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Application examples of participants of the manus® competition

En las últimas dos décadas, los Cojinetes de plástico han hecho enormes avances. Hoy, estos avances ofrecen soluciones que reúnen dos nociones opuestas: mejoras técnicas y reducción de costes. El concurso manus® desea recompensar las más audaces aplicaciones con Cojinetes de plástico que resaltan gracias a su eficacidad técnica y económica, su creatividad y sus sorprendentes resultados.
Aquí encontrará algunas de las aplicaciones que nos han sido propuestas.

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In a wide range of industries, solutions are technically improved and costs saved by the use of plastic plain bearings.

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iglidur® plain bearing applications from manus® participants

Machine for frying Spanish omelettes

Gold Award at manus® 2011: Machine for frying Spanish omelettes of Carmelo Lagunas Escudero, Spain

Machine for frying Spanish omelettes    

String trimmer-cutting disc

Silver Award at manus® 2011: String trimmer-cutting disc of PRODULEX UNIPESSOAL LDA, Portugal

String trimmer-cutting disc    

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.

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

Robot head

Special Award at manus® 2011: Robot Head of Archimedes Solutions GmbH, Germany

Robot head    

Two special drills

This application creates new possibilities in steel construction, shipbuilding, cable cars, plant engineering or in general mechanical engineering.

Two special drills    

Shrinking machine

The challenge was to find a linear guide that can work reliably and quickly under these tough conditions.

Shrinking machine    

Packaging machines

The patented machine is an all-rounder when it comes to packing. It can print parcels in a single step and seal them with printed adhesive tape.

Packaging machines    

Washing stacker

Prototype of a gripper that is to be used to stack and move washing automatically in laundries.

Washing stacker    

Cutting machine

The application required a bearing that can be fitted or replaced quickly and can resist the dusty environmental conditions.

Cutting machine    

Drum sanding machine

The drylin® W linear guide used as a double rail more than four metres long, making adjustment of the console easy.

Drum sanding machine    

Sliding door

The door, which is about 3 metres high and 1.7 metres wide, is supported by a drylin® W linear guide. The good gliding properties allow the door to be moved without any problems.

Sliding door    

Asbestos system

For this reason, drylin® linear guides and igubal® KSTM pedestal bearings are used; these need no maintenance and are not affected by the aggressive asbestos either.

Asbestos system    

Assembly robot

The stones used can weigh anything up to 4,000 kilogrammes. This means a heavy-duty load for all the components used.

Assembly robot    

Grinding machine

All igus® products used are maintenance- free, giving the machine a long service-life.

Grinding machine    

Measuring system for tools

A gauge is guided on a drylin® T-rail. This

Measuring system for tools    

Work table

Noise-free and precise drylin® T-rail guides provide clearence for adjusting the height of the work tables.

Work table    

Positioning frame

This frame construction allows the user to move the clamped tools, such as welding or milling equipment, along three axes, as desired.

Positioning frame    

Solar silicon growth equipment

Previously, metal bearings and linear guides were used, which rusted quickly and therefore required frequent maintenance.

Solar silicon growth equipment    

Lathe for wood

This machining results in lost of wood chips and dust, of course, which would stick to lubricants.

Lathe for wood    

Foil saw

The precise positioning for clean cuts was important here, as well as the fact that the entire system is maintenance-free.

Foil saw    

Recycling plant

Each machine contains 69 igubal® fl ange bearings, which were chosen on account of their corrosion resistance, lubricant freedom and space-saving design.

Recycling plant    

Variable Flange Plates

igus® thrust washers and flange bearings were used for the new design. They made the elaborate milling of the base plate unnecessary.

Variable Flange Plates    

Jetpack

Since temperatures of several hundred degrees Celsius occur here, the pilot must wear fire and heat-resistant clothing. The bearings used also have to withstand the high temperatures and pressures.

Jetpack    

Machine for extreme dirt removal

A low-cost linear plain bearing with a long service life was required, which can compensate alignment faults and is as light as possible.

Machine for extreme dirt removal    

Gritting unit

The screwconveyer of the gritting unit has to be mounted movable in order to compensate axial offset and dynamic movements in the screw.

Gritting unit    

Inspection robot 1

This inspection robot was developed especially for use in pipelines.

Inspection robot 1    

Inspection robot 2

By using iglidur® W300 plain bearings, reliability can be increased. The previously used ball bearings had to be oiled regularly, which is not the case with iglidur® bearings.

Inspection robot 2    

For welding joints

This small vehicle adheres firmly to surfaces with its magnetic wheels, to inspect welding joints.

For welding joints    

Hole punch

The exact positioning is important here, which is ensured by the combination of several igus® products.

Hole punch    

Weighing system

Any movement that is to be performed here must be lubrication-free, executed free of wear and, if wear does occur, it must be free of heavy metals, etc., that could give distorted results in the chemical analysis.

Weighing system    

Melting probe with iglidur® bar stock

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

Melting probe with iglidur® bar stock    

Seam recognition sensor

This machine weaves and prints terry cloth hand towels.

Seam recognition sensor    

Painting equipment

The various work processes like aluminum etching are sometimes done with extremely aggressive materials.

Painting equipment    

Gripper bracket

For the gripper bracket for screws in automatic screwing devices – previously a job done by steel cheeks.

Gripper bracket    

High-performance blister line

This machine is used to pack products in blister film.

High-performance blister line    

Threading tool

With this hand tool for the rolling and repairing of threads, the bearing support of the profi led roller is particularly important.

Threading tool    

Manual assembly

This manus® contribution is concerned with the cost-effective increase in production and process reliability for manual assembly using low-cost automation.

Manual assembly    

A saw for wood trim

This saw cuts wood trim to the right length.

A saw for wood trim    

Painting equipment

The high stressing through the three-shift operation and the shocks caused by the moving parts were crucial for the application of igus® products.

Painting equipment    

Packaging equipment

This equipment can package various industrial products, with any materials.

