Plastics for longer life® - Increase the service lives of your machines with plastics

Lifetime up - costs down

Lower costs and raise service life by eliminating lubrication and lowering maintenance works, everything delivered from stock immediately - that is the core idea and objective behind all igus® products, systems and services.

igus® plastics with their tested and proven properties in durability, friction and stability are the main focus of the igus® products.

We offer you 80,000 products from stock and from "Size One".

New products for a lubricant-free world  

New products for a lubricant-free world

The use of dry-running polymer bearings allows money to be saved and machine safety to be increased. Lubricant and maintenance-free plastic plain bearings, on the other hand, are gentle on the environment.

Worldwide more than 50% of all lubricants leak into the environment (Environmental Protection Office Baden-Würtemberg)

With a worldwide yearly lubricants usage of 37,3 Mio. tons (RWTH Aachen) more than 18 Mio. tons leak into the environment.

According to an MIT survey, for example, damage caused by friction and wear costs six percent of the gross national product every year.

Innovations with high performance plastics

Polymer plain bearings from igus® signifies the step from the plastic bushing to the proven and tested, and thereby calculable and quickly available, machine element.
The core of our research is to give accurate forecasts on the behavior of bearings, particularly the service life, based on continuously improved materials.

Low weight and corrosion resistance, as well as the freedom from maintenance and lubrication enable a solution for almost all applications.
Install and forget it!

Tested and proven quality from igus®  
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Calculable service life - Free from lubrication

Managing without lubrication is the dream of every design engineer. The igus® polymer plain bearings make it a reality. After research spanning decades, an accurate calculation of the service life of polymer plain bearings is possible today.

Various iglidur® materials for very different application conditions.
A wide range of dimensions and applicable almost everywhere. Calculable service life!

Install and forget - suitable solution from stock

lnnovative, quick to mount and high value products

Delivery from stock saving storage costs for you

Large range of products – Suitable solution found immediately

Time-saving tools on the web

Customized and ready-to-install supply of components

Swift project planning and consulting with an increasing network of local sales engineers in Germany and all over the world.

With the igus® maintenance-free polymer plain bearings, we can assist you in improving your products and at the same time reduce costs.

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The umbilical cord for your automation

E-ChainSystem® product overview  

E-ChainSystem® is like the umbilical cord of modern machines. They take care of the supply of energy, data and signals and are for this reason continuously in motion. We look upon it as our task to offer you all the components - E-Chain®, all cables and every accessory - as a single system and be accountable for the function.


igus® E-ChainSystem® offers a number of advantages for the design:

Electric, hydraulic and pneumatic energy, as well as digital signals - electric or with light - liquid media can be supplied in parallel

Space-saving installation

Low-noise operation

High accelerations can be fielded

Robust in wind, weathering, dirt accumulation and chemicals

Simple installation of the modular system on site

Quick installation and retrofit of cables

Chainflex® lasts or money back

For the customer, the production must go on without problems and an energy supply system should accordingly function smoothly. That presupposes the effortless performance of all components and the cables inserted in them. igus® was the first company to develop complete E-ChainSystem®. Chainflex® cables and E-Chain® are supplied from one source and - according to application - offered with a system guarantee. The design principles that today prevent machine downtimes in factories all over the world have originated and emerge from the know-how and elaborate series of research that have steadily grown since 1989.

Chainflex® lasts or money back  

2010: Três iniciativas da igus® são muito populares no mercado

Três iniciativas são muito populares no mercado – Mais de 97 porcento de disponibilidade de todos os 80.000 itens do catálogo.

2010: Três iniciativas da igus® são muito populares no mercado    

Benefits of tribopolymers

Triboplastics are tribologically optimized material compounds and therewith the basis of all igus® products and systems.

Benefits of tribopolymers    

Quality from igus®

Quality from the igus® laboratory: Tested daily. Proven and tested daily.

Quality from igus®    

Individual consultation

Individual consultation and planning by igus® - on telephone or at your location

Individual consultation    

igus® factory in Cologne

Die igus® factory in Cologne - by Nicholas Grimshaw

igus® factory in Cologne    

Polymer bearings applications overview

Polymere bearings application examples overview

Polymer bearings applications overview    

E-Chain® Applications Overview

Overview of the E-ChainSystem® applications

E-Chain® Applications Overview    
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manus® award

manus® award for polymer bearings.

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vector® award

vector® award for bold energy supply solutions, E-ChainSystems® with cables, induction and wireless.

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