igus® develops industry-leading iglide® plastic bushings, DryLin® linear bearings and guides, igubal® spherical bearings, Energy Chain® cable carriers, and Chainflex® motion cables.
These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and its own line of flexible cable since 1989, igus® provides you with the right solution based on a very broad selection of standard components, from stock. No minimum order is required.
Services include full in-house harnessing, design consultation, on-site value analysis visits, guarantee and warranty. igus® works with its customers on an individual basis to deliver solutions that meet the specific needs of an application.
igus® is committed to using its innovative polymer materials to develop products that provide creative solutions and exceed customers’ expectations, while delivering fast, accurate service. These plastic blends are used throughout each of igus® product lines of plastic bearings, guides and slide tables, spherical bearings, and cable carriers.
igus® has been manufacturing engineered plastics for more than 50 years and develops each of the materials and all technology behind its products. With constant breakthroughs, igus® is continually expanding its base of plastic materials and performs rigorous testing to prove its products meet and exceed industry standards.
For its line of bearings, igus® engineers develop more than 100 new plastic compounds every year and analyze their tribological characteristics in the igus R&D center in more than 7,000 tests. All results are placed into an extensive material database. Based on this data, it is possible to offer a precise prediction of the lifetime for an iglide plastic bearing in almost any given application. This has fulfilled a dream for many engineers: predictable plastic bushings that require absolutely no lubrication or maintenance.
No matter how large or small the order, every customer receives the same level of customer service and commitment to quality when buying from igus®. With technical salesassociates located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, on-site technical support is available within 24-48 hours, anywhere in North America. igus® also offers 3D CAD files, samples, and online tools, all completely free of charge.Consistency, availability, and quality have been key to the company’s success.
With igus®’ Energy Chain® cable carrier systems, the optimal selection of all components, such as cables, interior separators, crossbars, and guide troughs, is important, The materials are developed to provide the longest possible service life. Worldwide, igus® is currently the only manufacturer of cable carriers who consistently focuses only on plastics. igus® also offers its own line of Chainflex® motion cables, and ReadyChain® completely harnessed cable carrier systems. Some applications include: offshore, steel plants, mining, cranes, and machine tools. Even cleanroom, high temperatures, and ESD environments are possible.
In addition to providing customers with high-performance products and superior service, igus® also believes in the importance of fostering the mechanical design ideas of students. Through its Y.E.S. (Young Engineering Support) Program, igus® donates free products to robotics competitions and students of all ages. The company’s executive leadership, finance, and marketing operations are all involved with the Y.E.S. Program, which continues to benefit organizations such as FIRST® (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics, BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics, the Botball® Robotics Competition, and the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Collegiate Design Series, just to name a few. Each of these programs share a common goal: to get students excited about engineering. Through the FIRST® organization alone, igus® is able to help more than 100,000 high school students each year with its donations. Visit www.igus.com/yesprogram to learn more about Y.E.S.
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