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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

Mark of quality for food sector sealing materials

Mark of quality for food sector sealing materials
Now available from Dichtomatik, the authorised UK distributor of food and beverage related products manufactured by Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, come two sealing materials with high purity levels that are ideal for food industry applications, as well as those in the pharmaceutical sector. 
22nd November 2019

Modular energy chain made of steel and plastic

Modular energy chain made of steel and plastic
igus has developed its first plastic-steel hybrid energy chain for telescopic applications, such as cherry pickers, telehandlers and boom lifts. Compared to conventional steel energy chains which are sometimes used in these applications, the new YE.42 e-chain is half the weight. It also provides up to 10m unsupported travel, which is 50% more than for plastic energy chains. 
22nd November 2019


RS extends Festo factory automation range

RS extends Festo factory automation range
The range of products from factory automation manufacturer Festo has been extended at RS Components to include over 17,000 individual items. The new introductions span all of Festo’s most popular pneumatic and electrical device families, including cylinders, actuators, valves and pneumatic air preparation products.
16th November 2019

Custom gaskets, sealing profiles and vulcanised assemblies

Custom gaskets, sealing profiles and vulcanised assemblies
While many installations of sealing gasket profiles fit the pattern of a common design, such as enclosure door seals, EMKA aims to be able to see from a quick glance, typical applications that often new sections are needed to fit new equipment designs.
13th November 2019

iglidur coatings make sliding metal surfaces wear-resistant

iglidur coatings make sliding metal surfaces wear-resistant
  For lubrication-free sliding in a very tight space, igus has introduced a new coating material and service for metal components. The iglidur coating provides the components with the wear and sliding properties of the maintenance-free iglidur materials.
25th October 2019

Helping to select lightweight and lubrication-free guide rollers

Helping to select lightweight and lubrication-free guide rollers
Maintenance-free, hygienic and clean: these are the component requirements of the food and packaging industry. For this reason, designers of film and labelling systems rely on smooth-running guide rollers with lubrication-free plastic components from igus. To help choose the right roller for a specific application, igus has developed a new online tool for guide rollers called xiros expert.
14th October 2019

Titanium membrane filters find new industries

Titanium membrane filters find new industries
Developed in South Australia by Advanced Material Solutions (AMS), the super-strong titanium membrane is unaffected by salt or chemicals such as chlorine and can be adjusted to screen out specific materials down to 0.05 microns. A commercial system has already been installed at a meatworks in Victoria where the filters removed fats, oils, grease, blood cells and reduced e coli levels from 240,000 down to less than 20 parts per 100ml.
10th October 2019

Smart plastics make maintenance intelligent

Smart plastics make maintenance intelligent
‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Smart Factory’ - these concepts are no longer a vague promise of what is to come. Instead of planning maintenance at fixed intervals or reacting to failures or faults, continually monitoring the health of a machine enables predictive maintenance. Repair or replacement is then only carried out whenever it is actually necessary. At the same time, unscheduled shutdowns and the associated costs can be eliminated.
9th October 2019

Torque hand tools suit safety critical applications

A series of battery-powered torque hand tools from Norbar Torque Tools has been introduced by RS Components. The EvoTorque Battery Tool (EBT) series has been specifically designed to deliver improved performance and data traceability in safety-critical and heavy industrial operations.
27th September 2019


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