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Clean, quiet and light - these are the most important criteria for the production of furniture and furnishings. These alone create great demand for our motion plastics in the furniture industry. However, the lubrication-free, high-performance polymers can do much more:
They slide smoothly with little effort and remain maintenance-free over their entire service life. As they do not require external lubricants, neighbouring materials such as textile covers, leather or wood are not in danger of being soiled. Whether hidden or visible, in soft opening table drawers or in flexible sofa arrangements with a range of seat settings, in kitchen cabinets, in the bathroom or garden – our bearing solutions, energy chains and flexible cables are used wherever there is movement. They prove their worth day after day in the toughest of industrial applications and have received the iF DESIGN AWARD and the Red Dot Award several times.
More than 55 materials
More than 15,000 parts from stock
Individual solutions with no minimum order quantity
Compensation for misalignment
Corrosion-free, easy to clean
Resistant to high loads
Suitable for high loads
Lowest coefficients of friction
Tech up, cost down: see for yourself how it works with applications in furniture construction. Order our free sample boxes for plain bearing and linear technology now.
Fly One® is a multifunctional media system developed by Hohenloher in the form of a designer ceiling light. It can be unfolded at the touch of a button to provide media such as electricity, data, gas, or compressed air. The drive mechanism uses igus plastic components that ensure quiet, maintenance-free operation. Since conventional construction elements were not satisfactory, the designers were also looking for individual components that could be easily 3D printed at igus.
The innovative PortaPivot revolving doors work completely without door frames and can be swung open 360 degrees in both directions. In addition to adaptable gas pressure springs, two iglidur plain bearings inside the hinges ensure that only a small amount of force is required despite the doors' high dead weight. In tests previously performed by PortaPivot itself, the bearings exceeded expectations and easily withstood 248,000 cycles of 180° pivoting. The desire to eliminate service times was also fulfilled because, thanks to their dry operation, iglidur bearings are completely maintenance-free over their entire service life.
The designers at Nowy Styl GmbH were looking for a bearing that would not make any noise during office chair adjustment and use. Lubricants were also to be eliminated so as to avoid cleaning and maintenance costs. The metallic bearings, including needle roller bearings, previously used in this chair were also custom-made and very expensive to produce. A wide variety of iglidur plain bearings made of the G and J materials are available. They are cost-effective, robust, quiet, and maintenance-free.
V-Zug AG in Switzerland produces high-quality household appliances that are especially durable and function reliably. In order to achieve the perfect haptics for a rotary knob, the developers were looking for an optimal bearing material. Brass bearings were out of the question because of their electrical conductivity. Bearings made of ceramic could also not be used due to the high costs. The solution was found at igus: iglidur bushings made of the special RN24 material are affordable and completely maintenance-free thanks to their dry operation. The good performance and coefficient of friction meant that the service life requirements were exceeded three times over in customer tests.
iglidur plain bearings make it possible to fold out the storage spaces of this designer table, both lubrication and maintenance-free.
This mirror becomes a real eye-catcher with its gesture control. Thanks to a drylin linear guide, it can be pushed open and closed, lubrication and maintenance-free.
The triflex TRE system from igus provides safe cable guidance and blends into the surroundings in the best possible way.
With office or home furnishings it is vital for rotating or linear movements to take place in an especially quiet, smooth and homogenous way. The design is the deciding factor and technical components must be optimally integrated.
The modern kitchen combines innovative technology with contemporary design. All movements should be easy and quiet, all bearing points durable and resistant, all elements 100% lubrication and maintenance-free. igus products fulfil the high technical requirements whilst saving costs.
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