Plastic parts for the machine tools industry

Components in machine tools are exposed to rough operating conditions. Hot chips significantly compromise the service life of cables and hoses. In the medium term, this leads to machine failures and, as a result, expensive downtimes. For every challenge in the machine tool area, igus® offers laboratory-tested solutions that increase your machinery's reliability and reduce the amount of maintenance work. They include energy chains and cables that are used in CNC machining centers, milling machines or grinding machines, for example. Maintenance-free and self-lubricated bearings are used in door-adjusting mechanisms in machine tools, for example. And smart plastics from igus® are used in machine tools in order to avoid unforeseen failures and plant shutdowns.


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igus® parts used in machine tool manufacturing


E4Q/R4Q energy chains

  • Can be opened and closed without tools
  • Optional noise dampeners for quieter operation
  • Saving materials leads to lighter weight

Buy E4Q/R4Q
smart plastics

smart plastics

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Reduce maintenance time of the machine tool
  • Avoid unplanned downtimes

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Pre-assembled cable carriers

  • Ready-to-connect energy supply modules
  • Pre-assembled directly by the manufacturer
  • Optimize transport & assembly

Buy readychain

robolink DP

robolink DP: 4, 5 axis robotic arms

  • Payload up to 30N
  • Reach up to 790mm
  • Also available with integrated control system

Buy robolink DP
Rotary module

chainflex: flexible cables for motion

  • 36-month guarantee 
  • Guaranteed service life - predictable online
  • Functions also under extreme conditions

Buy chainflex®
drytech bearing technology

drytech bearing technology

  • drylin linear rails and slides
  • iglide plastic, self-lubricating bearings
  • igubal spherical bearings

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chainflex® cables

Module Connect- cable connector

  • Strain relief in the housing
  • Space-saving due to flat housing
  • Adapt connector to energy chain geometry

Buy Module Connect

E4.1L energy chain

  • Save 80% assembly time
  • Unique interior separation system
  • Long service life due to optimized design

Buy E4.1L
e-tube R2.1

e-tube R2.1

  • Cost-effective dirt and chip protection
  • Easy to fill
  • Low noise operation due to integrated brake

Buy e-tube R2.1