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Plastic solutions for sheet metal working and processing

igus® lasts longer in dirt & heat

An important factor in the sheet metal working is precision coupled with robust design.
For example:
Accurate positioning in sheet metal processing, tough and enclosed e-chain system® for cable protection, and clip-in designs for bearings in sheet metal stampings.
The igus® e-chain system® and plain bearings are made of tribo-optimized high performance polymers and have a long service life - they increase the durability of your machines and reduce costs.

We'd be glad to help you with our solutions for sheet metal working.

Products for sheet metal working

… also round shaft clamping

New and unique linear housing with integrated manual clamp is available for drylin® R round shaft guides.

… longer service life also in INCH

With up to 8 times longer service life on steel shafts films, the liners made of the dry-tech® material iglidur®E7 are remarkable in practical use.

UL-verified 36 month guarantee

UL-verified 36 month guarantee

Straightening technology

Quick, straight, precise: this is how the requirements in sheet metal machining can be summarized. Sophisticated straightening technology makes all this possible.

High-speed sheet feeding

igus® cable carriers used on high-speed sheet feeder

Cable carrier -machining center

readychain® cable carrier systems using in a machining center

Laser cutting machines

Pre-assembled cable carrier systems for laser cutting machines

”Virtu“ large-format printer

The ”Virtu“ large-format printer can be used to print almost anything: sheetmetal, foils, textiles, wood, glass, and, of course, also paper in widths up3.5 metres.

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.

Selected products for the sheet metal industry



Servo cables with gusset-filled pressure extruded inner jacket for high number of cycles at 7.5xd



With injection-molded connector. Initiator cables for radii of 5xd for continuous motion in the energy chain.



E6 system

Six-piece e-chain® - Fast, particularly low vibration and shock-free for a neat cross section. The E6 system distinguishes itself by extremely low vibration and smooth run!*


For all

E4-1 system

The universal solution - ideal lateral stability, high shear force on long travels, for large unsupported lengths

triflex® R


triflex® R

The 3D e-chain® for the robot, enclosed or open, simple filling, flexible shortening, less installation

System E2/000

Allrounder – universal to use

System E2/000

Openable in inner- and outer radii

Available in 21 - 45 mm inner height

For high speeds and medium weights

Also as E-Tube version available ex stock


Long travels and high weights

System P4

For big plants or indoor cranes the system P4 is the perfect solution to supply with energy and data over long travels.

New: 3 inner heights: 42, 56 and 80 mm

New: Tribo-optimized wear resistant roller material

Large rolling and gliding surfaces

1,562°F hot

igumid HT

The material for energy tubes that repel hot chips up to 1,562°F

Micro flizz®

Compact System

Micro flizz®

Long travels also with small E-Chains®. The energy supply Micro flizz® is a compact, cost-effective system, for a safe supply from energy, data and air.


Fully harnessed systems


With readychains®, igus® can do the work for you, supplying fully harnessed plug and play systems directly to your machine.

700 systems per week in 10 readychain®-factories worldwide

Harnessed systems within 3 to 10 days


iglide® J plain bearing

Low wear against many shaft materials, low coefficients of friction in dry operation, vibration-dampening, self-lubricating



iglide® PRT slewing ring bearing

Simple installation, self-lubricating, high stiffening

igubal clip


igubal® ECLM clip-type spherical bearing

Very simple installation through clipping in sheet metal, no additional axial securing required, space-saving

Clip on to stop rattling!

Clip on to stop rattling!

Self-lubricating and rattle-free plain bearing in sheet metals for e.g. automatic machines and machine housings. Made of elastic polymer materials like e.g. iglide® M250

Simple assembly

Maintenance free

High service life

Suitable for E-Coat



Manual clearance adjustment through "turn-to-fit" function, 100% self-lubricating, low installation height



drylin® HTS lead screw module for format adjustments

Rugged, precise, dirt-resistant, self-lubricating

drylin r

Maintenance free

drylin® R

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free


Up to 482°F

Dimensions identical to ball bearings

Quick liner replacement possible

DryLin T

Self-lubricating slide

drylin® T Heavy Duty

This series is used for the most extreme conditions such as dirt, adhesive residues, chips, mud, etc. The polymer gliding elements made of iglide® J are fixed in the lid and are therefore permanent. This system is compatible with many standard commercial recirculating ball bearing systems and is available in the following sizes: 20, 25 and 30.

More products

*Study of the WZL (machine tools laboratory) and business operations of the RWTH Aachen: "Vibration tests in energy supply chains"