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Improve technology and reduce costs

For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.

Our customers were able to improve the technology and reduce costs in more than 590 applications.
Some examples:

Longest travel in the world - no more downtimes

longest travel in the world  

The e-chain systems® today clearly contribute toward reliability, as system downtime's, for example through cable breaks, are reduced to zero.

Cables defy heat, sun, rain and snow

Chainflex  

Previously used cables from a competitor had failed; since then the temperature-resistant Chainflex® cables are used; the larger-than-life size LED screen in Dallas functions in any weather.

Rough environment, high speed

chainflex  

Even in particularly aggressive ambient conditions like in this high speed machining center, energy supply systems prove their reliability.

Costs saved, machine
availability increased

iglide  

As iglide® plain bearings have a long service life, and in addition need not be lubricated and costs only a fraction compared to conventional bearings, 90% of the costs could be saved.

More than Euro 10,000 saved each year

igubal  

The previously used bearings were blocked and the shafts used to break. The self-lubricating igubal® flange bearings used instead have been operating since May 2007 without failure. This saved Euro 2,440 in repair costs and Euro 8,400 in machine stoppages each year.

Trouble-free operation instead of shaft destruction

drylin applications  

Due to the dirt accumulation in the ball bearings, the balls were blocked and the shafts were destroyed. The concrete cutting machine has now run for over three years entirely free of troubles despite the extremely heavy-duty operation.

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Service life clearly enhanced

Since switching to chainflex® continuous-flex CF9 and CF10 control cables, service life has dramatically increased.

Service life clearly enhanced    

Heavy load transporter

Rugged energy chains are technically and economically the first choice in the construction of an extendable heavy load transporter.

Heavy load transporter    

Excavator

The plain bearings run without external lubrication and without significant wear and tear
in the very harsh environmental conditions of construction machinery.

Excavator    

Rollers on mini excavator

Enhancement of service life, machine availability, stability and carrying capacity by the application of iglide® in rollers on mini excavator.

Rollers on mini excavator    

Excavator

Difficult environmental conditions such as dirt, lubricants, steel wool and temperatures between -30° and +50°C in particular make maximum demands on energy chains.

Excavator    

Reduced electrical installation time

Energy chains, fully assembled with cables and connectors, are delivered ready for mounting (readychain®) and can be installed immediately. In this way the electrical installation time has been halved.

Reduced electrical installation time    

iglide® plain bearings in lifting equipment

Self-lubricating and wear-resistant bearings subjected to extreme conditions.

iglide® plain bearings in lifting equipment    
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