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Lubrication-free bearings and reliable cable protection for medical technology

Medical surroundings require components that fulfil the highest hygiene standards. Our plain bearings and energy supplies made of a high-performance plastic are the right choice. With their solid lubricants incorporated in the plastic material, our bearings are clean and quiet, corrosion-resistant and completely maintenance-free. They are successfully used in X-ray robots, laboratory equipment, treatment chairs, hospital beds and prostheses. Our quiet and low-vibration energy chains ensure safe energy supply even in confined spaces, for example in operating theatres, rehabilitation systems and diagnostic imaging. We also have cleanroom-compatible models up to ISO Class 1 in our product range.

Areas of use

Medical equipment

Lubrication-free bearing technology and durable energy supply systems for imaging diagnostics, therapy, intensive care and dental medicine
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Medical furniture

Whether it is a support arm system, a table, a bed or a lift, you'll find durable components for hospital and care furniture
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Laboratory technology

Dry-operating and dirt-resistant drive systems for measurement and analysis technology, in vitro diagnostics and routine devices
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Dental devices

Lubrication-free and quiet linear guides, plain bearings and e-chains for devices in dental surgeries and laboratories.
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Mobility & rehab

Fitness equipment, prostheses, wheelchairs: safely move mobility aid mechanisms and supply them with energy with lubrication-free bearings and e-chains
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Cleanroom products

Our abrasion-resistant energy chains, cables and hoses, linear guides and slewing ring bearings, certified up to ISO Class 1
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Trade show stand for medical technology

imps medical technology Experience products virtually - independently or with a guide
Visit our trade show stand for medical and laboratory topics in Cologne from the comfort of your computer. ▶ Or arrange a virtual tour of the trade show stand with us here.
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Sample box

Medical technology sample box Hold products in your hands and see for yourself
Energy chain, cables and various plain bearings for use in medical and laboratory technology applications - with information material in a compact box for you to try out.
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White paper

White paper on medical technology Automated pipetting technology
In order for medical technology manufacturers to produce the optimum dosing system for their customers, they need components that are precise, hygienic and cost-effective. This is where our plastic bearings really come into their own.
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Success stories

Dual-plane fluoroscope of the LMB with e-chains

Compact cable protection at high speed on the dual-plane fluoroscope

A team of biomechanics researchers at ETH Zurich has developed a dual-plane fluoroscope that can track highly dynamic human joint movements in 3D and capture high-resolution, biplanar X-ray images at high speed. Two types of igus energy chains are used to safely guide the many power and signal cables on the high-speed imaging units during fluoroscopy.
Customer applications medical technology

...and many further success stories

Whether for high-precision perfusor dosing, the rotation of C-arms or automated sample preparation in the laboratory: our plain bearings, linear bearings and energy chains made of high-performance plastic have proven themselves in these and numerous other applications. Browse through our selection of customer projects and find out how motion plastics can help you reduce costs and improve technology.


Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are incorporated into our online tools for service life calculation, which provide you with accurate predictions of durability. The test stands also include a cleanroom laboratory, in which we can quickly develop particle-free products suitable for cleanrooms up to Class 1 air purity with the support of Fraunhofer IPA.

Upon request, we perform customer tests to check product use under specific conditions.

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The termen "Apiro", "AutoChain", "CFRIP", "chainflex", "chainge", "chains for cranes", "ConProtect", "cradle-chain", "CTD", "drygear", "drylin", "dryspin", "dry-tech", "dryway", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-loop", "energy chain", "energy chain systems", "enjoyneering", "e-skin", "e-spool", "fixflex", "flizz", "i.Cee", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igumid", "igus", "igus improves what moves", "igus:bike", "igusGO", "igutex", "iguverse", "iguversum", "kineKIT", "kopla", "manus", "motion plastics", "motion polymers", "motionary", "plastics for longer life", "print2mold", "Rawbot", "RBTX", "readycable", "readychain", "ReBeL", "ReCyycle", "reguse", "robolink", "Rohbot", "savfe", "speedigus", "superwise", "take the dryway", "tribofilament", "triflex", "twisterchain", "when it moves, igus improves", "xirodur", "xiros" en "yes" zijn wettelijk beschermde handelsmerken van igus® GmbH/Keulen in de Bondsrepubliek Duitsland en, indien van toepassing, in sommige andere landen. Dit is een niet-uitputtende lijst van handelsmerken (bijv. lopende handelsmerkaanvragen of geregistreerde handelsmerken) van igus GmbH of gelieerde ondernemingen van igus in Duitsland, de Europese Unie, de VS en/of andere landen of rechtsgebieden.

igus® GmbH benadrukt dat het geen producten verkoopt van de bedrijven 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 en alle andere drive-fabrikanten die worden genoemd op deze website. De producten die worden aangeboden door igus® zijn die van igus® B.V.