Packaging equipment    

Drilling resistance gauge

This device measures the drilling resistance of a needle penetrating wood at high rotational speed.

Drilling resistance gauge    

Core box

Here a core box is being moved for emptying and is then dumped.

Core box    

Mould tester

Since water is used, the linear guide must be able to work dependably under water.

Mould tester    

High-pressure washer

This high-pressure washer uses a planetary gear box.

High-pressure washer    

Robot arm

This robot arm is so strong that it can use a drill.

Robot arm    

Articulated arm

In this case, the design for a 5-axle jointed arm was submitted to the manus® competition.

Articulated arm    

Rack-gripper

This machine is used for loading and unloading of boxes at an automated warehouse.

Rack-gripper    

Mars robot

This robotic vehicle is designed for a very special environment: it will one day be driving on Mars.

Mars robot    

Wood-packaging equipment

This equipment deals with the packaging of wood.

Wood-packaging equipment    

Tyre gauge

This device can measure the circumference of car tyres without the vehicle having to be moved.

Tyre gauge    

Foam cutter

The cutting wire is moved along the vertical axis by two drylin® ZLW toothed belt shafts.

Foam cutter    

Hydrogen cars

The steering unit, inclusive of the steering rod, is made of carbon fibres and is mounted with igubal® flange bearings and igubal® rod end bearings. These allow a weight reduction of about 30 per cent compared to other solutions.

Hydrogen cars    

Excavator seat

igus® plastic plain bearings are used here in the shock absorber of an excavator seat.

Excavator seat    

Cameras in the rear-view mirror

These cameras integrated in the rearview mirror of buses make roads safer.

Cameras in the rear-view mirror    

Sanitary elements in mobile homes

Here, sanitary elements in the bathroom unit are installed with igus® products.

Sanitary elements in mobile homes    

Semi-trailer

The cables that connect the tractor and semi-trailer must be flexible to compensate for the different lengths of trailers.

Semi-trailer    

Electric scooter

Lightweight components are particularly important here to ensure as little energy as possible is required for movement.

Electric scooter    

Folding trailer

This folding trailer “Tyligo” is extremely flexible and can be used to transport all kinds of things.

Folding trailer    

Conversion of the wheel suspension on trikes

This application shows a conversion kit for the suspension in three-wheeled motorcycles.

Conversion of the wheel suspension on trikes    

Offroad beach wheel chair

This special wheelchair allows people who can only walk with diffi culty to go to the beach.

Offroad beach wheel chair    

Car kit

igus® bearings are used for the gear shift linkage.

Car kit    

Testing equipment for trains

Trains are tested for their electro-magnetic compatibility in a shielded hall here.

Testing equipment for trains    

Train door

At a speed of more than 350 kilometres per hour, these trains will be racing through China as of 2012, connecting Beijing and Shanghai.

Train door    

Superimposed transmission

In this application, plain bearings made of iglidur® Z replace a ball bearing and a needle bearing in a superimposed transmission.

Superimposed transmission    

Car-trailer

In this car-trailer, an igus® flange bearing made of iglidur® Z replaces the previously used phosphor bronze bearing.

Car-trailer    

Small electric plane

To achieve the best flying conditions, all components must be lightweight and at the same time as durable as possible.

Small electric plane    

Two-piece snowboard

With this snowboard, the “Twistboard”, both parts are connected via an axially aligned joint.

Two-piece snowboard    

Cordless screwdriver vehicle

The driver lies on this vehicle with his armed stretched out and head facing forward.

Cordless screwdriver vehicle    

Racing bike brake

An extremely light weight is the most important criterion when constructing a racing bike brake.

Racing bike brake    

Pedals for mountain bikes

In this application, metallic ball bearings and DU bushings have been replaced by lighter iglidur® flange bearings.

Pedals for mountain bikes    

Dorsal trainer

This equipment is used to train the dorsal muscles. In order to use it comfortably, the base must be adjustable.

Dorsal trainer    

Vibrating exercise equipment

In this exercise equipment, vibrations are specifically used to build up muscles.

Vibrating exercise equipment    

Cross-trainer

When the design was revised, the metal pivoting bearings used so far were replaced by igubal® KGLM pivoting bearings.

Cross-trainer    

Electric golf trolley

Four igubal® pivoting bearings from igus® were tested for the floating axle through the drive, and found to be suitable after several months of tests.

Electric golf trolley    

Automatic gate

This gate, which can be opened and closed automatically, is used in sport stadiums and is folded like an accordion.

Automatic gate    

Ski bikes

This exceptional sporting equipment makes bombing down a ski slope like riding a bicycle.

Ski bikes    

Bicycle frame design

Here, igus® plastic plain bearings have replaced classical roller bearings and stand up to environmental influences such as dirt and corrosion.

Bicycle frame design    

Bicycle pedal

The bicycle pedal presented here responds to the ergonomic and biomechanical needs of cyclists.

Bicycle pedal    

Ski-jump trainer

This device can help ski jumpers to improve their jumps.

Ski-jump trainer    

Snowboard

A spring was replaced by an igubal® spherical cap made of iglidur® W300.

Snowboard    

Wood-frame bicycle

A conventional material in an unusual application: This bike frame is entirely made ​​of wood.

Wood-frame bicycle    

Tricycle

This design was first used to deal with problems of clearance and friction. With iglidur® G plain bearings, however, these problems were eliminated.

Tricycle    

Induction centrifuge

This newly developed induction centrifuge melts alloys for dental prostheses.

Induction centrifuge    

Walker

This walking aid has been built for children with brittle bone disease.

Walker    

Patient lift

The manus® contribution submitted here is the new development of a patient lift for ambulances for transporting patients who are able to sit in the vehicle.

Patient lift    

Ski sledge

This innovative sledge allows people to ski sitting down. The sledge is steered by the feet and tilted by the hands.

Ski sledge    

Steering in electric wheelchair

Here, igubal® plastic rod end bearings from igus® are used in the steering on an electric wheelchair.

