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Helping to select lightweight and lubrication-free guide rollers

Helping to select lightweight and lubrication-free guide rollers
Maintenance-free, hygienic and clean: these are the component requirements of the food and packaging industry. For this reason, designers of film and labelling systems rely on smooth-running guide rollers with lubrication-free plastic components from igus. To help choose the right roller for a specific application, igus has developed a new online tool for guide rollers called xiros expert.
14th October 2019

Smart plastics make maintenance intelligent

Smart plastics make maintenance intelligent
‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Smart Factory’ - these concepts are no longer a vague promise of what is to come. Instead of planning maintenance at fixed intervals or reacting to failures or faults, continually monitoring the health of a machine enables predictive maintenance. Repair or replacement is then only carried out whenever it is actually necessary. At the same time, unscheduled shutdowns and the associated costs can be eliminated.
9th October 2019

New generation E4Q energy chain for unsupported travels

New generation E4Q energy chain for unsupported travels
Inspired by nature, designed for industry: this is the new E4Q energy chain from igus for unsupported and long travels. The chain links of the e-chain have a pebble-shaped design for weight reduction and a completely new crossbar locking concept, which enables the energy chain to be assembled by hand in seconds. 
23rd August 2019


Engineering plastic available as bar stock and plate

Engineering plastic available as bar stock and plate
igus offers iglidur plastic bar stock and plate for the production of wear-resistant prototypes, test components and low volume parts. Available as round bars, plates and tubes in various dimensions, bar stock is offered in a wide selection of iglidur materials for almost every application from high temperature to seawater and from food to automotive. 
23rd August 2019

New chainflex hybrid cables for SEW and Siemens motors

New chainflex hybrid cables for SEW and Siemens motors
A new hybrid cable for SEW and Siemens motors has been developed by igus, the CF280.UL.H, which is designed for use for use in energy chains. Engineers working in intralogistics, machine tool construction or the automotive industry have the added benefit of purchasing the chainflex cable with a 36-month guarantee, either bought by the metre or supplied as a ready-to-connect readycable.
22nd August 2019

Predict service life of wear-resistant 3D-printed gears

Predict service life of wear-resistant 3D-printed gears
How long will my 3D-printed my gear last? To answer this question, igus has developed the online gear service life calculator for its 3D-printed gears made of the SLS high-performance plastic, iglidur I3. In just a few simple steps, the engineer enters the gear’s tooth module, number of teeth, width and inner diameter. 
19th August 2019

Drylin delta robot is now on tour up and down the country

Drylin delta robot is now on tour up and down the country
With live performances at business venues up and dow­­­­n the UK and Ireland the igus drylin delta robot is now officially on tour. It has already visited Aberdeen and Bristol and, in Ireland, Dublin and Galway but fear not – further dates the next three months are scheduled in the East Midlands, Gloucestershire, Wales and the South East.
24th July 2019

Offshore inspection equipment from Scotland wins manus award

Offshore inspection equipment from Scotland wins manus award
Remote intervention tooling and subsea engineering specialist, ToolTec has reason to celebrate: Its offshore inspection unit has won the manus award 2019 - a prize awarded by igus for the creative use of high-performance plastic bearings. Second place went to a floating catamaran, and third place to a driver assistance system for people with limited physical mobility.
30th May 2019

Extremely mobile energy chains in XXL process crane

Extremely mobile energy chains in XXL process crane
It has been announced that Kranbau Köthen has built a crane with a lifting capacity of 500 tons and a special design whereby the weight distribution in two axes can be finely balanced using a special shaft end support. Here, signal and energy transmission take place via energy chains and cables from igus.
29th May 2019

DNV GL certified chainflex cables for e-chains

DNV GL certified chainflex cables for e-chains
Oil rigs, gas production facilities, wind farms, port facilities or ship cranes: these applications have very special requirements for safe energy and data transmission. igus offers more than 370 DNV GL certified cables for use in maritime e-chains. Together with the DNV GL, igus has developed completely new test methods and standards for dynamic cables in e-chains.
25th April 2019

