    

Indian rickshaw

iglidur® offers numerous innovations for rickshaws.

Indian rickshaw    

Rollercoaster

iglidur® Z plain bearings in a roller coaster at Six Flags Theme Park have significantly reduced costs.

Rollercoaster    

Ship fittings

Now freedom from corrosion is an important argument for the application of iglidur® G plain bearings in ship fittings.

Ship fittings    

Hay spreader

High wear resistance and freedom from maintenance are the main reasons for the application of iglidur® plain bearings.

Hay spreader    

Stirling engine

An oil-free operation of the engine could be ensured only by the use of plastic plain bearings.

Stirling engine    

Pivot arm for telephone

Freedom from lubricants and corrosion of iglidur® G are ideal for the application.

Pivot arm for telephone    

Therapy couch

Lubricant-free and quiet: iglidur® G in therapy couch

Therapy couch    

Tool changer chain

The enormous cost advantages compared to standard commercial metallic rolled bushings as well as an extreme resistance to wear distinguish iglidur® D.

Tool changer chain    

Accurate dart board

Always on the mark - Plastic bearings for young engineers of the TU Munich.

Accurate dart board    

Underwater motor pump

Multi-step, single-flow underwater motor pumps with integrated non-return valve.

Underwater motor pump    

Washing chain bearings

The reduction of the drive power for bottle washing machines was an important achievement of the iglidur® RN plain bearings.

Washing chain bearings    

Robots with belt drive system

Vocational school in Burgdorf-Lehrte: Conversion of the gear drive into belt drive in an existing robot .

Robots with belt drive system    

Equipment manufacture

Lubrication-free tribopolymers in extreme application - Packaging unit for profiles.

Equipment manufacture    

Hydrogen-powered vehicle

Egg on four wheels - How rod end bearings and plastic bearings make a hydrogen-powered vehicle mobile.

Hydrogen-powered vehicle    

Special-purpose vehicle

Dust-repellant and maintenance-free: The tough rod end bearings and spherical bearings do a sturdy job in the special-purpose municipal vehicles.

Special-purpose vehicle    

Shooting range

Application of plastic plain bearings in a shooting range.

Shooting range    

Bulk goods handling

Bronze at manus® 2007: Bulk goods handling

Bulk goods handling    

Autosplit D3 splitting machine

Gold at manus® 2007: Autosplit D3 splitting machine

Autosplit D3 splitting machine    

Body-Spider®

Silver at manus® 2007: Body-Spider® of the company KOOPERA GmbH

Body-Spider®    

Transport vehicle with 4-wheel Ackermann steering

Maintenance-free track accuracy

Transport vehicle with 4-wheel Ackermann steering    

Screen lifter for large displays

Lifting heavy loads

Screen lifter for large displays    

Fully automatic tire fitting lines

No more expensive repairs

Fully automatic tire fitting lines    

Adjusting device for flagpoles

Low vibration in the wind

Adjusting device for flagpoles    

Automatic cup supply system for cup filling line

No lubricants in food sector

Automatic cup supply system for cup filling line    

Weight relief for treadmill

Resilient and TÜV-tested

Weight relief for treadmill    

Reduction of recoil on large-calibre long firearms

Precise and ergonomic

Reduction of recoil on large-calibre long firearms    

Screen facade for primary school

For wind and rain

Screen facade for primary school    

High-speed thermal shakers for standard specimen containers in the laboratory

Hot and quick

High-speed thermal shakers for standard specimen containers in the laboratory    

Machine in analysis laboratory for milk

secure guidance

Machine in analysis laboratory for milk    

Gears in vehicles for harvesting sugar cane

Robust under high forces

Gears in vehicles for harvesting sugar cane    

Highly energy efficient water pump for developing countries

Long-lasting and cost-effective

Highly energy efficient water pump for developing countries    

Tangible sound in the home cinema

Very resilient

Tangible sound in the home cinema    

Pressure Test System (PTS)

Harsh surroundings and dirt

Pressure Test System (PTS)    

Core joining device for casting cylinder heads

The used bearing must be lubricant-free, because silica sand is used here.

Core joining device for casting cylinder heads    

Moving Head

The plain bearing used has a low frictional resistance and is low maintenance and lubricant-free.