Steering in electric wheelchair    

Electric wheelchair

Plain bearings from igus® are used for the movement of the front and rear wheels. Thanks to them, there are no problems with wear or corrosion.

Electric wheelchair    

All-terrain wheelchair

This manus® contribution also shows an exceptional off-road wheelchair, the "Quadrix".

All-terrain wheelchair    

Examination table 2

This electrically adjustable examination table was also submitted to the manus® contest.

Examination table 2    

Eye examination table

The vertically adjustable examination table has been designed for eye examinations.

Eye examination table    

Medical body scanner

A drylin® T linear guide system is used in this medical body scanner.

Medical body scanner    

Joint prosthesis

In this prosthesis for pneumatic knee joints, iglidur® J piston rings replace the previously used PTFE guide bands.

Joint prosthesis    

Artificial joint

This joint is a new development to be used in prostheses. iglidur® J plain bearings and igubal® spherical bearings are installed in it.

Artificial joint    

Headrest

xiros® polymer ball bearings were used for the rotary movements of the headrest.

Headrest    

Analysis device

This application from the field of medicine is an analysis device that helps to diagnose different types of cancer at an early stage.

Analysis device    

Medication dispenser

This machine removes medications from the original packaging and re-packages them in smaller doses.

Medication dispenser    

Adjustment unit

A drylin® T-linear guide is used for adjustment. This easily copes with the cycle rate of 80 cycles per minute.

Adjustment unit    

Turntable

This turntable is also used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Turntable    

3-wheel design

Stairs are no obstacle for this wheelchair.

3-wheel design    

Laboratory instrument

The special device needed to be as economical as possible in its construction, and the individual components as maintenance-free and durable as possible.

Laboratory instrument    

Dental casting machine

This casting machine is used in dental laboratories to make dentures. Dentures are made with it​​.

Dental casting machine    

Fruit valve

This valve is used for filling ice-cream containing pieces of fruit in fully automatic industrial packing machines.

Fruit valve    

Food-cutting
machine

Maximum care must be taken with hygiene wherever foodstuffs are handled.

Food-cutting  machine    

Salami cutter

With this application, salami is cut into slices. As with all applications in contact with food, here too lubricants cannot be used.

Salami cutter    

Vending machine

This machine sells bottles of high-quality olive oil. Three movement axes are required to move the bottles from their fixture to the outlet.

Vending machine    

Cutting system for confectionary products

The „ConCut“ is a CNC-controlled cutting system for confectionary products.

Cutting system for confectionary products    

Ham cutter

This machine is also used for processing food, in this case raw ham.

Ham cutter    

Bakery products gripper

This gripper picks up freshly baked goods from a conveyer belt and packs them in baskets.

Bakery products gripper    

Packing robot

This packing robot even stacks baked goods in boxes. It has a double-headed gripper system.

Packing robot    

Robot gripper

This contribution to the manus® competition – a robot gripper – is extremely flexible.

Robot gripper    

Cutting mechanism 1

This cutting mechanism is used in the beverage industry. Several igus® products were used here.

Cutting mechanism 1    

Herb drying

This machine is used for preparing and drying kitchen herbs.

Herb drying    

Caipirinha mixer

The components used must be suitable for use with food, which is why the design engineers decided in favour of xiros® ball bearings.

Caipirinha mixer    

Cheese-wheel turners

The rapid and hygienic cleaning of the machine was an important factor.

Cheese-wheel turners    

Transport with chains

This equipment is used in the food industry. The baked goods are separated on these chains.

Transport with chains    

Breweries

Plain bearings are used, made of iglidur® A500, an FDA-compliant high-temperature material.

Breweries    

Honey-loosener

Here, the honey is being loosened from the combs. For this, the honeycombs are pierced with needles.

Honey-loosener    

Grain sorter

This machine cleans and sorts all types of grain. First the grain is separated from other material by an air current.

Grain sorter    

Gripper for food packaging

This gripper takes packaging units from a sealing machine, turn each unit by 90 degrees and arranges them in cartons.

Gripper for food packaging    

Pagepulltester

This pagepulltester is a high-precision measuring instrument for the bookbinding industry.

Pagepulltester    

Screen printing machine

Here a drylin® T linear guide is used in a high-performance screen printing machine.

Screen printing machine    

Plotter

This plotter is an economical solution for printing up to DIN A2 format.

Plotter    

Page-turner

This fully automatic page turner for people with disabilities can automatically turn the pages of many newspapers, magazines, folders, exercise books and the like.

Page-turner    

Book digitalisation

This machine can scan books fully automatically, with no human intervention required.

Book digitalisation    

Letter folding machine

This device is used for folding letters. The folding operation in a small space reduces the frame sizes of folding machines.

Letter folding machine    

Winding bushings

The use of iglidur® bearings quadrupled the service life of the machine. It made it possible to save almost 300 mechanic-hours plus ca. 8 tonnes of cotton wool.

Winding bushings    

Solar plant

This solar system can be installed either on its own or in combination with a wind turbine.

Solar plant    

Hybrid solar system

This solar system can be installed either on its own or in combination with a wind turbine.

Hybrid solar system    

Planetary gearbox

xiros® ball bearings from igus® are used in this planetary gearbox that is used in wind turbines.

Planetary gearbox    

Vertical wind turbine

This device uses wind power to generate electricity.

Vertical wind turbine    

Solar aircraft

The prototype of the „Sunseeker Duo“ solar plane is the world‘s first solar-powered two-seater.

Solar aircraft    

Parabolic mirrors

This solar thermal power plant also obtains energy from the rays of the sun, without fossil fuels.

Parabolic mirrors    

Solar cleaning robot

For solar systems to retain their entire performance capacity, they have to be cleaned at regular intervals, particularly in sandy regions.

Solar cleaning robot    

Submarine

Seawater is a very corrosive environment on account of its high salt content. Components that are exposed to the water must withstand it.

Submarine    

Pedal boat

In this pedal boat, the moving parts of the drive mechanism must be mounted free of lubricants, since the screw is in the water.

