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Components for aerial lifts, telescopic boom platforms

Lightweight and very stable: two main reasons to opt for components from igus in the event of an energy chain failure in work platforms. We have the right energy supply for every application.

Our e-chains, cables, plastic bearings, linear bearings and sliding plates fulfil the tough conditions of devices working outdoors and under continuous load and do not require any additional lubricants.

As energy chains can do without screws, there are no loose or lost parts due to vibrations. No rusting or jamming as made from polymer. Openable at any point you like and assembled in minutes. Cables with high UV resistance, designed for continuous dynamic use in energy chains with a guarantee of up to 36 months. No greasing or regreasing of bearing points, because our plain and linear bearings as well as sliding plates are completely maintenance-free and lubrication-free.

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On construction sites, in fire brigade equipment or on a Hollywood movie set: lifting platforms with inclined axes and telescopic extensions are used worldwide. Their designers need energy supply systems that are lightweight, robust, resistant and easy to maintain. Manufacturers have therefore been investing in research and development for decades. This brochure shows you how to improve technology and save costs with our motion plastics technology.
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Products for construction machinery

iglidur plain bearings for construction machinery

The combined advantages of plastic and steel

  • Almost 50% lighter than comparable steel chains
  • 50% longer unsupported length than a comparable plastic e-chain®
  • High tensile strength
Energy chain E4Q for construction machinery

Robust, quiet and modular

  • Tool-free opening and closing
  • Reduced projection into the interior for easier filling with the open e-chain®
  • Higher pull-out strength of the crossbars 
Energy chain E2.1

Medium-sized energy chains

  • Fast assembly
  • High strength and quiet running
  • Various fastening options
iglidur plain bearings for construction machinery

Pre-assembled e-chain systems

  • Harnessing time is reduced by up to 95%
  • Cut installation times by half
  • Minimise your machine downtime
  • On-site installation - international service with 35 subsidiaries
iglidur plain bearings for construction machinery

Avoid using lubricants

  • Reliable under high loads
  • 100% lubrication-free
  • Maintenance-free
  • Dirt-resistant
CFBUS control cable for construction machinery

For reliable data transfer

  • For heavy-duty applications
  • Oil-resistant
  • UV-resistant
  • Choose TPE, PUR or PVC as outer jacket material

Samples for lifting gear

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Hybrid energy chain YE

Strong, vibration-resistant and compact - the best mix of lightweight plastic and strong steel - for long unsupported travels with ease
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E4Q energy chain

Highly robust and modular design - tool-free opening and closing - 40 per cent less assembly time
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Plain bearing for heavy loads

Absolutely lubrication-free and dirt-resistant
for bearing points under high loads
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Sample box 3D printing material

Convince yourself of our materials and order a box with material samples and printed examples from our additive manufacturing.
Linear guides, plain bearings, e-chains, linear axes and more

motion plastics for vehicle cabins

Adjust seats and displays or mount master switches with maintenance-free bearing products. You can also run cables in the seat safely and quietly with energy chains.

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Energy chain configurator

Energy chain configurator

Configure complete energy supply systems for short or long travels as well as for hanging applications. Enter the application and environmental parameters and the configurator "e-chain expert" will suggest suitable solutions for your energy supply.

Construction machinery application examples

Success stories

Find out here how motion plastics solutions demonstrate their technical advantages in many other applications from the construction machinery sector


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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH