Defects, repairs or downtimes of industrial vehicles for maintenance purposes are annoying and incur costs when the machines have to be taken out of service. Robust and reliable components are therefore required in order to avoid downtime and thus lower unnecessary costs. Whether high loads at bearing locations with up to 250 MPa or very small bending radii for cables: igus® has virtually maintenance-free solutions with long service life for industrial vehicles such as forklifts, industrial tractors or driverless transport systems. In many applications, metallic bushings or recirculating ball bearing guides can be replaced by self-lubricating polymer bearings and linear guides! We would like to show you how to improve your technology and save costs at the same time.
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Mirror adjustment: low coefficients of friction and wear with iglidur® J plain bearings2
Monitor adjustment: flexible and easy to position with drylin® W guide carriage3
Steering column: high resistance to dirt with iglidur® G plain bearings4
Hydraulic valve connection: compensation of alignment errors with igubal® double joints5
Pedal mechanism: clearance-free pre-loaded bearings with iglidur® JVSM6
Armrest adjustment: easy dry operation with drylin® W linear guides7
36-month chainflex® guarantee
Unharnessed or harnessed
Developed for moving applications
Predictable service life
Long-life heavy-duty bearing
Wear-resistant and dimensionally stable at high loads
No additional lubricants necessary
Individual solutions are just as much part of the igus® product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.
High dependability and freedom from maintenance are of great importance in automated transport vehicles because flexibility and operational efficiency are paramount for such systems that are often deployed in 24/7 operation. Maintenance-free igus® solutions not only reduce costs both in procurement and in operation but also increase plant availability, as is the case with this application at Knapp.
iglidur® plain bearings can be deployed, for example, in scissor lifts of driverless transport systems. The polymer plain bearings contain solid lubricants, making the use of additional lubrication unnecessary. This can reduce the amount of maintenance required.
dryspin® lead screws make it especially easy to simply and quietly adjust lifting units on driverless transport systems. The options available include diverse lead screw materials such as lead screws made of high-performance polymers.
iglidur® PRT slewing ring bearings are used in the rotary unit in driverless transport systems. There, these bearings ensure torsional rigidity and modularity. In addition, they are characterised by their maintenance-free, compact and lightweight features.
The company Still guides chainflex® cables at a stroke height of 12 meters with guide rollers. As the cables withstand very small bend radii and are extremely resistant to wear thanks to their specific construction, corkscrews are prevented.
The lubricated bronze bearings at the lifting mechanism in which dirt could accumulate caused permanent downtimes. Since maintenance-free iglidur® bearings are used for high loads, maintenance costs and downtimes have decreased.
Conventional guides always became jammed due to dirt, shocks and vibrations. Lochmann Cabine S.R.L. therefore started installing drylin® linear technology into the sliding doors, which absorbs shocks and vibrations and also works reliably in dirty environments.
Log service life and secure cable guidance characterise igus® energy supply. They are therefore used for seating systems, where they ensure long service life of cables even within the smallest installation space.
For transmitting data to cameras and monitors in industrial vehicles, chainflex® special cables were developed, which worked perfectly at tensile strengths of 2,800 Newton. In addition, they resist oil and UV and are flame-retardant.
iglidur® bar stock eliminate the need for lubrication of the fork tine suspension. As their material has excellent coefficients of friction, fork tines can be moved without problems. Downtimes due to lubrication and costs for lubricants are thus eliminated.
See for yourself that our products are of the highest quality. The sample box industrial vehicles contains the most important igus® products for this industry and information on their application in forklifts and similar vehicles.
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You have questions or require information on using igus® high-performance polymers in industrial vehicles? Our experts are always happy to help you.
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