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PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
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Cable carriers, polymer bearings & shafting for the construction machinery industry

Design maintenance-free machines with dry-running, long-lasting plastic components

Our durable iglide® bearing materials, embedded with solid lubricants for dry-running operation, can withstand high edge loads and surface pressures up to 36,260 psi. They’re also resistant to dirt, dust and corrosion. iglide® bearings work best with GKF shafting, which helps extend their lifetimes by up to 40-60%.  Additionally, we offer cable management solutions guaranteed to last up to 4 years. e-chain® cable carriers are resistant to shock, vibration, corrosion and UV rays. They can withstand loads of up to 403 lbs/ft. chainflex® flexible cables resist a range of dangerous conditions, such as extreme temperatures and oil, and can handle any type of motion, including horizontal and torsional. All igus® products are rigorously tested each year for quality inside our 41,000ft2 test lab. The test results are added to the database behind our service life calculators, which you can use to predict the service life of our products based on the parameters of your application.
  • Dry-running, dirt-resistant plastic bearings, no grease required
    • High edge loads and surface pressures up to 36,260 psi
  • GKF shafting with 3x the corrosion resistance of zinc, nickel, and chrome plating
    • Extends service life of iglide® bearings by up to 40-60%
  • Cable management systems guaranteed to last up to 4 years
    • Resistant to shock, vibration, corrosion, UV - loads up to 403 lbs/ft
    • Flexible cables designed for any type of motion in harsh environments
For more information, read the Construction Machinery Brochure

Customer Application Examples

An additional degree of freedom for grabbing & excavating

excavator iglide® plain bearings replaced composite bearings in the joints of a high dump bucket. They exceeded the required service life, required no maintenance, reduced weight and were about 40% more cost-effective than previous versions.

Cable carriers withstand vibration and dirt

tunnel drilling machine E4 e-chain® cable carriers resistant to vibration and dirt were used in a tunnel drilling machine. In their small installation space, the carriers were exposed to extremely harsh environmental conditions.

Plastic bearings take on dust and
severe impacts

pulley module The company Ets Payant created a pulley module that can move soil out of pits that are up to 65 meters deep. All components used had to withstand severe impacts, weathering effects, and a lot of dust, which was no problem for iglide® bearings.

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iglide® G300

iglide G300 bearing
  • High wear resistance
  • Resistant to dirt and dust
  • Cost-effective
  • Over 650 sizes available from stock
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iglide® Q2

iglide Q2 bearing
  • The durable heavy duty bearing
  • Wear-resistant and dimensionably stable at high loads
  • Good price/performance ratio
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iglide® Q3E

iglide Q3E bearing
  • Suitable for use under extreme loads
  • Cost-effective thanks to injection molding
  • Dry operation eliminates the need for lubricants
  • Tested in our test laboratory
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igutex® TX1

iglide TX1 bearing
  • Excellent load bearing capacity under high radial loads
  • Good abrasion resistance & liquid media resistance
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igutex® TX3

igutex TX3 bearing
  • Lowest wear rates under extreme dry-running conditions
  • No external lubrication; reduced maintenance
  • Long service life due to low wear
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GKF shafting

GKF shafting
  • 3x the corrosion resistance of zinc, nickel, and chrome plating
  • Specially designed for aggressive environments with dirt, dust, and corrosion
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Cable Carriers for Construction Machinery

E4.1 Series

E4.1 cable carriers
  • Low-noise operation
  • Numerous interior separation options available
  • Max. travel distance over 656 ft
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E4Q Series

E4Q cable carriers
  • Optional noise damping
  • Vertical and horizontal stop-dogs
  • 10% less weight due to material recesses
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Hybrid YE Series

Hybrid YE cable carrier
  • 50% lighter than pure steel chain
  • 50% longer unsupported length vs pure plastic chain
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Whether you're interested in end-to-end, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!

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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