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motion plastics for
construction machinery

Less maintenance, stronger in use

Construction machines have a tough job: they have to operate reliably in every work environment and in all weather conditions. Because, as everywhere, failures cost money and must be avoided. We offer components made of high-performance polymers that stand out due to their high durability and long service life. This includes energy chains for cable protection and guidance, e.g. when cables are used for work platforms, aerial lifts or drilling machines. The suitable UV and temperature-resistant cables for dynamic continuous movements can be found in our chainflex cable product range. Maintenance-free and lubrication-free plain bearings for heavy-duty applications, e.g. in excavators, wheeled loaders and telescopic forklifts, are used from stock or as custom-made components. For all parts, the service life is predictable, which is a plus for every construction planning project. Around the world, more than 20,000 clients from the construction machine industry trust us.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Maintenance-free and lubrication-free
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Resistant to vibrations
  • Highly resilient
  • Predictable service life
  • UV and weather-resistant
  • Cost-effective

New products in 2021

3 new products in 3 minutes

A video of our highlights for construction machines

This year, we are launching 168 innovations. Our Industry Expert Birte Jendahl will present the top innovations for construction machines in just three minutes. For example, the cost-effective heavy-duty fabric bushings iglidur TX2:

  • Particularly low wear in heavy-duty areas
  • Up to 3.5 times more wear-resistant than iglidur TX1
  • Cost-effective even in high dimensions and low volumes

Find out more about iglidur TX2

Quick handling, entirely without tools

Shipping drum for chainflex goods sold by the metre

Modular e-chain as an alternative to the service loop

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

Free construction machinery sample box

Try our safe energy supply solutions and maintenance-free polymer plain bearings for the construction machinery industry now.

Order the construction machinery sample box now!

igus polymer products for construction machinery

iglidur plain bearings SG03 with felt seal

iglidur plain bearings

  • Reliable under heavy loads
  • Absolutely lubrication-free
  • Maintenance-free
  • Dirt-resistant
  • Good price-performance ratio
  • No corrosion

e-chains E4.1

e-chain series E4.1

  • Resistant to shocks and vibration
  • Tough, low-noise, modular
  • Resistant to dirt, chemicals and high temperatures
  • Corrosion and UV-resistant

chainflex control cable CF9

chainflex control cable CF9

  • For extremely heavy-duty applications
  • Flexible at low temperatures
  • Coolant-resistant
  • UV-resistant
  • TPE outer jacket
  • Halogen-free

Success stories

High dump bucket, L&K Land- und Kraftfahrzeugtechnik

Excavating and grabbing with an additional degree of freedom

iglidur plain bearings replace composite bearings in the joints of a high dump bucket. They exceed the required service life, require no maintenance, are lighter and about 40 per cent more cost-effective than previous versions.

Tunnel boring machine, Herrenknecht AG

Energy chains withstand vibration and dirt

E4 energy chains that are resistant to vibration and insensitive to dirt are used in a tunnel drilling machine. They are exposed to extremely harsh environmental conditions in a small installation space. ...

Digger with pulley module

Securely supported in combination with vibrations and dust

With the pulley module by the company Ets Payant, soil can be moved out of pits that are up to 65 metres deep. Here, all components must withstand severe impacts, weathering effects, and a lot of dust. No problem for igus bearing technology.

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 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.

Order now for free

Components for aerial lifts, telescopic boom platforms

igus replacement parts designed for guidance, transfer and bearing support on aerial lifts, telescopic boom platforms, such as energy chains and cables as well as polymer plain bearings, linear bearings or sliding plates meet the stringent requirements for components that are subjected to continuous stress in outdoor applications.

Telescopic work platforms

Energy chain configurator

Configure complete energy supply systems for short or long travels as well as for hanging applications. Enter the application and environmental parameters and the configurator "e-chain expert" will suggest suitable solutions for your energy supply.

Tested for use in the real world

Tested for continuous load, chemical and temperature resistance

In our test laboratory, the largest in the industry, more than 10 billion test cycles are carried out per year with energy chains and chainflex cables in a total of 180 test stations. Under conditions that are as real as possible, we test the tribological properties under varying directions of movement, temperatures, media and continuous load. The results are incorporated into our tools for service life calculation and enable exact predictions of durability.

Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.

More information

Construction machine product brochure

Important information about our products and services

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igus online tools

Configure desired product online, calculate service life, reduce process costs

To the tools

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