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News and product range extensions in 2019

Every day, designers, buyers and developers around the world ask questions that revolve around one topic: "How can I make moving parts better whilst reducing costs?" motion plastics® from igus® are developed for exactly this purpose: improving motion. And so that you know the benefit of motion plastics® in advance, the service life of almost all products can be calculated or simulated. Enjoy discovering our new products and additions to our product range in 2019!


  • Longer service life
  • Integrated intelligence (smart plastics)
  • Better properties than metal
  • Low procurement and assembly times

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2019 Featured Products

E4Q/R4Q system  
E4Q/R4Q system

The E4Q/R4Q system is designed to provide the best possible solution for unsupported lengths and long travels. The innovative crossbar mechanism makes the chain openable by hand.

Mould-resistant iglidur materials  
Mold-resistant iglide plain bearings

Seven iglide materials have been tested for the effect of microorganisms on them in accordance with DIN EN ISA 846 Method A.  The result?  No mold was found on the materials. 

Pillow block and fixed flange bearings with low-cost metal housing  
Pillow block and fixed flange bearings with low-cost metal housing

Suitable for the new narrow interchangeable spherical balls. As a result, lubrication-free and resistant to dirt, dust, corrosion and various media. Angle-compensation. Optional adjusting rings for locating spigot.

drylin WSR-10-120

The hybrid roller rail impresses by its combination of function and design. Especially in the lateral mounting position, this profile is the perfect guide rail for door, control panel, board or monitor adjustments.


New CFROBOT8.PLUS bus cable with twice the torsion angle (±360°/m) and guaranteed service life. Tested.  The best bus cable for use on robots – now with 100% longer service life and twice the angle of twist.

robolink RL-DP  
robolink RL-DP

robolink® 4- or 5-axis robot arm with and without integrated control system.

  • Payload up to 30N
  • Cycle times > 6s
  • Reach up to 790mm

Use our online tools to configure to your specifications

iglidur Designer  
iglide Designer

Design custom bearings with our new 3D printing service.  Using state-of-the-art technology, the iglide® designer is now even faster, more precise and independent of the used device and the Internet browser.

Go to iglide Designer

Energy chain expert system  
e-chain® expert

Configure complete e-chain systems® for short or long travels and hanging applications. Simply select cables for interior separation and enter the parameters of your application and surroundings to get a suitable solution for your e-chain® as well as interior separation.

Go to e-chain expert

iglide gear designer  
iglide® service life calculator

The new service life calculator for gears. Get your custom gear online in 3 easy steps: calculate service life, configure gear and simply order. Currently for iglide® I3 spur gears. Delivery in a few days.

Go to iglide service life calculator

smart plastics

igus® smart plastics supplies products with different isense sensors, the icom evaluation module and the icom concept. plus components that measure operating states, announce necessary maintenance measures and also interrupt operation before any greater damage to equipment can occur.

smart plastics

Cost-effective, space-saving econ toothed belt axis: drylin® ZLN-40

From prototype to mass production. The ZLN combines the flat and lightweight design of the drylin® N linear guide with the dynamics of a toothed belt axis.

drylin® ZLN-40

Addition: Build it yourself in 30 minutes – drylin® DLE-DR delta robot

Based on a modular system, users can choose between a compact self-assembly modular kit or pre-assembled in a transport frame. Both options are very cost-effective, so that the investment in automation pays off very quickly.

Delta picking robot kit from igus

e-loop – the e-chain® for vertical heavy-duty applications

The e-loop combines the advantages of a plastic e-chain® with those of a high-strength Dyneema rope. Ideal for three-dimensional movements.


Even lighter, lower profile: PRT-04 slewing ring bearings

The new PRT-04 slewing ring bearing is 60% lighter than its predecessor. The installation height was also reduced by half, offering even more design freedom.

PRT-04 slewing ring bearings

Move sharp-edged and heavy loads with self-lubricating ball transfer units

Polymer ball transfer units with stainless steel balls are ideal for transporting sharp-edged goods, e.g. in transport tables. They are more cost-effective and also lighter than pure stainless steel rollers.

Polymer ball transfer units with stainless steel balls

igus® readycable® for the 7th robot axis. Now harnessed for ABB as well.

Ready-to-connect cables for robots, e.g. FANUC, KUKA and ABB, with chainflex® PUR quality (bend radius up to 10xd).  For more information, visit the readycable® Overview page.

Ready-to-connect cables

Universal cable guidance for small robots & cobots

Cable guidance at collaborative robots - new modular concepts for fast attachment of energy supply without tools.

Universal cable guidance for small robots & cobots

e-spool® flex - continuous panel feed

Design study: the e-spool® flex is the igus version of a cable drum. It combines an intelligent housing design with a twisterband for rotary motion on the inside. This results in the flexibility of being able to use any cable with a diameter of up to 10mm.

e-spool flex