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  • motion plastics for over 50 industries

    We have customers in 72 countries and more than 50 branches of industry. They include large global corporations but we love small customers just as much.  Our infrastructure allows us to handle large requests as well as small orders for which there is no minimum order quantity. Just as the customer wishes. In addition, we offer customers a wide range of services such as personal consultations and support, a web shop, live chats, webinars and visits by our salesmen.

Product Portfolio
  • Platics for longer life - Product Overview

      • e-chains® and accessories

      • e-chain systems® – the "umbilical cord" of modern machines. Custom-made from stock.
      • Cables sold by the metre

      • Special cables for e-chains® - tested, tested, tested. Over 1354 types from stock.
      • Ready-to-connect cables

      • Designed for use in energy chains. Numerous types of cable with different approvals and certificates of conformity.
      • Energy supply systems ready for connection

      • Ready-to-install e-chainsystems® and assembled cables for your machines. No minimum order quantity, delivery in 1 to 10 days!
      • Energy supply systems for robots

      • Energy supply systems for robots, also as a complete solution including excellent torsion-resistant cables.
      • Plain bearings

      • Increase service life, reduce costs and eliminate lubrication. 7000 types from stock.
      • Self-aligning bearings

      • The complete product range of self-adjusting, maintenance-free bearings made of sliding plastics. 2600 types from stock.
      • Linear technology

      • Linear guides from stock. Lubrication-free, silent, lightweight and cost-effective - rail and shaft guides.
      • Drive technology

      • Lubrication-free linear modules with lead screw for precise adjustments or toothed belts for quick positioning. For every installation space, in individual stroke lengths.
      • Electric linear axes

      • Maintenance-free linear axes ready to install with stepper or DC motors, configurable as single or multi-axis system.
      • Electric motors

      • EC motors, stepper motors, lead screw stepper motors and motor controls. Ready to connect, can be shipped within 24hrs.
      • Lead screw technology

      • High helix thread with dryspin® technology and self-locking trapezoidal and metric threads.
      • Slewing ring bearings

      • With sliding elements made from lubrication and maintenance-free materials.
      • Ball bearings

      • For maintenance-free dry operation, lubrication-free at temperatures up to 150°C.
      • Bar stock

      • iglidur® is available as round material, hollow rod, bar stock sheet or designed to the desired shape.
      • 3D printing material and Service

      • Up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than conventional materials plus 3D printing service for desired components within as little as 24hrs
      • tribo-tape liner

      • tribo-tape liner with excellent suitability for the varied lining of tribologically stressed surfaces and shapes.
      • Piston rings

      • Replace elaborately stamped PTFE tapes with a single clip-on guide ring. Piston rings made of freely selectable materials.
      • Modular robotics system

      • Integration of different motion mechanisms in one component.
      • Pneumatic hoses

      • Special pneumatic hoses for heavy-duty use in energy chains.
      • Plug-in connectors

      • Plug-in connectors and more than 3,500 connector components from stock - everything from a single source and delivered quickly.
      • Predictive maintenance

      • Defects are detected before they occur, unscheduled downtime and failures are avoided, repair times are shortened due to early intervention, availability of the machine increases and maintenance costs decrease.
    • Innovations

    • The time for innovation is now.
      More than 120 motion plastics® autumn innovations

        • Energy chain

        • Moving energy made easy – through innovation and sustainability
          Tech up, cost down. It's our job.

          Our task is to constantly develop new innovations in e-chains and cables. This enables us to help you to save costs and further increase the quality of machines and systems at the same time, in other words "Tech up. Cost down".

          We at igus are also committed to the reduction of plastic waste and the improvement of recycling: when energy chains reach the end of their service life, we have them processed in the igus recycling programme.

            • Panel feed e-spool flex 2.0

            • Cable reel without slip ring

              Tech up: slip ring-free guide for power, data, liquids or air. Can be equipped with any type
              of cable.
               
              Cost down: no slip ring and cost-effective in the case of repair, as individual components can be replaced.

            • autoglide 5

            • The alternative to busbar systems

              Tech up: power and data transmission in compact spaces and for fast lane movements.  Guide energy, data, air and liquids in ONE system.
               
