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Stylish wine storage with 3D-printed igus springs

Stylish wine storage with 3D-printed igus springs
At the recent IMM furniture fair in Cologne, Germany, a group of 15 prospective wood technicians from the Gsechs University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg presented a very elegant wine storage series, called Dolio. Made from teak/oak, cork and slate veneer, each of the designs integrate self-lubricating and maintenance-free plain bearing components from igus.
25th June 2018

Smart plastics increase safety and cut maintenance costs

Smart plastics increase safety and cut maintenance costs
igus has been developing the family of smart plastics with improved ‘isense’ sensors and monitoring modules since the launch back in 2016. These add intelligence to energy chains, cables, linear guides and slewing ring bearings, and measure, among other things, wear status and alert the user early enough to plan repair or replacement.
8th June 2018

Adding more colours and materials into your 3D printing

Adding more colours and materials into your 3D printing
If you look back, 3D printing has come a long way since 1980 when its first patent was filed by Dr Hideo Kodama of the Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute. At a time when many were still marvelling at owning paper printers, Dr Kodama described a photopolymer rapid prototyping system that would involve exposing UV light to a vat of photopolymer material, hardening it into plastic.
6th June 2018


Out with the old and in with the new bearing liner

Out with the old and in with the new bearing liner
An innovative new bearing, called drylin W Exchange, has been introduced from igus, for its drylin W linear system, where the liner can be replaced directly on the rail quickly and easily without dismantling the system. By using a practical assembly tool, you can push the old liner out of the housing, clip the new one onto the shaft and push it into the housing for a flush fit. Simple, yet clever, maintenance that saves engineers time and money, while maximising machine up-time.
21st May 2018

Cables designed for fast movements in small spaces

Cables designed for fast movements in small spaces
Extending its range of chainflex cables, igus has introduced cables that are optimised for fast, short strokes with minimum bend radius factor of 5xd. In addition to the flexible conductor structure, the chainflex CFSOFT uses highly abrasion-resistant, soft jacket materials. This guarantees a long service life in energy chains, even in the smallest of spaces.
1st May 2018

Automated sealant dispensing proves a winner for golf

Automated sealant dispensing proves a winner for golf
Based in Edinburgh, Shot Scope Technologies designs and manufactures innovative wearable technology which helps both professional and amateur golfers to improve their game. A keen golfer with a background in electronics design, CEO David Hunter set up the company in 2014 to develop the golf wearable, which collects and analyses over 100 key statistics from each round played, identifying shots, club used and GPS information. The data can then be easily uploaded to any smartphone or tablet (via an app) or computer.
26th April 2018

High tech drive chains make steel looper tower accumulator reliable

High tech drive chains make steel looper tower accumulator reliable
  To improve the long term operational productivity of its annealing line, Tsubakimoto has helped a steel mill in the Netherlands by replacing lifting chains that failed frequently with ones that have proven to have a working life of 10-15 years or even longer.  
11th April 2018

Tsubaki innovations on attachment chain

Tsubaki innovations on attachment chain
One of the biggest unsung heroes of the industrial world has to be the attachment chain, as it is critical to the movement of a diverse range of products along the production line. From the food and beverage sector to pharmaceuticals, and from packaging to automotive parts production, attachment chain is critical to the efficiency and reliability of the production line.
27th March 2018

Secure bus communication designed for hanging applications

Secure bus communication designed for hanging applications
The world’s first high-tensile Profinet bus cable for vertical applications, such as storage and retrieval equipment has been introduced by igus. The chainflex CFSPECIAL.182.060 bus cable integrates special strain relief elements in the PUR outer jacket, which protects the sensitive bus elements from the high tensile forces.
9th March 2018

Seamless belts with freely configurable dimensions

Seamless belts with freely configurable dimensions
A new development with the Zeroseam line of seamless belts will be unveiled at this year’s Hannover Messe from Nitta Industries Europe. This new type of flat belt is truly endless and combines in one product the advantages of existing belting lines – high flexibility, abrasion resistant high grip cover and customisable length even in small lot numbers.
5th March 2018


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