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Unique separator system from igus revolutionizes e-chain harnessing09/02/2017

Save 80 percent time with an energy chain that can be harnessed faster than any other energy chain in the world

Hannover/Cologne, 9th February 2017 – Fast harnessing saves time and money. But this is only of benefit if the energy chain to be harnessed has been optimised to this end. The E4.1L from motion plastics specialist igus is the lightest cable-carrying e-chain on the market. Thanks to the new type of separator system, which igus will be showing to visitors at Hannover Messe 2017, individual division of the energy chain's interior is even easier for the customer.

Light, durable and food-safe – New xiros guide rollers from igus09/02/2017

Ball bearing system solution with FDA-compliant components saves over 60 percent weight compared to stainless steel solutions

For guide rollers and transport rollers, igus has developed a system solution consisting of tube and polymer ball bearings, which is now also available from stock in a light and FDA-compliant design. The rollers for use in the labelling, packaging and food industry consist of a blue PVC tube with two flange ball bearings at the ends made of wear-resistant xirodur B180 with stainless steel balls.

Catamaran of the future with igus technology on board09/02/2017

Worldwide unique concept combines advantages of single and multiple hull boats The Futura Yacht Systems GmbH has developed an innovative solution that makes it possible to adjust the width of seagoing catamarans. When docking in ports, only one berth is sufficient instead of the previous two. This leads to a significant cost saving. The lubrication-free and maintenance-free e-chains and the drylin linear guides from igus make this possible.

Lubrication-free support for square profiles with new igus pillow block bearing20/12/2016

Impressive continuous operation of custom-made igubal solution for solar parks in 70-year simulation The motion plastics specialist igus has developed an extremely tough and wear-resistant igubal pillow block bearing for the support of large square profiles of 110 millimetres. Thus, for example, in solar parks with moving panels, profiles can be supported without lubrication and maintenance. In the igus in-house test, the bearing has already survived a service life of around 70 years without problems.

New igus servo cables with the world's smallest bend radius24/11/2016

Safe movement in energy chains with a bending factor of 6.8xd, even in temperatures of -35°C

At the 2016 SPS IPC Drives, igus presented its new CF29 servo cable series – one of several new high-end cable families for continuous motion in e-chains with an outer jacket made of halogen-free TPE. This product range extension offers completely new possibilities for energy supply to drives, for users with very tough requirements such as ambient temperatures or small installation space.

Easily calculate bearing fits with the new igus app09/11/2016


Simple, streamlined, without registration - in three steps with the Bearing Fit Calculator

With the Fit Calculator the motion plastics specialist igus is now offering a new smartphone app for iOS and Android. This makes it easy to calculate dimensions and tolerances for bearings according to ISO 286.

Plastic beats metal: iglidur L350 bearing rotates quickly, wears slowly04/11/2016


New material for constant high speeds tested against sintered bearings and found even more cost-effective

As a result of continuous research and development, igus has now presented a new lubrication-free and maintenance-free material for very high speeds in continuous operation. The iglidur L350 is ideally suitable for use in fans, blowers or electric motors - and at an even lower cost. In rotational tests in the igus test laboratory, the material proved its full potential against metallic solutions.

Complete solutions for welding robots: Ready-to-use igus dress-packs for quick replacement21/10/2016


Harnessed dress-packs provide the maximum cable protection for three-dimensional movements

For the quick replacement of energy chain systems on welding robots, the motion plastics specialist igus now offers fully assembled dress-packs. Easily adapted to the customer standard, these complete solutions can be connected quickly and easily to the robot and therefore minimise production downtime. Customers can rely on reliable "all-in-one solutions" from igus.

Maintenance-free and extremely light ball bearings from igus specifically designed for confined spaces18/10/2016


xiros thin ring bearings enable smooth feel in control Systems

The motion plastics specialist igus has developed thin ring bearings in accordance with DIN 625 for small installation spaces and where very low weight is crucial. The xiros plastic ball bearings are, for example, suitable for a wide range of control systems in vehicles due to the freedom from lubrication and maintenance as well as very low friction.

2017 manus: International award for plain bearing applications goes into the 8th round12/10/2016


The application phase for the competition for exciting polymer plain bearing solutions will be made official at the Motek in Stuttgart.

Once again, the opportunity to apply for the international manus award will now be open for companies and individual developers. Whether serial applications for the industry or individual parts – anyone can apply with a polymer plain bearing application. The winners will be awarded at the 2017 Hannover Messe, and the prize money is up to 5,000 euros.

Take control of motorised linear axes intuitively using a web browser10/10/2016


Test the new motor control system from igus online

The motion plastics specialist igus has developed an intuitive and easy-to-operate control system with the name "dryve" for its maintenance-free drylin E linear axes. No software or app is needed to enter the data - everything is directly integrated on the motor control. The values can be entered or changed live in the web browser via a PC or mobile terminal devices such as tablets or smartphones. For those interested, igus offers an online simulation for trials and testing.

Compact rotary module from igus for rotations in very confined spaces06/10/2016


Guide energy, data and media safely, without interruption for circular movements up to 360 degrees

The motion plastics specialist igus has developed a new and extremely compact rotary module which allows rotations to be implemented around its own axis, even in very confined spaces. Like all energy supply systems from igus for circular movements, the new CRM (Compact Rotation Module) can be used to provide energy, data and media in parallel and without interruption.

Low cost automation with 5-axis articulated arms from igus04/10/2016


At Motek, the motion plastics specialist will present a predefined, assembled robolink D system in two new Versions

Simple configuration, quick acquisition, immediate connection – the entry into the world of igus low-cost robotics is that easy. This is made possible by the new 5-axis kinematics from the robolink D series. Offered as an assembly kit consisting of arm, motor and gearbox, or now as a ready-to-connect articulated arm, users are given the opportunity to implement their own automation systems.

The igus cables guaranteed to run, even at extreme temperatures of -40 to +60 degrees29/09/2016


igus doubles cable test area for extreme temperatures

Cologne, 29 September 2016 – In the course of its test laboratory expansion, the cable manufacturer and motion plastics specialist igus has set up another 40-foot container to carry out cable tests at extreme temperatures under real conditions. As a result, igus is the only cable manufacturer capable of providing guaranteed temperature ratings for fixed cables, moving cables, and also for cables in energy chains.

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