              Cost down: 88% shorter assembly time compared to aluminium trough. From €49/metre ready for installation, incl. 2400.07AG.075.0 series e-chain, steel cable guide, harnessed bus cable and 5 single cores of 6mm² each.

            • e-skin flat single pods

            • Freely fillable, particle-free cable guidance

              Tech up: freely fillable cable guidance system
              with particularly compact structure. Modular design with profiles that can be connected together and shortened as required.
               
              Cost down: individual cables can be replaced very quickly without changing the entire energy supply system. Flexible standard modular system for many cleanroom applications.

            • CFQ and CFPQ strain relief elements

            • 50% less installation time

              Tech up: easy to fill.  Intuitive design.  Flexible modular system
               
              Cost down: 50% shorter assembly time than conventional chainfix clamps

            • 36-month guarantee on energy chains

            • For all energy chains with online service life calculation

              Tech up: 36-month guarantee on all e-chain® components that have failed due to wear and tear. Determine the exact runtime of the energy chain according to your application parameters.
               
              Cost down: always choose the most cost-effective e-chain® that works with reliability and receive free spare parts for e-chains® that have failed due to wear.

            • E4Q series e-chains

            • The next generation of energy chains for machine tools and the like.

              Tech up: reduce installation time by 40% compared to the E4.1 series. 10% less weight: material recesses reduce weight in line with high stability.
               
              Cost down: save installation time and costs through opening and closing without tools. Reduce process costs with further igus® online tools.

            • E2.1 series e-chains

            • The standard for general mechanical engineering

              Tech up: 20 to 30% larger sliding surfaces than the previous series. The new standard for applications in the medium-load range.
               
              Cost down: improved weight and dimensional ratio than comparable previous series as well as significantly shorter installation times.  Reduce process costs with igus online
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            • High-speed glide bar

            • 5 times more durable than conventional glide bars

              Tech up: easy handling due to short individual parts in 500mm pieces.  Also 5 times higher abrasion resistance thanks to tribologically optimised material
               
              Cost down: more durable glide bars at the same price as the previous model.  Significantly lower maintenance

          • Low Cost Automation

              • igus® Robot Control software & hardware

              • Tech up:

                • New robotics control software by igus®
                • Available in control cabinet or on top-hat (DIN) rail
                Cost down:
                • Try out programming software for free online
                • Intuitive operator control for everybody
                Proof:
                • The user can test the software as a free download
                Sustainability:
                • A software for programming linear robots, delta robots and robot arms
              • Axis 7 for robots

              • Tech up:

                • Ready-to-install linear axis 7 in robotics
                  for flexible use of robots in the workspace
                • Matching adapter kits for robolink DP and UR with UR Cap Integration
                Cost down:
                • Toothed belt axis ZLW-20 from the drylin® W modular system
                • Kits available individually or as ready-to-install ZLW-20
                Proof:
                • Up to 4 times larger robot workspace due to linear adjustment with axis 7
                Sustainability:
                • 100% lubrication-free ZLW-20 toothed belt axis
                • Materials can be recycled
              • Modular robot gearbox: drygear® Apiro

              • Tech up:

                • Modular design for manual and motor-operated adjustments
                • Worm gears made of tribologically optimised igus high-performance polymers
                Cost down:
                • Cost-effective gearboxes made of solid plastic
                • Fast conversion possible
                Proof:
                • 100% clean operation
                • 40% better performance through iglidur® A180
                Sustainability:
                • Very light and completely lubrication-free
              • robolink DP articulated arm robot

              • Tech up:

                • robolink articulated arm robot with four or five degrees of freedom (4 DOF/5 DOF)
                • Standard colour black, individual colour and logo possible
                • Payload up to 30N
                • Cycle times > 7s
                Cost down:
                • Cost-effective, robust design
                • Fast return on investment
                • Simple programming and control system through  igus Robot Control
                • Adapter disc compatible for e.g. grippers and vision
                Proof:
                • Reach up to 790mm (5 DOF)
                • Tested: up to 3,000,000 cycles at 100 payload of 110gr
                Sustainability:
                • Robot without lubrication
                • Materials can be recycled
            • chainflex® cables work ... in moving applications all over the world!

