Self-lubricating and maintenance-free polymer-products in furniture making

Polymer products from igus® have been trusted for years due to their proven durability in various industrial applications. Plastic plain bearings and energy supply systems work particularly well in applications that must remain clean and lubricant-free.

In the furniture and furnishing industry, developing clean-finished and lightweight products is essential. igus® products help meet these requirements, as they are suitable for use in pull-out tables, furniture that pivots or rotates, flexible sofa components using fine-shaped linear guides, elegant and secure cable feeds and adjustable chairs.

ZF14 echain on furniture  

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Cable protection and cable guiding in height-adjustable writing desk  
... Cable protection

Stylish cable protection for office, home entertainment and height-adjustable tables

linear guides in furniture  
... Linear guides

For adjustments in linear motion in furniture, e.g. drawers, cupboards, doors or tables...

Office chair with iglide® plain bearings  
... Plain bearings

Maintenance-free, noise-free and self-lubricating bearings in all joints

Application examples for igus® plastic products in furniture

Movable kitchen furniture - Quiet and maintenance-free

 

Applications in the furniture industry

 

Benefits

Self-lubricating for long service-life No risk of furniture or furniture users getting dirty from external lubricants

Silent operation and smooth gliding Hardly any running noise through omission of balls and perfectly harmonized polymeric materials

Wide range of sizes and versions Also suitable for very small spaces


Cost-effective - easy, straightforward assembly Made possible with plain bearings and energy chains created with self-lubricating and high-performance plastics, as well as guide rails made with anodized aluminum

Available from stock Many products in stock, ready for shipment in 24 h

Products

Cable protection systems - effective for all cable connections

Stylish and suitable for cables and lines, whether they're in the office or at home. The mounting and guidance of electrical cables, for instant in electrical adjustments, electronic devices or light sources, is important for safe operation and matching optics of furniture. There are various versions of e-chain® systems® from igus®, making them the ideal solution for almost every application. e-chain® systems can also be developed specifically for the number of cables that you require.

ZF14  

e-chain® ZF14 - new product

Cost-effective

Quick to fill

Aesthetic design

Easy to mount

Long service life


E-Z chain®  

E-Z Chain®

Cost-effective

Very lightweight and quick to fill

Rotating motions possible

Available with interior separation


Triflex  

triflex® R light

Cost-effective

Fast filling

3D movement

Long service life


Triflex R  

triflex® R easy

Visual protection

Enclosed and durable

3D movement

Long service life


triflex E  

triflex® E easy

Geometric shape

Visual protection

Enclosed and durable

3D movement

Long service life

Application examples of igus® cable protection systems

Cable protection

With consistent yet flexible shape, triflex®R energy chains conceal every cable in a neat and orderly manner.

Cable protection    

Adjustable speaker’s desk

This height-adjustable speaker’s desk is very flexible in its features.

Adjustable speaker’s desk    

Linear guides for adjustments in furniture

drylin® linear guides from igus® have operated successfully in various industrial applications, including medical technology, camera technology, and furniture. drylin® linear guide systems offer an appealing finish to linear movements and furniture fittings, e.g. in drawers, shelves, doors or tables.

DryLin  
Linear plain bearing

The advantages:

Self-lubricating - long service life

No risk of oil stains for materials like wood, leather and textile - or for the furniture user

Quite operation and smooth sliding

Barely any running noise since there are no balls in operation

Suited for even the smallest installation spaces

Lightweight with the use of aluminum and plastic as glide pads

Delivery: ex-stock

DryLin® W hybrid bearing  
Hybrid linear bearings for a successful and quiet sliding motion

The unique combination of roller and plain bearings in a compact bearing housing is suitable in many applications, including door and drawer adjustments of up to 110 lbs, wardrobe systems, innovative store shelving concepts and lighting technology for customized light positioning.

Application examples for igus® linear guides

Table with transverse pull-out tray

Linear plain bearings in the transverse pull-out tray of a wooden table top.

Table with transverse pull-out tray    

Screen lifter for large displays

Lifting heavy loads

Screen lifter for large displays    

Plain bearings for rotating and pivoting movements

iglide® bearings are made of high-performance plastic for easy joint movement, as well as silent and clean-running operation. They function efficiently in every rotation, swing, or wherever the base of movement lies. igus® offers a complete kit for your applications that work well alongside many installation sizes, designs and materials. igus® bearings are always durable, lightweight and self-lubricating.

bearings  
Plastic Bearings

Self-lubricating - long service life

Many dimensions and various materials

Lightweight and cost-effective

Delivery: ex-stock

PRT  
Polymer slewing rings

iglide® PRT for rotary movements

Durable

Corrosion-resistant

Self-lubricating

For high loads and low to medium surface speeds

Application examples for igus® plain bearings

Sunshades

Once it‘s dark, these sunshades can be folded open and illuminated for a nice ambiance.

Sunshades    

Adjustable arm chairs

The armrests of this chair are adjustable, to accommodate the needs of the individual user.

Adjustable arm chairs    

Even more products for use in the furniture industry, cabinetry or industrial design

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