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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for
facade technology

Among architects, facade is the term to describe the front view of a building and is part of the principle of the building envelope. Windows or engaged columns are summarised as facade elements. Whether composite fronts made of aluminium or suspended facades made of glass: there is ever increasing demand for a high-level of functionality, technology and quality in modern buildings: greater energy efficiency, modern design, longer maintenance-free service life with falling costs. Increasingly more mobile facade elements are being used and environmental influences pose a major challenge to the corrosion and weathering resistance of the materials used. With igubal spherical bearings, the motion plastics specialist igus offers machine parts made of compounded polymers for indoor and outdoor applications. This makes them especially suitable for slat supports in the area of exterior facades and can be installed dry and without additional lubrication at temperatures of between -30°C and +80°C.

Advantages of igus® solutions:

  • Cost-effective
  • Save installation space and weight
  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Fast delivery
  • Easy assembly
  • Complete system or individual components from batch size 1
  • Service life calculation
  • Low noise and low vibration

New products in 2021

Plastic housing for spherical insert bearings

Available as fixed flange bearing and pillow block bearing

▲ Tech up
  • Dimensionally interchangeable with cast iron housings
  • Completely corrosion-free
▼ Cost down
  • Reduction of maintenance and downtime
  • Quick spherical insert bearing assembly and disassembly

Find out more about polymer housings

Crimpable threaded inserts, precise adjustment

Coupling joints sealed against dirt

View all new products in 2021

igubal spherical bearings for facade technology are:

  • Available from stock
  • Lightweight
  • Temperature-resistant
  • Vibration-dampening
  • With female and male thread
  • Maintenance-free and corrosion-free
  • Dirt and UV-resistant

Facade with igubal spherical bearings

Products especially suitable for facade technology

igubal rod end bearings

igubal rod end bearings

  • Compensation for misalignment errors
  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • Very lightweight

igubal clevis joints

igubal clevis joints

  • Vibration-dampening
  • Very lightweight
  • High tensile force

igubal pillow block bearings

igubal pillow block bearings

  • Maintenance and lubrication-free
  • Severe radial loads
  • Temperatures of up to +80°C

igubal fixed flange bearings

igubal fixed flange bearings

  • Compensation for edge loads
  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • Very lightweight

igubal spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings

  • Easy to fit
  • Very cost-effective
  • Lightweight

Overview of igubal products

Product overview of igubal spherical bearings

  • Up to 40% more cost-effective than spherical bearings made of metal
  • 80% lighter than metal alternatives
  • Lubrication-free and therefore low-maintenance

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Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suitable for your individual industry sector at hand. 
We will bring the display to you, assemble it upon request, and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.

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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM, Parker, Bosh Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mentioned on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH.