Lubrication-free, cleanroom-compatible, media-resistant, corrosion-free, low noise – these are crucial criteria for medical equipment components. igus polymer bearings and energy chains exactly possess these properties. Lubrication-free bearings are used in X-ray robots, laboratory devices, patients' chairs, hospital beds and prostheses, among other things. Maintenance-free energy chains are used for the protection and guidance of cables in e.g. operating theatre devices, rehabilitation systems and imaging diagnostic equipment.
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Individual connectable profiles as required, can be opened with a zipper
Optional with e-skin® flat, support chain for higher unsupported length
Openability leads to fast cable filling and short installation time
No minimum order quantity
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Up to +180°C, FDA-compliant, suitable for steam sterilisation
Up to 50% lower friction than PEEK filament
Lubrication-free and therefore maintenance-free
Costs 50% less than a PEEK filament
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Configure components, carry out the necessary calculations
and order them, all with just a few clicks of the mouse
Saves unnecessary waiting times and costs
Decisions can be made quickly
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Lubrication-free, corrosion-resistant, quiet
64% weight savings compared to drylin series NT-35
Fast assembly in seconds
Cost-effective production in injection moulding
Due to the acute need for respirators worldwide and the development of new solutions for automating resuscitation bags (Ambu bags): igus quickly delivers free samples, components and further support.
We will also be pleased to answer your questions about the technology and function of these applications with our specialists.
Frame adjustment mechanisms, electric and hydraulic actuators for adjusting functions.
Dental X-ray systems, storage surfaces and device holders, movement of treatment units.
Lamps, moveable device holders, comfort seating systems and mobile/stationary eye-testing devices.
Metal bearings with stainless steel shafts used for this decanter centrifuge led to high costs incurred due to material wear, maintenance and lubrication. Ever since installing iglidur plain bearings, the manufacturer has been able to reduce the costs by 93% and shorten the assembly time by ten minutes.
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Small pitch for silent operation
High torsional resistance
Diverse means of interior separation
36 month guarantee
Oil resistance: oil-resistant (acc. to DIN EN 50363-10-2)
Long-term service temperature +180°C
50% less moisture absorption
Pressfit up to +120°C
Comply with the requirements of the FDA
For medium to high loads
Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
The radius tooth design ensures quiet, low-vibration running
Clean & hygienic
Lubrication-free and 60% lighter
Simple, fast & cost-effective
High wear resistance
Ready in 1 to 3 days
Taking account of the specific requirements regarding medical equipment, precision and hygiene, on the one hand, and general economic aspects, productivity and the pressure of costs, on the other, manufacturers of medical equipment are always on the lookout for materials and solutions that they can use to make the very best dosing systems for their customers' wishes, which are becoming more and more complex. Polymer bearings from igus have crucial advantages that enable a reduction of weight, costs and the necessary installation space ...
Test our energy supply systems and bearing technology for medical equipment yourself; they improve the performance of your equipment and lower costs at the same time.