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Grease-free & hygienic plastic solutions for medical equipment

It is crucial that the components used in medical equipment be self-lubricating, cleanroom-compatible, media-resistant, corrosion-free and noise-dampening. igus® supplies plastic plain bearings, linear bearings, cables, and energy chains that encompass all of these properties. Self-lubricating bearings are used in X-ray robots, laboratory devices, patient chairs, hospital beds and prostheses, among others. Maintenance-free energy chains are also used to protect and guide cables in operating theater devices, rehabilitation systems, imaging diagnostic equipment and more.


  • Self-lubricating and noise-dampening
  • Lean assembly: easy installation
  • Cleanroom compatible
  • Failsafe cables with warranty
  • Integrated intelligence (smart plastics)
  • Strong and flexible
  • Low cost automation and robotics
  • High degree of safety and reliability in small installation spaces

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Shop igus products for medical, laboratory and rehabilitation technology

E2 mini cable carrier

E2 mini

Easy to fit

Small pitch for silent operation

High torsional resistance

Diverse means of interior separation

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Servo motor feedback cable


No unscheduled downtimes

36 month guarantee

Oil resistant (acc. to DIN EN 50363-10-2)

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iglide® G1 sleeve bearing

iglide G1

Two times longer service life at high loads

Long-term service temperature +356ºF

50% less moisture absorption

Pressfit up to +248ºF

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iglide® A350, round bar

Bar stock

Operating temperature up to +356ºF

Compliant with FDA standards

For medium to high loads

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free

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Lead screws & nuts

Medical dryspin

Lower costs by up to 40%

Media resistant

Quiet adm vibration dampening with radius tooth design

Service life can be calculated online

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drylin® linear guides

drylin W

Self-lubricating and maintenance free



Clean & hygienic

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xiros® plastic ball bearings

xiros B180

Save money and installation space



Self-lubricating and 60% lighter

Shop xiros® plastic ball bearings

3D printing service


Configure gear wheels online

Simple, fast & cost-effective

High wear resistance

Ready in 1 to 3 days

Use our 3D printing service

robolink® robotic arms & components


Build or buy low-cost robots

Combination of robolink® joints and motors is possible

Modular approach

Low cost

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Customer Applications

Plastic solutions for medical equipment

Medical bed

Medical furnishings

Frame adjustment mechanisms, electric and hydraulic actuators for adjusting functions.

dental equipment

Dental equipment

Dental X-ray systems, storage surfaces and device holders, movement of treatment units.

Surgery equipment and devices

Surgery equipment and devices

Lamps, moveable device holders, comfort seating systems and mobile/stationary eye-testing devices.



Scissor-type mechanisms, adjustable trays or chassis components.

Operating theater

Operating theater

Tables, lamps, plug-in devices and monitor carriers.

Prostheses & ortheses

Prostheses & ortheses

Hand prostheses, prosthesis joints and arm prostheses.

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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