Pedal boat    

Harpoon

Fishing with a difference: with this harpoon you can hunt fish under water.

Harpoon    

Deep-sea drive

This motor is to drive deep-sea robots even at 6,000 metres under the sea.

Deep-sea drive    

Wave machine

Since the tank is filled with salt water, the components used may not be susceptible to corrosion.

Wave machine    

Model train lift

The trains belonging to this particular model train fan can be driven automatically from the shelf onto the track.

Model train lift    

Racing car

The suspension pins in this racing car were previously guided without bearings.

Racing car    

Steam locomotives

These fully functional steam locomotives have been built to a scale of 1:11.

Steam locomotives    

Model train

Model train enthusiasts will enjoy this Rhätische Railway locomotive for a long time to come.

Model train    

Sailor doll

This doll is used for representing maritime signals and originated from a marketing project in collaboration with a doll builder.

Sailor doll    

Model excavator

This fully functional hydraulic excavator was copied on a scale of 1:14.5.

Model excavator    

Camera dolly 1

This camera dolly is very quiet and easy to adjust. Thereby it allows many variations of movement.

Camera dolly 1    

Adjustable arm chairs

the armrests of this chair are adjustable, to accommodate the needs of the individual user.

Adjustable arm chairs    

Cutting mechanism

A tarp is lowered slowly over the car, so that at first only the outlines are visible; then the tarp is cut by the special mechanism and the car is presented to the public.

Cutting mechanism    

Flexible roofing

With this system, for example, terraces can be roofed flexibly. The roof is even waterproof in the closed state.

Flexible roofing    

Automatic door opener

This system can be used to convert any door to be opened automatically at the touch of a button.

Automatic door opener    

Camera dolly 2

Another newly developed dolly for camera movement is the subject of this manus® contribution.

Camera dolly 2    

Bearings for record players

The main concern when designing the bearing support for this record player turntable was silent and low-vibration movement.

Bearings for record players    

3D camera

With this 3D camera system „3D RIG“, the focus was on ease of movement and maintenance freedom.

3D camera    

Camera tripod

This adjustable camera tripod is usually used for cameras that have their centre of gravity well beyond the bearing axis.

Camera tripod    

Tape storage

This machine manages data back-up tapes. The transport movements inside are guided by drylin® N linear guides.

Tape storage    

„Drawer that slides round corners“

This smart application creates more stowage space under the bed.

„Drawer that slides round corners“    

Adjustable dining table

Are more guests coming than you expected? That‘s no problem with this dining table, because its width can be adjusted to exactly the width you need.

Adjustable dining table    

Ergonomic seat mechanism

The use of an igubal® EFSM flange bearing has allowed the development of a maintenance-free and silent seat mechanism element.

Ergonomic seat mechanism    

Folding seat „Sitty“

Provides a seat without taking too much room away from pedestrians: this is possible with the „Sitty“ folding seat.

Folding seat „Sitty“    

Dry toilet

This dry toilet has special requirements for the components used.

Dry toilet    

Information board

This information board is exposed to the weather and the forces of nature all year round.

Information board    

Boat hatch

Moisture and extreme temperature fluctuations often lead to undesirable expansion of the component parts.

Boat hatch    

Laptop holder

This laptop holder has been specially designed for hospital beds.

Laptop holder    

Sunshades

No matter how much the sun shines: these sunshades ensure pleasant light conditions within the building.

Sunshades    

Sculpture

iglidur® plain bearings and thrust washers are shown here in the service of art.

Sculpture    

4D seats

Maintenance-free igubal® pedestal bearings are used in theatre seats; they are noiseless and operate reliably even at high loads.

4D seats    

Safety door

Children are especially prone to squeeze their fingers in glass swinging doors. This safety door prevents that, because it „gives“.

Safety door    

Video wall

This video wall was built for a Dutch television station.

Video wall    

3D camera

Instead of using expensive 3D cameras, two regular cameras can be mounted on this device so that together they can generate a three-dimensional image.

3D camera    

Electric wheelchair

This electric wheelchair also makes use of the properties of igus® plain bearings.

Electric wheelchair    
 

Further Applications (PDF)

Máquina de hendir "Autosplit-D3"

Medalla de oro para el manus® 2007: Máquina para hendir "Autosplit-D3"

Máquina de hendir "Autosplit-D3"    

Body-Spider®

manus® de plata 2007: el Body-Spider de la empresa KOOPERA GmbH

Body-Spider®    

Manipulación de productos a granel

Medalla de bronce para el manus® 2007: manipulación de productos a granel

Manipulación de productos a granel    

Offshore

Los Cojinetes soportan de manera fiable, con reducidas fricciones y sin efecto stick-slip, las altas fuerzas radiales de centraje y minimizan a la vez, gracias a su valona, la fricción al nivel del sistema del brazo.

Offshore    

Mesa de calibrado en una máquina sopladora de láminas

Con soluciones tradicionales, durante el proceso de limpieza, el lubricante era lavado o la suciedad era arrastrada en los Cojinetes.

Mesa de calibrado en una máquina sopladora de láminas    

Avión ligero Twister

Utilización consecuente de los Cojinetes de deslizamiento iglidur® en la construcción en panal de un avión ligero
hecho de un compuesto de fibras.]

Avión ligero Twister    

Distribuidor de asas

Cabezal de aplicación de un distribuidor de asas.

Distribuidor de asas    

Roldanas en una mini excavadora

Aumento de la vida útil, de la fiabilidad de la máquina, de la solidez y de la capacidad de carga gracias a la utilización de iglidur® al nivel de las roldanas en una mini excavadora.

Roldanas en una mini excavadora    

Cabezal de remachado para plaquetas de pequeño formato

Eje de aluminio soportado drylin® con patín en un cabezal de remachado para plaquetas de formato pequeño.

Cabezal de remachado para plaquetas de pequeño formato    

Sierra circular

Sierra circular con características de funcionamiento considerablemente mejoradas gracias a la utilización de Cojinetes de deslizamiento lineal drylin®.

