Company Profile

igus Inc.

Igus produces plastics to increase the service life of your machines. Plastics offer advantages such as no lubrication, less maintenance, lower costs, longer life cycles, and are always available from stock. Igus offers 80,000 products from stock, including plain bearings, spherical bearings, linear plain bearings, guides and slides, slide tables, PRT slewing ring bearings, ball bearings, joint modules for robots, and others.

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Company Info

P: 401-438-2200
F: 401-438-7270
P.O. Box 14349
East Providence, RI 02914-0349

igus Inc. Entries

  • ►  Bearings • Plastic Bearings 

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    A wide variety of bearing types can be made from plastic when a specific application calls for nonmetallic bearings.

    Igus provides customers with a variety of plastic bearing solutions. Every year, Igus engineers develop more than 100 new plastic compounds and conduct more than 5,000 tests on maintenance-free plain bearings. The Iglide bearing material possesses a number of special features making it suitable for particular applications and requirements, and is available in more than 8,000 imperial and metric bearing sizes.

  • ►  Bearings • Self-Aligning Bearings 

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    Self-aligning bearings are ball bearings with inner ring and ball assembly contained in an outer ring that has a spherical raceway.

    Igus offers self-aligning, maintenance-free spherical bearings made of high-performance plastics and are self-lubricating. Types include clevis joints, rod ends, pivot bearings, flange bearings and pillow blocks. The self-aligning bearings are easy to install, adapt to all angular deviations, and replace special housings in many cases.

  • ►  Bearings • Linear Bearings 

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    There are many different types of linear motion bearings and which can be broken down into either rolling-element or plane bearing varieties.

    igus, Inc. is a manufacturer of linear bearings designed to run dry, without the need for lubricants or downtime typically associated with re-circulating systems. These products are resistant to dirt, dust and chemicals and can handle underwater applications.

  • ►  Bearings • Bushings 

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    Bushings are a type of plain bearing that are usually inserted into a housing to provide a bearing surface for a variety of rotary applications.

    igus produces maintenance-free, plain, plastic bearings that come in more than 8,000 imperial and metric sizes and are lubrication-free, waterproof, and suitable for temperatures up to 482 degree Fahrenheit. The most popular styles include the M250 which has a coefficient of friction of 0.1 to 0.3, PSI of 2,901, maximum PV of 3,400, and is high-impact resistant. Others include the iglide J (chemical-resistant), R (low moisture absorption), A200 (abrasion-resistant), G300 (vibration-dampening), and L280 (for soft shaft materials). The company also manufactures Drylin linear bearings and iglubal spherical bearings.

  • ►  Motion Control • Cables 

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    Motion control systems use a wide variety of cables for a multitude of applications including brake cables, insulated cables and more.

    igus makes continuous flex motion control cables that are oil resistant and flame retardant as well as flexible to a minimum bend radio of four times outer diameter, for use inside a cable carrier.

  • ►  Bearings • Pivot Bearings 

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    Pivot bearings are designed primarily for rotating machine tool parts where a one element is rotating relative to a second fixed element.

    igus Inc. manufactures pivot bearings (press-fit) with dimensions from 0.19 to 1.2". Produced according to DIN ISO 12240 standards, igus products are available as double joint and miniature types.

  • ►  Bearings • Plain Bearings 

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    Plain bearings are the simplest bearing variety and consist simply of a bearing surface and no rolling elements.

    igus Inc. manufactures self-lubricating plain bearings that are maintenance-free, lubrication-free, corrosion-resistant, and insensitive to dirt. Other features include high accuracy, high compressive strength, good heat conductivity, very low creeping tendency, and high vibration dampening.

  • ►  Bearings • Slewing Bearings 

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    Rotational rolling-element bearings used to support a heavy but slow-turning load in applications such as heavy machinery and windmills.

    Igus Inc. manufactures PRT slewing ring bearings that utilize self-lubricating, low-friction sliding elements in place of ball bearings. Hand clamp, drive plate, and mounting ring types are available. The company's standard slewing rings feature hard anodized aluminum or stainless steel inner and outer rings.

  • ►  Bearings • Metric Bearings 

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    Various bearings in metric dimensions

    igus makes metric size plastic bearings in many types, including spherical, self-aligning, self-lubricating, linear plain, rod ends, and many others.

  • ►  Bearings • Bushings • Plastic Bushings 

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    Igus Inc's iglide plastic bushings are used for a number of applications, including chemical-exposed, underwater, high load and high temperature environments. Constructed from reinforced fibers and solid lubricates, these products can handle high temperatures up to 482 F and feature high wear resistance.

  • ►  Bearings • High Speed Bearings 

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    High speed bearings are designed for low friction, low noise, high precision uses. High speed bearings are often used in aerospace, machine tool, dental and medical applications.

    igus offers high speed igubal rod end bearings for outdoor revolving gate, bicycle spring-loaded rear swingarm, and chocolate decoration system applications. These high speed bearings have shaft diameters ranging from 0.1875" to 1.00", high strengths under impact loads, maintenance-free operations, and high tensile strengths for varying loads.

  • ►  Bearings • Ball Bearings • Plastic Ball Bearings 

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    igus, Inc. offers cover plated polymer, C160 polymer, B180 multi, and B180 axial plastic ball bearings. Xiros polymer designs are manufactured with xirodur B180 covers for the prevention of dirt and other abrasive particle contamination. These plastic ball bearings feature one-sided cover plates, shaft diameters ranging from 3 to 20mm, dynamic load ratings ranging from 35 to 294N, and glass/stainless steel ring balls.

  • ►  Electrical • Wire & Cable • Cable & Wire 

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    Cable & Wire

    Igus manufactures the Chainflex continuous flex cables for demanding applications on a variety of automated machinery.

  • ►  Bearings • Linear Bearings • Linear Slides 

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    igus Inc. offers linear bearings in the following configurations: shaft end supports, flange housings, linear plain bearings, shafts/supported shafts, carriages, linear housings, pressfit bearings, etc. DryLin linear plain bearings have tolerances ranging from 0.0016" to 0.0051", shaft sizes ranging from 1/4" to 2", and a temperature range from -40 to +194°F. These bearings are constructed from aluminum, hard stainless steel, hard chrome, and 300 stainless steel materials.