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motion plastics for car washes
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Components in gantry washing systems and car washes have to withstand a great deal, including dirt, moisture, heat, and chemical cleaning substances. Our energy chain systems and bearings made of high-performance plastics increase the functional reliability of your cleaning machines and conveyor belts, since our products are resistant to media, temperature, and corrosion. Our e-chains safely transport energy, data, compressed air, water, and cleaning agents. Upon request, we equip our systems with intelligent sensors for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Unlike metal bearings, our dry-operating plastic bearings require no maintenance or external lubrication and are therefore ideally suited to rotating nozzles and cleaning brushes.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Resistant to dirt and moisture
  • Resistant to media and corrosion
  • Lightweight
  • Vibration-dampening
  • Complete systems or individual components from batch size 1
  • Configure and calculate service life online

Banner news '22
Energy supply for jib cranes up to 10 metre travels
Spherical insert bearings for higher loads
Transmission quality is measured without any interference in the data link

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Products for vehicle washing systems

E4 energy chain

Energy chains

  • Low abrasion, vibration-free and highly stable
  • Suitable for confined installation spaces
  • Suitable for long travels.

Harnessed readychain systems

  • Reduction of manufacturing costs
  • Logistics effort kept to a minimum
  • Reduce assembly time
chainflex cables in the overview

Cables for motion

  • Calculable and predictable service life
  • Available from stock, from 1m length
  • Cables for all types of motion
igubal spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings

  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • 80% lighter than metallic alternatives
  • Self-lubricating and low maintenance
drylin linear guides

drylin linear guides

  • Corrosion-free
  • Dirt-resistant
  • Lightweight and robust
xiros ball bearings

xiros ball bearings

  • Temperature-resistant from -40 to +80°C
  • Tough and corrosion-resistant
  • Light and low-maintenance

Application examples of our customers

Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are incorporated into our service life calculation tools and allow exact durability predictions.

Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely customised conditions.

Further information

Why e-chains?

Increase cable service life and reduce downtime. There are many reasons why the e-chain is the right cable guidance system for your application.
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e-chains configurator

Configure your desired product online and view price, service life, and delivery time
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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igutex", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH