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igus® Lda.

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Campos, 239

4100-232 Porto

+351 226 109 000
Lightweight, rust-free and seawater-resistant

igus® solutions for the shipbuilding industry

Tried and tested in numerous applications on the high seas: energy chain systems and plain bearings from igus® withstand the toughest environments. They are extremely reliable and fail-safe in shipyards, on deep sea crane ships and working vessels or shore power applications in ports.
Our solutions are:

Maintenance-free and lubrication-free

Strong, yet lighter than steel

Resistant to corrosion, seawater, chemicals and UV rays

Suitable for use in extreme temperatures

Easily assembled, flexible, modular

With predictable service life

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igus products for shipbuilding

e-chain E4.1  
e-chains E4.1

  • Robust and lightweight
  • Modular design
  • Long service life

chainflex cables  
Harnessed cables

  • Tested according to corresponding industry standards
  • Ready-to-connect cables with industry-specific connectors
  • 2,750 m² test laboratory

Ready-to-install harnessed energy supplies

  • 95% less harnessing time
  • Reduce assembly time
  • Reduction in manufacturing costs

Rotary module  
For fast rotating applications

Integrated strain relief and cable guides in guide trough

twisterchain® technology  
Rugged, quiet, for high loads

energy chains for circular movements up to 540°. Quick cable replacement

twisterband HD  
Rotary movements in minimum space

Stable pin/hook connection for high load and long service life

Bearing technology for the shipbuilding

drylin W ES  
Modular linear system

Combination of lubricant-free Tribo-polymers and corrosion-proof stainless steel

drylin R ES  
Lubrication-free and corrosion-free

Round guide systems made of stainless steel and sliding elements made from tribo-polymers

iglidur® PRT  
Maintenance-free and easily installed

Rotary tables as stainless steel version V4A

Application examples from the shipbuilding industry


Eight linear robot cranes connected in series travel a total length of 180m with plastic energy chains.

Boat cranes

Unlike metal and bronze bearings, bearings from igus do not corrode thanks to their high-performance polymer structure and are therefore the ideal selection for under water use.

Ship loader

Since the final commissioning of the ship loader in 2000, no disturbances have occurred in the energy chain, neither mechanical nor concerning cables.

Additional applications
Further information
DNV-GL certificate  
Certified reliability

403 Cable types with DNV GL certification

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