Issue 05/2021

168 innovations

motion plastics® Newly developed products at a record level

More new products, range extensions and digital offerings than ever before:

Telescopic robot hose packages, dry-operating ball bearings with 21 times the service life, large scale 3D printing, 4K or smart and much, much more … You can find out about the top new products in this newsletter, as a quick video overview, or by reading about them on the web, also as a catalogue and on the physical/virtual trade show stand that has received the iF Design award.

Enjoy reading and discovering all the news.

Matthew Aldridge

Matthew Aldridge

Tech up, cost down. It´s our job.

9 top new products overview in 7 minutes


Artur Peplinski presents the top innovations overview in 7 minutes. Directly from the IMPS igus® motion plastics® show in Cologne.

15 of 168 motion plastics innovations 2021

triflex TRX

Revolution in robot energy supply
Space-saving installation with retraction length of up to 40%.
Telescopic triflex® TRX

iglidur TX2

Heavy-duty plain bearings, lubrication-free and cost-effective
Last 3.5 times longer. Made of high-strength filament fabric. 
iglidur® TX2

e-chain® 4040RHDB

Complicated engineering reduced to a few mouse clicks
Complete systems for long travels up to 200 metres.
rol e-chain® 4040RHDB

ESD tribo-tape

Avoid damage to components
Ideal wherever ESD properties are essential.
iglidur® ESD tribo-tape


Revolution for the semiconductor industry
43% lighter, 39% thinner, extra-long service life.
chainflex® CFCLEAN

3D printing

Huge tribo components in one 3D printing process
Large-format 3D printing with the materials iglidur® I150 and iglidur® I151.
Large-format 3D printing


“Chains for cranes®” next level
Extremely long service life for the latest generations of cranes.
e-chain® P4HD


Gears with more than 300 different dimensions from stock
Available tribo-optimised with different geometries.
S270 gears

e-chain® 4040RHDB

Up to 46% faster harnessing
FastConnect-able PROFINET cable.
chainflex® CF898.061.FC


Corrosion-free housing for operation in tough conditions
With same dimensions as cast iron housings.
igubal® bearing housing


Remote integration for low-cost automation, fixed price
Stand-alone solutions | ROI < 12 months. 
RBTX Lean Robotix

drylin RW360CM

New class of precision & Rigidity
Clip-in liners for linear plain bearings made of iglidur® W360.
drylin® RW360CM


Modular gearbox system for cobots … Build-or-buy
Motor & electronics inside, plastic gearbox, 25% lighter. 

xiros cage

xiros® ball bearings … 21 times the service life, lubrication-free
Improvement of strength and sliding properties.
xiros® cage

i.Sense:modul II

Industry 4.0 … Save 3 devices
Now 4 sensors in a switch cabinet module.
i.Sense:modul II

With all innovations 2021

IMPS igus motion plastics show

With all new 2021 products and having received the iF Design Award: our 400 m² physical/virtual trade show stand has been freshly smartened up for your visit.

Whenever you want, you can explore it on your own. Or you can get one of your igus® specialists to show you the new products personally.

All motion plastics® news to browse through


More than 400 pages of innovations
You can either swipe your way through the PDF digitally or you can turn the pages of the printed catalogue manually:

Download the News 2021 now as a PDF file or order it as a printed catalogue and take as much time as you need to find out about our innovations.

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