igus, Inc.

Rumford, RI 02916


About igus, Inc.

igus® has been manufacturing engineered plastics for nearly 60 years, and develops all of the technology and materials behind their products.

Product Summary

igus manufactures a wide variety of self-lubricating parts designed to mitigate friction in moving applications. These parts include plain bearings and bushings, linear technology, continuous-flex cables, cable management systems, and more.


257 Ferris Avenue
Rumford, RI 02916
United States

More Info on igus, Inc.

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The family-owned company is committed to using its innovative materials to develop creative solutions and exceed customer expectations while delivering fast, accurate service. igus’ polymer blends are used throughout its range of product lines of cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bushings, linear bearings and guides, automation solutions, and more.

igus engineers develop over 100 new polymer compounds each year for use across every product line. Each material is tested extensively in the igus test lab in Cologne, Germany. More than 10,000 tests are conducted on each material to analyze tribological properties, wear resistance and more, and all results power various online tools and an extensive material database. With this data, igus engineers can offer a precise lifetime prediction for bearings and linear systems in nearly any application.

igus for automation & robotics manufacturers
Products from each of igus’ major product lines can be used effectively within automation applications. drylin® linear, gantry and delta solutions as well as iglide® plastic bearings offer 100% dry-running, maintenance-free, and oil and grease-free operation at an overall cost savings when compared to metal linear and plain bearing systems, and e-chain® cable carriers and chainflex® cables work in tandem to create a reliable energy supply for nearly any robotic solution.Contact our team of product experts for help with your application or choose from a range of online tools to select your ideal system, calculate lifetime, download CAD files, and more. White papers, application examples, videos & more available at https://toolbox.igus.com/low-cost-automation

Learn more about igus® at https://www.igus.com/

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White Papers

Window & Door Gluing: The Future of Automation

June 4, 2024
Gluing windows and doors has traditionally been a manual process. However, an increasing number of companies are now adopting automation and achieving exceptional results. Discover...
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Linear slide table good for food packaging machinery

Oct. 1, 2013
Dry-Lin SLN linear slide table system from Igus is good for food packaging machinery applications because it does away with lubricants that could become contaminants. Linear slide...


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