igus® test laboratory - Applications with high number of cycles, speeds and accelerations in demanding environmental conditions require tested and proven, sure-to-function systems especially for energy chains and cables, as well as polymer plain bearings and linear systems. igus® regularly conducts tests at its own laboratory under realistic conditions. Every year, we conduct more than 2000 tests on E-Chains® and cables, and over 5000 tests on slide bearings. The focal points of our tests are push-pull forces, friction, wear, driving forces and abrasion under widely varying conditions and speeds. Influential factors like soiling, weathering, cold and impact are examined.