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Profile roller energy chain P4 for fast, quiet movement

Profile roller energy chain P4 for fast, quiet movement
With the development of the roller energy chain more than 10 years ago, igus® has successfully designed a safe solution for the transmission of energy and data for cranes. Since then, energy chain systems have been proving their abilities in even the toughest of crane applications the world over. Since 2006, the numbers of large shipyard cranes being equipped with energy chains from igus® has run into double figures. In June 2008, the 375th ship-to-shore crane was equipped with an igus® energy chain®. So far, in the field of RTGs and RMGs the company has now equipped more than 2,500 cranes world-wide.
18th July 2008

Triflex RS for compact cable guidance

Triflex RS for compact cable guidance
Plastic corrugated tubes used in robotic applications can bend and tear because they cannot absorb torsional movements very well. Energy chain experts igus® have already developed the Triflex R; a multi-dimensional energy chain system with complete freedom of movement in the X-, Y- and Z-axes. Now, there is a new universal module available called Triflex RS especially for robotic applications in cramped conditions. The system guides the energy chain close to the robot arm, and avoids any looping.
17th July 2008

Pre-Harnessed and Ready to Fit Energy Supply Systems for Machine Tool Manufacture

Pre-Harnessed and Ready to Fit  Energy Supply Systems for Machine Tool Manufacture
The machine tool industry in the UK holds a key position in general mechanical engineering. Everything from space telescopes to toy trains, from artificial hip joints to mobile phones are manufactured directly or indirectly using machine-tools. The focus is increasingly on cost reduction driven by competition from the Far East. With their tailored parts and systems, especially pre-harnessed energy supply systems (“ReadyChain”), igus UK gives the machine tool manufacturing industry tools that will help increase competitiveness for the future.
3rd July 2008


First GigE cable for energy chains

First GigE cable for energy chains
At the last Vision trade show, GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) – as an alternative to FireWire, USB, and CameraLink – was referred to as the new future standard. The first camera manufacturers have already presented camera specific cables for the consumer market. However, the industrial market for visual automation demands that the Ethernet cables tolerate high mechanical loads. igus® have developed the world’s first GigE cable for continuous dynamic use in energy chains to meet this need.
17th June 2008

DryLin® EasyTube: the totally lubrication free compact linear module from igus® UK

DryLin® EasyTube: the totally lubrication free compact linear module from igus® UK
igus® UK has unveiled a new maintenance-free linear unit for format adjustments. DryLin® EasyTube can be used for adjustment tasks up to 150 newtons in vertical applications or 500 newtons when installed horizontally. The system is temperature-resistant up to 80 degrees Celcius and has the option of a corrosion-free stainless steel leadscrew. Potential industries for this product include machine tools, food manufacturing and packaging, although many other applications are conceivable, such as camera and sensor positioning.
17th June 2008

Producing, testing and researching in Cologne

Producing, testing and researching in Cologne
With the overall increase in turnover of 16.5 percent, igus®, manufacturer of tribo-plastic components and systems, has closed its books on the business year 2007. The consolidated group turnover has increased to 276 million euros from across its 26 branches around the world. igus® manufactures, tests and researches within a vast area of 20,000 m² at its headquarters in Cologne. In November 2007 construction work began on increasing factory space, as Managing Director Frank Blase reported at the Hanover Fair.
17th June 2008

New control cable family for the machine tool industry

New control cable family for the machine tool industry
Energy Chain and accessory expert igus® presented a new family of control cables at the Hanover Fair for use in energy chains across the machine tool industry. The oil-resistant Chainflex® cables CF77 and CF78 have been developed for dynamic applications with high cycle rates under high loads.
17th June 2008

Energy chain E6 low noise and vibration RWTH Aachen tests vibration behaviour of energy chains

Energy chain E6 low noise and vibration  RWTH Aachen tests vibration behaviour of energy chains
Energy chains are used in production equipment, robots and tooling machines to guide and protect cables and hoses. Sometimes vibration can occur on the support channel and at the towing arm during the movement. The laboratory for tooling machines (WZL) and business operations RWTH Aachen carried out a study: vibration investigations on energy chains. The results were that the E6 energy chain from igus® stood out due to minimum vibration and maximum smooth running.
29th May 2008

