How to avoid guide wear on drive chains

19 July 2017

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How to avoid guide wear on drive chainsigus has released a video that shows the wear resistance of its iglidur stock plate chain guide. Drives chains transmit mechanical power from one place to another; a common industrial application is a conveyor. For these long runs, chain guides are used that are often made of polypropylene or a similar low-cost material. Wear problems that occur on these moving applications can be rectified quickly by means of stock plate made from high-performance engineering plastics, such as iglidur.

In the video, igus demonstrates a wear test that it is currently performing at its test facility in Cologne, Germany. Results show that the iglidur stock plate chain guide has a low coefficient of friction and is therefore significantly more wear resistant compared with traditional materials. As the stock plate is made of regular iglidur materials, igus online tools such as the lifetime calculator are also applicable.

Available immediately from stock, igus stock plate chain guides have the same qualities and properties as ‘from stock’ iglidur bearings. They are self-lubricating and maintenance free, and also resistant to damage from dust and dirt.

To watch a short video clip showing the stock plate chain guide under test, please visit To find out more about igus drylin systems, visit

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