Sierra circular    

Máquina de llenado aséptica

Los materiales de Cojinetes que se caracterizan por propiedades especiales como reducidos coeficientes de fricción en funcionamiento en seco, resistencia a sustancias químicas y poca absorción de humedad son los materiales más adecuados para la aplicación

Máquina de llenado aséptica    

Puesto de trabajo para discapacitados

Mesa de trabajo ajustable en un puesto de trabajo para discapacitados

Puesto de trabajo para discapacitados    

Máquina para empacar botellas

Gracias al nuevo desarrollo de una pinza manipuladora equipada con elementos de guiado igus®, se realizó una herramienta prensora muy estrecha, robusta y libre de lubricantes tal como no existe actualmente en el mercado.

Máquina para empacar botellas    

Prótesis de articulación de rodilla

El bienestar del paciente en primer plano - Cómo los Cojinetes de plástico mejoran una articulación de prótesis

Prótesis de articulación de rodilla    

Coche eléctrico para niños

Cojinetes de plástico en coches eléctricos para niños: se alcanzó el mayor nivel de calidad.

Coche eléctrico para niños    

Fresadora para tubos de hormigón

La fresadora de hormigón funciona desde hace tres años sin mantenimiento en las condiciones más rudas.

Fresadora para tubos de hormigón    

Sistema de elevador

Sistema de elevador extremadamente silencioso para una casa unifamiliar

Sistema de elevador    

Juntadora de chapas
de madera]

Juntadora de chapas de
madera ACR-Speedstar: más económica gracias a los Cojinetes de polímeros.]

Juntadora de chapas  de madera]    

Banco de pruebas de hermeticidad

Banco de pruebas de hermeticidad para el control de calidad de cambiadores térmicos.

Banco de pruebas de hermeticidad    

Mezclador

Mezclador para la aplicación en medios líquidos en instalaciones de biogás.

Mezclador    

Mecanismo del cambio de piñón y desviador

Mecanismo del cambio de piñón y desviador para bicicletas todoterreno (medalla de oro en los juegos olímpicos de 2004)

Mecanismo del cambio de piñón y desviador    

Cadena de accionamiento del mástil retráctil

Gracias al sistema de Cojinetes casi exento de desgaste capaz a la vez de de soportar altas presiones, se pudo optimizar esta cadena elevadora con mástil retráctil para que sea más apropiada al mercado.

Cadena de accionamiento del mástil retráctil    

Mano robótica

La movilidad de la mano robótica está asegurada por 99 Cojinetes de deslizamiento.

Mano robótica    

Aparato de manipulación

Las soluciones igus® permiten guiar la pinza manipuladora de manera extremadamente precisa y alcanzar la más alta velocidad en ambas direcciones "X" e "Y".

Aparato de manipulación    

Varillaje de dirección

Varillaje de dirección del vehículo vencedor de récord HYSUN 3000 con motor de hidrógeno.

Varillaje de dirección    

Bomba de vapor

Debido a su resistencia a la temperatura y a la humedad, el iglidur® X fue escogido como material del Cojinete para guiar el vástago de pistón de acero endurecido.

Bomba de vapor    

Sistema de filtro

Buscamos un Cojinete capaz de soportar el aceite para freír a 220°C y apropiado para el contacto con los productos alimenticios. Solución al problema: los Cojinetes de deslizamiento iglidur® A500

Sistema de filtro    

Bicicleta plegable para el uso cotidiano

Para poder responder a todas las exigencias, los Cojinetes igus® serán utilizados en la producción en serie.

Bicicleta plegable para el uso cotidiano    

Dispositivo de medición

Las cabezas esféricas igubal® son particularmente adecuadas para este tipo de exigencias. Efectivamente, después de 15 millones de ciclos, no dan seña de algún juego notable.

Dispositivo de medición    

Caja de hilar

Al sustituir la combinación plástico-metal por la combinación plástico-plástico se pudo realizar una transformación completa del tipo de construcción.

Caja de hilar    

Cargador en cadenas

Con este material, el cual es mucho mejor, reducimos los costes de un 60%.

Cargador en cadenas    

Distribuidor automático de billetes

Para la remodelación de la guía de la mesa, se dio mucha importancia a la necesidad de encontrar un sistema de Cojinetes y de guías listo para el empleo, económico, robusto y libre de lubricantes.

Distribuidor automático de billetes    

Sensor de ángulos en impresoras

Gracias a la utilización de los Cojinetes igus®, no hay ningún aumento del juego o de la abrasión notable incluso después de un servicio intenso.

Sensor de ángulos en impresoras    

Arandelas variables o de reglaje

Un nuevo principio de funcionamiento y la utilización de Cojinetes de plástico dieron a luz una nueva generación de arandelas de regulación libres de mantenimiento y cuya fabricación es más económica.

Arandelas variables o de reglaje    

Capota de descapotable

Despliegue automático de la capota: gracias a la utilización de casquillos con valona que pueden ser calibrados, el juego axial máximo pudo reducirse de 1.5 mm a 0.5 mm.

Capota de descapotable    

Banco de pruebas para cepillos de dientes

El funcionamiento del banco de pruebas para cepillos de dientes es particularmente silencioso gracias a la utilización de Cojinetes de deslizamiento de polímeros.

Banco de pruebas para cepillos de dientes    

Dispositivo elevador en la industria alimenticia

El elemento deslizante utilizado compensa también el leve error de paralelismo entre los ejes. Las características más importantes son la ausencia de grasas y la resistencia a sustancias químicas.

Dispositivo elevador en la industria alimenticia    

Guía de ruedas

Gracias a la nueva disposición de los Cojinetes se logró que las ruedas de accionamiento del vehículo se sirvieran de la rotación de cada Cojinete para guiarse hasta la estación final, con la mínima abrasión de las ruedas delanteras.

Guía de ruedas    

Sistema cinemático

Sistema cinemático para automóviles: los Cojinetes empleados permiten compensar las tolerancias entre el fondo del maletero y el revestimiento lateral.

