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New energy chain system for intralogistics and crane systems

New energy chain system for intralogistics and crane systems
A new energy chain system for intralogistics and crane systems has been designed by motion plastic experts, igus. The company, whose UK headquarters are in Northampton, has designed and manufactured the ‘autoglide 5 system’, a unique product which guides energy safely, for long distances and at a low cost. 
20th October 2020

igus gives customers design freedom with 2-component 3D printing

igus gives customers design freedom with 2-component 3D printing
Two filaments can be joined together in a single production step to form a lubrication-free and robust component. Prototypes, spare parts, tools and low volume production: 3D printers from plastics specialist igus are now producing components with different filament materials. Specialised material properties can be easily combined in this 2-component 3D printing.
7th October 2020

Configurators identify right iglidur plain bearing material

Configurators identify right iglidur plain bearing material
To help customers find the right iglidur material for the appropriate application, igus has developed a new compact, non-virtual material selector (a new sample box) for its 39 iglidur standard materials. The company has also developed a digital online iglidur system which helps customers select and calculate the material’s service life.
1st October 2020


Video of the week - YE.42 e-chain; Cherry Picker retrofit

Video of the week - YE.42 e-chain; Cherry Picker retrofit
    The hybrid energy chain YE is a combination of both lightweight plastic and tough steel.
30th September 2020

How motion plastics is making agriculture sustainable

How motion plastics is making agriculture sustainable
Lubrication-free tribo-polymers ensure the reliable operation of vertical farming systems. Motion plastics from igus are playing a major role in the increasingly popular sector of vertical farming. igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, is working closely with global companies specialising in vertical farming - the practice of growing plants indoors in stacked layers - by providing the lubrication-free tribo-polymers needed for this type of food production.
22nd September 2020

Energy chain helps generate environmentally friendly shore power

Energy chain helps generate environmentally friendly shore power
The e-loop energy supply series which increases safety and reduces procurement and installation time has been expanded to suit static applications, including shore power supplies. Shore power offers the provision of electrical power to a ship at berth so that its main and auxiliary engines can be shut down.
16th September 2020

igus helps team power through the desert using solar power

igus helps team power through the desert using solar power
A solar powered car using igus plain bearings has raced its way across more than 1,800 miles of Australian desert - helping Team Sonnenwagen win sixth place in the World Solar Challenge 2020. The team, made up of a group of students in Germany, approached igus, requesting lightweight, wear-resistant, and lubrication-free iglidur plain bearing technology made of durable tribo-polymers. This helped the team to comfortably finish in sixth place, having raced from Darwin to Adelaide in less than a week.
8th September 2020

New xiros film guide roller for labelling technology

New xiros film guide roller for labelling technology
A new black coloured guide roller with smooth-running polymer ball bearings has been designed and manufactured - following a customer request and extensive testing by the team at igus. The product, which uses black anodised aluminium tubes, is the latest in the xiros film guide roller range, largely used in the fields of packaging and food technology. igus, whose UK headquarters are in Northampton, are motion plastic experts and a global manufacturer of energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings.
4th September 2020

Upgrading your Robolink with additional cables

Upgrading your Robolink with additional cables
A frequently asked question is whether additional cables can be attached to igus Robolink DP. The answer is yes!
3rd September 2020

igus opens new cleanroom laboratory

igus opens new cleanroom laboratory
A new cleanroom laboratory, built by applied research organisation, Franhofer IPA, has opened - helping igus ramp up its motion plastics development. igus, whose UK headquarters are in Northampton, are motion plastic experts and a global manufacturer of energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings.
24th August 2020

The search for the right iglidur plain bearing material

The search for the right iglidur plain bearing material
When it comes to selecting wear resistant tribo-polymers, the user is spoilt for choice at igus. To find the right iglidur plain bearing material for the appropriate application, igus has now developed a new compact analogue configurator for 39 standard iglidur materials. Using overlay cards, the user can determine the suitable material. Alternatively, the iglidur online expert system helps in the selection and calculation of the service life.
6th July 2020

How drylin linear robot tech can help you carry on camping

How drylin linear robot tech can help you carry on camping
  The innovative Camping Butler cleans mobile toilet cartridges, from caravans and camper vans, fully automatically and contact-free from the inside and outside. No matter how full or very dirty the cassette is, the Camping Butler cleans it completely.
29th June 2020

igus opens virtual trade show to introduce new innovations

igus opens virtual trade show to introduce new innovations
In its virtual trade show, igus presents more than 100 plastic innovations and product range additions from all areas of motion plastics. Around 400 square metres in size, the real stand is now open to online visitors and follows the theme ‘Cost down, Life up. It’s our job’. The trade show is part of the digital support given to customers, whereby personal guided tours, 1-to-1 meetings and group meetings on the stand can be arranged.
19th May 2020

e-skin energy chain systems receive ISO Class 1 certification

e-skin energy chain systems receive ISO Class 1 certification
The e-skin energy chain systems provides cleanroom equipment with data, power and media without unwanted particles contaminating the air, as proven by the Fraunhofer Institute IPA. All three e-skin energy chain types, with and without cables, have ISO Class 1 certification, which is the ‘cleanest’ classification.
22nd April 2020

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


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