No lubrication, less maintenance, lower costs, longer life cycles, always available from stock - these key principles apply to all igus® products, systems and services.
Tried and tested in terms of durability, friction properties and stability, igus® plastics are the technological core of the igus® range.
We offer you 80,000 products from stock with no minimum order.
igus® plastic plain bearings constitute the step from a simple plastic bearing to the tested, predictable and available machine element.
Our research is based on specific bearing properties - especially life cycle - achieved by continuous advancements in materials.
Low weight and corrosion resistance, as well as freedom from maintenance and lubrication enable a solution for almost all applications.
Fit and forget!
Lubrication-free operation is something every designer strives for. igus® plastic plain bearings make this dream a reality. Decades of research and testing now permit precise calculations of a plastic plain bearing's life cycle.
There is an iglide® material for almost every application, available in a wide range of bearing dimensions, with a predictable service life.
lnnovative, quickly assembled and economical products
Delivery from stock - lower inventory costs
Large product selection – find the right solution for your application
Time-saving tools on the Internet
We deliver customized, ready-to-fit units
Quick reaction customer service with many local representatives in the United States, Canada, Mexico and worldwide.
igus® maintenance-free plastic plain bearings help improve your products and reduce costs at the same time.
energy chains are the umbilical cord of modern machines. igus® has been developing, producing and testing polymer energy chains since 1971. Our expert knowledge is being refined continuously with the help of our customers, and is then incorporated into our production time.
Multitude of possibilities in terms of movement and length
Carry sensitive bus, data and fiber-optic cables and energy sources such as electricity, gas, air and liquids
Accommodate very high dynamic loads and stringent service life requirements
Handle very different environments and climatic zones
High levels of acceleration can be achieved
Simple assembly of modular system on site and rapid retrofitting of cables possible
igus® realized that widespread growth of automated technology in the early 1980s had resulted in increasing loads, which guided cables couldn’t support. The cables would fail and cause costly system downtime or even damage the machine. In extreme cases, cable failure could halt production entirely.
igus® embarked on the development of its own continuous-flexing cable line, designed specifically for use in energy chain systems and has been selling chainflex® since 1989. chainflex® cables withstand the stress of tight bending radii in moving applications and deliver a longer service life than other cables.
igus® offers customers pre-assembled cable carrier solutions called readychain® systems – complete with energy chains, chainflex® cables, connectors, brackets, strain relief and other accessories – with a complete system guarantee.