Sistema cinemático    

Unidad de bloqueo

Uno de los elementos determinantes para responder a todas las exigencias fue la combinación de Cojinetes de plástico con valona elástica que permitió el montaje exento de juego del gancho enclavador.

Unidad de bloqueo    

Manipulación de sistemas de suspensión

Manipulación de sistemas de suspensión: desde hace un año aproximadamente, el sistema de montaje para sistemas de suspensión funciona todos los días sin ningún problema.

Manipulación de sistemas de suspensión    

Fabricación de piezas metálicas fundidas

Desde que se optó por el sistema drylin® W, el equipo funciona sin perturbaciones y sin la mínima interrupción.

Fabricación de piezas metálicas fundidas    

Conmutador para músicos

Las ventajas que resultan de la utilización de los casquillos son: un dispositivo de alta calidad, una vida útil muy larga (2 millones de ciclos) y una robusteza excepcional.

Conmutador para músicos    

Tren de lavado con columnas

Desde hace un año aproximadamente, los Cojinetes fueron instalados y funcionan sin problemas en el proceso de producción.

Tren de lavado con columnas    

Actuador lineal

Actuadores lineales a transmisión por correa dentada: todas las desventajas fueron apartadas por las guías de deslizamiento drylin® WQ.

Actuador lineal    

Ordenador portátil para ciegos

Al nivel de los sistemas de Cojinetes, los costes fueron reducidos gracias a la utilización de los Cojinetes iglidur®.

Ordenador portátil para ciegos    

Distribuidor de flujo en 3D

Sobretodo en aplicaciones bajo el agua, la utilización de Cojinetes de bolas es muy inquietante a causa de los lubricantes. Por razones económicas, las guías de acero fino no son una opción. También por razones de higiene se utiliza materiales plásticos.

Distribuidor de flujo en 3D    

Accionamiento para techo corredizo

El revestimiento del diámetro interior del Cojinete de plástico iglidur® P, permitió mejorar considerablemente las tolerancias del Cojinete.

Accionamiento para techo corredizo    

Máquina de cuerda para neumáticos

Cojinetes de plástico en una máquina de cuerda para neumáticos garantiza la estabilidad bajo carga.

Máquina de cuerda para neumáticos    

Control de anillos de fijación

La utilización de carcasas lineales drylin® y de los Cojinetes de deslizamiento iglidur® G listos para montar permiten un movimiento limpio y suave de los pernos de centraje.

Control de anillos de fijación    

Micro proyector para diapositivas

Además, la guía de bolas comportaba considerables restricciones cualitativas relativas al tamaño del juego. Con las guías de deslizamiento miniatura igus® se pudo solucionar el problema de manera ideal y económica.

Micro proyector para diapositivas    

Placas deslizables para frenar

Estos Cojinetes igus® parecieron perfectamente adecuados para esta aplicación ya que no sólo son resistentes al agua, a la suciedad y a la temperatura sino también particularmente libres de mantenimiento.

Placas deslizables para frenar    

Máquina de ensacar

Cojinetes de polímeros en máquinas de ensacar hidróxido sódico.

Máquina de ensacar    

Clasificador rotatorio

En comparación, los Cojinetes articulados con soporte igubal® eran de lejos la alternativa más económica.

Clasificador rotatorio    

Body Scanner

El Body Scanner para registrar los parámetros corporales en un sistema de coordenadas.

Body Scanner    

Instalación ultrasónica de comprobación

Las principales exigencias de esta aplicación son: una alta precisión dinámica, un peso reducido y una alta rigidez así como un funcionamiento en 3 turnos sin perturbaciones.

Instalación ultrasónica de comprobación    

Microscopio económico

igus® diseñó un elemento moldeado por inyección que se instaló en la carcasa existente y que funciona ahora desde hace cinco años.

Microscopio económico    

Equipo de comprobación

Equipo de comprobación para piezas obtenidas por sinterización: se debe garantizar un guiado lineal libre de lubricantes (contaminación del líquido).

Equipo de comprobación    

Máquina de moldeado por inyección

Brazo orientable equipado con Cojinetes de plástico en una máquina de moldeado por inyección: gracias al sencillo sistema de fijación y a los anillos de ajuste graduable, fue posible renunciar a una mecánica de ensamblaje extremadamente complicada.

Máquina de moldeado por inyección    

Equipo para el recubrimiento
de polvo]

Dado que ni aceite ni grasa deben entrar en contacto con el tratamiento de inmersión, las guías clásicas no pueden ser utilizadas en esta aplicación.

Equipo para el recubrimiento de polvo]    

Equipo de comprobación y de carga

Se buscaba una guía lineal silenciosa, con poco juego y muy plana para una caja dinamométrica.

Equipo de comprobación y de carga    

Sensor de ángulos

Sensores de ángulo low-cost con Cojinetes especiales en impresoras

Sensor de ángulos    

Válvula de llenado

El desafío: la temperatura máxima de funcionamiento es de 140°C y los materiales utilizados deben resistir a todos los detergentes utilizados en el sector de las bebidas.

Válvula de llenado    

Prensa de compactación de polvo

En un nuevo mecanismo, los rodamientos de bolas tradicionales fueron reemplazados por Cojinetes de plástico iglidur®.

Prensa de compactación de polvo    

Robot trepador

El objetivo era mantener el peso de un robot trepador a su más reducido nivel para que el robot sea capaz de desplazarse sobre superficies planas, tales las ventanas, mediante ventosas.

Robot trepador    

Asiento de oficina

Esta silla de oficina con base giratoria se ajusta automáticamente al peso del usuario.

Asiento de oficina    

Equipo de reanimación

Más de 30 Cojinetes de plástico iglidur® contribuyen a cumplir con estos requisitos.

Equipo de reanimación    

Máquina para inserción de componentes

Este nuevo tipo de cabezal de colocación (Pick & Place) en autómatas para la inserción de componentes utiliza láminas deslizantes drylin®.