Moving Head    

Personal mobility of the future

Quick and light

Personal mobility of the future    

“Portamobil” assembly aid for door leaves

Can be handled alone

“Portamobil” assembly aid for door leaves    

Fixture for flat screens

Simple movement

Fixture for flat screens    

The Qube - the cocktail machine

Maintenance-free dosing

The Qube - the cocktail machine    

Self-aligning satellite receiver

Reliable and cheaper

Self-aligning satellite receiver    

Efficient hardening with ultraviolet radiation

Easy and durable

Efficient hardening with ultraviolet radiation    

Helicopter drone

Light and free from play

Helicopter drone    

Height-adjustable seat

Quiet and maintenance-free

Height-adjustable seat    

Mobile barrier system JetTrac

Robust and vibration-reducing

Mobile barrier system JetTrac    

Chemist prescription printer

Precise and effective

Chemist prescription printer    

Innovations for sewage works

Saves costs and better

Innovations for sewage works    

Suspension fork

To victory with igus® - maintenance of the suspension fork eliminated.

Suspension fork    

Oscillating bearings on gear shift in utility vehicles

Less wear

Oscillating bearings on gear shift in utility vehicles    

Pizza machine

Hot and cold

Pizza machine    

Marine lift for water vehicles for leisure purposes

Corrosion-proof in sea water

Marine lift for water vehicles for leisure purposes    

Switch plate activation in model construction

Affordable and long-lasting

Switch plate activation in model construction    

Lowering mechanism for hood ornament

Wear-resistant and secure

Lowering mechanism for hood ornament    

Anarkite mountain board

Robust and light

Anarkite mountain board    

Mooring system for sail and motor yachts

High load capacity and durable

Mooring system for sail and motor yachts    

Electric motor glider

Robust and vibration-reducing

Electric motor glider    

Design and structure of a cost-effective converter

Cost-effective and maintenance-free

Design and structure of a cost-effective converter    

Controlled horizontal screen for a large planetarium

Economical even when exposed to heat

Controlled horizontal screen for a large planetarium    

Eccentric for toothed belt tension

Simple but robust

Eccentric for toothed belt tension    

Student project "PLC laboratory"

High positioning accuracy

Student project "PLC laboratory"    

“Torsionator” sports/training equipment

Quiet and low friction

“Torsionator” sports/training equipment    

Bipod for sports firearm

Maintenance-free and resilient

Bipod for sports firearm    

Single-seat formula car

Light and reliable

Single-seat formula car    

Robot for recovery and inspection work

Resistant and long-lasting:

Robot for recovery and inspection work    

manus® Bronze: Over 170,000 Euro of benefits

Over 170,000 Euro of benefits were able to be achieved by using polymer plain bearings

manus® Bronze: Over 170,000 Euro of benefits    

manus® Silver: Secure under high forces

Secure under high forces: maintenance-free plain bearings made of iglidur® Z can withstand extreme loads.

manus® Silver: Secure under high forces    

Angle sensor

Low-cost angular sensor with special bearings in printing machines.

Angle sensor    

Calibration cage in a blown film line

In conventional solutions, while cleaning, the lubricant on the bearings is washed away or the bearings are even rinsed to get rid of the dirt particles.

Calibration cage in a blown film line    

Powder press

In a newly designed mechanism, the conventional roller ball bearings were replaced by iglidur® plastic plain bearings.

Powder press    

Light aircraft Twister

Consistent application of igus® plain bearings in the aircraft design in fiber composite honeycomb-
sandwich construction.

Light aircraft Twister    

Office chair

This swivel office chair automatically adjusts to the weight of the user.

Office chair    

Handle dispenser

Application head of a handle dispenser.

Handle dispenser    

Rollers on mini excavator

Enhancement of service life, machine availability, stability and carrying capacity by the application of iglidur® in rollers on mini excavator.

Rollers on mini excavator    

Reanimation equipment

Over 30 iglidur® plastic plain bearings assist to satisfy these requirements.

Reanimation equipment    

Load roller

In this scooter, the steering was newly designed with igus® polymer plain bearings.

Load roller    

Aseptic filling machine

Bearing materials marked by special properties such as low coefficients of friction in dry operation, resistance to chemicals and low humidity absorption in equal measure are best suited for the application in high-tech beverages bottling plants.

Aseptic filling machine    

Workplace for the handicapped

Adjustable desktops in workplaces for the handicapped.

Workplace for the handicapped    

Beverage can emptying device

The problem of the design was in the limited installation space by the combination of two movements independent of each other and the high mechanical stressing.

Beverage can emptying device    

Cross member

Here an iglidur® polymer slewing ring bearing is used, which is distinguished by its low weight.

