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motion plastics® for aviation and aerospace

... as above the clouds, every gram counts

The aerospace industry consists of many different areas: the air vessel itself (e.g. aeroplane, helicopter or drone/UAV), the airport surroundings including ground support (GSE) as well as aerospace. Here, the various segments have different requirements. Lightweight, a long service life, quiet operation and high strength are just a few of the most important specifications.  With our wide range of products of motion plastics we offer cost-effective solutions in all segments - always according to the motto: Tech up and Cost down.

Aeroplane taking off

Air vessels

Whether aeroplane interior or helicopter drive unit: our products made of FAR-certified materials stand out due to their low weight and high security.

Drone taking off


Whether fixed wing aircraft or automated charging stations: we offer customised and individual systems for your drone application.

Aeroplane maintenance at the airport

Airport & GSE

Whether passenger boarding bridge or de-icing vehicle: we will find reliable and cost-effective e-chain and bearing technology solutions for your application in airport infrastructure.

Rockets in launching pad

Space travel

Whether a Mars rover or satellite ground station: our products made of high-performance polymers withstand even the highest demands of aerospace.

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Our innovations 2020 for the aerospace industry
Tech up, Cost down - for example, with metal-free telescopic guides: lubrication-free, quiet and up to 70 % lighter than steel competitors.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations on our Overview page and at our 400m 2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually, on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:

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Free linear technology sample box

See for yourself the quality of our motion plastics
Order the sample box with products and further information about our drylin® W linear modular kit. The box contains profile rails, a carriage and linear housings, different liners, a trapezoidal spindle with lead screw nut and a drive wheel with toothed belt.

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Selected products for the aviation industry

energy chains

E2 micro e-chain

  • Quiet, low abrasion & vibration-free
  • Highly stable and long-lasting
  • Long travels

chainflex cables for motion

chainflex cables in the overview

  • For extremely heavy-duty applications
  • Largest assortment with 1,354 cable types
  • 25 years experience - 36 month guarantee

igubal spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings

  • Up to 40% more cost-effective than metal bearings
  • 80% lighter than metallic alternatives
  • Lubrication-free and therefore low-maintenance

iglidur plain bearings

iglidur plain bearings

  • Light and quiet
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Wide range of standard products

Individual special bearings

igus special bearings

  • Tailored to your own needs
  • Variety of wear-resistant materials
  • Lubrication and maintenance-free

Application examples of our customers

Passenger boarding bridges

The use of energy chains and highly flexible chainflex cables in the telescopic movement serves to bring the passenger boarding bridge to the aircraft. During the lifting movement, the e-chains are used to bring the passenger boarding bridge up to the height of the doors. The mechanical movement must run smoothly. Without passenger boarding bridges, entry into modern aircraft becomes difficult. With a boarding height of up to four metres above the ground, very high stairs would be necessary, making it complicated for older passengers to board, for example. The points where reliable and fail-safe igus products are used can be seen here:

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