The number of passengers on public transport has been increasing steadily for 20 years. This is confirmed by figures from the Association of German Transport Companies. Good news for the industry, but also an increasing strain on rail network, trains, trams and equipment: durable components are required that can withstand such high requirements and yet meet stringent fire safety standards, such as EN 45545.
But how about reducing maintenance effort and costs or making regular lubrication unnecessary? Is that impossible? Not at all! igus® has given the name motion plastics® to these components, which simplify a wide range of applications wherever movement is involved; tram doors are a typical example.