Cross member    

Track vehicle

A problem that vexed the designers was the total weight and the occurring leverages. Here the weight should be saved.

Track vehicle    

Valve

Low installation input despite plain bearing.

Valve    

Tool presetting device

In this tool presetting device, drylin® guide carriages made of iglidur® J200 are used as measuring carriages. They contribute toward the attainment of a precision and repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 mm in the application.

Tool presetting device    

Veneer assembling
machine

Veneer jointing
machine ACR Speedstar: Cost advantages through polymer plain bearings.

Veneer assembling  machine    

Rotor head

iglidur® G is the problem solver in this rotor head The rotor blades rotate about 400 times per minute and thereby execute oscillating motion with maximum 30°.

Rotor head    

Stirring unit

Stirring unit for application in liquid media in biogas plants.

Stirring unit     

Gear derailleur

Derailleur control unit for mountainbikes (Olympic Gold 2004).

Gear derailleur     

UV reflectors

A UV radiator unchanged for 10 years was reconstructed and improved in the details. The iglidur® Z flange bearing reduces here the costs and the amount of maintenance.

UV reflectors    

Push-rod drive chain

By the almost wear-free bearing assembly that withstands a high pressure at the same time, this push-rod drive chain was optimized in line with the market.

Push-rod drive chain    

Cylinder for race spoiler

By the use of iglidur® bearings, the cylinder is completely maintenance-free, and the weight could be reduced by about 10% of the original.

Cylinder for race spoiler    

Universal joint

The universal joint presented here is, contrary to the common universal/cardan joints, not only designed for the transmission of torsional forces.

Universal joint    

Mechanical hand

The mechanical hand is moved with up to 99 bearings per hand.

Mechanical hand    

Tank seat

The backrest adjustment is implemented with drylin® products, the headrests are mounted on the backrest with plastic plain bearings made of iglidur® G.

Tank seat    

Steam pump

iglidur® X was selected as glide material for the guide of the piston rod due to the adequate resistance to temperature and moisture.

Steam pump    

Railroad platform

The hinge elements and cam rollers of the ramps are inserted with two iglidur® Z plain bearings respectively.

Railroad platform    

Organ console

The motion of the driving rod of an organ should be utmost noiseless and smooth-running.

Organ console    

System filtration plant

A bearing was sought for the following application: Hot frying oil up to 220° C, food safe. Solution to the problem: iglidur® A500 bearings.

System filtration plant     

Airfoils in aircrafts

Here the challenge in the design was that the bearing of the group of components for the application in the measuring medium water had to be designed.

Airfoils in aircrafts    

Folding bike for everyday use

In order to fulfill the bearing system's manifold requirements, the igus® bearings are used in the standard-production application.

Folding bike for everyday use    

Mechatronic bearing

The availability of the application even at above 100°C temperatures was guaranteed by the application of plastic plain bearings made of iglidur® X.

Mechatronic bearing    

Spinning box

By the modification of the plain bearing partner plastic-metal into plastic-plastic, a conversion in the integral design was possible by the use of plastic components.

Spinning box    

Helicopter load system

A novel external load system for helicopters required a low weight, high reliability with simultaneous weather resistance and freedom from maintenance.

Helicopter load system    

Chain magazines

With the better material we also save around 60 percent in costs.

Chain magazines    

Bicycle shock absorber

By the application of a novel design, which feature an individual element made of iglidur® RN56 as the core piece, the technical requirements could be achieved at clearly reduced costs.

Bicycle shock absorber    

Artificial leg

Energy and torsion checks for artificial leg

Artificial leg    

Conveyor chains

The application of an iglidur® plain bearing on the outer side of the pin was the main new aspect of the design.

Conveyor chains    

Angular sensor in printing machines

By the use of igus® plain bearings, no notable clearance or abrasion was recognizable even after a long service life.

Angular sensor in printing machines    

Vario- and control-wheels

By a modified function system and the use of plastic bearings, a completely new generation of control wheels is developed, which is maintenance-free and low priced.

Vario- and control-wheels    

Convertible top

Automatic lock for a convertible top: By the use of the calibratable igus® flanged bearing, the maximum axial clearance could be lowered from 1.5 mm to 0.5 mm.

Convertible top    

Wheel guide

By the new arrangement of the plain bearings, the drive wheels of the transport vehicle could utilize the rotary movement of the individual bearing to guide the front wheels accurately through the track of the unloading station.

