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Bearings and linear motion technology for automotive onboard applications

Plain bearings, linear guides and coupling joints by igus® have been designed for dynamic use and tough environments. The high-performance polymers used withstand extreme temperatures, vibrations, shocks, dirt and corrosion. They are self-lubricating, durable, maintenance-free and quiet; in addition, the low weight of the polymer bearings leads to a higher performance of the entire design and a reduction in CO2 emissions. In the course of e-mobility and hence quieter motors, requirements regarding components and modules have increased: they have to be as noiseless as possible and ideally have dampening properties. Noises always arise where components interact with each other and friction occurs. igus® polymers minimize the coefficient of friction and hence result in less wear and a quieter operation.  
With iglide® plain bearings, costs can be reduced by up to 40%. Weight is reduced by up to 80% and, as a result, CO2 emissions are lowered as well. What's more, the bearings operate very quietly, compensate for manufacturing tolerances and can be inserted into sheet metal quickly and easily thanks to flexible assembly concepts. 

To learn more about the 5 main reasons to use iglide® bearings in automobiles, click here.

To browse various parts and their applications such as bearings, linear bearings and slides, lead screw assemblies, cable carriers and more for the automotive industry, read our free brochure here.



iglide plain bearings in the car seat

Exterior and chassis

iglide plain bearings in a headlamp

Engine compartment

iglidur plain bearings in coolant pumps

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iglide® bearings

Flange bearings
  • Plain bearing within mountable housing unit
  • Always self-lubricating & grease free
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Can handle medium to high loads
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iglide® clip bearings

igus clip bearings
  • Designed for fitting shafts through sheet metal
  • Bearings have flanges located on both ends
  • The bearings are secured in the sheet metal plate on both sides after fitting
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dryspin® lead screw assemblies

  • High helix, trapezoidal and metric threads
  • Highest level of efficiency also in dry operation
  • Corrosion and dirt-resistant
  • Long service life, quiet and vibration-resistant
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drylin® linear systems

drylin N
  • Low height between 6 and 12 mm
  • Lightweight
  • Rails in silver or black anodize
  • 4 rail widths between 17-80 mm
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igubal® spherical bearings

Rod ends
  • Vibration damping and corrosion resistant
  • Easy handling and very cost-effective
  • Chemical resistant, lightweight, and robust
  • Temperature resistant up to 392°F
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Custom Parts and Prototypes

Custom Parts
  • Customized components develop with high-performance iglide® materials which are self-lubricating, wear-resistant & maintenance-free
  • For specific requirements like resistance to chemicals, dirt or extreme temperatures
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Request a Free Sample Box

drytech sample box The dry-tech® automotive onboard sample box contains information and brochures detailing applications in various vehicles.  The box contains samples of various types and materials of bearings, spherical bearings, barstock, cable carriers and more.  
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Car Seat Adjustments

automotive seat Whether in the backrest, seat, headrest, armrest or legrest, all modern vehicles' seat have numerous adjustment options.  We specifically have solutions for seats that feature bearings, linear guide systems, lead screw assemblies and miniature cable carriers.  Linear, swiveling or rotating: we have the right product for every type of movement.  
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Contact an Automotive Expert

Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, learn more about how igus® can assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements.
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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH