Resistant to shocks and vibration
Robust, low-noise, modular
Resistant to dirt, chemicals and high temperatures
Resistant to corrosion and UV radiation
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 bearings that are characterized 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 aerial 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 self-lubricating polymer 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®.
Benefits of igus® high-performance polymers for construction machinery:
Fast delivery and assembly
Predictable service life
UV and weather resistant
Maintenance-free and self lubricating
Resistant to dirt
Resistant to vibrations
Vibration testIn this test, energy chains are subjected to vibrations between 30 and 60 Hz.
Extreme test in the cold chamberEnergy chains and cables are tested at temperatures as low as -40 °C.
Bentonite testTest of energy chains for their resistance to diverse media. Result: They function perfectly after 100,000 cycles.
Front loader test standPolymer bearings in a heavy-duty test with a maximum load of 500 kg.
Problem-free movement in spite of dirt and moisture. 16 robust and self-lubricating plastic bearings from igus® were used.
Used in a tunnel drilling machine, energy chains of the E4 family that are resistant to vibration and insensitive to dirt.
Cost-effective e-chain® of the 15050 series guarantees the machine's operational safety, while reducing shutdown times and maintenance times to a minimum.
Test safe energy supply systems and maintenance-free polymer bearings for the construction machinery industry.