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Application examples - iglidur® plain bearings in the field

iglidur® plain bearings are used in all industries all over the world. We have compiled some of these application examples here. See for yourself and be inspired by the advantages of iglidur® plain bearings for a wide range of applications.

Here, iglidur plain bearings are in use

Robot grippers with iglidur plain bearings

GMG relies on iglidur plain bearings in robot grippers

Machine d’emballage

Krones fait appel à des rouleaux pour sabres tournants iglidur dans sa machine Variopac Pro afin de garantir le fonctionnement fiable de ses convoyeurs en service continu.

Stern gallows

iglidur TX1 plain bearings are used in this A-frame

Cultivation system for fast weeding

iglidur plain bearings are used in a cultivation system for fast weeding. They are resistant to weather and dirt, suitable for continuous use even under radial loads and completely maintenance-free thanks to dry operation.

Automated guided vehicle system

Automated guided vehicle system with iglidur plain bearings.

Pulley module

Enables work at a depth of 65 metres for underground railway construction.

Infusion pumps

Clean and maintenance-free plastic plain bearings ensure smooth movement in infusion pumps.

Shock absorber for boat seats

Comfortable sitting even in swells and at high speed

Off-road vehicle

Extremely lightweight, energy-saving and low-maintenance in off-road use.

Solar steam system

iglidur plain bearings are used for the precision bearing.

Clean bearing arrangement in the cost-effective gripper for microtiter plates in the laboratory

This simple and cost-effective handling unit for laboratories moves sample plates from A to B and consists only of a wire and an iglidur plain bearing.

Electric vehicle

Reliable bearing points despite dirt and salt water thanks to iglidur plain bearings.

oscillating axle

iglidur plain bearings make maintenance and lubrication superfluous.

Cocktail machine

iglidur plain bearings and xiros ball bearings ensure lubrication-free bearing points.


Maintenance-free bearing points thanks to iglidur plain bearings.

Bineuse pour le retrait des mauvaises herbes

Des paliers lisses iglidur garantissent des mouvements fluides dans les équipements très sollicités des engins de chantier.

Robot for underwater inspection

The iglidur plastic bearings make bearing points of an underwater inspection robot free of corrosion and maintenance.

Trabant wheel suspension

This Trabant was retrofitted with maintenance-free iglidur plastic bearings for pivoting movements in the wheel suspension.

Accumulating conveyor

Short linear strokes and changing pivoting angle under various impact loads are the demands on plain bearings made of iglidur® G.

Decapping machine

Dry-operating plastic bearings in machines for uncorking and unscrewing bottle caps

Smooth-running and durable plain bearings in monitor pivot arms in hospitals

In hospitals, the simple, low-noise and hygienic plastic plain bearings in screen pivot arms contribute to patient satisfaction.

Pédales pour engins de chantier et machines agricoles

Des pédales au mouvement fluide malgré la poussière et la saleté.

Machine de récolte

Des paliers sans graisse igus s'acquittent de leur tâche sans le moins problème depuis des années sur des moissonneuses de la société AGCO Feucht GmbH

Chargeur de ferme

Des paliers lisses iglidur sont utilisés en plusieurs endroits sur les valets de ferme. Ils permettent de gagner du temps et de faire des économies dès la fabrication grâce à leurs propriétés.

Cleaning machine for solar surfaces

The iglidur plain bearings provide maintenance-free and lubrication-free bearing points in a semi-automatic cleaning machine for solar surfaces.

Racing motorcycle

Krämer Motorcycles uses plastic bearings at various bearing points on this racing motorcycle. For example in the link, brake and shifting system.

Aircraft tow bar

Lubrication-free and weather-resistant iglidur plain bearings are used in innovative coupling bars for aircraft handling

Vérins hydrauliques

Les paliers lisses iglidur ont d'excellents coefficients de frottement. C'est la raison pour laquelle la société Chapel fait appel aux matériaux iglidur pour ses vérins hydrauliques.

Rotary knobs for household appliances

For its premium household appliances, V-Zug relies on wear-resistant iglidur plain bearings to achieve a particularly good tactile feel.

Godet à mâchoire haut déversement

Des mouvements fluides dans les équipements très sollicités des engins de chantier

User report: Yogurt filling line

Due to special hygiene regulations, this bottling plant must operate free of lubricants. The solution: iglidur J plain bearings.

Straightening technology

Quick, straight, precise: this is how the requirements in sheet metal machining can be summarized. Sophisticated straightening technology makes all this possible.

Veneer assembling

Pivot and rotate under pressure - High-performance polymers in wood working.

Technical brushes

A builder of technical brush making machinery known world-wide, uses plain bearings from the igus® product range.

Photovoltaic tracking system

Solar energy in continuous (dry-running) mode

Robust plain bearings for heavy duty use in cultivators

Lubrication-free iglidur plain bearings ensure maintenance-free operation in this cultivator and master heavy duty use.

Longer service life for beverage filling plants

Since the clamping stars in this bottling plant were equipped with polymer bearings, the service life has almost doubled.

Gitec Webmaschinen

Gitec uses lubrication-free polymer plain bearings in an innovative weaving machine

Root ball transplanter

Root ball transplanters are indispensable tools for tree nurseries and for garden and landscaping businesses.

Slurry tanker

Rugged liquid manure tank trucks are used for the economic distribution of biogas manure. In the steered pendular axles, lubricant-free polymer bearings defy all adverse conditions.

Mounted sweepers

Maintenance-free polymer plain bearings for rugged mounted sweepers

Mobile and stationary saw mills

Maintenance-free polymer bearings in mobile and stationary saw mills.

Sausage link cutting machines

Clean, durable, and maintenance-free: polymer plain bearings in the food industry.

3D Printing machine

This 3D printer was constructed with almost no ready-made components.

Fully automatic tire fitting lines

No more expensive repairs

Ergonomic office chair

Lubrication-free plastic bearings for ergonomic office chair

Centrifugal clutch

This centrifugal clutch with polymer bearings is used in two-stroke racing machines.

igus® plain bearings in bottling plants

Küppersbusch GmbH manufactures customer-specific beverage filling systems with igus® bearing technology.

Prosthetic hand with individual plain bearings made of iglidur® bar stock

The bearings machined from iglidur® J bar stock are corrosion-resistant and have a low wear rate.

Melting probe with iglidur® bar stock

A media-resistant bearing for small installation spaces was made from iglidur® bar stock.

Multihead weigher

Plain and linear bearings from igus® in multihead weighers

Boat cranes

In contrast to metal and bronze bearings, the igus® bearings do not corrode due to their high-performance polymer structure and are for this reason the ideal choice for underwater application.

Pédale Crankbrothers

Les paliers lisses polymères igus font leurs preuves dans le tout terrain.


iglidur® Z plain bearings in a roller coaster at Six Flags Theme Park have significantly reduced costs.

Oil platform

drylin® plastic plain bearings in an inspection device for offshore drilling riser

Sliding blocks for 2-column lifting platform

Maintenance-free and low costs

Rollers for belt deflection in an ironing machine

Low wear and temperature-resistant

Mechanically manufactured rollers from iglidur® round bars

Long service life with rollers made of iglidur® round bars

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