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dry-tech® bearing technology


The large igus® dry-tech® test lab

Tribo-polymers developed for dry operation

In an area of 2,750 square metres, more than 135 trillion test movements are executed each year. We test and develop under real conditions with the goal of providing you with the best solution for your application. igus® develops polymer materials that solve new application problems in bearing tribology. Base polymers, solid lubricants and reinforcing materials are combined to achieve the perfect bearing properties. Focus of the elaborate tests are push/pull forces, coefficients of friction, wear, abrasion and driving forces at various speeds and loads.
In addition, we test our components for effects in the event of dirt, in very different weather conditions, such as cold or even with shock and impacts. The aim is to push the application limits steadily upwards. The results of our tests are stored in databases and incorporated into the online service life calculator.


Overview of current service life tests

Overview of current coefficient of friction tests

We test your application

Whether iglidur® plain bearings, e-chains® or chainflex® cables. We would gladly test your application to find the best solution. Just talk to us.

What else is tested in the test laboratory?

In the igus test laboratory, not only iglidur® plain bearings are examined. e-chains®, chainflex® cables, drylin® linear plain bearings and axes, lead screw systems and robolink® components are put to the acid test.