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Motion plastics® solutions for railway technology

Maintenance-free … low cost … fire retardant … from 24 h

Lasting, tough and reliable mechanical components form the backbone of the transport industry. A maintenance-free operation and high reliability are critical when used with high cycle rates under changing weather conditions.
igus® motion plastics® are absolutely maintenance-free, because they work without external lubricants, are fail-safe, free of toxins and tested according to appropriate standards for railway technology*. igus® offers the widest range of cables for the motion, all tested in the largest laboratory in the industry and with a guarantee of 36 months.

igus® products in the rail technology

E2 micro  
Small and stable

e-chains® with a low weight and therefore ideal for highly dynamic applications.

chainflex® cables  
Fail-safe cables

25 years experience – Worldwide No. 1 in terms of choice, testing and guarantee

drylin® lead screw units  
Maintenance-free and calculable online

Self-lubricating lead screw nut and insensitive to dust and dirt.

iglide® plain bearings  
Self-lubricating plain bearing technology

iglide® plastic plain bearings are self-lubricating, maintenance-free, cost-effective and versatile.

Application examples from the railway technology

igumid HT streetcar switches

igumid HT cable carriers in high temperatures

igumid HT streetcar switches    

Machine tool for railway track plates

This machine tool requires a large number of different cables and hoses for the manufacture of track plates

Machine tool for railway track plates    

Portal milling machine

This portal milling machine is used to manufacture points forrailway networks

Portal milling machine    

Caravan step

The rod end bearings for the steps of the caravans are tough and insensitive to dirt.

Caravan step    
Gravel planer  

Gravel planer

Use of chainflex® cables and e-chains® possible

Further interesting information

Public transport industry

igus® maintenance-free plastic products and flexible cables for traffic technology, rail traffic, and transportation applications.

Public transport industry    

Car Wash Systems

Components made from high-performance plastics for modern car wash systems: Corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, cost-effective.

Car Wash Systems    
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* Including iglidur® RW370 according to DIN EN 45545, chainflex® CFSPECIAL.414 according to IEC 60332-1-2, CEI 20-35, FT1, VW-1