Coupling joints made of polymer – optimised materials for the automotive industry

Sebastian Bloechl | 8. June 2020

The coupling joint, also referred to as double joint, describes a strut with connection possibilities on both sides. Here, ball and socket joints, screw threads or sleeves can be inserted, which connect the coupling joint with the corresponding vehicle components. Usually, coupling joints are made of steel or aluminium. But for years, polymer coupling joints […]


igubal 2.0 – Metal-plastic rod ends are the new star in railway exteriors

Thorsten Mersch | 4. June 2020

In appointments with customers and during discussions at trade shows, our range of bearings with angle compensation is always well received. Lubrication-free and maintenance-free, in addition electrically insulating and vibration dampening. Ideal for solutions in the interior of trains such as seat adjustments. For applications in outdoor areas, the subject of tensile strain and compressive […]


igubal Metallgelenkkopf

Metal rod ends from igus, the plastics expert?

Peter Hughes | 18. May 2020

This month, igus® presented many new products in the framework of the virtual igus “KMI” trade show. One of the new igubal® products stands out especially: the new metal rod end. Is this a mistake in the New Products Catalogue? What does this product have to do with motion plastics? Much more than is apparent at first glance.


Spherical bearings for weigher flaps

Jan Michels | 28. April 2020

igubal spherical bearings are self-aligning bearing elements manufactured completely from polymer and are therefore very lightweight. They are perfect for use in weighing systems. Individual scales, but also multihead weighers, can be found in various types of packaging machines (such as bag forming, filling and sealing machines). Because the products to be weighed and packaged […]


Angular compensation in rail vehicle construction

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

Whether in a welded construction of a road/rail vehicle, or in the interior of a double-decker train; you have to work with tolerances everywhere and be able to compensate for them. Especially when linear, pivoting or rotary movements should continue to function without problems.