Over 55 million people have gym memberships in the United States, and the number is only growing. Statistics also show that weight training and cardio machines are the devices most frequently used in gyms. For the successful adjustment of seats, weights and inclination of these devices, igus® bearings and linear systems are ideal. The technology from igus® is quiet-running, as it operates by sliding on plastic rather than rolling on steel balls like recirculating ball bearings. It is particularly important for noise to be reduced at large facilities with numerous machines. Since igus® technology is 100 percent self-lubricating, users don't have to worry about getting their hands or cloths dirty from oil or grease. Exercise machines must also withstand continuous operation on a daily basis, whether they are manually or electronically operated. With igus® linear guides and bearings, continuous operation is guaranteed.
Low coefficients of friction
Smooth and quiet operation
Corrosion-free, easy to clean
Maintenance-free and dry-running
Low coefficients of friction
Compensation of misalignment errors
High load capacity
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Some of the most popular exercise technologies for weight training include leg curl and extension devices, butterfly and latissimus traction machines. drylin® W linear guides and iglide® bearings are reliable solutions for these devices. The linear guides are ideal for simple and quiet height adjustments of the pad for leg training. Double profiles and carriages are also useful, as they are easy to mount, self-lubricating and maintenance-free. For the joints of the butterfly and latissimus machines, iglide® G300 and M250 bearings are recommended. No matter where in the machine they are used, they remain corrosion-resistant, quiet-running and long-lasting.
Rowing machines are great for exercising the cardiovascular system. Both rotating and pivoting joints in the machines can move easily with igus® bearings. drylin® linear guides installed in the machines are completely self-lubricating, and their double-shaft aluminum profile is lightweight with high torsion resistance. Linear systems also ensure that the seat slides quietly without causing friction.
Finding the right seating position in cardio machines such as home trainers or ergometers is important to avoid straining knee joints. With igus® products, seat distances and height adjustments can be done in seconds. Linear profiles, complete carriages or single bearings from the drylin® W toolkit offer an ideal solution for every machine model. For automatic adjustments, igus® energy chains and cables ensure failsafe operation in every installation space, even with the tightest bending radii.
Fitness machines with bearings and linear systems from igus® meet the requirements to endure high loads for long periods of time. The durable igus® products provide reliability for many years without failure. All components of the traditional drive technology from igus® are self-lubricating. The sliding motion also minimizes operating noises and weight. Compared to metal counterparts, drylin® reduces costs by up to 40 percent.
This application is used during rehabilitation for those with walking disabilities. The iglide® bearings in the machine ensure a long service life and high load capacity.
18 people can use this fitness machine at the same time. In the Body-Spider®, approx. 100 igus® bearings ensure compactness and maintenance-free operation.
The drylin® linear technology used in this leg press allow for a smooth movement. The corrosion-resistant and self-lubricating components also allow for outdoor use.
With the drylin® W modular kit, A&D Sports found a solution for equipping their fitness machines with cost-effective and self-lubricating components.
Users relieve body tension and exercise back muscles with this application. igubal® spherical bearings create a comfortable seat that withstands long-lasting strain.
This application highlights the advantages of switching from metal bearings to plastic solutions. In this cross trainer, igubal® spherical bearings ensure quiet operation and minimal maintenance.