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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for
tyre production

Lubrication-free and great strength even with high speeds

The tyre manufacturing industry places top priority on components being free from lubricants and resistant to dust. Maintenance-free and tribologically optimised polymers from igus fulfil these and many other requirements, they are completely free of external lubricants and have high strength even at high speeds. With more than 100,000 products from stock, igus offers a huge modular kit in the areas of energy supply/cable guidance and protection, highly flexible cables and dry-running, maintenance-free plain bearing solutions for all types of movement.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Dry running and corrosion-resistant
  • Suitable for high speeds
  • Insensitive to dust and dirt
  • High mechanical stability, very resilient
  • Vibration dampening
  • Long predictable service life
  • Easy assembly


New products in 2021

40% less installation time

Series E4Q with largely expanded product range

▲ Tech up
  • 20% more fill weight due to vertically and horizontally positioned stop-dogs
  • 100% higher pull-out strength due to positive-locking crossbars
▼ Cost down
  • Tool-free opening and closing
  • 10% less weight due to material removal

Find out more about E4Q

Servo cable series suitable for Fanuc drives

CFX clamps with stacker saddles for pneumatic hoses

Own robot kinematics through fully integrated individual joints

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.


Areas of use

Extruder machine

Extruder machine

Coating machine

Coating machine

Cutting machine

Cutting machine

Tyre building machine

Tyre building machine

Uniformity measuring machine

Uniformity measuring machine

Store robots

Store robots

Gantry crane

Gantry crane

Vulcanisation system

Vulcanisation system

Products frequently used in tyre production

E2/000

E2/000 e-chain

  • Inner heights from 21 to 45mm.
  • Openable on the left and right
  • Diverse modular interior separations

E4.1

e-chain E4.1

  • ● energy chains of medium sizes
  • Inner heights from 21 to 162mm.
  • Openable along the inner or outer radius

chainflex cables

chainflex cables

  • Up to 36-month chainflex® guarantee
  • Unharnessed or harnessed
  • Developed for moving applications

iglidur G

iglidur plain bearings

  • Maintenance-free dry running
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Absorbs vibration

Various special bearings customised by igus to your specific requirements

iglidur PRT

  • For horizontal rotary movements
  • Ready-to-install slewing rings for lubrication-free, dry running

dryspin

drylin lead screws

  • 100% lubrication and maintenance-free
  • 100% corrosions-free and media resistance
  • Up to 88% weight savings

iglidur G

drylin® W profile guide

  • Easy installation, maintenance-free
  • Resistant to dirt due to dry running
  • Lightweight and quiet operation

dryspin

drylin® ZLW toothed belt axis

  • End supports with ball bearing
  • Lubrication-free linear guide system with polymer plain bearings

Various special bearings customised by igus to your specific requirements

drylin® R shaft guide

  • ● Same dimensions as recirculating ball bearings
  • For all shaft materials
  • Lightweight


The huge motion plastics sample box

Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suited for your individual industry sector to 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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Tested in the igus test laboratory for use in the real world

Tested for continuous load, media resistance and quiet operation

In the industry's largest test laboratory for plastics iglidur plain bearings, drylin linear technology and igubal coupling joints are put through their paces. The focus is on the examination of the tribological properties of different material pairings and the testing of assemblies. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.
 
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.


More information

Tyre industry product brochure

Important information about our products and services

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igus online tools

Configure your desired product online, calculate its service life, and reduce process costs

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