Wheel guide    

Locking unit

In the fulfilling of all requirements, the use of a pair of plastic bearings with elastic flange played the crucial role, which enabled the clearance-free installation of the locking hook.

Locking unit     

Wheel mount handling

Wheel mount handling for automobiles: Since about a year in daily use, the wheel mount handling system gives no trouble to the customers.

Wheel mount handling     

Changeover switch for musicians

The advantages of using the bushing are: top-quality products, quick installation, long-lasting service life (2 million switching cycles) and the exceptional ruggedness.

Changeover switch for musicians    

Pillar cleaning facility

The bearings have been installed about a year ago and since then operate free of troubles in the manufacturing.

Pillar cleaning facility    

Notebook for the blind

Costs have been saved in mounting by the use of iglidur® plain bearings.

Notebook for the blind    

3D flow distributor

Ball bearing assemblies are very precarious due to the lubricant particularly under water. Stainless steel guidances cannot be considered due to the high costs. Plastic is used also for hygienic reasons.

3D flow distributor    

Sliding roof drive system

The bearing tolerances could be clearly enhanced by the machining of the inner diameter of the iglidur® P polymer plain bearing.

Sliding roof drive system    

Tire cord machine

Application of polymer plain bearings in a tire cord machine ensures stability

Tire cord machine    

Circlip inspection

The application of drylin® linear housings and iglidur® G plain bearings enable the centering pin to have a clean and easy drive up.

Circlip inspection     

Extendable brake flap

These igus® bearings look particularly suited for the specified application, as they are resistant to water, dirt and temperature and are also maintenance-free.

Extendable brake flap    

Ultrasonic test facility

The main requirements of this application are: High dynamic accuracy, low weight with high stiffening and high availability in 3-shift operation.

Ultrasonic test facility    

Low-priced microscope

An injection-molded part was created by igus® and used in the existing housing shell. Now it's been working for five years.

Low-priced microscope    

Testing device

Testing devices for sintered parts: A lubricant-free linear guide (liquid pollution) should be guaranteed.

Testing device     

Injection-molding machine

Pivot arm in injection-molding machines mounted with plastic plain bearings: With the simple plug-in installation and the adjustable collar, it was possible to abandon the highly complex bonding mechanism.

Injection-molding machine    

Special bikes and therapeutic accessories

Plain, spherical and linear bearings made of plastic help to improve mobility and the quality of life

Special bikes and therapeutic accessories    

Door drives

Previously used cables have been replaced by flexible CF9 TPE control cables, which have a significantly longer service life.

Door drives    

Exhaust valve in milling machine

Exhaust valve on CNC drilling and milling machines

Exhaust valve in milling machine    

Farm tractor

The suitability of iglidur® G plain bearings in pedal and lever bearing assemblies was proven in a test.

Farm tractor    

Angler's chair

High, jerky loads are not a problem with plastic plain bearings.

Angler's chair    

Outboard motor

The "Mercruiser Six" is designed for high speed racing boats.

Outboard motor    

Battery filling machine

The plain bearings in the components are constantly exposed to air containing acid.

Battery filling machine    

Concrete machines

Replacement of metal bearings in concrete drilling and concrete sawing machines.

Concrete machines    

Boat motor
lifting device

Boat motor lifting device and inner boom roll-up device equipped with plastic plain bearings.

Boat motor  lifting device    

Office chair

Complete freedom from maintenance and stick-slip-free movement are the prerequisites for use in office chairs.

Office chair    

Dialysis machine

The reasons for using plastic plain bearings in this dialysis machine are the physiological safety, the abrasion resistance under high loads and the chemical resistance.

Dialysis machine    

Printer and plotter

Printer and plotter - low drive forces, low sliding friction coefficients.

Printer and plotter    

Inlet control device

The plain bearings must withstand static radial loads of 25 N/mm² at temperatures of 170°C - 200°C.

Inlet control device    

Bike pedals

Clipless bike pedals for use on road bikes and for road racing.

Bike pedals    

Conveyor chains

Overhead conveyors for transporting packaged goods within the factory are used to transport a wide variety of goods.

Conveyor chains    

Motorbike front forks

The needle bearings previously used had to be serviced or replaced every few years.

Motorbike front forks    

Forklift

Lubrication-free and wear-free bushings under extremely difficult conditions.

Forklift    

Precision gears

Widely different sliding speeds - no problem with polymer plain bearings.