Liner designed for quick replacement

Liner designed for quick replacement
The motion plastics specialist, igus, has added new sizes to its drylin W exchange range. In addition to size ten, the liners are available in sizes 16 and 20 for drylin W linear guides. Developed for quick replacement of liners in high-frequency applications, the liner can be replaced directly on the rail without dismantling the system. 
9th April 2019

Mobile display saves time for engineers

Mobile display saves time for engineers
Knowing that time strapped design and engineering teams rarely have the chance to venture out to shows and exhibitions, igus now pops in with products, samples, brochure and catalogues. With its mobile display, igus offers the opportunity for engineers to get to know the products that are interesting for them, at their own premises.
3rd April 2019

Sealing rings bring longer service life

Sealing rings bring longer service life
The motion plastics specialist, igus, has introduced sealing rings for its maintenance-free plain bearings to provide additional hygiene and protection against extreme dirt accumulation. The seals are available for all igus flanged bearings, making a wide range of application-related material combinations feasible.
29th March 2019

Plastic clamp concept designed energy chains on cobots

Plastic clamp concept designed energy chains on cobots
Collaborative robots, or cobots, are mainly used as assistants in simple or interactive activities and, in contrast to large and fast industrial robots, work hand in hand with humans. That is why cobot and industrial robot service engineers are already using igus' multi-axis round triflex R e-chains. In addition to conventional metal clamps for industrial robots, igus has developed new plastic mounting clamps that attach the energy chain to the robotic arm both quickly and easily.
25th March 2019

Tattoo artist/entrepreneur keen to keep manufacturing in the North East

Tattoo artist/entrepreneur keen to keep manufacturing in the North East
Originally his background was in computer gaming, but now Richard ‘Bez’ Beston has become a well-known engineer, turned inventor, in Sunderland as he wants to bring manufacturing back to the North East. After having a successful career in computer gaming deign and even moving to the US to work, Bez said the gaming industry became more like the film industry so he was keen to move on. “I’m terrible once I have achieved something, I get bored. I’ve literally tried all extreme sports.”
22nd March 2019

E-chain application still running trouble-free ten years on

E-chain application still running trouble-free ten years on
Running continuously for 24/7 or standing idle for months on end, these are the two extreme conditions with which the world's longest plastic energy chain operates. At the lignite-fired power station in Tušimice, Czech Republic, the roller energy chain system with a travel length of 615m has been achieving this for ten years now without missing a beat.
1st March 2019

The smart plastic products that eliminate down-time

The smart plastic products that eliminate down-time
Launched back in 2016 the igus smart plastics range was the first step in the Industry 4.0 door at a time where Industry 4.0 was just a buzzword for many companies who wanted to be involved but didn’t have the product like igus. Now the range is still going strong and still developing, it is interesting to look back and see this is where Industry 4.0 started for igus.
27th February 2019

Motor controllers for automation systems

Motor controllers for automation systems
  In addition to its drylin E linear axes with DC motors, igus has now developed a cost-effective and easy-to-use control system. Providing simple control and operation of the axes, the dryve D3 controller is for basic types of operation and the dryve D1 for more complex tasks.
12th February 2019

Wear-resistant plate stock strips provide geometric design options

Wear-resistant plate stock strips provide geometric design options
Five high-performance wear- and abrasion-resistant plastics as plate stock strips are now offered through igus. In addition to the classic iglidur W300 and the cost-effective J4, the FDA-compliant iglidur A500 material as well as the high-temperature endurance runner C500 and iglidur J350, the specialist for temperatures up to 180°C, complete the range. All sliding plates are available from igus, 15mm thick and 160mm wide.
5th February 2019

Exceeding US vehicle fire safety standards by a factor of five

Exceeding US vehicle fire safety standards by a factor of five
A decisive step has been taken by igus towards the fire protection in car interior applications with the 3D print material iglidur I3. Not only is the material extremely wear-resistant and therefore an all-rounder for all types of wear resistant parts, it also meets the requirements for the FMVSS 302 fire test. In the tests, the measured calorific value is approximately five times lower than the maximum permitted limit.
30th January 2019


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