            • Tech up, Cost down. It's our job.

              chainflex cables from igus in medical equipment, in 3D printers or robots, large travel distances of up to 1,000 metres – everything easy to calculate, order and harness. Fast deliveries from 24 hours and with the unique 36-month chainflex guarantee for the calculated service life.

              Our task is to continually develop innovations in the area of e-chains and cables. This enables us to help you to save costs and simultaneously improve the quality of your machines and systems, in a nutshell Tech up, Cost down. It's our job.

                • First twistable IO-Link cable with 36-month guarantee

                • Reliable IO-Link cable solution for the chain and the robot

                  Tech up:

                  • Optimised for twisted (±180 degree/m) use on robots
                  • For small installation spaces up to 6.8xd with a service life that can be calculated online
                  Cost down:
                  • 32% more cost-effective than solutions currently available
                • New chainflex® hybrid cable for Siemens drives S210

                • Product portfolio addition to the CF280.UL.H cable series

                  Tech up:

                  • 10 million double strokes in e-chains® guaranteed
                  • Range of products in stock enables individual choice for the customer
                  Cost down:
                  • Hybrid technology reduces the amount of cable needed by 50%
                  • Installation space needed in the e-chain is reduced by up to 40%
                • Control cable for extreme loads now 18% thinner thanks to new UL styles

                • Unshielded control cable CF9.UL and shielded control cable CF10.UL now save considerable installation space

                  Tech up:

                  • 18% less diameter
                  • 16% reduction of installation space of the energy chain system
                  Cost down:
                  • 18% smaller diameter allows smaller e-chain
                  • Reducing the weight of the overall system and thus making the mechanical components lighter
                • High-end bus cable with 600V UL

                • With CFBUS, all Ethernet types such as Profinet can now be guided together with cables with a higher voltage

                  Tech up:

                  • UL voltage of 300V doubled to 600V
                  • Can be laid directly next to cables with the same voltage level
                  Cost down:
                  • Additional separating elements between the cables in the e-chain® are no longer necessary, cost reduction of €2.10/m
              • Harnessed systems

              • Our task is to constantly develop new innovations in energy chains and cables. This enables us to help you to save costs and further increase the quality of machines and systems at the same time, in other words "Tech up, Cost down". It's our job. “
                  • Module Connect adapter

                  • For easy connection of the energy chain with snap-in mechanism

                    Tech up:

                    • Attachment without additional sheet metal parts
                    • Flexible: simple clip fastening for wall and floor
                    • Safe: integrated strain relief and seal
                    • Suitable: Configure the interface by combining separate housings into one connector
                    Cost down:
                    • Save 80% assembly time
                    • For service: unplug it, plug it back in, and that's all there is to it
                  • Heavy duty harnessing

                  • Individual energy chains and cables for harsh environments

                    Tech up:

                    • Robust and corrosion-free: e-chains for harsh environments
                    • Application-optimised and ready to install
                    Cost down:
                    • Save 68% assembly time
                    • Save 89% procurement time 
                    • Save on assembly and testing tools
                  • readycable® hybrid cable suitable for Siemens drives

                  • Save installation space and reduce construction costs

                    Tech up:

                    • Save installation space and weight with the latest hybrid technology: one cable for power and data
                    • Automatic  generation of cable plan, parts list and further design documents in CAE system
                    Cost down:
                    • Reduce design time by 50% with ready-to-use ePlan macros
                    • No minimum quantity surcharges, no cutting charges 
                  • readycable® for robots

                  • Extension cables suitable for Kuka, Fanuc and ABB

                    Tech up:

                    • Existing robot systems and interfaces can be extended flexibly with the thoroughly tested cable extensions
                    • Harnessed, ready to connect and immediately ready for use
                    Cost down:
                    • Up to 7 cable qualities and price categories: you choose the cable with the best price/performance ratio for you robot application
                • smart plastics®

                    • 3D i.sense: 3D printed wear-resistant parts with sensors

                    • Fast manufacture of intelligent special parts for predictive maintenance

                      Components made with the multi-material printing process enable predictive maintenance for quickly manufactured special parts, so that machine downtime and maintenance work can be reduced sustainably. Due to the sensor layer, the intelligent 3D isense components issue a warning before the wear limit is reached or if overloading occurs.

