Günter Blase began igus® back on 15th October 1964 in a double garage in Cologne. For the first 20 years, the company worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components. However, in 1983 Frank Blase established reinforced plastic Energy Chain Systems® and injection moulded polymer bearings as two distinct product groups and set up a network of sales engineers. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through the belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable polymer components and assemblies.
e-chains® online shop - long-lasting energy chains for your application
Not-yet-assembled chainflex® cables are cables for moving applications in energy chains or for robot applications, fail-safe with 36 months warranty.
chainflex® cables meet the requirements for EMC safety as well as the standards and guidelines such as UL, CSA, VDE, Interbus and Profibus. Various jacket materials are available. The product range includes everything from control cables, servo cables, motor cables and robot cables to bus cables, data cables, encoder cables and fibre optic cables. chainflex® cables for energy chains work flawlessly over long periods withstanding many cycles, high speeds and accelerations as well as very extreme ambient conditions.
iglidur® polymer plain bearings from igus® are lubrication-free, maintenance-free, low cost and versatile. Either for automotive mass production, the aerospace industry, or special machine design, underwater applications, the food and packaging industry, extreme temperatures and chemical resistance, or simple sheet metal applications: iglidur® plastic bushings always offer a solution - either from the catalogue range or as a special custom solution, with no minimum order. More and more industries are switching to plastic plain bearings due to their dry-running nature. Clean, grease-free plastic plain bearings are selected over traditional metal plain bearings because not only is dirt and debris build up totally eliminated, their light weight and wear free properties increase design possibilities. Furthermore, using iglidur® plain bearings in your application can reduce costs yet, at the same time increase service life.
Glides instead of rolling!
drylin® linear bearings operate on glide pads unlike the common recirculating ball bearing systems. Tests conducted over the years have shown that iglidur® J, J 200 and X are the ideal materials for most linear applications due to their positive properties in wear and friction. Hence the drylin® linear plain bearings are equipped with these materials.
drylin® linear bearing systems are designed for the dry operation. Your applications are thereby protected against soiling by grease or oil. In contrast to recirculating ball bearings, the drylin® bearings do not depend on the travel length and hence do not pose any conditions on the minimum stroke length.