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Improve technology and reduce costs

For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.

Our customers were able to improve the technology and reduce costs in more than 590 applications.
Some examples:

Longest travel in the world - no more downtimes

The longest travel with plastic energy chain  

The e-chain systems® today clearly contribute toward reliability, as system downtimes, for example through cable breaks, are reduced to zero.

Cables defy heat, sun, rain and snow

LED screen  

Previously used cables from a competitor had failed; since then the temperature-resistant chainflex® cables are used; the larger-than-life size LED screen in Dallas functions in any weather.

Rough environment, high speed

Special machine construction  

Even in particularly aggressive ambient conditions like in this high speed machining center, energy supply systems prove their reliability.

Costs saved, machine
availability increased

Beverages industry  

As iglidur® plain bearings have a long service life, and in addition need not be lubricated and costs only a fraction compared to conventional bearings, 90% of the costs could be saved.

More than Euro 10,000 saved each year

Fully automatic tire fitting lines  

The previously used bearings were blocked and the shafts used to break. The lubricant-free igubal® flange bearings used instead have been operating since May 2007 without failure. This saved Euro 2,440 in repair costs and Euro 8,400 in machine stoppages each year.

Trouble-free operation instead of shaft destruction

Concrete pipe cutter  

Due to the dirt accumulation in the ball bearings, the balls were blocked and the shafts were destroyed. The concrete cutting machine has now run for over three years entirely free of troubles despite the extremely heavy-duty operation.

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Light aircraft Twister

Consistent application of igus® plain bearings in the aircraft design in fiber composite honeycomb-
sandwich construction.

Light aircraft Twister    

Extendable brake flap

These igus® bearings look particularly suited for the specified application, as they are resistant to water, dirt and temperature and are also maintenance-free.

Extendable brake flap    

Ultrasonic test facility

The main requirements of this application are: High dynamic accuracy, low weight with high stiffening and high availability in 3-shift operation.

Ultrasonic test facility    

Testing- and loading-device

Sought for was a linear guide system for a load cell with light operation, leeway and flat design.

Testing- and loading-device    

Hot-air balloon

Plastic plain bearing in almost oxygen-free atmosphere: World record for flight altitude in a hot-air balloon.

Hot-air balloon    

Flugservolator soaring simulator

The bearings from igus® were decided because they are maintenance-free and cost-effective and absolutely simple to handle.

Flugservolator soaring simulator    

Rotor head

iglidur® G is the problem solver in this rotor head The rotor blades rotate about 400 times per minute and thereby execute oscillating motion with maximum 30°.

Rotor head    

Airfoils in aircrafts

Here the challenge in the design was that the bearing of the group of components for the application in the measuring medium water had to be designed.

Airfoils in aircrafts    

Helicopter load system

A novel external load system for helicopters required a low weight, high reliability with simultaneous weather resistance and freedom from maintenance.

Helicopter load system    

Airplane prototype

Changeover to corrosion-resistant, lightning-resistant and insulated plastic plain bearing in the entire airplane system.

Airplane prototype    

Stirling engine

An oil-free operation of the engine could be ensured only by the use of plastic plain bearings.

Stirling engine    

Helicopter drone

Light and free from play

Helicopter drone    

Mobile barrier system JetTrac

Robust and vibration-reducing

Mobile barrier system JetTrac    

Winding machine for carbon fiber spools

No stick-slip

Winding machine for carbon fiber spools    

Electric motor glider

Robust and vibration-reducing

Electric motor glider    

Airfield tanker vehicle

Hoses and cables in energy chains of igus® in airfield tank vehicle.

Airfield tanker vehicle    

Suspended articulated arm robot

triflex® R as a complete solution for several tasks at once on a suspended robot

Suspended articulated arm robot    

Bearing compass

Suspension of a bearing compass.

Bearing compass    

Model aircraft

Linkage on the aileron in a model aircraft - without wear.

Model aircraft    

Model helicopter

Reliable and vibration dampening linkage on the swashplate and the rotor guide.

Model helicopter    

Hydraulic lifter in airplane hangar

Hydraulic working platforms in an airplane hangar for the Airbus A380 in Singapore are equipped with igus® e-chains®.

Hydraulic lifter in airplane hangar    

Stuttgart Adler

The use of a remote-controlled model aircraft is being tested and demonstrated as a remote sensing platform at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS). Due to the extraordinary weight requirements, the xiros® flange bearings are used here.

Stuttgart Adler    

Aircraft project

This project is a study module for the development of a model airplane. iglidur® bearings were used for mounting the aileron.

Aircraft project    

Mars robot

This robotic vehicle is designed for a very special environment: it will one day be driving on Mars.

Mars robot    

Small electric plane

To achieve the best flying conditions, all components must be lightweight and at the same time as durable as possible.

Small electric plane    

Solar aircraft

The prototype of the „Sunseeker Duo“ solar plane is the world‘s first solar-powered two-seater.

Solar aircraft    

Air bearing measuring carriage

In this air bearing measuring carriage, an igubal® spherical bearing is used because of its fast and smooth precisions.

Air bearing measuring carriage    

Rocket launch site

The igus® products used are designed for mobile applications in such a way that it features a long life and functions absolutely reliably.

Rocket launch site    

Crane boom for tankers

This crane can be flexibly adjusted to fuel various types of aircraft.

Crane boom for tankers    

Passenger boarding bridge

e-chains® replace festoonings on passenger jetways for increased reliability.

Passenger boarding bridge    

High-performance
glider]

Easy cable changes and a compact design with ideal dimensions.

High-performance  glider]    

Helicopter hangar for ships

Telescope type deploying and retracting of a hangar at sea.

Helicopter hangar for ships    

Helicopters

Lighter components for aviation applications by avoiding separators.

Helicopters    

Test stand for control centres

Only extensive earthbound testing can demonstrate the suitability of components for space applications.

Test stand for control centres    

Maintenance frame

This frame is used for maintenance work on aircraft and can be pushed over the wings.

Maintenance frame    

Aircraft technology

This innovative aircraft design is characterised by optimized control and an optimized drive.

Aircraft technology    

Robotics

The Mars Rover is a six-wheel robot, which has been assembled with of more than 2,000 parts.

Robotics    
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