Company Profile

igus Inc.

Igus produces plastics to increase the service life of your machines. Plastics offer advantages such as no lubrication, less maintenance, lower costs, longer life cycles, and are always available from stock. Igus offers 80,000 products from stock, including plain bearings, spherical bearings, linear plain bearings, guides and slides, slide tables, PRT slewing ring bearings, ball bearings, joint modules for robots, and others.

Company Info

P.O. Box 14349
East Providence, RI 02914-0349


  • in Bushings

    igus produces maintenance-free, plain, plastic bearings that come in more than 8,000 imperial and metric sizes and are lubrication-free, waterproof, and suitable for temperatures up to 482 degree Fahrenheit. The most popular styles include the M250 which has a coefficient of friction of 0.1 to 0.3, PSI of 2,901, maximum PV of 3,400, and is high-impact resistant. Others include the iglide J (chemical-resistant), R (low moisture absorption), A200 (abrasion-resistant), G300 (vibration-dampening), and L280 (for soft shaft materials). The company also manufactures Drylin linear bearings and iglubal spherical bearings.

  • in High Speed Bearings

    igus offers high speed igubal rod end bearings for outdoor revolving gate, bicycle spring-loaded rear swingarm, and chocolate decoration system applications. These high speed bearings have shaft diameters ranging from 0.1875" to 1.00", high strengths under impact loads, maintenance-free operations, and high tensile strengths for varying loads.

  • in Linear Bearings

    igus, Inc. is a manufacturer of linear bearings designed to run dry, without the need for lubricants or downtime typically associated with re-circulating systems. These products are resistant to dirt, dust and chemicals and can handle underwater applications.

  • in Linear Slides

    igus Inc. offers linear bearings in the following configurations: shaft end supports, flange housings, linear plain bearings, shafts/supported shafts, carriages, linear housings, pressfit bearings, etc. DryLin linear plain bearings have tolerances ranging from 0.0016" to 0.0051", shaft sizes ranging from 1/4" to 2", and a temperature range from -40 to +194°F. These bearings are constructed from aluminum, hard stainless steel, hard chrome, and 300 stainless steel materials.

  • in Metric Bearings

    igus makes metric size plastic bearings in many types, including spherical, self-aligning, self-lubricating, linear plain, rod ends, and many others.

  • in Pivot Bearings

    igus Inc. manufactures pivot bearings (press-fit) with dimensions from 0.19 to 1.2". Produced according to DIN ISO 12240 standards, igus products are available as double joint and miniature types.

  • in Plain Bearings

    igus Inc. manufactures self-lubricating plain bearings that are maintenance-free, lubrication-free, corrosion-resistant, and insensitive to dirt. Other features include high accuracy, high compressive strength, good heat conductivity, very low creeping tendency, and high vibration dampening.

  • in Plastic Ball Bearings

    igus, Inc. offers cover plated polymer, C160 polymer, B180 multi, and B180 axial plastic ball bearings. Xiros polymer designs are manufactured with xirodur B180 covers for the prevention of dirt and other abrasive particle contamination. These plastic ball bearings feature one-sided cover plates, shaft diameters ranging from 3 to 20mm, dynamic load ratings ranging from 35 to 294N, and glass/stainless steel ring balls.

  • in Plastic Bearings

    Igus provides customers with a variety of plastic bearing solutions. Every year, Igus engineers develop more than 100 new plastic compounds and conduct more than 5,000 tests on maintenance-free plain bearings. The Iglide bearing material possesses a number of special features making it suitable for particular applications and requirements, and is available in more than 8,000 imperial and metric bearing sizes.

  • in Plastic Bushings

    Igus Inc's iglide plastic bushings are used for a number of applications, including chemical-exposed, underwater, high load and high temperature environments. Constructed from reinforced fibers and solid lubricates, these products can handle high temperatures up to 482 F and feature high wear resistance.

  • in Self-Aligning Bearings

    Igus offers self-aligning, maintenance-free spherical bearings made of high-performance plastics and are self-lubricating. Types include clevis joints, rod ends, pivot bearings, flange bearings and pillow blocks. The self-aligning bearings are easy to install, adapt to all angular deviations, and replace special housings in many cases.

  • in Slewing Bearings

    Igus Inc. manufactures PRT slewing ring bearings that utilize self-lubricating, low-friction sliding elements in place of ball bearings. Hand clamp, drive plate, and mounting ring types are available. The company's standard slewing rings feature hard anodized aluminum or stainless steel inner and outer rings.