                    • Lifelong condition monitoring

                    • EC.W LoRa separator with solar power supply

                      This separator powered with solar electricity is always bursting with energy. Changing the battery of the installed module is no longer necessary.
                      Abrasion at the crossbar of the chain can be measured without problems and in a resource-friendly way.

                    • Intelligent iglidur isense plain bearing

                    • No more unexpected bearing damage

                      iglidur® isense plain bearings indicate their wear status in good time. If a bearing needs to be changed, the system is informed about it.

                    • Service life monitoring for all e-chain® installation types

                    • Integrated offline service life monitoring for unsupported and roller chain applications

                      Excess clearance between a chain link's bolt and hole is a clear indication of the decreasing service life of an e-chain system®. The EC.I.SU.02 sensor measures this clearance in clear percentage increments and sends it via LoRa to the icom.plus module.

                  • Plain bearings

                      • Extremely robust iglidur H3 plain bearings

                      • For use in pumps and problematic media

                        H3 is a new material in the iglidur H family. H3 sets new standards with its outstanding robustness. This material is tougher than comparable materials and has a longer service life than iglidur H1.

                      • iglidur AC500 for high temperatures

                      • Plain bearings for the food industry

                        iglidur AC500 is a further development of the A500 material, which is detectable and has an optimised service life. Plain bearings made of AC500 have been certified for use in direct contact with food.  

                      • Gears made of iglidur F

                      • Lightweight, lubrication-free and maintenance-free

                        The service life of iglidur F gears is twice as long  as that of comparable POM gears. iglidur F is characterised by a particularly low coefficient of friction and high wear resistance - even in applications requiring continuous operation - and also by its vibration-dampening properties.  

                      • iglidur IC-05 material to spray on

                      • FDA and EU10/2011-compliant

                        The coating with iglidur coating materials enables you to solve wear problems even where there is little space for plain bearings due to particularly narrow installation spaces.  ​

                    • Linear technology

                        • Econ version of the guide rail with clear anodised coating (Klareloxal) now available: drylin® TS-CA


                        • Stainless steel version now available: drylin® W exchange bearing

                        • Tech up

                          • Split stainless steel housing allows changing the bearing directly on the rail
                          Cost down
                          • Can be used with all drylin® W linear carriages; installation size 20, toothed belt axis ZLW-20, and linear module SLW-2080, stainless steel
                          Proof
                          • Tested: iglidur® X resistant to acetone (10%), benzoic acid (20%, aqueous), bleaching solution, drilling oils, butyric acid, seawater, etc. (compl. list)
                          Sustainability
                          • Linear housing can be used for a lifetime
                          • Emission-reduced, replacement parts handling, weight of the linear liner < 5g
                        • At 16mm with a lower profile than ever before: drylin® W MonoSlide 0660

                        • Tech up

                          • Monobloc made of aluminium for robust handling
                          • Sliding elements made from iglidur® J for long-lasting operation
                          Cost down
                          • Save storage space -> 1 component instead of 9 (as in the case of standard linear carriages)
                          Proof
                          • 12% less installation height than standard
                          • Corrosion-resistant thanks to a clear anodised coating
                          Sustainability
                          • Maintenance-free due to self-lubricating high-performance polymers from igus®
                        • Pull-out made easy: polymer telescopic guide

                        • Further colours now available in addition to the standard ones!

                          Tech up:

                          • igus® polymers in three colours
                          • Withstands up to 2.5kg
                          • Up to 70% lighter than steel
                          Cost down:
                          • Cost-effective production via injection moulding
                          • Fast assembly due to snap-on hooks
                          Proof:
                          • 64% weight saving and 23% narrower installation space compared to NT-35
                          Sustainability:
                          • Metal-free telescopic guide without lubrication
                          • Low inertia reduces emissions in the aviation industry, among others
                      • Industries

                          • motion plastics for the beverage industry

                          • Clean and FDA-compliant solutions for the beverage industry

                            Today, machines and equipment in the beverage industry have to be capable of implementing precise format adjustments while coping with rapid movements in the filling process and withstanding aggressive cleaning agents. We therefore supply you with machine components made of high-performance plastics that offer safe and reliable operation without any additional lubrication.

