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igus® solutions for
the glass industry

Would you like to see the glass technology of the future ... today?

Plastic solutions for the glass industry: temperature-resistant ... shatterproof ... quick installation ... long service life

Accuracy plays a vital role in the glass industry as cutting and trimming to size to meet individual customer requirements involves high precision work. Cutting glass to size for tables, mirrors or doors often leaves sharp edges. A grinding and polishing process finishes the edge to minimize the risk of injury. From surface, joining or forming technology through to handling: igus® always has ideal solutions to hand for individual applications in the glass industry using its e-chain systems®, chainflex® cables for movement and plain bearings made of tribologically optimised high-performance plastics. The safe and reliable energy supply also ensures long-term cost savings by reducing installation and maintenance times.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Special tribo-polymers provide for longer life
  • Reduced installation times
  • Low maintenance and lubrication-free
  • Resistant to dirt and dust
  • Corrosion-free
  • Temperature-resistant
  • Cost-effective

igus® sample boxes  

Free sample boxes from igus®

Do you need information on specific igus® products or would you like a sample of our e-chains®, chainflex® cables or other products to be sent to you? Order now free of charge without any obligation on your part and see for yourself the quality of our products!

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Selected products for the glass industry

E2.1 & R2.1 e-chain®  
E2.1 & R2.1 e-chain®

E2.1 family available as chains and tubes.

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Hybrid cables CF220.UL.H / CF280.UL.H  
chainflex® hybrid servo cable CF220.UL.H

For medium duty applications. Oil-resistant and coolant-resistant.

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chainflex® bus cable  
chainflex® bus cable for moving applications

Ethernet cable for highest speeds

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drylin® R - RJUM-01-ES  
drylin® R linear slide bearing RJUM-01-ES

Quiet running while lubrication and maintenance-free at the same time

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iglidur® X bar stock  
iglidur® X stock bar

Resistant to chemicals and temperatures up to +250 °C

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drylin® E linear robots  
drylin® E linear robots

Drive with toothed belt. Ready harnessed in as little as 24hrs.

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Checked in the igus® test laboratory for use in the real world

Media-resistance tests of e-chains® and chainflex® cables


View of the e-chain systems® test laboratory


Selected application examples

Use in glass production

This robot application uses theigus®triflex® system to slide the glass products arriving from the moulding plant at a temperature of around 500 °C into a cooling kiln.

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Glass processing at a low cost

This facility – the only one in the world – makes it possible to process 12 metres of glass and, at the same time ensure high productivity.

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Special procedure for glass processing

Portable laser engraving machines from Cerion GmbH can be found all around the world. Whether in Paris, Rome, London or the Arab Emirates – maintenance-free and cost-effective igus® components save time and money.

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