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... Polymer solutions in every batch size for more than 50 industries

Different industries need different solutions. Whether in mechanical engineering, motor vehicle manufacturing, intralogistics, in cleanrooms or 3D printing - igus offers customised support for special applications. igus has many years of experience and specialist consultants for many industries. The following overview is merely an extract. If your industry is not listed, please let us know. We're here to help.

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3D Printing machine

Components or system solutions.


Solutions for rough conditions, such as dirt, shocks and high edge loads: achieve up to eight times higher service life with lubrication-free polymer plain bearings

Automotive industry

Lightweight plain bearings and energy supply systems.


Light and cost-effective due to plastic and aluminium.

Beverages industry

Clean and FDA-compliant machine components for beverage machines.

Bicycle technology

Dry-running polymer bearings instead of metal solutions with lubrication:
40 % cost, 80 % weight and 100 % maintenance savings

Building material manufacturing

Durability with low maintenance.


Solutions for bulk handling technology – corrosion-free and resistant to dirt, chemicals and high temperatures.

Camera and film technology

Modular system for camera sliders.


ISO Class 1 for many products.

Composting plants

Resistant to dirt and extreme temperatures.

Concrete industry

Steel systems are already being replaced by solutions made of high-performance plastics in many heavy-duty areas.

Construction machinery

Extremely durable and resistant to vibrations, low temperatures, heat, dirt: energy supplies and bearing technology for excavators, drilling rigs etc.


The reliable and low-maintenance alternative to busbar systems, festoons and coil systems: energy chains for all sorts of cranes

Facade systems

Corrosion and weather-resistant components.

Fluid engineering

Pumps, valves and fittings free from lubrication.

Food industry

FDA and EU-10/2011-compliant components for the use in food-processing machines and plant

Furniture construction / Industrial Design

Cleanliness & weight saving.

Glass industry

Temperature- and splinter-proof, quickly installed, durable: energy supplies, special cables and storage technology for glass production and ‑processing

Indoor cranes

Energy supply solutions and cables for indoor and bridge cranes: customised, extremely durable, low-maintenance

Industrial vehicles

igus® solutions in forklifts and industrial vehicles

Locks & dock facilities

igus® energy supply systems have been proving their reliability day in, day out for many years.

Machine tools

Modern components prevent failures.


Solutions for maritime applications and port facilities

Material handling

For trouble-free processes in warehousing

Medical technology

Antimagnetic, hygienic, lubrication-free.

Model building

Lightweight and a high load capacity

Motorcycles & Scooters

Robust, light, free from lubrication and maintenance: achieving higher performance of suspension forks, brakes, throttle valves with polymer plain bearings


Resistant to salt water.

Oil and gas industry

igus® energy supply systems are used in the oil and gas industry.

Packaging industry

Lubrication-free and FDA-compliant machine components for the packaging industry.

Plastic machines

Assembly-friendly systems.

Printing industry

Insensitive to pressure dust and paper dust.

Prostheses & orthoses

For 95% less wear.


For 6-axis robotic applications.

Service robots

Take advantage of motion plastics® and equip service robots for a wide range of applications.

Sewage treatment plants

Durable and cost-effective energy chains, cables and guide troughs for small sewage plants up to large wastewater treatment plants

Shipbuilding industry

For applications in almost all environments.

Shore power connections

Intelligent energy supply systems.

Solar technology

For extreme environments.

Sports boats etc.

Saltwater-resistant and suitable for any weather.

Sports, fitness & rehab

Light, low noise and lubrication-free adjustment.

Telescopic work platforms

Energy chains, cables and sliding plates for telescopic work platforms and cherry pickers.

Textile industry

Clean and maintenance-free plastic solutions for bearings and energy supply

Theater / Stage construction / Lighting technology

Quiet, low vibration and self-lubricating.

Traffic engineering

Long-lasting, resilient components for the railways

Tyre production

For freedom from lubricants and dust.

Utility vehicles & lorries

Wear-resistant and maintenance-free polymer bearing technology for more reliability in machine elements of utility vehicles

Vending machinery

100% lubrication-free, quiet and durable: plain bearings, linear guides, energy chains and drive modules for fully automated systems

Vertical farming

Lubrication-free, FDA-compliant & dirt-resistant components for vertical farming.

Washing plants

Corrosion-free machine elements.

Wind power stations

Weather-resistant, maintenance-free and space-saving components for wind turbines and their production facilities


Chip-proof solutions help to avoid maintenance.

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