                          • Cleanroom products up to ISO Class 1

                          • Whether in a display robot or in pick-and-place applications in semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics:
                            igus offers components for every cleanroom that bring Tech up and Cost down

                            In the case of cleanrooms, the requirements regarding the abrasion-resistance of moving components are especially high, as every contamination impairs products and processes. This costs money. We develop and test our high-performance polymer products in our in-house cleanroom laboratory with utmost care. Moreover, in order to provide solid attestation that our products are ideal for use in cleanrooms, the Fraunhofer Institute subjects them to further tests. This enables a broad product portfolio with the best possible cleanroom classification (ISO Class 1).

                          • motion plastics for the crane industry

                          • Energy chains for long port crane service life

                            Tried and tested in thousands of applications; reduce costs, increase service life

                            Heavy loads, long periods of use, and a wide variety of weather conditions – cranes in port facilities must have fantastic performance. And that is just where our energy chains and flexible cables are being used. They have proven themselves for years in more than 10,000 ports with their corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free materials and long service life. Their fields of application include ship-to-shore cranes, bulk cargo handling cranes, RTGs, RMGs, Goliath cranes, spreaders and reach stackers. Wherever safety must be ensured and there is pressure to meet deadlines, e-chains® are a reliable, quiet alternative to busbar systems, festooning and cable drums.

                          • motion plastics for the bicycle industry

                          • 40% lower costs, 80% less weight and 100% less maintenance

                            Manoeuvrable cargo bikes, high-performing e-bikes in all qualities, down-country bikes with progressive geometry and low weight that are just as much fun uphill as downhill - these are the current trends in the world of bicycles. If you are intending to save weight regarding bike components, increase their service life and minimise maintenance intervals, our motion plastics are the right choice. Dry-operating iglidur plain bearings made of high-performance polymers are especially lightweight, extremely wear-resistant and characterised by a very low coefficient of friction. They defy shocks and bumps and are more resistant than metallic bearings - especially in extreme environmental conditions. Dirt, temperature, detergents and humidity are no longer challenges. By the elimination of external lubricants, maintenance is also minimised.

                          • motion plastics for film and camera technology

                          • Curtain up, action – lubrication-free to a successful movie

                            People associate emotions and memories with photos and films. A record is kept of every moment deemed special. Something that initially involved a great deal of effort in a darkroom to develop film, has become a matter of course thanks to digitalisation and the related advances in technology. It is not only the cameras that have changed, the equipment involved is setting new technological standards. igus® products not only bring about technological improvements but also save costs. Whether "do-it-yourself" applications or professional constructions – the versatile drylin® linear guide system offers design freedom for every construction. Specifically in the construction of camera carriages, also referred to as sliders or dollies, technicians, product designers or DIY enthusiasts can make their wishes come true and combine individual components. Absolutely lubrication-free and virtually silent, thanks to the use of tribo-optimised polymers and aluminium are only two of the many arguments in favour of igus®. In addition, energy chains and chainflex® cables ensure increased dependability even at high speeds and tight bend radii.

                          • motion plastics for construction machinery

                          • Less maintenance work and costs with motion plastics

                            Vibrations, low temperature, heat, dirt: igus products offer excellent performance Construction machinery has to withstand very tough working conditions and needs to work reliably even in bad weather. igus makes this possible with its energy chains and polymer plain bearings that are characterised by their outstanding resilience and long service life. The product range includes energy chains for cable protection and guidance, e.g. when cables are used for work platforms, telescopic forklifts or drilling machines. chainflex cables that are resistant to UV radiation as well as low temperatures are designed for highly dynamic continuous motion. Maintenance-free and lubrication-free polymer plain bearings used wherever there are high loads, e.g. in excavators, wheeled loaders and telescopic forklifts. More than 20,000 customers worldwide place their trust in polymer solutions tested under realistic conditions, and in the many years of experience accumulated and built on by igus.

