Plastic products in agricultural engineering

The use of plastic plain bearings facilitates 8 x longer service life

Especially in agricultural applications, you need solutions that can stand up to rough conditions, such as dirt, shock and edge loads. The absence of lubricants and a long service life are equally important.
In many applications, metallic bushings or recirculating ball bearing guides can be replaced by self-lubricating plastic plain bearings.

The advantages of igus® plastic plain bearings, specially for agricultural applications are:

Dry-running and corrosion-resistant

Resistant to dust and dirt

High mechanical stability

Vibration dampening

Resistant to dust and dirt

Balance of inclinations and bending

Custom dimensions according to drawings... even for small quantities

2015 News for agricultural technology

With angle compensation

Thrust piece or connecting element between actuator and workpiece for decoupling and/or balancing edge loads

With angle compensation    

… cornering technology

For the product series drylin® W and T igus® provides rail profiles according to customer requirements in a curved shape

… cornering technology    

… good to shafts … in case of heavy duty

iglide® Q290 shows outstanding service life in agricultural and similar heavy duty applications, especially on frequently encountered "soft" shafts (e.g. galvanized).

… good to shafts … in case of heavy duty    

… crimping & removable ...

Easy to assemble and disassemble

… crimping & removable ...    

… new intermediate sizes of bar stock

New iglide® bar stock diameters of 15, 25, 35, 45 and 55 mm for more efficient production of self-lubricating and maintenance free components ...

… new intermediate sizes of bar stock    

highly wear-resistant... from the roll ...

The new highly wear-resistant iglide® Tribo-Tape made of the iglide® V400 material with stands the upper long-term application temperatures of +392 °F and is extremely resistant to media.

highly wear-resistant... from the roll ...    

e-spool power 25

The motor-driven e-spool for long extension lengths up to 82 ft (164 ft is possible).

e-spool power 25    

... light, dynamic, dust proof …

A new member of the E4.1 Light family with integrated dust seal and 64 mm inner height – E4.64L

... light, dynamic, dust proof …    

quicker to strip … CFRIP® …

Open the jacket (inner jacket on shielded types) to the desired length using the special CFRIP® tear strip like a zip

quicker to strip … CFRIP® …    
shafts  

igus® reviews your shaft materials...

...and has the matching bearing

We are extensively testing various shaft materials and bearing solutions in our igus® dry-tech® lab.

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readychain  

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Construction equipment

Use of plastic products in construction machinery.

Construction equipment    

Highly wear resistant, dirt-repellent, robust and maintenance-free

Oil-free plastic bearings for agricultural vehicles and machinery
tractor equipment  

Tractors

For example:

Seat adjustment

Pedal system

Steering system

Gear connection

tractor cab  

Vehicle Cab

For example:

