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Tried and tested bearing products showcasing at Subsea Expo

Tried and tested bearing products showcasing at Subsea Expo
Held in the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, this year’s Subsea Expo will see igus showcasing its vast range of products and systems for subsea applications, at the event taking place from the 7-9th February. Visitors to the stand (stand 105) will see the giant E4 energy chain that can withstand exposure to ice, wind, storms, salt water, oil and drilling mud. It can also bear heavy loads and features easy-to-remove crossbars so cables and hoses can be added or replaced quickly.
15th January 2018

New material added to knife edge roller range

New material added to knife edge roller range
The the iglidur H1 material has been added to igus’ knife edge roller range for conveyor applications for higher travel speeds, thus expanding its range to include a total of four materials. Plastic knife edge rollers are used wherever smooth, lubricant-free transfer of transported goods onto downstream conveyors is desired.
10th January 2018

Lean energy chain and curved rail systems at MACH 2018

Lean energy chain and curved rail systems at MACH 2018
Taking place from 9th-13th April at the NEC in Birmingham, this year’s MACH exhibition will see igus showcasing a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of engineering applications. Developed to combine the advantages of the E2/000 and E4.1 energy chains in one product range, the E4.1L ‘lean’ features interior clip in slotted separators that provide up to an 80% assembly time saving.
9th January 2018


Smart innovations at Southern Manufacturing

Smart innovations at Southern Manufacturing
  At this year’s Southern Manufacturing, 6-8th February at FIVE, Farnborough, igus will showcase a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of engineering applications.
5th January 2018

Linear guide for low-cost positioning and adjustment tasks

Linear guide for low-cost positioning and adjustment tasks
A cost-effective alternative to igus' standard drylin ZLW linear guides for simple positioning and adjustment task has been introduced. Available ready-to-install, the drylin ZLW eco is suitable for applications where a high degree of positioning accuracy and the ability to handle high loads and speeds are not key requirements. A typical application would be in a vending machine for dispensing packaged food or drink bottles.
4th January 2018

Energy chain applications wanted for the vector awards

Energy chain applications wanted for the vector awards
igus has announced a call for entries for the vector award 2018. Now in its sixth year, the biennial event recognises the innovative use of energy chain systems in numerous applications, from handling energy and data safely on the arm of an industrial robot to an outdoor camera system that films high-speed track events without interruption and vibration.
4th January 2018

Honeycomb system makes energy chain harnessing easy

Honeycomb system makes energy chain harnessing easy
An exclusive strain relief system for energy chains has been introduced by igus, the E4.1L, which replaces the cable tie-wraps that are commonly used in industry. Cables and hoses are simply inserted into a honeycomb, called the CFU, and then closed. Compared to cable tie-wraps or other strain relief solutions, the engineer can save about 80% assembly and engineering time.
2nd January 2018

Saying YES to the HypED team prototyping Hyperloop pod

Saying YES to the HypED team prototyping Hyperloop pod
Working on the Hyperloop technology, a team from the University of Edinburgh are receiving engineer support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through igus’ YES (Young Engineers Support) programme. HypED is a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and others (including members of the Business School, the College of Art and the School of Informatics) at the university, working on a concept and prototype for a Hyperloop pod, as well as a business case for Hyperloop in the UK.
19th December 2017

Order in the office with new furniture-chain lines

Order in the office with new furniture-chain lines
As everything in today’s society becomes more modern, practical and stylish so is office furniture. As the furniture in our offices becomes more multi-functional to meet requirements of a flexible work place, igus has a very handy product to securely manage moving cables for power and data. The company now offers a furniture sector, which is a new cable management system, called the furniture-chain.
13th November 2017

igus say YES to supporting GlitterBomb robot-building team

igus say YES to supporting GlitterBomb robot-building team
A North Wales robot-building team is being aided by igus’ engineering support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through the company’s YES (Young Engineers Support) programme, established to foster and support design ideas of young people with a passion for engineering. Designed by 10-year old team captain, April, the pink, sparkly and very formidable GlitterBomb robot has competed in the BBC’s iconic Robot Wars, as well as paid regular visits to schools and other venues to help inspire young people to study STEM subjects.
3rd November 2017

