Lightweight, rustproof and cost-effective motion plastics® for shipbuilding

Tried and tested in numerous applications on the high seas: energy chain systems and plain bearings from igus® withstand the toughest environments. They are extremely reliable and fail-safe in shipyards, on deep sea crane ships and working vessels or shore power applications in ports.

Our solutions are:

  • Maintenance-free, self-lubricating
  • Strong, yet lighter than steel
  • Resistant to corrosion, seawater, chemicals and UV rays
  • Suitable for use in extreme temperatures
  • Easy installation, flexible, modular
  • With predictable service life

e-chains® and cables for shipbuilding

e-chain® E4-1

Strong and maintenance-free

Almost all applications are possible with this e-chain®.
chainflex® cables

Fail-safe cables

Worldwide No. 1 in terms of choice, testing and guarantee

Moving energy made easy

Ready-to-install e-chain systems® and harnessed cables
Rotary module

For fast rotating applications

Integrated strain relief and cable guides in guide trough
twisterchain® technology

Rugged, quiet, for high loads

energy chains for circular movements up to 540°. Quick cable replacement
twisterband HD

Rotary movements in minimum space

Stable pin/hook connection for high load and long service life

Bearing technology for the shipbuilding

drylin® W ES

Modular linear system

Combination of self-lubricating Tribo-polymers and corrosion-proof stainless steel
drylin® R ES

Self-lubricating and corrosion-free

Round guide systems made of stainless steel and sliding elements made from Tribo-polymers
iglide® PRT ES

Maintenance-free and easily installed

Rotary tables as stainless steel version V4A

DNV-GL certificate

Certified reliability

403 Cable types with DNV GL certification
chainflex® guarantee

Predictable reliability

Guarantee of up to 4 years on all cables
Online tools

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Application examples

From the shipbuilding and offshore sector

Boat cranes

In contrast to metal and bronze bearings, igus® bearings do not corrode due to their high-performance polymer structure and are for this reason the ideal choice for underwater application.

Ship loader

Wind and weather proof, energy chain cable carrier and chainflex® cables on a ship loader at the Baltic Sea port of Wismar.

Boat motor lifting device

Boat motor lifting device and inner boom roll-up device equipped with plastic plain bearings.

Application examples Offshore

Successful applications with polymer products in the offshore industry

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