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High-performance plastics designed for industrial vehicles

Repairing industrial vehicles is both time-consuming and expensive. Therefore, durable and reliable vehicle components are required in order to avoid downtime and unnecessary costs. igus® provides solutions ranging from cables with small bending radii, to bearings that endure loads of up to 36,000 psi. The maintenance-free and long-lasting igus® products can be found in forklifts, industrial tractors or driverless transport systems. Self-lubricating polymer bearings and linear guides from igus® can replace metallic bushings or recirculating ball bearing guides in many applications. Making the switch will enhance your technology and save costs.
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Cabin industrial vehicle with igus® products

igus® solutions in the cabins of industrial vehicles


Mirror adjustment: low coefficients of friction and wear with iglide® J bearings


Monitor adjustment: flexible and easy to position with drylin® W guide carriage


Steering column: high dirt resistance with iglide® G300 bearings


Hydraulic valve connection: compensation of alignment errors with igubal® double joints


Pedal mechanism: clearance-free pre-loaded bearings with iglide® JVSM


Armrest adjustment: simply, dry operation with drylin® W linear guides


Seat bearing adjustment: secure energy supply with e-chain® E2 and chainflex® cables

Configure and calculate service life online

chainflex® cables

chainflex® cables

36 month chainflex® guarantee

Unharnessed or harnessed

Developed for moving applications

Calculable service life

iglide® Q2

iglide® bearings

Long service life, durable bearing

Wear resistant and dimensionally stable at high loads

No external lubricants necessary


drylin® N linear guide

drylin® N

Compact design

Spring preload for variable clearances on a rail

Rattle-free and precisely adjustable

No stick-slip effect

Put to the test in the igus® laboratory

Glimpse into the chainflex® and e-chain® test laboratoryTake a look at our chainflex® and e-chain® test laboratory, where 10 billion test cycles are conducted every year.
Glimpse into the dry-tech® test laboratoryIn the industry's largest test laboratory, iglide® bearings and drylin® linear technology are put up against the extreme.
Vibration testIn this test, energy chains are subjected to vibrations between 30 and 60 Hz.
Front loader test stand Plastic bearings take on a load of over 1,100 pounds in this heavy-duty test.
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igus® products successfully used in industrial vehicles

Guide roller with chainflex® cable in the lifting gear

Cables guided with guide rollers

Still GmbH, a company that develops order pickers, uses chainflex® cables with guide rollers at a stroke height of 39 feet. The cables withstand very small bend radii and are extremely resistant to wear, thus preventing “corkscrews.”

Forklift with iglide® bearings at the lifting mechanism

Reduced downtime and maintenance costs

Lubricated bronze bearings were originally used in this lifting machine, causing dirt accumulation and failure. These bronze bearings were replaced with maintenance-free iglide® bearings designed for high loads, which have decreased maintenance costs and downtimes.

Cabin with drylin® linear technology at the sliding door

Linear technology for harsh working conditions

In the Lochmann Cabine S.R.L. forklift, traditionally-used guides were used, which were prone to shocks, vibrations and jams caused by dirt adherence. As a fix, drylin® linear guides were installed into the sliding doors. The drylin® guides successfully resisted shocks, vibrations and dirt.

Seat with e-chain®

Less cable wear with energy chain

The energy chain product line provides secure cable guidance. The chains are used in seating systems, where they ensure long service life even in the smallest installation spaces.

chainflex® special cable for cameras and monitors

Perfect data transmission at 629 pounds

Special chainflex® cables were developed for transmitting data to cameras and monitors in industrial vehicles. The cables are oil-resistant, flame-retardant and can handle tensile strengths of 629 pounds.

iglidur® bar stock at fork tines

No costs for lubrication and maintenance

iglidur® bar stock eliminate the need for lubrication of the fork tine suspension. As their material has excellent coefficients of friction, fork tines can be moved without problems. Downtimes due to lubrication and costs for lubricants are thus eliminated.

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


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