                          • motion plastics for fluid technology

                          • Maintenance-free and lubrication-free plastic plain bearings for fluid technology

                            Hydraulic and pneumatic components give machinery and equipment power, precision, speed and dynamics. Demands on the equipment and corresponding components installed are incredibly high! The range of uses for iglidur plain bearings, igubal spherical bearings and drylin linear guides or lead screws in fluid engineering is constantly increasing. They are also proving their worth in fittings and valves. From linear movements through to rotating applications, they provide high wear abrasion plus chemical and temperature resistance as well as freedom from maintenance in dry operations.

                          • motion plastics for the food industry

                          • FDA and EU-10/2011-compliant components made of high-performance polymers

                            In order to comply with the strict requirements for food hygiene and food safety in all stages of a process, igus® supplies you with plastic solutions for your food-processing machines and equipment. As these machine components have been specially developed for moving applications and do not require any lubrication, product contamination is ruled out completely.

                          • Lubrication-free solutions for
                            furniture making and industrial design

                          • Innovative furniture-making technology in award-winning design

                            Clean, quiet and light - these are the most important features at the centre of the production of furniture and furnishings. This alone creates great demand for components from motion plastics specialist igus in the furniture industry. But the lubrication-free, high-performance polymers can do even more: they glide smoothly with little effort and remain maintenance-free over their entire service life. Thanks to the dry operation, there is no danger of neighbouring materials such as textile covers, leather or wood being soiled. Plain bearing solutions and energy supplies with flexible cables are deployed everywhere there is movement. Whether hidden or visible, in soft opening table drawers or in flexible sofa arrangements with a variety of seat settings, in kitchen cabinets, in the bathroom or garden – igus product solutions prove their worth day after day in the roughest of industrial applications and have received the iF Design Award several times.

                          • motion plastics for the glass industry

                          • Temperature-resistant ... chip-proof ... quick assembly ... long service life

                            Accuracy plays a vital role in the glass industry, as cutting and trimming to size to meet individual customer requirements, involves high-precision work. Cutting glass to size for tables, mirrors or doors often leaves sharp edges. A grinding and polishing process finishes the edge to minimize the risk of injury. From surface, joining or forming technology through to handling: igus® always has ideal solutions at hand for individual applications in the glass industry using its e-chain systems®, chainflex cables for movement and plain bearings made of tribologically optimised high-performance polymers. The safe and reliable energy supply also ensures long-term cost savings by reducing installation and maintenance times.

                          • motion plastics for indoor cranes

                          • Energy supply solutions for bridge cranes

                            In the area of crane systems, safe and fault-free cable guidance is extremely important for functional safety. As demands on travel distances, speeds, accelerations and precision are steadily increasing, the energy supply system and the cables must be able to withstand ever increasing loads. Installation, operation and maintenance should require a minimum of time and anticipated downtime. "Off-the-peg solutions" for indoor cranes and bridge cranes are rarely an option. Especially in the international market with its different conditions and standards, crane manufacturers and end users require multifunctional machines and variable components that can be easily adapted to the respective situation. All these requirements are met by igus with its versatile and extremely durable energy supply systems.

                          • high-performance polymers for industrial vehicles

                          • Defects, repairs or maintenance of industrial vehicles are annoying and costly, both in terms of replacement parts but also expensive downtime. Robust and reliable components are therefore required to avoid downtime and lower unnecessary costs. Whether high loads at bearing locations with up to 250 MPa or very small bending radii for cables: igus® has virtually maintenance-free solutions with long service life for industrial vehicles such as forklifts, industrial tractors or driverless transport systems. In many applications, metallic bushings or recirculating ball bearing guides can be replaced by self-lubricating polymer plain bearings and linear guides! We would like to show you how to improve your technology and save costs at the same time.
                          • motion plastics for machine tools

                          • hat is a machine tool? Turning, milling, drilling and grinding are among the most important technologies for machine tool manufacturing. The machine tool is the "mother" of all machines and the basis for e.g. car manufacturing or smart phone production. The set-up of the machine tool can be very complex - from conventional lathe, to CNC machine or machining centre up to a production line with automation unit. The target is to produce complex workpieces with the help of tools. Together with the degree of automation, the use of igus motion plastics also increases. From the energy chain and flexing chainflex cables up to dry-tech bearings, all product groups are used in the machine tool. The future project Industry 4.0 is taking on an ever more concrete shape. Thanks to igus smart plastics, the Machine Tool 4.0 is becoming reality for machine tool manufacturers. The goal is always to reduce costs and improve technology.
                          • Maintenance-free and quiet in continuous logistic operation