Máquina para inserción de componentes    

Patineta de carga

En esta patineta de carga, se volvió a diseñar el sistema de dirección utilizando los Cojinetes de polímeros iglidur®.

Patineta de carga    

Robot borrador

El robot borrador de la escuela Hans-Böckler incorporada al centro de educación profesional de Münster une técnica e historia cultural.

Robot borrador    

Soporte de montaje

En esta aplicación se utiliza un plato giratorio de polímeros iglidur®, que justamente se destaca por su reducido peso.

Soporte de montaje    

Aparato de manipulación

En esta aplicación también, los Cojinetes de polímeros contribuyen a un aumento de las prestaciones técnicas y a un incremento del grado de automatización.

Aparato de manipulación    

Aparato de preajuste de herramientas

En este aparato de preajuste de herramientas los patines guías drylin® de iglidur® J200 son utilizados como carros de medida. En la aplicación, permiten alcanzar una precisión de repetición de +/-0.1 mm, incluso en entornos de trabajo rudos.

Aparato de preajuste de herramientas    

Cabeza del rotor

El iglidur® G es la solución ideal para esta cabeza del rotor. Las hélices sustentadoras giran aproximadamente 400 veces por minuto y efectúan movimientos oscilantes de 30° máx.

Cabeza del rotor    

Reflectores ultravioletas

Desde hace 10 años, los irradiadores ultravioletas inalterados son reconstruidos con eventualmente mejoramientos de algunos detalles. En esta aplicación, los Cojinetes con valona iglidur® Z redujeron los costes y el mantenimiento.

Reflectores ultravioletas    

Junta cardán

Al contrario de las juntas cardán habituales, la junta cardán presentada aquí no fue construida unicamente para la transmisión de fuerzas de torsión.

Junta cardán    

Rampa de ferrocarril

En cada uno de los elementos de las bisagras y de las poleas guías están montados dos Cojinetes de deslizamiento iglidur® Z.

Rampa de ferrocarril    

Ala sustentadora de avión

La dificultad de esta aplicación era que los Cojinetes del módulo iban a ser expuestos al agua como medio de medición.

Ala sustentadora de avión    

Sistema de Cojinetes mecánico electrónico

El funcionamiento de la aplicación incluso con temperaturas por encima de 100°C está asegurado por la presencia de Cojinetes de deslizamiento iglidur® X.

Sistema de Cojinetes mecánico electrónico    

Vaciador de latas para bebidas

La dificultad en el diseño era el reducido espacio, ya que esta máquina reúne dos tipos de movimientos independientes el uno del otro, y las altas fuerzas mecánicas.

Vaciador de latas para bebidas    

Vehículo de oruga

Un problema que preocupada los constructores era el peso total y las fuerzas de palanca. En este caso era necesario reducir el peso.

Vehículo de oruga    

Máquina de
achaflanar]

Si se utilizaran rodamientos, la muy reducida fuerza de fricción implicaría necesariamente un mecanismo tensor o de fuerza opuesta dispendioso.

Máquina de  achaflanar]    

Cilindro para alerón en automóvil de competición

Gracias a la utilización de los Cojinetes iglidur®, el cilindro es absolutamente libre de mantenimiento y el peso se pudo reducir de casi 10% en comparación con la solución de origen.

Cilindro para alerón en automóvil de competición    

Procesamiento de billetes de banco

Dispositivo de bloqueo en una máquina para el procesamiento de billetes de banco: la articulación doble permite todos los grados de libertad necesarios y soporta a la vez la fuerza de tracción.

Procesamiento de billetes de banco    

Art over TV - Arte sobre los televisores de pantalla plana

De manera siempre más frecuente, los televisores de pantalla plana son montados en el muro. Pero antes, en esos sitios se colgaba fotos o cuadros. Art over TV combina ambas posibilidades.

Art over TV - Arte sobre los televisores de pantalla plana    

Asiento en carro de combate

El reglaje del respaldo es asegurado por productos drylin® y el apoyacabeza se desliza en el respaldo sobre Cojinetes de deslizamiento de plástico.

Asiento en carro de combate    

Consola de órgano

Las palancas de un órgano deben moverse de la manera más silenciosa y más suave posible.

Consola de órgano    

Soporte para movimientos en 3 direcciones

En esta construcción era necesario ofrecer un sistema de Cojinetes económico, rígido y una resistencia a la contaminación.

Soporte para movimientos en 3 direcciones    

Sistema de carga exterior en helicópteros

El sistema innovador de carga exterior para helicópteros requería para su construcción un peso reducido, una fiabilidad extrema y, a la vez, una resistencia a las intemperies así como un funcionamiento libre de mantenimiento.

Sistema de carga exterior en helicópteros    

Disparadora de machos

Cojinetes de plástico en una disparadora de machos.

Disparadora de machos    

Amortiguador de bicicleta

Gracias a la utilización de un diseño innovador que muestra como elemento central un único componente de plástico iglidur® RN56, fue posible cumplir con los requisitos técnicos reduciendo considerablemente los costes.

Amortiguador de bicicleta    

Prótesis de pierna

Control de energía y de torsión en una prótesis de pierna

Prótesis de pierna    

Cadenas de transporte

El elemento nuevo en esta construcción era sobretodo la utilización de Cojinetes iglidur® sobre el contorno exterior de los pernos.

Cadenas de transporte    

Instalación de serigrafía

La más alta precisión para la coloración gracias a drylin®.

