igus ® plastic solutions for moving applications help you to reduce installation, handling and throughput times. Time-consuming maintenance work can be minimized with dry running, chip-resistant solutions from a single source. Where there is dust and chips, the very tightly sealed igus® energy supplies ensure the safe and secure movement of cables, hydraulic and pneumatic hoses in woodworking machines or CNC processing centers. In addition, the dry running igus® linear guides, plain bearings and ball bearings are absolutely self-lubricating and maintenance-free making them the first choice for the woodworking industry, as chips, dust and dirt do not settle on the bearings.
Your benefits at a glance:
Chip-proof, dust-tight and impervious to dirt
Self-lubricating and maintenance-free
Ready-to-install energy supply systems
Minimize machine downtime
Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
Extremely quiet operation
Weeke Bohrsysteme GmbH relies on pre-assembled readychain® systems in the manufacturing of their equipment. Thanks to the ready-to-install energy supplies equipped with harnessed cables, Weeke only needs half the time to assemble the energy tubes. This enables the company to lower its production costs whilst offering a long-life, low-maintenance product for its end customers.
This lathe made by HOMAG India processes wooden parts, which causes a large amount of wood chips and dust. The use of iglide® plain bearings, which contain solid lubricant, means that the machine's bearings are low maintenance and do not have to be lubricated in any way. This cuts costs and saves service time as well as preventing wood chips and dust from sticking to the bearings.
Special designs have two essential disadvantages: procurement of spare parts and high development costs. How these disadvantages can be avoided is demonstrated by Westphal Maschinenbau with an innovative energy supply consisting of standard components. The e-chain® carries an extraction hose piggyback which it takes, along with other cables, safely and securely over a travel distance of 16 meters.
SERRA Maschinenbau GmbH places great demands on its stationary sawmills. They must work flawlessly at all times, no matter how hot or cold it is. Furthermore, they must be easy to operate, maintain and service. This was successfully achieved by using polymer plain bearings. The bearings do not have to be lubricated, they are impervious to shocks, dirt and sawdust and they are extremely temperature-resistant.