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Tailored high-performance polymers for industrial vehicles

Defects, repairs or maintenance of industrial vehicles are annoying and costly, both in terms of replacement parts but also expensive downtime. Robust and reliable components are therefore required to avoid downtime and lower unnecessary costs. Whether high loads at bearing locations with up to 250 MPa or very small bending radii for cables: igus® has virtually maintenance-free solutions with long service life for industrial vehicles such as forklifts, industrial tractors or driverless transport systems. In many applications, metallic bushings or recirculating ball bearing guides can be replaced by self-lubricating polymer plain bearings and linear guides! We would like to show you how to improve your technology and save costs at the same time.

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New from April 2020


Light, compact and ready-to-install slewing ring bearings with Ø of 50 to 300mm

▲ Tech up

Save at least 50% installation space

60% lighter than the PRT-01

▼ Cost down

Up to 30% more cost-effective than the PRT-01

Find out more about iglidur PRT-04
iglidur SG03

Plain bearings with felt seal

▲ Tech up

Protection against dust and dirt with felt seal

Ready-to-install solution

▼ Cost down

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

High running performance

Find out more about iglidur SG03

CNC machining service for individually machined parts made of lubrication-free iglidur® bar stock

▲ Tech up

Get prices within seconds

Transparency over the entire ordering process

▼ Cost down

Saves unnecessary waiting times and costs - decisions can be made quickly

Find out more about TriboCut service

Products for industrial vehicles

chainflex® cables

chainflex® cables

36-month chainflex® guarantee

Unharnessed or harnessed

Developed for moving applications

Predictable service life

iglidur® Q2

iglidur® bearings

Long-life heavy-duty bearing

Wear-resistant and dimensionally stable at high loads

No additional lubricants necessary


drylin® N linear guide

drylin® N

Compact design

Spring preload for variable clearances on a rail

Rattle-free and precisely adjustable

No stick-slip effect

Various customised bearings made by igus® to your specific requirements

Your component made to your design in the desired quantity and material

Individual solutions are just as much part of the igus® product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

Checked in the igus® test laboratory for real use

A glimpse into the chainflex® and e-chain® test laboratoryTake a look at our chainflex® and e-chain® test laboratory, where tests are run with 10 billion cycles every year.
Glimpse into the dry-tech® test laboratoryIn the industry's largest test laboratory, iglidur® bearings and drylin® linear technology are put to the acid test.
Vibration testIn this test, energy chains are subjected to vibrations between 30 and 60 Hz.
Front loader test stand Polymer bearings in a heavy-duty test with a maximum load of 500 kg.
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Sample box industrial vehicles

For you, the sample box is free of charge!

See for yourself the quality of our products. The sample box industrial vehicles contains the most important igus® products for this industry and information on their application in forklifts and similar vehicles.

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igus® products successfully in use in forklift trucks

Linear solutions for automated transport systems: drylin® ZLW

High dependability and freedom from maintenance are of great importance in automated transport vehicles because flexibility and operational efficiency are paramount for such systems that are often deployed in 24/7 operation. Maintenance-free igus® solutions not only reduce costs both in procurement and in operation but also increase plant availability, as is the case with this application at Knapp.

DTS from Knapp with drylin® ZLW toothed belt axes on the lifting platform
Cabin industrial vehicle with igus® products

igus® solutions in cabins of industrial vehicles


Mirror adjustment: low coefficients of friction and wear with iglidur® J plain bearings


Monitor adjustment: flexible and easy to position with drylin® W guide carriage


Steering column: high resistance to dirt with iglidur® G plain bearings


Hydraulic valve connection: compensation of alignment errors with igubal® double joints


Pedal mechanism: clearance-free pre-loaded bearings with iglidur® JVSM


Armrest adjustment: easy dry operation with drylin® W linear guides


Seat bearing adjustment: secure energy supply with e-chain® E2 and chainflex® cables

DTS with iglidur® plain bearings in the scissor lift

DTS scissor lift, maintenance-free

iglidur® plain bearings can be deployed, for example, in scissor lifts of driverless transport systems. The polymer plain bearings contain solid lubricants, making the use of additional lubrication unnecessary. This can reduce the amount of maintenance required.  

DTS with dryspin® lead screw

Lifting unit can be adjusted simply and quietly

dryspin® lead screws make it especially easy to simply and quietly adjust lifting units on driverless transport systems. The options available include diverse lead screw materials such as lead screws made of high-performance polymers.

iglidur® PRT slewing ring bearings in a rotary unit

Providing torsional rigidity and modularity

iglidur® PRT slewing ring bearings are used in the rotary unit in driverless transport systems. There, these bearings ensure torsional rigidity and modularity. In addition, they are characterised by their maintenance-free, compact and lightweight features.

Guide roller with chainflex® cable in the lifting gear

Cables guided with guide rollers

The Still company guides chainflex® cables at a stroke height of 12 metres with guide rollers. As the cables withstand very small bend radii and are extremely resistant to wear thanks to their specific construction, corkscrews are prevented.

Forklift with iglidur® bearings at the lifting mechanism

Reduced maintenance costs and downtime

The lubricated bronze bearings at the lifting mechanism in which dirt could accumulate caused permanent downtimes. Since maintenance-free iglidur® bearings are used for high loads, maintenance costs and downtimes have decreased.

Cabin with drylin® linear technology at the sliding door

Linear technology for harsh working conditions

Conventional guides always became jammed due to dirt, shocks and vibrations. Lochmann Cabine S.R.L. therefore started installing drylin® linear technology into the sliding doors, which absorbs shocks and vibrations and also works reliably in dirty environments.

Seat with e-chain®

Less cable wear due to energy chain

Log service life and secure cable guidance characterise igus® energy supply. They are therefore used for seating systems, where they ensure long service life of cables even within the smallest installation space.

chainflex® special cable for cameras and monitors

Perfect data transmission at 2,800 Newton

For transmitting data to cameras and monitors in industrial vehicles, chainflex® special cables were developed, which worked perfectly at tensile strengths of 2,800 Newton. In addition, they resist oil and UV and are flame-retardant.

iglidur® bar stock at fork tines

No costs for lubrication and maintenance

iglidur® bar stock eliminate the need for lubrication of the fork tine suspension. As their material has excellent coefficients of friction, fork tines can be moved without problems. Downtimes due to lubrication and costs for lubricants are thus eliminated.

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