In Energy Chain systems® the perfect match of all components, such as Chainflex®-cables, interior separation, cross bars and guide troughs is important. The materials are compatible and account for excellent run times, individually and as a system.
igus® is currently the only manufacturer worldwide that consistently relies only on plastic in the energy chain itself. Application areas are: Offshore, steel mills, power plants, mining, machine tools and large cranes. Just as in the fields of clean room, ESD-ATEX or high temperature applications.
Every year the igus® engineers develop more than 300 new plastic compounds and test their tribological properties – in the igus® lab – in more than 10.000 trials. All results are incorporated into a comprehensive knowledge and material database. Reliable information on the service life of iglide® polymer plain bearings can now be made on the basis of this database. In the process the dream of many designers has come true - predictable plain bearings, which can do entirely without lubrication.
More than 10,000 test are conducted in the igus® technical center every year.
Our experts are glad to answer many specific questions like "Which is the best plastic shaft for this plastic bearing?" or "If there is sand in addition, how long will it last?" or "If there is also vibration and cleaning agents, what is the best thing to take?"
We look forward to your responses and further requests!
Or, just try out our service life calculator on this page.
We offer predictable lifetimes for energy chains, highly flexible cables, plastic bearings, spherical bearings, linear plain bearings, plastic ball bearings and - coming soon - gliding elements made of semi-finished products.
Calculate the service life of your xiros® plastic ball bearings online.
*Tribology deals with friction, wear and lubrication and the technologies for the optimization of friction processes.