                          • Storage without interruption of logistics is essential for fast supply chains. Customers do not want to wait unnecessarily for their goods and for manufacturers, on-time delivery is a decisive competitive advantage. The processes run largely automatically, especially in larger-scale intralogistics. In addition to industrial vehicles, lifting tables and palletisers, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and storage and retrieval units autonomously move unit loads and packages. motion plastics support 24/7 operation because they are lubrication-free and therefore maintenance-free. In addition, our energy chains, cables, plain and linear bearings save weight and installation space, an important aspect especially in high-bay warehouses.
                          • High-performance polymers for the offshore‑industry

                          • Conditions at sea are rough and extremely demanding for components. Sea water, high and low temperatures, shocks, vibrations due to wind and motion; all this puts a lot of stress on cables, hoses and energy supplies. We have products suitable for these special application locations. In wind turbines, on drilling vessels or on oil rigs, they ensure a reliable supply of energy, both on the cantilever and in highly dynamic pipe handling. Light and maintenance-free. Thanks to our engineering team and DNV GL and NEK-certified chainflex cables, we also offer ready-to-connect complete systems that are tailored to meet your needs.
                          • motion plastics for the oil and gas industry

                          • Moving energy supply systems that function under extreme conditions

                            Dirt, saltwater, vibrations, extreme temperatures, high levels of mechanical stress and the risk of explosion are the most frequently occurring problems that impair the performance of drilling equipment and other devices used for oil and gas extraction. In such surroundings, where downtime is costly, the energy chains from igus® offer the performance characteristics needed to ensure smooth and continuous operation.

                          • motion plastics for the packaging industry

                          • Compliance with the highest hygiene standards, precise and fast processing, and safety and reliability

                            Solutions in the packaging, food or beverage industry are mostly very sensitive. Special requirements have to be fulfilled, especially where contact with food is concerned. At the same time, packaging equipment must enable precise and fast processing combined with cleanliness and economic efficiency. Tuned to the specific needs of the packaging industry, such as food hygiene, FDA and/or EU compliance, we are able to provide you with our maintenance-free and lubrication-free machine parts made of high-performance plastics that help optimise your packaging machines.

                          • solutions for the plastic and rubber industry

                          • igus products can be found in a variety of machines and equipment for the plastics and rubber industry. This includes machines and plant for processing, machines and equipment for treatment and recycling, handling and downstream machines as well as peripherals and plant for process automation. Thereby igus products enable a trouble-free and reliable operation of your machines and systems. Among others the following product groups are used:

                            • Innovative e-chain cable guidance systems with a long service life
                            • Highly flexible chainflex cables with a 36-month guarantee
                            • A diverse product range of maintenance-free iglidur plain bearings made of high-performance polymers
                            • Compact drylin linear guides

                          • motion plastics for renewable energy

                          • Maintenance-free and reliable solutions for long-term energy generation

                            Generating energy, especially from renewable energy sources, requires reliable and durable technological solutions. In the process, the different systems are often exposed to extreme environmental conditions, such as UV radiation, fluctuations in temperature, strong winds, dirt and dust, and have to withstand these for years.

                            Tailored to the specific system, we offer you special solutions made of high-performance polymers, which can help you improve your technology, optimise your system and reduce costs.

