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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

Chip, dirt & dust-resistant cables, carriers & bearings for the woodworking industry

igus ® plastic solutions for moving applications help you to reduce installation, handling and throughput times. Time-consuming maintenance work can be minimized with dry running, chip-resistant solutions from a single source. Where there is dust and chips, the very tightly sealed igus® energy supplies ensure the safe and secure movement of cables, hydraulic and pneumatic hoses in woodworking machines or CNC processing centers. In addition, the dry running igus® linear guides, plain bearings and ball bearings are absolutely self-lubricating and maintenance-free making them the first choice for the woodworking industry, as chips, dust and dirt do not settle on the bearings.


  • Chip-proof, dust-tight and impervious to dirt
  • Self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Ready-to-install energy supply systems
  • Fast assembly
  • Minimize machine downtime

Leak test in a chip drum

Customer Applications

40% less installation time

Tool-free opening and closing. Large expansion of the product range

▲ Tech up

20% more fill weight due to vertically and horizontally positioned stop-dogs

100% higher pull-out strength due to positive-locking crossbars

▼ Cost down

Crossbar with fastening straps for tool-free opening and closing

10% less weight due to material removal

More information on the E4Q/R4Q series

e-chain® E2

The new standard for medium loads

▲ Tech up

20% to 30% larger sliding surfaces for longer service life in gliding operation compared to the previous E2/000 series

▼ Cost down

Simplified installation of the interior separation system

36-month guarantee

More information on the E2.1 series

Moving applications all over the world

▲ Tech up

One cable for all major markets

Gives confidence in the design process

▼ Cost down

No duplicated stock

No additional costs in respect of customs duty

chainflex® cables - worldwide!
iglide felt seal

Plain bearings with felt seal

▲ Tech up

Protection against dust and dirt with felt seal

Ready-to-install solution

▼ Cost down

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free

High running performance

More information on iglide® SG03

Products commonly used in woodworking machines

e-chains® E2

e-chains E2

Easy assembly

Tough – high strength

Quiet operation

Long service life of cables

e-chains® E4.1L

e-chains® E4.1L

Tough, low-noise, modular

Fast assembly

Long travels possible

Long service life

Control Cables

Control Cable

Fail-safe cables

36 month guarantee

Suitable for extreme ambient conditions

readychain® standard


Quick assembly

Reduce failures

No cable surplus

Plug & Play

drylin® linear technology

Linear Technology

100% self-lubricating

Corrosion-resistant and hygienic


Extremely quiet operation

igubal® pillow block bearings

igubal pillow block

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free


Resistant to dirt

Quiet operation

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Dan Thompson

Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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