Machine components in utility vehicles must cope with the harsh everyday life with moisture, risk of corrosion and often inappropriate handling. Not a problem for our products. They work according to the motto "cost down, life up". They are cost-effective, maintenance-free and do not require additional lubrication. Even in rain, snow and heat, they prove to be extremely robust and guarantee very long operating times. igus® energy chains, cables, plastic plain bearings and linear guides ensure long-term functional reliability particularly in failure-prone areas.
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Individual solutions are just as much part of the igus® product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.
Our iglide® polymer plain bearings are tested with the in heavy load test with maximum load. The test results can be transferred to other heavy duty applications. Similar parameters can generally be found in all fields which are driven by a hydraulic cylinder.
The flatbed semi-trailer of this heavy-duty transporter can be extended to a length of 62m. Customized vehicle energy chains of the proven E4.1 series are used in order to ensure that the electrical, brake and hydraulic cables can roll safely in the inner tubes. They are exposed to very strong push and pull forces which they have to endure continuously when the vehicle pulls out.
The platform lift of this ambulance is exposed to moisture, friction and constant load. For this reason MBB Palfinger relies on our cost-effective and wear-resistant polymer plain bearings for its platform lifts. Incorporated dry lubricants eliminate the need for additional lubrication oil. It was very important that the plain bearings fit into the existing housings of the structure.
FAUN Viatec GmbH, a member of the German Kirchhoff Group, decided in favor of self-lubricating and therefore maintenance-free iglide® plastic plain bearings. They permanently ensure the longevity of sweepers, which are used daily in towns and communities or on construction sites, in steel mills or for cleaning runways.
The iglide® H2 plain bearings are resistant to media, pressure and wear and can, for example, also be used in brake calliper bearings of trucks. They are made entirely of high-performance polymers and are therefore corrosion-resistant and self-lubricating, which reduces the maintenance cost enormously. Their price-performance ratio makes them unbeatable.
With drylin® W linear guides, seats in the driver's cab can be easily and silently adapted to the individual needs of the driver. The movement takes place through polymer liners - with incorporated dry lubricants - on aluminium rails, so that no additional lubricants are needed. This makes drylin® linear guides dirt-resistant, corrosion-free and clean.
Our E2 bracket energy chain is ideal for guiding and protecting hydraulic cables on the supports. The special inner contour of this e-chain® protects the hydraulic hoses and thus ensures a long service life. Due to the high stability and low bend radius of the E2 energy chain, unsupported lengths and small installation spaces are no problem.