                          • Multi-axis e-chain® for robots - triflex® R

                          • In 3D applications, rotating and pivoting movements are part of everyday life. Energy chains are required here, which safely guide and protect robot cables. The triflex R (TRE, TRC and TRL) energy chain has been specifically developed for demanding multi-axis robots. Due to its high tensile force absorption and high flexibility, the energy chain enables a rotation of about ±10° per chain link with complicated motions in the vertical axes. Compared to a cable protection hose, triflex R offers a defined bend radius, which greatly increases the service life of cables and hoses.
                          • Tech up, cost down. motion plastics® for service robotics

                          • Service robots are machines that make everyday life easier and fulfil services. With semi or fully automatic function, they care for the well-being of humans. A distinction is made between service robots for private use and robots for professional service. All types of technically sophisticated robots are in use worldwide. They mainly consist of vacuum cleaners, floor mops and lawn mowers for households. The humanoid robots, who, for example, already do routine work in the healthcare sector without any problems, are now being utilised in the most diverse industrial sectors. Robotics play an increasingly important role in Industry 4.0. For this reason, the requirements for components installed in service robots are high in order to process information quickly and perform tasks reliably. The motion plastics manufacturer igus has the right solution for a wide variety of service robotics applications. Whether fail-safe chainflex cables for movement or lubrication-free and maintenance-free drytech components, igus ensures the optimum automation of your robot.
                          • motion plastics for sewage plants

                          • Longer service life, lower costs, more safety

                            Sewage plants must clean sewage reliably and hence work safely and without failure. Under continuous stress such as sun, wind, snow and ice. igus products are tested in our own laboratory with regard to their service life and are being used in hundreds of applications. This way, downtime is avoided, operating costs are reduced and time-consuming maintenance is decreased. Whether in a longitudinal scraper, sand or fat trap: igus offers cost-effective energy chains, cables and guide troughs specifically for sewage treatment, individually or as a ready-to-use complete system from stock. At igus, you can find tailored solutions for small sewage plants up to a large wastewater treatment plant.

                          • Lightweight, corrosion-free and seawater-resistant

                          • Tried and tested in numerous applications on the high seas: energy chain systems and plain bearings from igus® withstand the toughest environments. They are extremely reliable and fail-safe in shipyards, on deep sea crane ships and working vessels or shore power applications in ports.

                            Our solutions are:

                            • Maintenance-free and lubrication-free
                            • Strong, yet lighter than steel
                            • Resistant to corrosion, seawater, chemicals and UV rays
                            • Suitable for use in extreme temperatures
                            • Easily assembled, flexible, modular
                            • With predictable service life
                          • solutions for sport boats and other watercrafts

                          • The requirements for components in sports boats and other vessels are specific: whether for an engine, an outboard motor or a rudder system in a sports boat, the constantly wet environment demands resistance to weathering and corrosion. Resistant to seawater, robust when exposed to wind and storms: these are the requirements igus products have to fulfil in the construction of vessels. At the same time, light weight and functionality are important, for example in the interior of sports boats. Sports boats and vessels with igus products are well-prepared for the requirements on and under water.
                             
                            e-chain systems installed in many boats and other vessels guide any cable reliably and safely during electrical adjustments. iglidur plain bearings and drylin linear guides use dry operation and move sliding doors, hatches, steering systems, lift systems and all other rotating and swivelling components on a boat, quietly and in a maintenance-free manner. igus products are generally 100% lubrication-free. Due to their design, which was repeatedly rewarded with the IF award, they also appeal to users as visible parts on boats, as they are available in many finishes.
                          • components for telescopic work platforms

                          • Telescopic work platforms and cherry pickers offer little space for safe energy supply, so users like to use energy chains made of high-performance plastics or plastic-steel hybrid energy chains from igus to protect their over-taxed cables and hoses.
                             
                            igus spare parts for guidance, transmission and bearing systems in telescopic lifting work platforms such as energy chains or drag chains, cables and supply lines as well as plastic plain bearings, linear bearings or sliding plates meet the harsh conditions of outdoor and permanently stressed devices.
                          • Vertical farming - vertical agriculture

                            • Saving space by freeing up traditional agricultural areas
                            • Harvest throughout the year; independent and flexible
                            • Low transport and storage costs
                            • Water saving due to closed cycles
                            igus ensures:
                            • Freedom from lubrication and maintenance; no contamination of the products
                            • Resistance to dust and dirt
                            • Fast ROI due to cost-effective automation components
                            • Corrosion-resistant
                            • FDA-compliant
                          • motion plastics® for aviation and aerospace

                            • Quiet, low abrasion & vibration-free
                            • Highly stable and long-lasting
                            • Long travels