Operating elements

Monitor adjustments

Backrest adjustments

Armrest adjustments

tractor monitor  

Monitor Adjustments

Try: drylin® W

Resistant to dust and dirt

Maintenance free dry operation

Vibration dampening

Pleasant haptics

tractor front loader  

Front Loader

Try: iglide® Q2 plastic bearings

Low cost

Insensitive to edge loads

Rugged

Maintenance-free and self-lubricating

Stall application  

Animal technology

Try: igubal® rod end bearings

Self-lubricating

Corrosion-resistant

High mechanical stability

Vibration dampening

Insensitive to dust and dirt

Axle bearing  

Axle bearing

Try: iglide® Q plastic bearings

Highest load capacity when pivoting

Resistant to chemicals

Maintenance-free

Insensitive to edge loads

Weather and corrosion resistant

Extremely wear resistant

Hay spreader  

Hay spreader

Try: iglide® G300 plastic bearings

Low cost

Insensitive to edge loads

Also suitable for soft shafts

Shock and impact resistant

Wear resistant

chassis bearings  

Chassis bearings / suspension

Try: iglide® Z plastic bearings

High static loads possible

Vibration dampening

Insensitive to edge loads

Maintenance-free and self-lubricating

Resistant against fuel oils

Set bearings  

Set bearings

Try: iglide® G300 plastic bearings

Resistant to dust and dirt

Rugged

Insensitive to edge loads

High static load capacity

Low cost

Easy installation

Farm trailer  

Trailers

Try: iglide® G300 plastic bearings

Insensitive to dust and dirt

Maintenance-free and self-lubricating

Resistant against fermenting juices

Also suitable for soft shafts

Extremely wear resistant

Field sprayer  

Field sprayer

Try: igubal® spherical bearings

Resistant to chemicals, including aggressive fertilizers

Corrosion resistant

Maintenance-free and self-lubricating

rotary pump  

Rotary pump

Try: iglide® UW plastic bearings

Lowest wear in underwater applications

Corrosion-resistant

Maintenance-free and self-lubricating

Low cost

Milking arm  

Milking arm

Try: iglide® J plastic bearings

Maintenance-free, even in extremely dirty environments

Low coefficient of friction

Seeder  

Sowing Coulter

Try: iglide® J plastic bearings

Maintenance-free, even in extremely dirty environments

Insensitive to edge loads

Maintenance free and self-lubricating

Complex movements using energy chains®

Harvesting machine

This harvesting machine processes strawberries, from picking in the field to on-site packaging. First, it picks each individual fruit, using a computer-controlled detection program. Then the strawberries are transported via belts to the packaging trays. The picking arms have to have flexibility to prevent damage to the fruit while in motion. With limited operating space, a compact design was necessary. The compact dimensions of igus® E-Z Chain® were perfect for this application.

strawberry harvest machine  
strawberry harvest machine  
strawberry harvest machine  
strawberry harvest machine  
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Agricultural engineering applications


Agricultural engineering applications

Accessory equipment for tractors

This unit is used to repair ways.

Accessory equipment for tractors    

Sowing machine

This machine brings seeds for corn, soy or sunflowers to the field to be tilled.

Sowing machine    

Water pump

This pump permanently pumps water into a storage container that is used to delete forestand wild fire.

Water pump    

Agricultural device

This device loosens the soil in vines.

Agricultural device    

Undercarriage

This under-carriage is used in agriculturalmachinery as an alternative to air-filledtyres.

Undercarriage    

Working platform

These foldable working platforms are mainlyused in agricultural trailers.

Working platform    

Muck-spreading cart

This muck-spreading cart is used inagricultural applications.

Muck-spreading cart    

Disc harrow

This disc harrow can easily adjust to any width.

Disc harrow    

Fertilizing machine

A stirring shaft allows this fertilizing machine to operate reliably and without loss of fertilizer.

Fertilizing machine    

Root ball transplanter

Root ball trans-planters are indispensable tools for tree nurseries and for garden and landscaping businesses.

Root ball transplanter    

Planting machine

This planting machine is easy to manoeuvre.

Planting machine    

Production line for fertilizers

Fewer malfunctions under aggressive environmental conditions at this fertilizer plant.

Production line for fertilizers    

Milking robot

This milking robot can perform its activities around the clock in the open field.

Milking robot    

Agricultural sprayers

These hydraulic sprayers are used to distribute fertilizers and pesticides.

Agricultural sprayers    

Liquid manure tank truck

Rugged liquid manure tank trucks are used for the economic distribution of biogas manure. In the steered pendular axles, self-lubricating polymer bearings defy all adverse conditions.

Liquid manure tank truck    

Agricultural machinery construction

Compensatory special parts tolerance in rugged agricultural machinery construction.

Agricultural machinery construction    

Potato planting machine

Besides the high chemical resistance, the iglide® J plain bearings offer a maintenance-free dry operation in this application.

Potato planting machine    

Fertilizer spreader

A dynamic test reflects a service life of over 10 years.

Fertilizer spreader    
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