Curved linear guides provide guidance for variable radii

Curved linear guides provide guidance for variable radii
The introduction of an adaptable drylin W carriage for linear guides with different radii, has been announced by igus, and now with this tool it is possible for designers to create a guide system that goes smoothly into a curve from a straight line. This opens up numerous options in industry, ranging from office furniture to stage equipment and even in the driver cabs of agricultural and commercial vehicles.
2nd November 2017

Outdoor test rig enables comparison of bearings for high loads

Outdoor test rig enables comparison of bearings for high loads
A system for testing has been commissioned by igus in its own test laboratory, especially for testing high loads in machine applications found in the agricultural or construction industries. The front loader, which moves 24/7, is located outdoors and therefore exposed to all the elements. This enables igus to compare different bearing combinations in order to find the best products for the respective heavy-duty application.
30th October 2017

Following business growth igus unveils newly expanded workspace

Following business growth igus unveils newly expanded workspace
The newly-expanded premises have been formally opened by Northampton-based high-tech manufacturing company igus. The engineering support facility has almost doubled in size from 672sqm to 1,000sqm with the creation of a new upper floor that will accommodate a sales and technical support team, while freeing up ground-floor space for the engineering team to meet demand for fully assembled products.
27th October 2017

Polymer banknotes exhibit longer lives than paper versions

Polymer banknotes exhibit longer lives than paper versions
Ever since the first banknotes were created and recorded in the 7th century over in China they have been made from cotton paper.Paper money did not really catch on in Europe, however, until nearly a thousand years later. It was first widely used in the UK in 1759, when gold shortages caused by the Seven Years War forced the Bank of England to issue £10 notes for the first time. The first £5 notes followed about 20 years later at the start of the French Revolution. More recently, the Bank has begun switching to a special polymer that promises to be more durable and cleaner than paper.
16th October 2017

Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material

Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material
The 3D print range from motion plastics specialist igus, has been expanded with a new selective laser sintering (SLS) material that is particularly suitable for the additive manufacture of gear wheels. Characterised by a wear resistance of at least six times that of standard materials, the iglidur i6 material is well-suited for printing wear resistant parts, such as gears, offering a particularly long service life.
13th October 2017

Live robotic demonstrations planned for Manufacturing Management Show

Live robotic demonstrations planned for Manufacturing Management Show
The Manufacturing Management Show, which will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 22nd-23rd November, will see igus demonstrate a range of automation solutions for a range of applications. Additionally, visitors to stand G14 will be able to observe a demonstration of the robolink D system.
12th October 2017

Heavy duty linear guides added to drylin ZLW range

Heavy duty linear guides added to drylin ZLW range
  A heavy duty version of the popular drylin ZLW range of toothed belt linear guides has been introduced by igus. With a maximum stoke length of up to 3m, the new drylin ZLW-20 can handle an axial load of up to 75kg and a radial load capacity of up to 300kg.
11th October 2017

Innovative adapter can turn your straight connectors into angles

Innovative adapter can turn your straight connectors into angles
An innovation new adapter has been developed by igus, which allows a straight circular connected to be transformed into an angled one. Within just a few steps, this new ibow adapter can be installed during assembly or retrofitted on existing cables – with no need to remove the connectors. It is fitted easily by sliding it on, bending the cable, fixing it with a tie-wrap and then it is ready to use.
11th October 2017

Linear systems aid the Fukushima clean-up with a safe distance

Linear systems aid the Fukushima clean-up with a safe distance
Back in March 2011, located on the Pacific coast ofFukushima Prefecture in Japan, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was severely damaged by the Tōhoku earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Throughout this chain of events three nuclear reactors were without suitable cooling and underwent a catastrophic meltdown. The clean-up and decommissioning has required thousands of scientists across the world to invent, develop and deliver new or improved techniques for nuclear debris removal and site remediation.
9th October 2017

The new bearing material with double the performance

The new bearing material with double the performance
With a continuous material improvement programme in place, igus has introduced the next-generation of its popular bearing material iglidur G. Offering double the performance, iglidur G1 features considerable improved properties over its predecessor but comes at almost the same price point.
6th October 2017


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