Camper van expansion with igus® linear technology

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Custom-Bus Camping Vans based at Langenhagen, Germany customises camper vans, RVs, motor homes and can now turn Volkswagen T6 vans into offices.

One of their customer built models contains a kitchen box. The handle-free system has sink, stove extractor, freezer compartment and storage space and weighs about 35 kg. The ‘Business’ version replaces the kitchen with an office system that weighs around 15 kg and contains everything a mobile office needs. However their is a special feature: each box moves via a sliding unit integrated in the furniture and removed easily.

In the search for suitable sliding elements, Craig Kammeyer assessed many linear systems. “They have to be lubricated,” explains Craig Kammeyer. “Over time dirt will stick to the lubricant, which would impair the smoothness of the sliding system. In addition, these systems are expensive and do not fit well into the filigree construction of the interior. igus® drylin® W linear systems solve all these problems.”

Between the rail, which is made of hard anodised aluminium, and the carriage there is a bearing surface of abrasion-resistant iglidur® plastic, which provides excellent results in terms of friction and wear. Solid dry lubricants are incorporated within in the material. This means that the bearings provide the long-term, maintenance-free dry operation and meets the required service life of at least 15 years.