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Would you like to see the glass industry of the future ... today?

Plastic solutions for the glass industry

Temperature resistant ... chip-proof ... quick assembly ... long service life

igus® energy chains systems, chainflex® special cables and plain bearings made of high-performance tribo-polymers are the ideal partners for the glass industry. They ensure a reliable energy supply for your equipment and save you money long term through reduced assembly and maintenance.

Advantages of the igus® solutions

Lasts longer thanks to special tribo-polymers

Reduced installation time

Low maintenance and self-lubricating

Resistant to dirt and dust



Cost effective

Predictable maintenance with our smart plastics

smart plastics

The smart plastics increase protection against failure. Intelligent products predict their required replacement date during operation and integrate seamlessly into your processes.

Products for the glass industry

E2.1 & R2.1 e-chain®

Very tight sealing & proven

E2-1 family available as chains and tubes.

CAT5 Ethernet bus cable, PVC

Flame retardant

Oil-resistant cable for use in energy chains.

Hybrid cables CF220.UL.H / CF280.UL.H

36 month guarantee*

For medium duty applications Oil-resistant and coolant-resistant.

drylin® R - RJUM-01-ES


Linear round bearing: Stainless steel adapter with liner made from iglide® J

iglide® T500 bar stock

For free design

Resistant to chemicals and temperatures up to +482°F.

drylin® E gantries

Harnessed from stock

Drive with toothed belt. Ready harnessed from 24h**.

Online tools

With our online tools from all product areas you can find and configure in-stock igus® products in minutes.

e-chain® expert

System design and calculation

chainflex® product finder

Finding the right cable in just 3 steps.

Expert for linear plain bearings

System selection & service life calculation with CAD

Application examples from the glass industry

Glass works

triflex® R multi-dimensional cable carriers raises the performance of these robots.

Facade construction

This adjustable facade uses UV-resistant iglide® G300 plastic bushings to allow oscillating and rotational movement.

Robot for car glass handling

igus® triflex® R has successfully replaced the previous solution attempted with this robot, too.

Find more application examples

Are you looking for practically tested application examples in a certain industry?
Here you can browse through already implemented customer applications and filter them according to your specifications.

* Guaranteed for 36 months or 10 million double strokes (up to 5 million double strokes for cables in the chainflex® M family). Whichever is first. The number of double strokes depends on the type of installation and cable quality. These are described in the current catalogue, in the data sheets and in the service life calculator.
** Delivery time refers to the time until the goods are shipped.

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