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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

Reliable Ethernet transmission from igus and Harting

Reliable Ethernet transmission from igus and Harting
Ensuring secure data transfer and reliable power supply in ever-smaller spaces is the challenge faced by many engineers. To meet this demand, igus has introduced a highly flexible and robust chainflex Ethernet cable. It is the ideal partner for the new ix Harting connector with a tested and proven long service life and unique 36 month guarantee.
23rd October 2018

Safely guided in any orientation with dynamic pins

Safely guided in any orientation with dynamic pins
A new e-chain concept with dynamically locking pins and a compact guide trough for the guidance of all media types has been introduced by igus as the lokchain. The pins extend automatically to hold the e-chain securely in the guide trough, allowing completely new machine design concepts for vertical, hanging or circular applications.
23rd October 2018

Showcasing innovation at Advanced Engineering Show

Showcasing innovation at Advanced Engineering Show
At the 10th Anniversary of the Advanced Engineering show, 31st October to 1st November, igus will present its latest innovations developed through pre-tested products designed specially to fulfil the needs of engineers. The products showcased on the stand, D32, have been through rigorous testing at its 2,750m² test facility.
9th October 2018

Low priced delta robot available to build or buy

Low priced delta robot available to build or buy
Cost effective, and quick and easy to implement, the new Delta robot from igus is available directly from stock as a kit or delivered pre-assembled ready to install. Its maintenance-free belt drive units, lubrication-free link rods, encoders and stepper motors combine to create a lightweight, low cost automation solution for automated tasks such as pick and place. 
27th September 2018

With plain bearing cleaning agent safely locked in child safety device

With plain bearing cleaning agent safely locked in child safety device
As part of its Young Engineers Support (YES) programme, igus supports innovative student projects such as ‘EMKindersicherung’. In Germany, the 94,000 calls made to the Poison Information Centre for burns and intoxications of children every year show that household cleaners constitute a real threat. To prevent these accidents, a team of seven students of TU Darmstadt at the Faculty of Electrical and Information Technology have developed a special child safety lock.
19th September 2018

Service robots at a low price

Service robots at a low price
With the introduction of a new low-cost robotic concept from igus, simple tasks can now be automated easily with a relatively quick ROI. Under the name ReBeL, the new wave-driven joint differs fundamentally from the previous robolink models: Instead of stepper motors, brushless DC (BLDC) motors are used.
14th September 2018

The next step: The 3D model goes into 3D printing

The next step: The 3D model goes into 3D printing
Double gears are an essential part of the everyday life of designers. When force, torque or speed in gears need to be changed, this task can only be performed if the geometry of the teeth is optimised. To enable manufacture of high performance geometrically complex gears such as these, time and money has to be invested.
24th August 2018

Automation made easy with robolink Apiro modular

Automation made easy with robolink Apiro modular
The new modular motion system from igus, robolink Apiro, which enables design engineers to develop low cost automation systems, has been announced. Consisting of three lubrication-free worm gears for standard movement, inverted movement and linear movement, the system can be configured to perform simple linear motion to complex humanoid and animatronic robotic tasks.
17th August 2018

The fast 3D printing service for wear-resistant parts

The fast 3D printing service for wear-resistant parts
What do you do when an important part of an exhibit suddenly goes missing on the way to the trade fair? The response of the Berlin-based company Blackcam, a manufacturer of camera motion systems, is the igus 3D printing service. Using industrial 3D printers, the motion plastics specialist manufactures customer wear-resistant parts within a few hours. This is how the missing special plain bearing was made.
7th August 2018


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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2019
5th February 2019
United Kingdom Farnborough
Hannover Fair 2019
1st April 2019
Germany Hannover