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motion plastics for
rail technology

Lubrication-free and fire-retardant components for railway technology

Using public transport is an important contribution to the protection of our environment. To make train trips more attractive for passengers, an intact rail network and working trains have to be the rule, not the exception. Here, durable components are required that fulfil high quality requirements, to which the fire protection standards EN 45545 or NFPA 130 belong. Our motion plastics meet these demands, and are furthermore lubrication-free, which minimises maintenance effort and costs. This factor is not insignificant if train trips are to be attractive in terms of price too.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Cost-effective
  • Quickly delivered
  • Easy assembly
  • Complete system or individual components from batch size 1
  • Predictable service life

New products in 2021

Three new products in less than two minutes

A video of our highlights for rail technology

This year, we are launching 168 innovations. Industry Manager Thorsten Mersch will present the top news in less than two minutes. For example, the cost-effective heavy-duty fabric bushings iglidur TX2:

  • Particularly low wear in heavy-duty areas
  • Up to 3.5 times more wear-resistant than iglidur TX1
  • Cost-effective even in high dimensions and low volumes

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Extremely durable plain bearing for demanding media

Cost-effective shafts with protection against wear and corrosion

Metal rod end bearings for high loads

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.

Lead screw technology in rail technology

In 24/7 operation without lubrication or maintenance

Tech up: 25% less wear, 30% longer service life due to thread asymmetry and 88% lower weight
Cost down: 50.9% more cost-effective compared to metal lead screw nuts

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The huge motion plastics sample box

Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suited to your individual industry sector at hand. 
We will bring the display to you, assemble it upon request and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.

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igus® products being used successfully in the railway technology industry

Solutions in passenger transport

  • Numerous igus products meet Hazard Level 3 according to DIN EN 45545 or NFPA 130
  • Special plain bearing materials also fulfil requirement sets R22 and R23, while certain cables fulfil R15 and R16
  • Service life can be calculated with free online tools
  • igus products save weight
  • Maintenance-free, vibration-dampening bearing technology without any additional lubrication
  • High temperature resistance from -50°C to +170°C

Solutions in goods transport

  • Durable products, service life can be calculated with free online tools
  • Suitable for high loads
  • Media-resistant (salt, chemicals, oil etc.)
  • Weather-resistant
  • Maintenance-free, vibration-dampening bearing technology without any additional lubrication

Railway technology sample box
Goods transport sample box

Sample box for passenger transport

The sample box contains iglidur bar stock, a dryspin lead screw, iglidur plain bearings, a self-adjusting igubal bearing, chainflex cables and an e-chain.

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Sample box for goods transport

The sample box for goods transport contains different iglidur plain bearings, a self-adjusting igubal bearing, a chainflex thrust washer and iglidur bar stock.  

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Cost-effective igus® polymer products for rail technology

iglidur® RW370 plain bearings

iglidur RW370 plain bearings

Complies with the European fire protection standard DIN EN 45545


High wear resistance

Low coefficient of friction

No additional lubrication


chainflex® SPECIAL.414 cable

CFSPECIAL.484 bus cable
CFSPECIAL.414 control cable

  • Flame-retardant (according to DIN EN 60332-1-2, DIN EN 45545-2)
  • Fire safety class 3 (in accordance to EN 45545-2) or 4 (in accordance to DIN 5510-2)
  • 36-month chainflex guarantee
  • Small bend radius
»  Bus cable in the shop

E2 micro energy supply system

E2 micro energy supply system

  • High torsional resistance
  • Smallest inner heights and bend radii
  • Mounting brackets with strain relief optional
  • Small pitch for silent operation
  • Cable-friendly interior
  • Lightweight
  • igumid G V0 GF material, in accordance with DIN EN 45545 or NFPA 130

iglidur® RW370 plate bar stock

iglidur RW370 plate strips

  • Complies with fire protection standard DIN EN 45545 HL3, R22/R23
  • Flame-retardant
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction

iglidur® RW370 round bar

iglidur RW370 round bar

  • Complies with the fire protection standard DIN EN 45545 HL3, R22/R23
  • Flame-retardant
  • High wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction

dryspin® high helix lead screw

dryspin lead screw technology

  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
  • Higher efficiency (up to 82 %)
  • Longer service life due to asymmetry
  • Media-resistant
  • The radius tooth design ensures quiet, low-vibration running

Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are checked in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry, under real-life conditions with regard to wear and durability. This enables the precise determination of the service life of the products.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests so as to check the use of the products under completely unique conditions.

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More information

Rail technology product brochure

Important information about our products and services

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igus online tools

Configure your desired product online, calculate its service life, and reduce process costs

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