Especially in agricultural applications, you need solutions that can stand up to rough conditions, such as dirt, dust, heat, shock and edge loads. igus® makes this possible with its energy chains and plastic bearings that are characterised by their outstanding resilience and long service life. These products are used for instance in tractors, disc harrows, fertilisers, hay rakes, field sprayers, seed drills and other agricultural equipment. In many applications, metallic bushings or recirculating ball bearing guides can be replaced by lubrication free polymer plain bearings. We would like to show you how to improve your technology and save costs at the same time.
The durable heavy duty bearing
Good price/performance ratio
Lubrication and maintenance-free
Extremely long service life under extreme conditions
For extreme loads
High thermal resistance
Maintenance-free and self-lubricating
Lightweight and quiet
Simple installation and maintenance-free
Vibration dampening and load-bearing clevis joints used in a fertiliser spreader AXIS 50.1 W. Realised to date: more than 10 years of service life at a temperature of -20°C and a block load of 4,000 N.
This disc harrow can easily be adapted to any width. The drylin® R liner used in the sliding bearing of the disc harrow is maintenance-free, precise, durable and very load-bearing, thus guaranteeing a long service life.
Maintenance-free and resistant to dust and dirt, the iglidur® G plain bearings are used in bale trimming machines of the company Optimal-Vetrieb Opitz GmbH.
The company igus® has been successfully collaborating with the company Lemken, since 2008. Numerous devices from Lemken are equipped with igus® plain bearings, among others, the cultivator Karat 9
The iglidur® Z plain bearing used in this planting machine was more cost-effective than the use of an axial bearing and is also dust-resistant, moisture-resistant and lubrication-free.
The company Agrobot based in Spain uses the igus® E-Z chain® energy chains for this harvester, which are maintenance-free and cost-effective.
iglide® J bearings in mirror adjustment mechanisms23
drylin® W linear guides in backrest adjustment mechanisms4
iglide® G bearings in steering columns5
triflex® 3D e-chain® in controls6
igubal® double joints in hydraulic valve connections7
drylin® W linear guides in backrest adjustment mechanisms8
drylin® W linear guides in armrest adjustment mechanisms9
Engineers working in the agricultural industry can benefit greatly from implementing true maintenance-free pivots within their machinery. Maintenance-free pivots have several benefits that can help significantly increase efficiency within the agricultural field. Here, we will compare true maintenance-free designs with alternative designs, as well as go into the requirements for creating a true maintenance-free pivot.