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Get in shape quickly
without lubricants

Always stay active ...

... with well-designed igus® linear guides and bearings for sports equipment

Change bearing now and reduce costs by up to 40%

McFit, Fitness First or Kieser Training – currently, far more than ten million members are working out in German gyms, and the trend is rising. Statistics show that the services used most in gyms are fitness devices for weight training and cardio machines. Always in the focus: ergonomic and smooth movements. To adjust sitting position, weights and inclination of the devices, we recommend bearings and linear systems by igus®. They are comfortable to handle and work almost silently as they operate without balls. Especially at large sports facilities with several hundred exercise machines, it is important that noise generation is minimal. No less important: igus® products are lubrication-free. After all, no gym member wants to get dirty hands or oil marks on their stylish gym outfit. In any case, for professional use exercise machines have to withstand continuous operation on a daily basis, whether they are adjusted manually or electronically at the push of a button. Light, quiet and soft movements ... over and over again and with running performances of several hours a day.

Advantages of igus® high performance polymers for the sports, fitness & rehab industry:

Maintenance-free dry operation, no grease

Low coefficients of friction

Smooth and quiet operation

Corrosion-free, easy to clean

Absorbs vibration

Low wear

igus® in exercise machines: manus® application, which has been awarded gold, brings the cross-country skiing trail to your home.

 

drylin® linear technology

drylin® linear technology  

iglidur® bearings

iglidur® bearings  

  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • Low coefficients of friction
  • Absorbs vibrations

igubal® spherical bearings

igubal® spherical bearings  

  • Compensation of misalignment errors
  • Corrosion-free, easy to clean
  • High load capacity

Various customised bearings made by igus® to your specific requirements  

Your component made to your design in the desired quantity and material

Individual solutions are just as much part of the igus® product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

Application areas of the drylin® and iglidur® product range

The most popular exercise machines for weight training include leg curl and extension and butterfly and latissimus traction. Here, drylin® W linear guides and iglidur® bearings reliably perform their service. This way, the linear guide allows for simple and almost silent adjustment of the height of the pad for leg training. Double profiles and carriages can be mounted quickly and because of the lubrication-free operation, absolutely no maintenance is required. For all bearing sites in the butterfly and latissimus training tower, iglidur® G- and M250 bearings are perfect. They are recommended for every joint in the motion sequence. No matter where they are installed, they are corrosion-resistant, never squeak and last a lifetime.

Leg curler and extension  
Butterfly and latissimus training tower  
Butterfly and latissimus training tower  

If you would like to work on your cardio-vascular system, the rowing machine is perfect for you. Both rotating and pivoting joints can be adjusted ideally with igus® bearings – silent and without maintenance. The drylin® linear guide systems that are installed in rowing machines are completely lubrication-free and can therefore be used in open applications. Their double-shaft aluminium profile offers high torsion resistance at a low weight. Linear bearings ensure frictionless, quiet sliding of the seat.

Rowing machine  
Rowing machine  
Rowing machine  
Used products

The ideal sitting position also plays a crucial role with cardio machines such as home trainers or ergometers – only then can you avoid straining the knee joint, for example. Whether by hand or via chip card control, seat distances and height adjustments of grips and displays are made in seconds and tailored to your specific need. With its profiles and complete carriages or single linear bearings, the drylin® W linear guide offers the ideal construction kit for each construction and every design. For electrical adjustments specifically, igus® energy chains and cables ensure failsafe operation in every installation space, even with the tightest bending radii.

drylin® linear technology cardio machines – adjustment of seat, screen and grip
Seat adjustment  
Display adjustment of the cardio machine  
Grip adjustment of the cardio machine  
Used products
iglidur® bearings in cardio machines – saddle adjustment and in the pedal
Saddle adjustment  
Bearings in the pedal  
Used products

With bearings and linear systems by igus®, the professional models are equipped with the mechanical requirements to withstand these loads in the long term. The robust machine elements provide security and reliability for many years without failures. After all, there is nothing more annoying for the operators and members of a gym than faulty machines in the training area. Whether linear guides or bearings – igus® offers all components of traditional drive technology as lubrication-free version. They are based on technical plastics that do not require lubrication. The type of movement, which is simpler compared to circulating steel balls, decreases operating noises and weight while reducing costs by 40%.

igus® products are successfully used in the sports, fitness & rehab industries

Here, you can see some examples of our customers' applications

Reliability and load capacity

This application primarily secures people with a walking disability on treadmills during rehabilitation. iglidur® plain bearings ensure a long service life and highest load capacity.
 


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Space-saving and maintenance-free

18 people are working out, using one exercise machine at the same time – with the Body-Spider® this is no longer wishful thinking. Approx. 100 plastic bearings by igus® ensure the necessary compactness and maintenance-free operation.
 


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Smooth gliding without lubrication

With this leg press, the muscles are strengthened in the right way. Smooth sliding with the drylin® linear technology promises optimal success of training. In addition, corrosion- and lubrication-free components allow for outdoor use.
 


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Cost-effective, quiet and lubrication-free

With the drylin® W modular kit, A & D Sports also found a possibility to equip their high-quality fitness equipment with cost-effective and at the same time lubrication-free components.


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Extremely robust, even under permanent strain

With this application, users work on their body tension and back muscles. igubal® spherical bearings allow for comfortable sitting and withstand the permanent strain.


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Long service life, quiet and cost-effective

This application emphasises the advantages of switching from metal bearings to plastic solutions. With this cross trainer, igubal® spherical bearings ensure a quiet operation and minimal maintenance.


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