The company igus® GmbH is a worldwide leading manufacturer of energy chain systems and plastic bearings. The family-run company based in Cologne directly operates in 35 countries, employs around 4,150 people and supplies customers through partners in another 51 countries around the world.
More than 100,000 products of the Tribo experts, the so-called "motion plastics®". Plastic components for moving applications, are available from stock and piece number 1. To optimize the durability of their products and reduce machine costs by predictability of their lifetime, igus® operates the largest test labs in the industry. So innovative and tailor-made products and solutions can be offered the customer in the shortest time.
energy chain systems® and plain bearings from igus® withstand the toughest environmental conditions. They provide reliable energy supply and allow highly dynamic movements with a long service life in wind turbines, oil rigs and the ship building industry.
Extreme conditions often prevail in deep drilling rigs in the oil and gas industry: wind and weather, dirt and harsh handling of installations and equipment affect the machine components. igus has now developed the e-loop for the safe guidance of the top drive. The new modular energy chain made of high-performance plastics ensures a defined bend radius of the cables and withstands vibrations and shocks.