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Lightweight bearings and cable guides for reliable movement in the car

igus car with bearings and e-chain
Our bearings and cable guides made of high-performance plastic score points with their low weight and quiet running. This also makes them ideal for use in electric vehicles in particular, where the lightest components that cause as little interference noise/BSR as possible are required.

Thanks to incorporated solid lubricants, the operation of our sliding bushes, linear guides and coupling joints is completely maintenance-free. They withstand high temperatures, vibrations and shocks, are insensitive to dirt and corrosion-free.

Our compact energy chains ensure a reliable energy supply for the increasing number of electrically controlled functions in vehicles - in sliding doors or seat adjustments, for example. In confined installation spaces, they reliably guide the moving power and signal cables over countless cycles.

application areas



Lightweight plain bearings and e-chains for seats, rotary switches, doors and more


Corrosion-resistant plain bearings and e-chains for windscreen wipers, headlights and more

Engine compartment

Temperature-resistant and media-resistant plain bearings for gearboxes, throttle valves, etc.

Thermal management

Plain bearings for coolant pumps and valves


E-coating-compatible plain bearings for single and multi-joint hinges, just clip on


Lubrication-free plain bearings, gears and lead screw technology

5 reasons

Why you should use iglidur plain bearings in automobiles

With iglidur plain bearings, costs can be reduced by up to 40%. Weight is reduced by up to 80% and, as a consequence, CO2 emissions are lowered. Moreover, the bearings operate very quietly, compensate for manufacturing tolerances and can be inserted into sheet metal quickly and easily thanks to flexible assembly concepts. 
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Trade show feeling without the hassle of travelling: we will come to your company premises with our mobile trade show stand.
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Free sample boxes

Sample box automotive plain bearings

Plain bearing box

With information on applications with plain bearings in vehicles and a wide range of product samples: various iglidur plain bearings in standard form with flange and in special forms, an iglidur bar stock round bar, an igubal coupling joint and an e-chain easychain E04.
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Sample box automotive e-chains

Energy chain box

With information on applications with energy supply systems in vehicles and six product samples: e-chains of the series E1.10, E2 micro and E2 mini, also a igubal coupling joint and two iglidur clip bearings.
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Virtual trade show stand

Visit our automotive trade show stand with product information and videos in Cologne online. Or arrange a virtual tour of the trade show stand here.
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Automotive product brochure

You can find a compact overview of our products, their locations of use in the vehicle, our services and igus contacts in our brochure (PDF).
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Automotive blog

Why is thermal management becoming increasingly important? How do plastic ball bearings in the interior score points? What possibilities does 3D printing offer? Contributions to exciting automotive topics
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