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iglide® F gears

Lightweight, self-lubricating and maintenance-free

There are now iglide® gears consisting of the material iglide® F. Their service life is twice as long as that of POM gears. iglide® F is characterized by a particularly low coefficient of friction and high wear resistance - even in applications requiring continuous operation - and also by its vibration-dampening properties. These advantages can now be exploited for gears as well. Cost-effectively injection molded from iglide® F, they make the use of additional lubricant superfluous and your application is therefore maintenance-free.

iglide® F gear wheel

Tech up

Tech up

  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Wear-resistant material for continuous operation
  • Vibration-dampening
  • Electrically discharging due to the use of iglide® F
  • Longest service life in the area of iglide® gears

Cost down

Cost down

  • Reduces costs for lubricant and maintenance
  • Higher running performance
  • Cost-effective due to injection molding



iglide® gears have been tested in the test laboratory and are already being used successfully in our gearboxes.



  • Environmentally friendly, because no additional lubricants are required
  • Good coefficient of wear and therefore a long service life
  • igus supports the circular economy of plastics and is investing in chemical recycling

Proven in continuous operation

We have developed iglide F gears for this purpose

The iglide® gears have proven themselves many times in our robolink gearboxes and have additionally been tested in the igus® test laboratory under real operating conditions. For example, torque fluctuations, efficiency and backlash of the gearboxes with the iglide gears are electrically measured and evaluated here. The gathered experience values allow continuous optimisation of our gears and the use in wear-intensive continuous application.
iglide® gears are characterized by their special wear resistance in use. Due to their special material composition of base polymers, fibers and fillers as well as solid lubricants, they have very low wear properties and do not require additional lubricants. This extends maintenance intervals and reduces expensive downtime minutes.

Test rig for iglide® gears

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


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