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.
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.
Tech up: slip ring-free guide for power, data, liquids or air. Can be equipped with any type
Cost down: no slip ring and cost-effective in the case of repair, as individual components can be replaced.
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.
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.
Tech up: easy to fill. Intuitive design. Flexible modular system
Cost down: 50% shorter assembly time than conventional chainfix clamps
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.
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.
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
Easy changeover from sliding to rolling energy chain, a radius for all series, no adapter link necessary, ideal for long travels.
Upgrade, extend service life of the e-chain, reduce bearing parts, reduce drive power for moving the e-chain.
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
The new generation of robolink®: the control system means that the RL-DP is ready for immediate use. With cables on the inside and individual, igus® not only relies on design. The robot's four-axis or five-axis versions are even more precise, faster and more durable than their predecessors. Due to the injection-moulded housing, the RL-DP is currently the most cost-effective among the robolink® robots.
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.
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.
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.
iglidur® isense plain bearings indicate their wear status in good time. If a bearing needs to be changed, the system is informed about it.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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: