McFit, Fitness First or Kieser Training - currently, far more than ten million members are working out in German gyms, and the trend is rising. Statistics show that the services used most in gyms are fitness devices for weight training and cardio machines. Always in focus: ergonomic and smooth movements. To adjust sitting position, weights and inclination of the devices, we recommend bearings and linear systems by igus®. They are comfortable to handle and work almost silently. At large sports facilities with several hundred exercise machines, it is especially important that noise generation is minimal. No less important: igus® products are lubrication-free. After all, no gym member wants to get dirty hands or oil marks on their stylish gym outfit. In any case, for professional use exercise machines have to withstand continuous operation on a daily basis, whether they are adjusted manually or electronically at the push of a button. Light, quiet and soft movements ... over and over again and with running performances of several hours a day.
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Tool-free opening and closing
10% less weight due to material removal compared to the E4.1 system
40% less assembly and installation time compared to the E4.1 system
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Connection sizes identical to conventional ball screws
Available as heavy-duty version with metal plate
Cost-effective optimised injection moulded design
Variable design for all threads Ø 14/16 and 18/20
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Up to four times quieter than metallic bearings due to igus high-performance polymers
Cost-effective zinc die-cast housing
Roller bearings without lubrication
See for yourself the quality of our products. The iglidur improves sample box contains:
Individual solutions are just as much part of the igus® product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.
The most popular exercise machines for weight training include leg curl and extension and butterfly and latissimus traction. Here, drylin® W linear guides and iglidur® bearings reliably perform their service. This way, the linear guide allows for simple and almost silent adjustment of the height of the pad for leg training. Double profiles and carriages can be mounted quickly and because of the lubrication-free operation, absolutely no maintenance is required. For all bearing sites in the butterfly and latissimus training tower, iglidur® G- and M250 bearings are perfect. They are recommended for every joint in the motion sequence. No matter where they are installed, they are corrosion-resistant, never squeak and last a lifetime.
If you would like to work on your cardio-vascular system, the rowing machine is perfect for you. Both rotating and pivoting joints can be adjusted ideally with igus® bearings – silent and without maintenance. The drylin® linear guide systems that are installed in rowing machines are completely lubrication-free and can therefore be used in open applications. Their double-shaft aluminium profile offers high torsion resistance at a low weight. Linear bearings ensure frictionless, quiet sliding of the seat.
The ideal sitting position also plays a crucial role with cardio machines such as home trainers or ergometers – only then can you avoid straining the knee joint, for example. Whether by hand or via chip card control, seat distances and height adjustments of grips and displays are made in seconds and tailored to your specific need. With its profiles and complete carriages or single linear bearings, the drylin® W linear guide offers the ideal construction kit for each construction and every design. For electrical adjustments specifically, igus® energy chains and cables ensure failsafe operation in every installation space, even with the tightest bending radii.
With bearings and linear systems by igus®, the professional models are equipped with the mechanical requirements to withstand these loads in the long term. The robust machine elements provide security and reliability for many years without failures. After all, there is nothing more annoying for the operators and members of a gym than faulty machines in the training area. Whether linear guides or bearings – igus® offers all components of traditional drive technology as lubrication-free version. They are based on technical plastics that do not require lubrication. The type of movement, which is simpler compared to circulating steel balls, decreases operating noises and weight while reducing costs by 40%.
This application primarily secures people with a walking disability on treadmills during rehabilitation. iglidur® plain bearings ensure a long service life and highest load capacity.
18 people are working out, using one exercise machine at the same time – with the Body-Spider® this is no longer wishful thinking. Approx. 100 plastic bearings by igus® ensure the necessary compactness and maintenance-free operation.
With this leg press, the muscles are strengthened in the right way. Smooth sliding with the drylin® linear technology promises optimal success of training. In addition, corrosion- and lubrication-free components allow for outdoor use.
With the drylin® W modular kit, A & D Sports also found a possibility to equip their high-quality fitness equipment with cost-effective and at the same time lubrication-free components.
With this application, users work on their body tension and back muscles. igubal® spherical bearings allow for comfortable sitting and withstand the permanent strain.
This application emphasises the advantages of switching from metal bearings to plastic solutions. With this cross trainer, igubal® spherical bearings ensure a quiet operation and minimal maintenance.