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motion? plastics! igus presents 166 new possibilities with tribopolymers in Hannover27/04/2017

With its high-performance plastics for motion, igus increases sales by 7.4 per cent to 592 million euros

Hannover/Cologne, April 25th – At Hannover Messe, igus is presenting 166 new products for motion - from printed plastic gear wheels with an outstanding service life to a bionically inspired strain relief system for cables. In a live presentation, the motion plastics specialist will be showing how users of its plastics can increase service life, lower costs, reduce procurement and assembly times and enhance the productivity of equipment with intelligent igus products. In 2016, igus increased sales by 7.4 per cent and is now planning the start of construction of a new factory building this year.

Video: Guide systems from igus are four times quieter than recirculating ball bearing guides21/04/2017

Noise test illustrates differences in the design principles

From high load to heat: Individual parts made of 50 iglidur materials are obtained in 2-5 days21/04/2017

igus produces injection-moulded special parts from printed mould

With custom-made 3D-printed injection moulding tools, igus offers users a new possibility to produce lubrication-free and maintenance-free parts and small batches. Customers can now choose from the entire range of 50 iglidur high-performance plastics – including specialists for high load, food contact, underwater application or heat – and thus receive their special parts for moving applications in only 2 to 5 days.

Industrial robots from igus can be openly configurated from € 5,00021/04/2017

igus expands its low-cost robot modular system and displays applications from its own production at the Hannover Messe

Configure easily and automate cost-effectively – at the 2017 Hannover Messe the motion plastics specialist igus presents new robolink components for individual robotics solutions. In addition to complete robotic arms in optimised design for even more freedom of movement, higher stability and up to eight kilograms of load, igus displays the 'robolink designer', with which users can configure their robotic arms easily and quickly.

Live at Hannover Messe: Metal in the morning, plastic in the evening21/04/2017

Early visitors receive their individual wear resistant part, injection-moulded with the 3D printed tool, within just one day

More smart plastics intelligence for greater plant availability21/04/2017

Live on the igus stand at the Hannover Messe: Monitor the operating state of all e-chains with just one module

Predictive maintenance is part of Industry 4.0 and the factory of tomorrow. For this future, igus has developed a family of products under the heading of 'isense', where different sensors and monitoring modules make the plastic solutions intelligent. In Hall 17 at Hannover Messe 2017, igus will be showing new and improved products. These include, for example, isense EC.RC, a new system for monitoring e-chains, the optimised CF.Q module for the intelligent chainflex cables that customers are already using today and the intelligent iglidur PRT slewing ring bearings.

Similar price, double the performance: New plain bearing all-rounder from igus21/04/2017

At Hannover Messe 2017, igus is showing the improved version of iglidur G, the world's most successful material for plastic bearings

igus has improved its best-seller, the all-round bearing material iglidur G, and will be presenting iglidur G1 at Hannover Messe 2017. What makes the new lubrication- and maintenance-free Tribo polymer material so convincing is its higher temperature resistance and low moisture absorption as well as its improved friction and wear behaviour. And all of this at almost the same price.

Maintenance-free on the road: Modular camper expansion with igus linear technology02/03/2017

Lubrication-free plain bearing components work neatly in the vehicle interior

Long service life, lubrication-free and robust: these are the requirements for components in the interior construction of high-quality camping vehicles. They should be harmoniously integrated into the interior and must endure for at least 15 years without inspections. This also applies to removable kitchens or office boxes that provide comfort and practicality to make the vehicle fit for a holiday or business meeting. Here components of the drylin W linear system are at your service with smooth and easy adjustments.

Save weight and money with lightweight and cost-effective profiles from igus16/02/2017

GRP guidances expand the drylin W modular system for linear Technology

The motion plastics specialist igus has expanded its drylin W modular system and now also offers linear guides with rails made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic. From vehicle construction to laboratory technology, this metal-free alternative helps users save costs and weight in their overall construction.

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.

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