Precision gears    

Gears

iglidur® M250 plain bearings replace porous bearing bushings.

Gears    

Limit switch

750,000 switching operations were required without failures.

Limit switch    

Commercial kitchen equipment

Loads up to 2000 N at temperatures of up to 250 °C characterize this application.

Commercial kitchen equipment    

Semi-conductor production

In the extremely chemically aggressive environment of semi-conductor production, metal plain bearings were regularly replaced after 2 to 3 weeks. Using iglidur® X plain bearings, the bearing point could be operated for years without problems.

Semi-conductor production    

Kayak

Plastic ball bearings in the rudder bearing assembly on a kayak.

Kayak    

Folding rocker chair

Low wear on a wooden chair thanks to iglidur® A200 flange bearings.

Folding rocker chair    

Municipal tractor

iglidur® G plain bearings of different sizes are used on this equipment.

Municipal tractor    

Crane sensor

These sensors are used to prevent the blocks on the individual cranes from moving.

Crane sensor    

Agricultural machinery

In drilling and sowing machines, the plain bearings are exposed to extreme levels of dirt, weathering and shock loads.

Agricultural machinery    

Guide vanes

Bearings on guide vanes in condensers.

Guide vanes    

Recumbent trike

Due to their lower weight and better suspension qualities, the company switched to igubal® rod end bearings.

Recumbent trike    

Medical apparatus

Thanks to iglidur® plain bearings, the company was able to reduce its costs by 93%! The assembly times were reduced by 10 minutes.

Medical apparatus    

Music box

Maintenance-free plastic plain bearings in a music box.

Music box    

Bearing compass

Suspension of a bearing compass.

Bearing compass    

Pneumatic rotary drive

Requirements: fluctuating ambient temperatures, use in steam pipes with steam temperatures of 135 °C, use in acid and alkali tanks.

Pneumatic rotary drive    

Post sorting equipment

Due to the aggressive paper dust, the sintered bearings used before clogged up very quickly.

Post sorting equipment    

Lawn mower

Vibration caused by the rotating wheel had to be dampened and the bearing assembly had to be corrosion resistant in order to withstand strong fertilizers and dew dampness in the grass.

Lawn mower    

Lawn mowers and garden equipment

The iglidur® plain bearings are used here in various bearing points.

Lawn mowers and garden equipment    

Roller table

This roller table represents a possible iglidur® D application, where it is a matter of the lowest possible drive forces.

Roller table    

Wheelchair

Various plastic plain bearings are used on the different articulated joints of this multifunctional wheelchair.

Wheelchair    

Wheelchair ramp

A wheelchair ramp with plastic plain bearings was designed and installed at the front entrance of a low-floor bus.

Wheelchair ramp    

Pattern
cutting machine and special plotter

Compared to the metal plain bearings first used, the better vibration dampening of iglidur® X reduced the noise of the cutter head.

Pattern  cutting machine and special plotter    

Hose pump

Physiologically safe bearing assembly in a medical hose pump.

Hose pump    

Accumulating conveyor

The load on the bearing is around 10 N/mm², approx. 1000 cycles are performed per day.

Accumulating conveyor    

Pivot lever

The rolled plain bearings used before often used to fail due to wear.

Pivot lever    

Sit-on ski

Used in difficult conditions: vibration, random forces, sudden shocks and cold, wet snow.

Sit-on ski    

Snowboard-like appliance

Snowboard-like appliance

Snowboard-like appliance    

Parasol

The plastic bearings used do not need any oil and remain functional and clean. The performance of the plastic is not affected by extreme temperature fluctuations (hot and dry, cold and wet).

Parasol    

Chip conveyor

The bearings in this chain conveyor must be able to run dry, yet also come into contact with aggressive coolants and metal powders.

Chip conveyor    

Stop slide module

Stop slide module on an automatic cake decorator.

Stop slide module    

Shock absorber

A special size bearing was developed so that it fits into the existing bearing without hindering the wall thickness.

Shock absorber    

Electromagnetic plunger coil

The system uses an electromagnetic drive (plunger coil), which enables the required air pressure to operate piston and cylinder.

Electromagnetic plunger coil    

Tea bag packing machine

iglidur® W300 plain bearings are used here as a replacement for recirculating ball bearings.

Tea bag packing machine    

Dough mixer

The baking ingredients can easily settle in the mixer's catch and make it stick. iglidur® J is made of plastic and is therefore resistant to dirt and chemicals.

