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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for
construction machinery

Less maintenance work and costs with motion plastics

Vibrations, low temperature, heat, dirt: igus products offer excellent performance Construction machinery has to withstand very tough working conditions and needs to work reliably even in bad weather. igus makes this possible with its energy chains and polymer plain bearings that are characterised by their outstanding resilience and long service life. The product range includes energy chains for cable protection and guidance, e.g. when cables are used for work platforms, telescopic forklifts or drilling machines. chainflex cables that are resistant to UV radiation as well as low temperatures are designed for highly dynamic continuous motion. Maintenance-free and lubrication-free polymer plain bearings used wherever there are high loads, e.g. in excavators, wheeled loaders and telescopic forklifts. More than 20,000 customers worldwide place their trust in polymer solutions tested under realistic conditions, and in the many years of experience accumulated and built on by igus.

Advantages of igus® polymer plain bearings and energy chains:

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

New from April 2020

 

Tough, shake-proof and compact

Hybrid energy chain YE


▲ Tech up

Almost 50% lighter than a pure steel chain of comparable size

50% longer unsupported length than a comparable plastic e-chain

▼ Cost down

Easy installation: polymer outer links with flange for easy assembly of e-chain links


Find out more about the e-chain series YE

iglidur SG03  
Plain bearings with felt seal

▲ Tech up

Protection against dust and dirt with felt seal

Ready-to-install solution

▼ Cost down

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

High running performance


Find out more about iglidur SG03

Rotating energy supply 200P  
Rotating energy supply with rotation angle of 360°

▲ Tech up

No sliding contacts, all media in a single system  

Complete system with e-chain, moving arm and integrated strain relief

▼ Cost down

Costs 70% less than a comparable steel guide trough


Find out more about rotating energy supplies

News  
Metal rod end for greater loads

▲ Tech up

Metallic housing and hence five times higher breaking strength than igumid G

▼ Cost down

No minimum order quantity, no tool costs for igus standard

Short delivery time


Find out more about igubal rod end bearings

Sample box for the construction machinery industry  

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

e-chain® E4.1  
e-chain® E4.1

Resistant to shocks and vibration

Robust, low-noise, modular

Resistant to dirt, chemicals and high temperatures

Resistant to corrosion and UV radiation

chainflex® control cable CF9  
chainflex® control cable CF9

For extremely heavy-duty applications

Low-temperature-flexible

Coolant resistant

UV-resistant

Outer jacket: TPE

Halogen-free

iglidur® Q2 bearings  
iglidur® Q2 bearings

Reliable under heavy loads

Absolutely lubrication-free

Maintenance-free

Dirt resistant

Good price/performance ratio

No corrosion

Component for inclined axes  

Components for telescopic work platforms and cherry pickers

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

Energy chain configurator  

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 of your application and the energy chain configurator "e-chain expert" will suggest suitable solutions for your energy supply.

Tested for vibration, low temperatures, resistance to media and heavy loads

Vibration testIn this test, energy chains are subjected to vibrations between 30 and 60 Hz.

 

Extreme test in the cold chamberEnergy chains and cables are tested at temperatures as low as -40 °C.

 

Bentonite testTest of energy chains for their resistance to diverse media. Result: They function perfectly after 100,000 cycles.

 

Front loader test standPolymer bearings in a heavy-duty test with a maximum load of 500 kg.

 

igus® products used successfully in the construction machinery industry

Drilling device  
Problem-free movement

Problem-free movement in spite of dirt and moisture. 16 robust and lubrication-free plastic bearings from igus® were used.

Tunnel drilling rig  
Energy chains withstand vibration and dirt

Used in a tunnel drilling machine, energy chains of the E4 family that are resistant to vibration and insensitive to dirt.

Well rig  
Safe and cost-effective

Cost-effective e-chain® of the 15050 series guarantees the machine's operational safety, while reducing shutdown times and maintenance times to a minimum.

Telescopic forklift  
Enhanced reliability

Reliable energy chains of the E2 family are used in the telescopic forklift. In energy chains, it is nearly always hydraulic hoses that are guided.

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