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Complete solution needed for energy supply system

Complete solution needed for energy supply system
Large gantry-style milling machines are the specialty of machine builder Kao Ming from Taiwan. The long travels of up to 13m provide challenging requirements for the supply of power and data. By choosing the guidelok from igus, Kao Ming decided in favour of a system that is reliable, robust and operates without support.
10th January 2020

Smart Factory with IoT: smart plastics app for FANUC FIELD system

Smart Factory with IoT: smart plastics app for FANUC FIELD system
FANUC’s open industrial IoT platform, called ‘FIELD system’, evaluates data from machines and systems centrally. The system can connect production machines of all manufacturers by means of a local network topology, enabling comprehensive data analysis of the entire process line. In this infrastructure, apps from FANUC and from third-party suppliers are used. Now igus has developed a smart plastics app for the new system. 
2nd January 2020

Automation to reduce lead times from weeks to 24 hours

Automation to reduce lead times from weeks to 24 hours
igus has announced the official opening of its automated assembly line for readycable at its UK facility in Northampton. Representing another significant investment for company, the new line uses fully automated machines and lean manufacturing methods to streamline its manufacturing process to deliver fully-harnessed drive cables shipped within 24 hours of order placement.
18th December 2019


Linear guides used to mark on the sand for long jump events

Linear guides used to mark on the sand for long jump events
In athletics, some disciplines are difficult to follow for spectators. For football, it is clear to see when the ball is in the goal. In long jump, however, it is it is not easy to judge whether the last jump has set a new record. Virtual lines help the TV audience but they are not visible to spectators in the stadium. The PrimeLine system, developed by Golden Fly Sports GmbH, solves this problem by projecting the ‘mark to jump’ onto the sand.
17th December 2019

First recycling program worldwide for energy chains

First recycling program worldwide for energy chains
What happens when a plastic energy chain reaches its maximum service life? Usually, it is disposed of and incinerated with other plastic waste. With its ‘igus green chainge recycling program’, igus is now doing something completely new: users can send their plastic chains to igus for recycling – irrespective of the manufacturer. They can eliminate disposal costs and also receive a voucher for making purchases from igus. Customers and the environment both profit from this.
17th December 2019

Technical revolution in automatic turning

Technical revolution in automatic turning
After only two years of development time, DMG MORI ushers in a new era of automatic turning machines with multiple spindles. The current MULTISPRINT series represents a technological revolution in automatic turning. The efficient turning machine itself and the fast, precise and diverse production processes that are enabled, make the MULTISPRINT into a machine with almost unlimited possibilities. Outstanding performance and quality developed and manufactured in Italy, with support and professional back-up from Germany: igus offers a special energy supply solution for both rotational and linear motion.
29th November 2019

Modular energy chain made of steel and plastic

Modular energy chain made of steel and plastic
igus has developed its first plastic-steel hybrid energy chain for telescopic applications, such as cherry pickers, telehandlers and boom lifts. Compared to conventional steel energy chains which are sometimes used in these applications, the new YE.42 e-chain is half the weight. It also provides up to 10m unsupported travel, which is 50% more than for plastic energy chains. 
22nd November 2019

iglidur coatings make sliding metal surfaces wear-resistant

iglidur coatings make sliding metal surfaces wear-resistant
  For lubrication-free sliding in a very tight space, igus has introduced a new coating material and service for metal components. The iglidur coating provides the components with the wear and sliding properties of the maintenance-free iglidur materials.
25th October 2019

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


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