Dough mixer    

Telemark ski binding

The telemark bindings kept on breaking and failing. A sturdy, maintenance-free product was able to be achieved using the iglidur® plastic bearings.

Telemark ski binding    

Textile machine

To prevent static charges on the bobbins, electrically conductive bushings are used in textile machinery construction.

Textile machine    

Sausage skin production

Machine for producing sausage casings.

Sausage skin production    

Variable intake systems

iglidur® polymer bearings in variable intake systems.

Variable intake systems    

Belt tensioner

iglidur® plastic plain bearings in belt tensioner.

Belt tensioner    

Disc brake caliper bearing

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the disc brake caliper of a utility vehicle

Disc brake caliper bearing    

Undercarriage

iglidur® polymer bearings in undercarriages

Undercarriage    

Door hinge bearing

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in door hinges.

Door hinge bearing    

Convertible top systems

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the convertible top system.

Convertible top systems    

Pedal system

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in pedal system.

Pedal system    

Seating system

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the car seat

Seating system    

Steering systems

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in the steering system of a utility vehicle.

Steering systems    

Throttle valves

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in throttle valves.

Throttle valves    

Driver's cab bearing

iglidur® plastic plain bearing in driver's cab mounting.

Driver's cab bearing    

Chain hoist for forklifts

In order to keep the production costs and expenditure as low as possible, the application of non-variable parts is of great significance. The compromise between stability and flexibility could be solved by the aid of iglidur® plain bearings from igus®.

Chain hoist for forklifts    

Flugservolator soaring simulator

The bearings from igus® were decided because they are maintenance-free and cost-effective and absolutely simple to handle.

Flugservolator soaring simulator    

Soccer table

Application of a high-value spindle lift table with steep-threaded spindle, linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings.

Soccer table    

Gripper for a mobile robot

The main tasks of the gripper arm were simple travel movements, light design, as well as the largest possible operating range.

Gripper for a mobile robot    

Sheet metal forming
machine

drylin® trapezoidal leadscrew nut in a sheet metal forming machine.

Sheet metal forming  machine    

Mechanical deburring of metal parts

Plastic instead of recirculating ball bearings - drylin® linear guides for machine deburring

Mechanical deburring of metal parts    

Mobile and stationary saw mills

Maintenance-free polymer bearings in mobile and stationary saw mills.

Mobile and stationary saw mills    

Handling device

drylin® linear guide systems provide for compact and thereby highly flexible handling devices.

Handling device    

Oil platform

drylin® plastic plain bearings in an inspection device for offshore drilling riser

Oil platform    

Engraving machine

An engraving machine with igus® products, as final project work after four years of advanced education in automation technology.

Engraving machine    

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine

Application of drylin® high-temperature bearings in bag forming, filling and sealing machine for the sealing bar bearing

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine    

Champagne bottle
sealing machine

drylin® in a champagne bottle
sealing machine in the filling technology.

Champagne bottle sealing machine    

Assembly press for air conditioning unit

Using drylin® T linear guide and iglidur® PRT slewing ring bearings, the movement under the press and the pivoting of the parts to be assembled is mastered.

Assembly press for air conditioning unit    

Leobot

Leobot robot: Robot design for participation in the Eurobot competition.

Leobot    

Photovoltaic tracking system

Automatically aligning the photovoltaic tracking systems to the position of the sun with the aid of lubricant-free plastic plain bearings produces a particularly high efficiency.

Photovoltaic tracking system    

Bottling machines

Since the clamping stars in this bottling plant were equipped with polymer bearings, the service life has almost doubled.

Bottling machines    

Horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines

On these horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines, the total freedom from maintenance over the machines' entire life cycle was particularly important for the customer.

Horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines    

Electro-roller

Initiated by Sachs Bikes, Norbert Staffend started with a focus on "motorized two-wheeler" in the student project. The result was this pure and elegant e-scooter

Electro-roller    

Shell Eco-Marathon

The Shell Eco-Marathon is the largest energy-efficiency competition and is aimed at student teams from across Europe.

Shell Eco-Marathon    

Liquid manure tank truck

Rugged liquid manure tank trucks are used for the economic distribution of biogas manure. In the steered pendular axles, lubricant-free polymer bearings defy all adverse conditions.

Liquid manure tank truck    

Aircraft project

This project is a study module for the development of a model airplane. iglidur® bearings were used for mounting the aileron.

Aircraft project    

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