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Plastic Bearings, Shafting, and Cable Carriers Ideal for Heavy Duty Industries

Components in heavy-duty machinery need to be able to stand up to harsh environmental conditions, including exposure to dirt and dust, extreme temperatures, oil, and even chemicals. While metal bearings and cable management solutions like festoons  or cable reels are popular within heavy-duty applications, they're far from ideal.  Durable, dry-running plastic iglide® bearings not only eliminate routine maintenance for bearing points, but they're resistant to dirt, dust, and corrosion, and can withstand high edge loads and surface pressures of up to 36,260 psi.

e-chain® cable carriers offer a more robust system of cable management for heavy-duty machinery than festoon, cable reels, or other alternatives. These polymer cable carriers offer an extensive service life with low maintenance; resist dirt, dust, chemicals, UV radiation and corrosion; minimize noise and vibration; and can be used for travels of over 1,000m.

Heavy Duty Industries:
Agriculture, Construction Machinery, EOT and Port Cranes, Oil and Gas, Offshore and Maritime, Bulk Material Handling and Mining, Fossil and Renewable Energy, Waste and Wastewater, Railway, Stone Processing

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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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igutex® TX3

igutex TX3 heavy duty bearing
  • Lowest wear rates under extreme dry running conditions
  • Long service life due to low wear, no additional lubrication required
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GKF Shafting

GKF gas-nitrided 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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E4.1 Series Cable Carrier

  • Low-noise operation
  • Numerous interior separation options available
  • Max. travel distance over 656ft
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E4Q Series Cable Carriers

  • Optional noise damping
  • Vertical and horizontal stop-dogs
  • 10% less weight due to material recesses
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YE Series (Hybrid Steel / Plastic)

YE chain
  • 50% lighter than pure steel chain
  • 50% longer unsupported length vs pure plastic chain
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  • Q2 
    • Wear resistant, stable at high loads
    • Good price/performance ratio
  • Q3E
    • Suitable for extreme loads, dry operation
    • Dry operation, injection molded
  • TX1
    • Good load capacity under high radial loads
    • Abrasion & liquid resistant
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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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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

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

igus inc headquarters is located at 257 Ferris Ave, Rumford, RI 02916. igus enjoyneering center is located at 2055 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302