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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

Classic 4x4 fixed as part of initiation into the plastic bearing business

Classic 4x4 fixed as part of initiation into the plastic bearing business
As part of the training programme for all new sales recruits at igus, managing director Matthew Aldridge sets a project. The task is to solve an engineering problem using igus products. For new starter Darren Lane, the challenge was to come up with a way of stopping a classic 1962 Land Rover Series IIA throttle ball joint from detaching while accelerating.
29th January 2019

Lightweight victory with plastic bearings in racing

Lightweight victory with plastic bearings in racing
Two-wheel motorsport has a whole range of different vehicle classes; down to single-cylinder machines. The limited engine power of these bikes is not a disadvantage, if the weight - namely, the mass to be accelerated - is also reduced considerably. Here, plastic bearings make an important contribution.
28th January 2019

New tribo-polymer material designed for clip and flanged bearings

New tribo-polymer material designed for clip and flanged bearings
Introducing a new tribo-polymer developed especially for clip and flanged bearings typically used in sheet metal feedthroughs, igus has released the new iglidur K230 material. Here high edge loads are common and typical applications are usually in extreme environments. The wear-resistant iglidur K230 material meets all these requirements – it is highly elastic, chemical resistant and withstands moisture.
28th January 2019

On the look out for spectacular plastic plain bearing applications

On the look out for spectacular plastic plain bearing applications
What do an exoskeleton, an articulated robotic arm and a research project on space debris have in common? Plastic plain bearings are used in all these applications and they were chosen as the three winning applications at the last manus award - which is initiated every two years by igus. Now the starting whistle has been blown – manus award 2019 is now open for entries.
28th January 2019

Ice-chain keeps equipment moving in freezing temperatures

Ice-chain keeps equipment moving in freezing temperatures
In order to prevent cable management systems seizing up during wintery conditions, igus has developed a new energy chain, called ice-chain. With injection-moulded raised contact points, the chance of freezing to the running surface is significantly reduced along with the associated cost of downtime and maintenance.
15th January 2019

Students learn from failure ready for 2019 Submarine Races

Students learn from failure ready for 2019 Submarine Races
A team from the University of Southampton working on submarine technology is receiving engineer support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through the igus’ YES (Young Engineers Support) programme. The Southampton University Human Powered Submarine Society (SUHPS) is a group of students that design, build and test human-powered submarines to compete internationally.
11th December 2018

Replace recirculating ball-bearing guides with drylin T series

Replace recirculating ball-bearing guides with drylin T series
For performance packaging, mechanical engineering and handling applications, igus introduces the drylin T series with extremely wear-resistant sliding elements made of high-performance plastics. The tough linear carriages are available in four different installation sizes. Equipped with captive sliding elements made of iglidur J200, the system offers up to 50% longer service life compared to the standard igus material used for linear guides.
27th November 2018

Ready-to-connect readychain reduces assembly times

Ready-to-connect readychain reduces assembly times
Hartford uses fully-assembled energy chain systems from igus in its robotic machining centres. This cuts out many process steps for the manufacturer, reducing assembly time from several weeks to just half a day. Another benefit for Hartford is that when it orders readychain from igus, it is from a single source and delivered onsite fully tested.
23rd November 2018

Low-cost automation key focus at Southern Manufacturing

Low-cost automation key focus at Southern Manufacturing
  As the New Year approaches, the first major exhibition in the igus 2019 calendar is Southern Manufacturing & Electronics. Running from 5th to 7th February at FIVE in Farnborough, this exhibition signifies the first opportunity for engineers to get out of the design lab since Christmas.
19th November 2018

Guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture

Guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture
Standing at a height of four metres, a new highly complex control, audio and power cable management system has been introduced by igus that challenges for a new work of art. The solution: e-spool from igus ensures reliable cable feed in a confined space even under the toughest of time pressures. It was quick to install, and easy to maintain and operate.
19th November 2018

Dresspack configurator for virtually every industrial robot

Dresspack configurator for virtually every industrial robot
  The new online dresspack configurator from igus enables engineers to quickly find the right system based around the triflex R energy chain. Easy to install and fill, this multi-axis energy chain protects moving cables and hoses on robots and thus increases service life in operation.
16th November 2018

Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation

Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation
With robolink DCi from igus, machine builders and production engineers can automate simple pick and place and assemble tasks without the associated high price tag. It is a complete automation package consisting of robotic arm and controller for intuitive operation. Suitable for lifting parts weighing up to 1kg with an accuracy of ±0.5mm.
16th November 2018

Chainflex CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications

Chainflex CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications
A new CAN bus cable has been introduced by igus for highly dynamic energy chain applications, such as in machine tools and production equipment. The chainflex CFBUS cables is available with either a highly abrasion-resistant PVC (CFBUS.PVC.020) or oil-resistant PUR (CFBUS.PUR.020) outer jacket. Both cable options have EAC and CTP approvals, simplifying trade with the Russian market.
13th November 2018

How do metal ball bearings compare to plastic bearings in salt water?

How do metal ball bearings compare to plastic bearings in salt water?
At igus’ dry-tech test lab in Cologne Germany it recently carried out an experiment in comparing the resilience of its xiros flanged ball bearing and a conventional metallic bearing in salt water. The results prove that the use of lubrication-free and maintenance-free tribo-plastics enables the xiros bearing to remain completely unharmed.
13th November 2018

Wear-resistant gears from 3D printing service

Wear-resistant gears from 3D printing service
  If time and costs involved in the production of prototypes pile up, it can become economically challenging for startups. Easelink from Austria, relies on the 3D printing service from motion plastics specialist igus. Components, such as gears, can be configured online, printed cost-effectively and delivered within 24 hours.
25th October 2018


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