Instalación de serigrafía    

manus® Gold: Low wear and resilient

Low wear and resilient by using polymer plain bearings.

manus® Gold: Low wear and resilient    

manus® Silver: Secure under high forces

Secure under high forces: maintenance-free plain bearings made of iglidur® Z can withstand extreme loads.

manus® Silver: Secure under high forces    

manus® Bronze: Over 170,000 Euro of benefits

Over 170,000 Euro of benefits were able to be achieved by using polymer plain bearings

manus® Bronze: Over 170,000 Euro of benefits    

Roof sliding door for entering crane cabin

Saves costs and better

Roof sliding door for entering crane cabin    

Transport vehicle with 4-wheel Ackermann steering

Maintenance-free track accuracy

Transport vehicle with 4-wheel Ackermann steering    

Screen lifter for large displays

Lifting heavy loads

Screen lifter for large displays    

Fully automatic tire fitting lines

No more expensive repairs

Fully automatic tire fitting lines    

Adjusting device for flagpoles

Low vibration in the wind

Adjusting device for flagpoles    

Automatic cup supply system for cup filling line

No lubricants in food sector

Automatic cup supply system for cup filling line    

Weight relief for treadmill

Resilient and TÜV-tested

Weight relief for treadmill    

Hot wire cutting machine for Styrofoam parts

Less production complexity

Hot wire cutting machine for Styrofoam parts    

Drive rod in a front fastening device for cabriolets

Save costs and weight

Drive rod in a front fastening device for cabriolets    

Reduction of recoil on large-calibre long firearms

Precise and ergonomic

Reduction of recoil on large-calibre long firearms    

Automatic height compensation for stand-up wheel chairs

Stable and safe

Automatic height compensation for stand-up wheel chairs    

Screen facade for primary school

For wind and rain

Screen facade for primary school    

High-speed thermal shakers for standard specimen containers in the laboratory

Hot and quick

High-speed thermal shakers for standard specimen containers in the laboratory    

CNC-controlled laser cutting machine

Perfect operation

CNC-controlled laser cutting machine    

Machine in analysis laboratory for milk

secure guidance

Machine in analysis laboratory for milk    

Gears in vehicles for harvesting sugar cane

Robust under high forces

Gears in vehicles for harvesting sugar cane    

Highly energy efficient water pump for developing countries

Long-lasting and cost-effective

Highly energy efficient water pump for developing countries    

Tangible sound in the home cinema

Very resilient

Tangible sound in the home cinema    

Pressure Test System (PTS)

Harsh surroundings and dirt

Pressure Test System (PTS)    

Mobile and stationary saw mills

Nothing sticks

Mobile and stationary saw mills    

Packaging unit for profiles

Downtimes to zero

Packaging unit for profiles    

Core joining device for casting cylinder heads

The used bearing must be lubricant-free, because silica sand is used here.

Core joining device for casting cylinder heads    

Linear plain bearings for steering systems on bus trailers

Rust-free and temperature-resistant

Linear plain bearings for steering systems on bus trailers    

Moving Head

The plain bearing used has a low frictional resistance and is low maintenance and lubricant-free.

Moving Head    

Personal mobility of the future

Quick and light

Personal mobility of the future    

“Portamobil” assembly aid for door leaves

Can be handled alone

“Portamobil” assembly aid for door leaves    

Fixture for flat screens

Simple movement

Fixture for flat screens    

The Qube - the cocktail machine

Maintenance-free dosing

The Qube - the cocktail machine    

Self-aligning satellite receiver

Reliable and cheaper

Self-aligning satellite receiver    

Efficient hardening with ultraviolet radiation

Easy and durable

Efficient hardening with ultraviolet radiation    

Helicopter drone

Light and free from play

Helicopter drone    

Vibration training appliance

Good suspension and economical

Vibration training appliance    

Height-adjustable seat

Quiet and maintenance-free

Height-adjustable seat    

Mobile barrier system JetTrac

Robust and vibration-reducing

Mobile barrier system JetTrac    

Chemist prescription printer

Precise and effective

Chemist prescription printer    

SIR care assistant

Neat and free-moving

SIR care assistant    

Hand-operated water pump

Resistant to wind and rain

Hand-operated water pump    

Innovations for sewage works

Saves costs and better

Innovations for sewage works    

Suspension fork

To victory with igus® - maintenance of the suspension fork eliminated.

Suspension fork    

Oscillating bearings on gear shift in utility vehicles

Less wear

Oscillating bearings on gear shift in utility vehicles    

Storage-slide unit for an automatic storage/retrieval system

Effective with little installation space

Storage-slide unit for an automatic storage/retrieval system    

Small LED spotlight

Movable and attractive

Small LED spotlight    

Pizza machine

Hot and cold

Pizza machine    

Marine lift for water vehicles for leisure purposes

Corrosion-proof in sea water

Marine lift for water vehicles for leisure purposes    

Winding machine for carbon fiber spools

No stick-slip

Winding machine for carbon fiber spools    

Dining table

Attractive and quiet

Dining table    

Switch plate activation in model construction

Affordable and long-lasting

Switch plate activation in model construction    

Adjustable biker's foot rest on motorbike

Flat and durable

Adjustable biker's foot rest on motorbike    

Lowering mechanism for hood ornament

Wear-resistant and secure

Lowering mechanism for hood ornament    

Anarkite mountain board

Robust and light

Anarkite mountain board    

Mooring system for sail and motor yachts

High load capacity and durable

Mooring system for sail and motor yachts    

Electric motor glider

Robust and vibration-reducing

Electric motor glider    

Design and structure of a cost-effective converter

Cost-effective and maintenance-free

Design and structure of a cost-effective converter    

Controlled horizontal screen for a large planetarium

Economical even when exposed to heat

Controlled horizontal screen for a large planetarium    

Eccentric for toothed belt tension

Simple but robust

Eccentric for toothed belt tension    

Water turbine for power generation

Cost-saving and efficient

Water turbine for power generation    

Cleaning robot

Light and clean

Cleaning robot    

Student project "PLC laboratory"

High positioning accuracy

Student project "PLC laboratory"    

“Torsionator” sports/training equipment

Quiet and low friction

“Torsionator” sports/training equipment    

Bipod for sports firearm

Maintenance-free and resilient

Bipod for sports firearm    

Single-seat formula car

Light and reliable

Single-seat formula car    

Robot for recovery and inspection work

Resistant and long-lasting:

Robot for recovery and inspection work