Maintenance-free and self-lubricating plastic products for aeronautics, space technology and airport equipment

The advantages of igus® products for the aeronautical industry:

Light and inexpensive due to plastic and aluminum

Materials approved for aviation

Completely maintenance-free and without lubricants

High stressing capacity

Individual solutions are possible


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Current News for Aerospace

the lightest linear guide in the world …*

Everything in plastic now also applies to the drylin® W linear system in size 06.

the lightest linear guide in the world …*    

Self-lubricating … 100 % metal free

The combination of tribologically optimised drylin®W linear guide made of carbon with dry-tech polymers in the carriage and deflection make the toothed belt axis ZLW-0630-P the first completely metal free toothed belt axis

Self-lubricating … 100 % metal free    

… carbon easy drive

The structure of the drylin® linear module SAW is based on the lubricant free drylin® W linear guide with a carbon rail profile and a dry-tech linear carriage.

… carbon easy drive    

… light running with 8 rollers

The sliding and rolling system exhibits a convincing performance in many applications which require an easy and low noise adjustment.

… light running with 8 rollers    

... a feed rate of up to 100 mm ...

Efficiency, a long life and quiet running distinguish the dryspin high helix thread technology.

... a feed rate of up to 100 mm ...    

36 month guarantee for chainflex®

With our unique igus® guarantee for ALL chainflex® cables we are providing predictable security for 36 full months

36 month guarantee for chainflex®    

EtherCAT Member ...

...in terms of real-time performance, low costs,flexible topology and easy handling …

EtherCAT Member ...    

E.g.:

In aircraft construction, e.g. in machines, robots

At the airport/airfield, e.g. in tankers or fire-fighting vehicles, passenger boarding bridges, aircraft tugs

In interiors, e.g. seats, tray drawers, sliding doors

iglide  

Maintenance-free and self-lubricating plastic plain bearings

linear guides  

Maintenance-free and self-lubricating linear guides

Energy Chains®  

Energy supply
chains, flexible cables and accessories

Application examples

igus® products have already been providing weight and cost reduction for many customer applications in the aviation industry.
Here are some examples:

High-performance
glider

Easy cable changes and a compact design with ideal dimensions.

High-performance  glider    

Passenger boarding bridge

e-chains® replace festooning s on passenger jet ways for increased reliability.

Passenger boarding bridge    

Light aircraft

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this aircraft design and have been proven in over 400 flying hours to date.

Light aircraft    

Electric motor glider

Robust and vibration-reducing

Electric motor glider    

Airplane prototype

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

Airplane prototype    

Aerospace industry

iglide® H plastic bushings in steel brake flaps designed to hold a jet engine in the event of brake malfunction at maximum thrust.

Aerospace industry    

DFG wing

German company DFG uses iglide® plastic plain bearings in airfoil wings to improve the airplane wing’s safety value and to lower costs.

DFG wing    

Helicopter load system

igus® maintenance-free bearings and linear guides prove useful in rescue helicopters

Helicopter load system    

Helicopter drone

Light and free from play

Helicopter drone    

Rotor head

Lightweight and maintenance-free iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used in the rotor head of this ultra-light gyrocopter.

Rotor head    

Hot air balloon altitude world record

iglide® G300 and W300 plastic bushings were used in the pressurized capsule of this hot air balloon.

Hot air balloon altitude world record    

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    

Airfield tanker vehicle

Cable and hose protection in airfield tanker vehicle with 6-level telescopic crane.

Airfield tanker vehicle    

Mobile barrier system JetTrac

Robust and vibration-reducing

Mobile barrier system JetTrac    

Satellite salvage service

An increasing amount of space junk, in other words no longer required or defect parts from space missions orbiting the earth, is also threatening current missions.

Satellite salvage service    

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    

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    

Suspended articulated arm robot

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

Suspended articulated arm robot    

Test stand for control centres

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

Test stand for control centres    

Aircraft project

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

Aircraft project    

Passenger boarding bridges

Use of Energy Chains® and highly flexible Chainflex® cables in the telescopic

movement for driving the gangway up to the plane
and in the
lifting movement to bring the gangway to the height of the doors.

Passenger boarding bridges  

Passenger boarding bridges

Use of an Energy Chain® series 4040C.30.250.0 in a gangway.

Passenger boarding bridges  

Passenger boarding bridges

Use of an Energy Chain® in a passenger boarding bridge.

Passenger boarding bridges

The mechanical movement should run smoothly in passenger boarding bridges. Click here to see the places where igus® products can be used for this purpose.

Passenger boarding bridges    
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