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utility vehicles

Maintenance-free vehicle components for harsh conditions

High loads, dirt, heat, low temperatures and moisture: utility vehicles and lorries have a rough working day. No tradesperson can afford downtime, and usually the tight schedules do not allow time for professional maintenance. Energy chains, plain bearings and linear guides made of igus plastics help you increase reliability in and around the vehicle at many fault-prone places. Our products are characterised by their toughness, long predictable running times and the fact that they do not require additional lubrication. No lubricants does not only mean no regular, necessary lubrication, but also no dirt contained in the grease that damages the material and limits mobility.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
  • Cost-effective
  • Service life calculation
  • Less installation space and lower weight
  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Complete system or individual component with no minimum order quantity
  • Fast delivery
  • Easy assembly

New products in 2021

Cost-effective, heavy-duty fabric bushings

New fabric bushings made of high-strength filament fabric

▲ Tech up
  • Particularly low wear in the heavy-duty area
  • Up to 3.5 times more wear-resistant than iglidur TX1
▼ Cost down
  • Maintenance-free properties reduce costs for lubrication and maintenance
  • Cost-effective even in high dimensions and low volumes

Find out more about iglidur TX2

Plain bearings with felt seal against ingress of dirt

Wear-resistant, electrically conductive rollers

Coupling joints sealed against dirt

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

igus polymer products for utility vehicles

iglidur G plain bearings

iglidur G plain bearings

  • Reliable in severe dirt and dust
  • Very wear-resistant
  • No additional lubrication necessary
  • Excellent price/performance ratio

Energy supply E4.1L

Energy chain E4.1L

  • Save up to 80% installation time
  • e-chain® for fast interior separation
  • Completely harnessed energy chain
  • For very small bend radii and low temperature applications
  • For all movements and axes

drylin W linear guide

drylin W linear guides

  • Quiet operation
  • Self-lubricating
  • Dirt-resistant
  • Corrosion-free
  • For exact re-positioning

Your component made to your design in the desired quantity and material

Special solutions are just as much part of the igus product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

The huge motion plastics sample box

Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics that are 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.

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Request a free sample and info box

See the quality of our products for yourself. The sample box contains important igus products and information relating to typical applications in lorries, heavy-duty transporters, sweepers, ambulances, crane vehicles and trailers.  

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Tested for real use in the test laboratory

Glance into the test laboratory for e-chains and chainflex cables:
At a total of 180 test stations, more than 10 billion test cycles are carried out per year with energy chains and igus cables.
Glance into the dry-tech test laboratory:
in the industry's largest test laboratory, iglidur plain bearings and drylin linear guides are tested regarding stress, wear and friction properties.
Our plain bearings are tested with the Front Loader Test Rig in heavy load test with maximum load. The test results can be transferred to other heavy-duty applications. Similar parameters can generally be found in all fields which are driven by a hydraulic cylinder.

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