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Hygienic Plastic Solutions for Lab and Analysis Technology, In-Vitro Diagnostics

Measurement and analysis devices in the medical industry are highly dynamic and compact, and are increasingly becoming automated — whether it’s microtomes, centrifuges, cappers & decappers, analysis systems, pipetting robots, or something else entirely. Our linear axes & motors, e-chains®, gears, lead screw assemblies and other components for laboratory equipment are therefore designed for maximum speeds and a long service life. Our plastic components are completely grease-free and maintenance-free, a key factor for achieving reliable performance over an extensive service life. They also offer cost savings over comparable metal components, have vibration and noise-damping properties, and completely resist corrosion.

Best of all, configurators are available to help calculate the service life of our components based upon application requirements, configure custom solutions down to the specific material used, and even request a quote or place an order.

Application Stories

Filling System for Reaction Vessels

lead screws in filling system application Absolute precision and reliability were essential for the feeds in this filling plant. Today, the customer relies on drylin® lead screw technology, which impresses with a low coefficient of friction in dry operation and optimal glide surfaces.
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Plain Bearings in Decanter Centrifuge

decanter centrifuge bearing application This device for DNA diagnostics detects mutations in genetic material. For precise positioning of the glass plates with DNA samples over a heat exchanger, the customer relies on a drylin lead screw system with motor.
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Thrust Washers for Thermal Shakers

thermal shakers bearings application Thermal shakers must function properly, without any vibrations or imbalances, in order to provide accurate results on specimen samples. The implementation of iglide thrust washers resulted in a low-maintenance and more accurate thermal shaker than the standard technology.
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Linear Actuators & Motors

linear actuators for medical lab technology
  • Grease-free linear axes
  • Long service life, precision & high reliability
  • Stepper, DC & EC/BLDC motors
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Plastic Gears

gears for medical lab tech
  • No external lubrication necessary
  • Long service life thanks to optimized materials
  • Individual dimensions also possible
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Lead Screws & Nuts

lead screws & lead screw nuts for medical lab tech
  • Completely grease & maintenance-free lead screw technology
  • Low coefficient of friction & long service life
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Custom Parts

custom parts for medical lab technology
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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