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Plastic bearing technology in motor vehicles - quiet, light, durable

Plain bearings, linear guides and coupling joints by igus have been designed for dynamic use and tough environments. The high-performance plastics in use withstand extreme temperatures, vibrations, shocks, dirt and corrosion. They are lubrication-free, durable, maintenance-free and quiet; in addition, the low weight of the plastic bearings leads to a higher performance of the entire construction and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
In the course of e-mobility and hence quieter motors, requirements regarding components and modules have increased: they have to be as noiseless as possible and ideally have dampening properties (BSR: buzz, squeak and rattle). Noises always arise where components interact with each other and friction occurs. igus plastics minimise coefficients of friction and hence result in less wear and a quieter operation.  

5 reasons why you should use iglidur plain bearings in automobiles

With iglidur plastic bearings, costs can be reduced by up to 40%. Weight is reduced by up to 80% and, as a consequence, CO2 emissions are lowered. What's more, the plain bearings are almost silent, compensate for manufacturing tolerances and can be used quickly and easily in sheet metal thanks to flexible assembly concepts.

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motion plastics innovations 2020:
6 highlights in a 3-minute video

Innovations for the automotive industry

Tech up, cost down: with the CRM rotary module: can be rotated by 6480°, for rotating systems in or on the vehicle.  New sizes and versions of our e-chains. Flexible and temperature-resistant plain bearings, coupling joints in extremely dirty environments and the drylin NTP telescopic guide made of 100% iglidur polymer material.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations at our 400 m2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:

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dry-tech® products for motor vehicles

Standard parts from the online shop

Standard bearings ordered quickly and simply from our online shop

  • Standard parts from stock
  • Short delivery time
  • Cost-effective
  • Large selection of bearing types and high-performance materials

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igus clip bearings

Clip bearings for fitting shafts through sheet metal

  • Lateral slot for easy installation
  • For rotating and linear movements
  • Good adaptability to punched holes
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Smooth operation

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Various special bearings customised by igus to your specific requirements

Rapid prototyping and prototype construction

  • Component customised to provide the required design, quantity and material
  • A range of manufacturing processes to meet individual needs
  • Competent consultation, easy online ordering and fast delivery

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drylin NKV-21

drylin linear technology

Compact design for confined spaces

Various spring preloads for defined displacement forces

Quiet running and no rattling

No stick-slip effect

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drylin PTGSG

drylin lead screw technology

High helix, trapezoidal and metric threads

Highest level of efficiency also in dry operation

Corrosion-free and dirt-resistant

Long service life, quiet and vibration-free due to high performance polymers

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igubal coupling joint

igubal coupling joints

Individual dimensions and versions can be realised quickly

Rotatable end pieces


Easy assembly

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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 so as to check the use of the products under completely unique conditions.

igus® products in use in automobiles – application example


iglidur® bearings in the car seat

Low-noise, easily adjustable seat systems

iglidur plain bearings are resistant to high static loads up to 120 MPa without problems. To compensate tolerances, the plain bearings use the high temperatures for drying after the e-coating.

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Exterior and chassis

iglidur plain bearings in a headlamp

Corrosion-free bearings in multiple-joint hinges

iglidur plain bearings are used in, e.g. door and multiple-joint hinges, as they are corrosion-free, compensate tolerances, are suitable for e-coating and run silently.

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Engine compartment

iglidur plain bearings in coolant pumps

Media-resistant plain bearings in coolant pumps

iglidur plain bearings are not only media-resistant, they also have an advantage over ceramic and carbon-graphite bearings in terms of cost.  They operate silently and, due to hydrodynamic lubrication, easily cope with high surface speeds.

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