The advantages of igus® products for the aeronautical industry:
Light and inexpensive due to plastic and aluminum
Materials approved for aviation
Completely maintenance-free and without lubricants
High stressing capacity
Individual solutions are possible
In aircraft construction, e.g. in machines, robots
At the airport/airfield, e.g. in tankers or fire-fighting vehicles, passenger boarding bridges, aircraft tugs
In interiors, e.g. seats, tray drawers, sliding doors
igus® products have already been providing weight and cost reduction for many customer applications in the aviation industry.
Here are some examples:
Use of energy chains and highly flexible Chainflex® cables in the telescopic
movement for driving the gangway up to the plane
and in the
lifting movement to bring the gangway to the height of the doors.