Adjustments of wheelchairs, fitness and rehabilitation equipment should be quiet and smooth over an extensive service life. The use of igus® plain bearings and linear systems offers the user a comfortable, high-quality feeling in these adjustments. Due to completely grease-free operation, all bearings points are clean, robust, and maintenance-free. These advantages are ideal for prostheses and orthoses, which need to feel as natural as possible. iglide® plain bearings can withstand sustained high loads, impacts and dirt, while achieving a long service life and low coefficients of friction. All of our bearings and linear rails are corrosion-resistant to allow reliable performance even in wet or damp environments.
Knowing exactly how long you can expect your prosthetic, wheelchair or other rehabilitation equipment to last is essential. Unexpected component failure simply isn’t acceptable for these applications, and can be avoided with the service life calculators available for our bearings and lead screw assemblies. All service life estimates are based on tens of thousands of test cycles from our testing facility in Cologne, Germany, ensuring estimates are highly accurate and reliable.
Durable plastic bearings for continuous daily operation in rehabilitation and sports equipment, maintenance-free, light and quiet.
Vibration-damping bearings without maintenance, also available in a small installation size for a discreet appearance.
No problem with dirt, moisture and chemicals: iglide plain bearings ensure consistently smooth running behavior in wheelchairs.
This prosthesis from Otto Bock HealthCare was equipped with iglide J piston rings, which can be clipped onto the piston with slot and flexible material. This makes installation very easy and decreases assembly time. The previously used PTFE guide bands wore out quickly and had to be replaced frequently.