It is crucial that the components used in medical equipment be self-lubricating, cleanroom-compatible, media-resistant, corrosion-free and noise-dampening. igus® supplies plastic bearings and energy chains that encompass all of these properties. Self-lubricating bearings are used in X-ray robots, laboratory devices, patient chairs, hospital beds and prostheses, among others. Maintenance-free energy chains are also used to protect and guide cables in operating theater devices, rehabilitation systems, imaging diagnostic equipment and more.
Self-lubricating and noise-dampeningt
Lean assembly: easy installation
Failsafe cables with warranty
Integrated intelligence (smart plastics)
Strong and flexible
Low cost automation and robotics
High degree of safety and reliability in small installation spaces
Frame adjustment mechanisms, electric and hydraulic actuators for adjusting functions.
Dental X-ray systems, storage surfaces and device holders, movement of treatment units.
Lamps, moveable device holders, comfort seating systems and mobile/stationary eye-testing devices.
Energy chains from the twisterchain series are used in the X-ray robots at the Buck Engineering & Consulting company in Germany. twisterchain enables safe and reliable cable guidance in the case of rotations up to 540º.
iglide® H1 bearings, linear technology and leadscrew technology are used in MRI machines as they are not ferromagnetic and are impervious to methods of cleaning and sterilisation.
iglide® G300 bearing are extremely robust and withstand frequent adjustments of the couch without any problems occurring. Due to their material composition, they do not require external lubrication and are also corrosion-free and maintenance-free.
Metal bearings with stainless-steel shafts used for this decanter centrifuge led to high costs incurred due to material wear, maintenance and external lubrication. After iglide® bearings were installed, the manufacturer was able to reduce the costs by 93% and shorten the assembly time by 10 minutes.
Test: Cleanroom compatibility
Small pitch for silent operation
High torsional resistance
Diverse means of interior separation
36 month guarantee
Oil resistant (acc. to DIN EN 50363-10-2)
Long-term service temperature +356ºF
50% less moisture absorption
Pressfit up to +248ºF
Compliant with FDA standards
For medium to high loads
Self-lubricating and maintenance-free
Quiet adm vibration dampening due to the radius tooth design
Clean & hygienic
Self-lubricating and 60% lighter
Simple, fast & cost-effective
High wear resistance
Ready in 1 to 3 days