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VOTW - Metal out plastic in!

In this week’s video of the week, it is obvious of the main benefit of changing your metal bearings for igus polymer ones.
10th June 2021

igus robot works alongside agri-tech startup

The world’s first non-chemical weeding robot for cereal crops, made by agri-tech startup Small Robot Company, has successfully identified and killed weeds at a field trial in Hampshire.
18th May 2021

Tribo-polymers increase machine service life and efficiency

Tribo-polymers increase machine service life and efficiency
Assessing the service life of a machine must take account of the costs of purchase, procurement and installation, as well as all the costs incurred in the long term operation, maintenance and repair of the machine. Using wear-resistant materials and low-maintenance components reduces not only running costs but also the risk of unscheduled shutdowns and extensive maintenance work.
10th May 2021


Quiet, strong, easy to fill: E2.1 e-chains tick all the boxes

Quiet, strong, easy to fill: E2.1 e-chains tick all the boxes
Energy supply using polymer e-chains are virtually unlimited, whether the application is linear, vertical or rotational. And new polymer materials, improved designs and customer-specific requirements are continually expanding the product range, exemplified by the E2.1, the new e-chain standard for the small and medium load range.
4th May 2021

How igus energy chains can help in water treatment plants

Water treatment plants or sewage treatment plants are harsh environments. They are full of chemicals, bacteria and waste. 
15th April 2021

Robots in the factory of the future

Robots in the factory of the future
The International Federation of Robotics predicts that by 2020 more than 1.7 million industrial robots will be working in factories worldwide. Robots move continuously in multiple axes and must be supplied with data and energy by cables without interruption, so these cables need careful consideration. For applications where robot cables are subjected to torsional stress, the cables have to be designed and manufactured in a completely different way to cables for linear motion. 
13th April 2021

Paving the way for innovative plastic recycling technology

Paving the way for innovative plastic recycling technology
Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution (HydroPRS) is an advanced chemical recycling process designed to rapidly convert waste plastic that cannot be recycled easily, into valuable raw materials, reusing waste that would otherwise pollute the environment. igus has invested further in recycling company Mura Technology, to a total of €5m, to advance this important technology worldwide. Mura Technology and igus have also partnered with KBR to help license the technology globally.
9th April 2021

Modular gearbox kit for low cost automation ideas at Hannover Messe

Modular gearbox kit for low cost automation ideas at Hannover Messe
igus has released a cost effective, lightweight, plug & play gearbox kit consisting of gearbox, encoder, controller, force control system and motor for collaborative robotics. The potential for service robotics is growing fast: in hospitality, medical care, agriculture and logistics, lightweight robots help to automate monotonous tasks. To show that using service robots can be easy and low cost, igus will present a modular, configurable gearbox kit for robotics at the Hannover Trade Show from 12th-16th April. 
30th March 2021

New EC.PR system protects energy chains

New EC.PR system protects energy chains
Energy chains for protecting moving cable assemblies in cranes can be damaged by foreign objects like loose tools, causing costly system failures. This prompted igus to develop a new push/pull force monitoring system. The EC.PR system records the precise force values of the moving end and adjusts the force limits, preventing potentially catastrophic damage to the crane and expensive repairs.
23rd March 2021

VOTW - igus e-chains working on indoor cranes

The igus e-chain is a great alternative to busbar and festoon systems and thanks to the various orientation options, these can be assembled in warehouses and on indoor cranes. 
18th March 2021

3D printed grippers transform packaging machine

3D printed grippers transform packaging machine
Animals and birds can adjust the power and position of their grip in many ways to suit their needs. Industrial applications tend to be binary in comparison; mechanical grippers used for attaching lids to jars, for example, have very restricted, 'closed/open' dexterity. When a new product is introduced, a new gripper to match that product can take weeks to design and manufacture.
16th March 2021

Easy interior separation for E4Q energy chain reduces assembly time

Easy interior separation for E4Q energy chain reduces assembly time
For safe cable guidance in unsupported and long travels, igus has developed the E4Q energy chain. The bionically inspired design saves weight, while crossbars with locking tabs reduces the assembly time of the e-chain by 40%. To facilitate assembly further, igus has launched a new interior separation system for the E4Q. Universal separators are placed on the chain crossbars, shelves can be inserted from the left or right, along either the inner or outer radius. A mechanism in the separators automatically locks the chain when closing.
12th March 2021

New long-life coating for food machinery

New long-life coating for food machinery
Sheet metal and metallic parts in food processing are regularly exposed to friction and wear. igus has developed a new coating material to increase the service life of these components, by reducing friction and wear. The IC-05 tribo-polymer protects sensitive and small bearing points as well as sliding surfaces, it is coloured blue for high visibility and is approved for use in manufacturing by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
4th March 2021

Polymer telescopic rails, now available in various colours

Telescopic slides are used within all kinds of applications, from kitchens, furniture to aircraft and automotive. 
2nd March 2021

VOTW - Just like child’s play

This weeks Video of the Week shows how easy the igus module connect 'plug and play' system really is!
26th February 2021

Elastic double joint proves a quiet solution for labelling machines

Elastic double joint proves a quiet solution for labelling machines
A new elastic double joint from igus is proving to be a perfect - and quiet - solution for the machine building sector. The igubal GPZM coupling joint, which was officially launched at the end of 2020, is lubrication-free, maintenance-free and 20% more flexible than its conventional alternative.
23rd February 2021

Video of the Week: compost and recycling plant

For extreme environments, it is vital that your energy and data supply is protected. igus energy chains withstand dirt, humidity and other harsh environmental factors in industries such as recycling and composting plants.
18th February 2021

igus goes to great lengths with expansion of hybrid chains series

igus goes to great lengths with expansion of hybrid chains series
The world’s first hybrid chain is now available in two new sizes - designed by igus for construction machinery and lifting equipment. These YE hybrid chains, made of polymer and steel, are 50% lighter than conventional steel chains and can safely move large hydraulic hoses and high fill weights vertically on both mobile crane platforms and construction machinery.
16th February 2021

VOTW - The E4.1Lean- save up to 80% assembly time

With its easy opening design, the E4.1L e-chain can be filled 51% faster and closed 86% faster when compared to the E4.42 series. 
11th February 2021

Robotics company uses igus product to keep robots alive

Robotics company uses igus product to keep robots alive
An industrial robotics company is continuing to breathe new life into old robots - thanks to a newly designed product from igus. The global manufacturer of energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings, igus, was asked for a control panel cable management system by the team from robotics company, ARAGON.   
9th February 2021


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