Eco benefits of plastic plain bearings

Eco benefits of plastic plain bearings
A study has found that no less than half of all machine lubricants currently used seeps into soil and waters or evaporates into the atmosphere. According to a research team of chemists, mechanical engineers and environmentalists from the RWTH in Aachen, the estimates for Germany alone consume 250,000 tonnes per year, This corresponds to the amount required to fill 8,000 tankers.
29th May 2008

Texas: Robust Energy Chain System for oversized outdoor screen

Texas: Robust Energy Chain System for oversized outdoor screen
Located at the Victory Plaza in Dallas, Texas, just outside the American Airlines Centre, You’ll find an oversized moving-screen LCD display, visible to everyone passing by. The Belgian Barco Group, a leading designer and developer of solutions for large-screen visualization have developed the display with eight 26ft screens. Robust igus® “E4/4” Energy Chains of the series 4040 with “Chainflex” fibre-optic cables, motor and control cables guarantees safe energy and data supply.
16th April 2008

iglidur® bearings come in many colours, but always green

iglidur® bearings come in many colours, but always green
Current estimations are that over 40% of all lubricants are ultimately released into the environment, by seeping into water or soil, or evaporating into the atmosphere. A study by a research team of chemists, mechanical engineers and environmentalists at the RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, found that this country alone consumes 250,000 tonnes of lubrication each year. To put this into perspective, this would fill 8000 standard tanker Lorries. Most countries have a threshold level permissible in waste streams, and hundreds of millions of pounds are spent annually treating the waste water to get to acceptable levels.
16th April 2008

Polymer bearings enhance labeller performance

Polymer bearings enhance labeller performance
High reliability, an easy set-up and modular components were of key importance for the Codeology team when designing its P100 Printer Applicator. The aim was that the print and apply labeller would be the best value for money and most reliable of its kind on the market. One key part of this was using polymer plain bearings in place of standard roller bearings.
7th December 2007

Position small loads fast

Position small loads fast
igus has extended its range of linear belt drive actuators with the launch of a smaller version of its DryLin ZLW drive.
1st November 2007

High performance polymers now machinable

High performance polymers now machinable
igus now offers its iglidur materials as a stock bar, which means users can benefit from using high quality self-lubricating polymers in any machined component. It also means customers can now order a mechanically machined special size bearing of any dimension from igus in low quantities.
1st November 2007

Vertical energy chains possible up to 80 metres high

Vertical energy chains possible up to 80 metres high
igus has now developed a system called Guidelok, designed to keep an energy chain inside a guide trough, even at heights of 80 metres.
1st November 2007

igus says yes to students

igus says yes to students
igus® UK has launched the Y.E.S. (Young Engineers Support) Program, which offers free samples, product information and technical support to students and trainee engineers.
1st November 2007

Hull cleaning machine uses polymer bearings

Hull cleaning machine uses polymer bearings
UMC International designed polymer plain bearings into a new boat hull cleaning machine for use by underwater divers. The bearings require no lubrication and are impervious to corrosion and salt water. The Hampshire based company manufacture hydraulically powered hull cleaning machines, which typically have two rotating brushes. The vehicles can be powered forward or reversed, steered and the brushes raised and lowered on a gimbal mechanism. The usual cleaning speed is 1,000 square metres per hour.
27th September 2007

Extreme sports kite powered land board

These boards usually use heavy sets of ball race bearings in small diameter wheels as standard and must withstand bursts of speeds up to 30 mph. They are often used in dirty, salty and wet environments and so require regular cleaning and lubrication.
27th September 2007

Transport incubators for newborn babies

Transport incubators for newborn babies
One feature of Lightweight Medical’s “Neo-Capsul” incubator is the enclosed bed, which slides right out to enable a baby to be reintubated: a frequent procedure absolutely critical to the survival chances of a baby.
27th September 2007

Slim, compact, maintenance-free

Slim, compact, maintenance-free
igus® has now developed a new maintenance-free linear unit, “DryLin® EasyTube, for format adjustments. This completely lubrication-free, extremely compact and lightweight system consists of just six individual parts: the leadscrew, tube, two clamping rings, an attachment flange and slide block. The system is available ex-stock with a diameter of 12, 25 or 30 mm.
12th September 2007


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