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.
Lubrication-free and quiet
Lean assembly: easy installation
Failsafe cables with warranty
Integrated intelligence (smart plastics)
Strong and flexible
Low cost automation and robotics
High degree of safety and reliability in small installation spaces
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.
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.
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.
Energy chains from the twisterchain series are used in X-ray robots of the company Buck Engineering & Consulting GmbH. twisterchain enables safe and reliable cable guidance in the case of rotations through up to 540°.
iglidur® H1 bearings, linear technology and lead screw technology are used in MRI machines as they are not ferromagnetic and are impervious to methods of cleaning and sterilisation.
iglidur® G bearings are extremely robust and withstand frequent adjustment of the couch without any problems occurring. Due to their material composition, they do not require lubrication and are also corrosion-free and maintenance-free.
Metal bearings with stainless-steel shafts used for this decanter centrifuge led to high costs incurred due to material wear, maintenance and lubrication. After iglidur® bearings were installed, the manufacturer was able to reduce the costs by 93% and shorten the assembly time by 10 minutes.
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
Quiet and vibration dampening due to the radius tooth design
Clean & hygienic
Lubrication-free and 60% lighter
Simple, fast & cost-effective
High wear resistance
Ready in 1 to 3 days