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Linear axes variable width and length from igus based on the modular principle29/08/2016

Configure toothed belt axes made of aluminium or stainless steel in desired size

With the new drylin ZLW modular kit the motion plastics specialist igus offers even more versatility and designing freedom for design engineers - widths, rail distances and materials of the ready-to-install axes can be assembled according to your requirement. Thus, high-performance linear axes can be implemented at a low price.

Think big with the world's largest plastic energy chain from igus29/08/2016

With the E4.350, extra large cables and hoses are reliably protected in adverse ambient conditions

Energy chains made of high-performance plastics are conquering more and more areas in the industry and increasingly replacing metallic options. They score points with lower weight, zero maintenance and at the same time high strength, especially in areas where large cables and hoses are guided, such as in shipyards or on drilling platforms. These adverse conditions are the perfect home for E4.350, the largest plastic energy chain in the world, which igus showcases at this year's BAUMA.

iglidur A181: The all-rounder for food applications29/08/2016

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free high-performance plastic iglidur A181 establishes a remarkable presence in the food and packaging industry

Avoidance of lubricants is an important criterion particularly in the food and packaging industries. The motion plastics specialist igus has different lubrication-free and maintenance-free plain bearing materials in the product range, which meet the requirements of FDA and EU Regulation 10/2011 EC. Among these materials, iglidur A181 is the "all-rounder" – it achieves low wear rates especially in combination with corrosion-resistant shaft types.

Modular corrugated tube from igus gains the top cleanroom classification29/08/2016

The e-skin for motion in confined spaces gets the IPA Class 1 certification

With the e-skin, igus has developed a modular corrugated tube which is not only extremely easy to open, but unlike comparable energy supply products, also provides an unsupported operation in the smallest installation spaces. Now the motion plastics specialist has won the strict IPA ISO Class 1 certification for the product, This gives customers maximum safety for applications in cleanroom environments.

New plastic strain wave gearing enables low priced 6-axis robot02/05/2016

Simple, modular, light and cost-effective – that is robolink. igus has expanded this modular kit of plastic components for low-cost robotics and displays many new products at the Hannover Messe: from a new gearbox design and a complete robot arm up to a simple robolink online configurator. Therefore robot manufacturers can build inexpensive robots and users are able to automate simple tasks.

Energy chain solutions for fast rotational movements, from stock06/01/2016

Standard modular "RBR" systems for reliable circular motions, at up to 360 degrees per second

For several years igus has been developing customised systems for circular movements with energy chains, so-called 'rotating modules'. As a result, rotating assemblies can be supplied with energy, for example, on machine tools, robots up to bucket wheel excavators. In order to provide solutions for such applications even more quickly to customers, the motion plastics specialist has now developed a standard range of rotary modules and offers a complete installation-friendly kit system for fast rotating applications.

igus humanoid ready for the World Cup02/01/2016

The motion plastics specialist supports designers in new fields of research and application of low-cost robotics

A joint project of the University of Bonn and the Cologne-based company igus GmbH shows that the applications of robots are not just limited to industrial purposes. A humanoid robot was designed and steadily developed over the last two years. The project demonstrates future possibilities in the field of robotics beyond classical industrial applications.

27 times more reliable: igus offers the largest selection of Ethernet cables for moving applications04/12/2015

The entire product range with seven price points allows users to always select the perfect cable

igus has further expanded its range of Ethernet cables for use in energy chains and now offers 27 different cables at seven price points. With the largest global portfolio of Ethernet cables for moving applications, igus offers its customers the right selection for any application. All cables at igus are available from stock in 24 hours, with a 36-month guarantee for durability and no minimum order quantity surcharge.

igus: The world leader in cables for the energy chain after 25 years02/12/2015

The motion plastics specialist generates 100 million euros in revenue from cables and invests in innovation, reliability and worldwide supply

With 100 million euros of revenue from cable sales, igus is maintaining its status as a world leader among cable manufacturers for moving applications in the energy chain. Thanks to the industry's largest test laboratory, now expanded to 2,750 square metres, the motion plastics specialist is the only supplier on the market able to offer a 36-month guarantee on all its chainflex cables. Increasing industrial automation is prompting igus to make significant investments in innovation, reliability and fast delivery worldwide.

Selective laser sintering with igus: SLS powder for wear resistant components in motion26/11/2015

The motion plastics specialist is expanding its 3D printing portfolio

The motion plastics specialist igus has further expanded its 3D printing range and now presents its first SLS material. With the familiar wear resistance of iglidur materials, customers can now manufacture special parts and prototypes specifically for moving applications with selective laser sintering. Very complex shapes and a high accuracy of components are possible. And with at least three times higher abrasion resistance compared to other SLS materials.

No lubricant, no bacteria: New material from igus for medical technology16/11/2015

iglidur AB for antibacterial bearings allows sterile application in medical and laboratory technology

igus has developed the new plain bearing material iglidur AB specifically for the medical and laboratory technology. Antibacterial plain bearings made of this material will help to reduce contamination. At the same time plain bearings made of iglidur AB – like all iglidur materials – are lubrication and maintenance-free. Besides other solutions for medical technology, the motion plastics specialist igus is presenting this technology at the 2015 Compamed in Hall 08b, Stand A20.

iglidur Q290: robust and delicate on soft shafts03/11/2015

At the Agritechnica trade fair, igus will be showcasing a new lubrication free material for high levels of stress.

igus, the motion plastics specialist, has added a further specialist to its extensive range of lubrication free and maintenance free bearings. iglidur Q290 is designed to meet demanding requirements such as the dirt or extreme environments that agricultural and construction vehicles have to struggle with. Especially on galvanized shafts and in dirty environments, it proves to be a cost-saving, heavy-duty alternative.

Easy mounting of ball pins by hand, thanks to the clip-on spherical bearing bushing from igus28/10/2015

Effortless assembly and seperation with constant holding force

Thanks to the new igubal clip-on spherical bearing bushing from igus, the M6 ball pin can be mounted easily. For this purpose, only a cylindrical bore in a ten-millimetre-thick holding fixture is required. The easy dismantling of the bushing and ball pin makes this maintenance-free novelty from the motion plastics specialist igus ideally suited for prototyping.

igus humanoid wins the first RoboCup Design Award28/10/2015

A joint project involving the University of Bonn and the Cologne plastic experts impressed the judges in the Chinese city of Hefei

The 'NimBro' team from the University of Bonn and motion plastics specialist igus celebrated victory in the inaugural RoboCup Design Award. The two partners worked together to develop a football-playing humanoid, which is protected against falls by its abrasion-resistant outer elements. Not only this, but it is also able to stand up again of its own accord. One of the many areas in which the humanoid impressed during the competition was that of seamless interaction between humans and robots. This success follows on from the partnership's victory in the RoboCup Football World Cup in 2012.

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