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Quick access to a customised interface with the new igus online shop for Module Connect

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Published on 17th November 2022 | igus has developed Module Connect, a space-saving plug-in connector for connecting electric cables, fibre optic cables, and pneumatic hoses. It is primarily used wherever a large number of cables are connected in energy chains and space is at a premium. For free, individual plug-in module configuration, igus has now added 180 individual parts for Module Connect to its online shop.

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RBTX Online Marketplace 2.0: Low Cost Automation is now even easier

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Published on 17th November 2022 | If you are looking for an individual, cost-effective automation solution, you don’t have to look far thanks to the igus RBTX Online Marketplace. Instead of purchasing components from many different sources, interested parties can find low-cost robotic components from different manufacturers here – all with price and compatibility guarantees. To make selecting suitable individual parts or a finished system even easier, igus is now presenting Robotics Marketplace 2.0 with a new design and new functions.

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Mona Neubaur presents the prize to Tobias Vogel

Structural change in North Rhine-Westphalia: igus honoured as a future-oriented company

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Published on 10th November 2022 | Digitalization, globalization, corona pandemic: As a business location, NRW is undergoing a process of transformation. igus is one of the companies that are particularly successful in managing this change. The Cologne-based plastics company was one of two companies to win the “Wirtschaft im Wandel” contest in the “SME & Group” category. igus was particularly honoured for the company’s strong digital orientation.

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3D image of tbe plant

igus partner Mura Technology is planning its first plant for chemical recycling in Germany

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Published on 31st October 2022 | The British company, Mura Technology is starting a new chapter in modern plastic recycling in Saxony. The first plant in Germany for chemical recycling with a capacity of up to 120,000 tons per year is to be built in Böhlen. What is special about it? It transforms multi-layered mixed plastics, which were previously considered impossible to separate and ended up in the incinerator, into oil that can be used to make new products. This is an important step towards keeping valuable plastics in the circular economy and protecting the environment.

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Podests with the three winners of the roibot award

Cost-effective labelling robot wins the 2022 igus ROIBOT Award

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Pubished 27th October 2022 | Simple, cost-effective automation solutions can be found both in an increasing number of Small and Medium Enterprises and among large industrial players. Every two years, igus presents the ROIBOT Award for the most creative applications. This year, the inventors of a labelling robot, the developers of a fully automatic container system for growing vegetables and herbs, and the designers of a wallpapering device received the coveted prize.

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Roboter arm branded with UR and a computer

RBTX marketplace gains leading cobot manufacturer Universal Robots as new partner

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Published on 24th October 2022 | Robots have long been indispensable in the industry. However, small and medium-sized companies in particular are often faced with the question: how can a task be automated cost-effectively with little effort? Since 2019, the RBTX marketplace powered by igus, which brings together robotics providers and users, has been offering simple and inexpensive solutions. RBTX is now also cooperating with Universal Robots, one of the world market leaders for industrial and collaborative lightweight robots.

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Innovatively driving the circular economy forward: igus launches its new “Chainge” recycling platform

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Published on 21st October 2022 | Don’t dispose of old energy chains as industrial waste – let igus recycle them: customer feedback on the “Chainge” recycling initiative, which was launched in 2019, is so positive that igus is now expanding the project. In the future, a new, unique online platform will allow recycling not only of e-chains, but also other of technical plastic components. What is special here is that customers also have the option of purchasing processed material (ground material and regranulate) on the platform. At igus, you thus get everything from a single source. The new platform will also be presented at K 2022, an international plastics trade show, in Düsseldorf.

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Charging system and a car

E-car wallboxes: no more tangled cables

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Pblished on 21st October 2022 | One quick tug and the power cable rolls up: with the e-tract 2.0 automatic retraction system, igus wants to make charging on wallboxes a bit more convenient for e-car owners. The special feature: thanks to the ingenious interplay of two guide rollers, long extension lengths are possible with limited installation space.

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manus award 2023: igus is once again looking for innovative plastic bearing applications

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Published on 17th October 2022 | With immediate effect, igus is accepting submissions for the manus award 2023, which the plastics specialist has been conducting every two years for the last 20 years. The prize honours the most creative, economical and sustainable uses of plastic plain bearings in industrial applications. There was a record number of participants in 2021 with 582 submissions from 41 countries. The winners of the gold, silver, bronze and green manus awards will receive prize money of up to €5,000.

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Handshake Dr. Christian Meyer and Frank Blase

Combined innovative power: igus acquires majority stake in Commonplace Robotics

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Published on 30th September 2022 | The motion plastics specialist igus is expanding through investments in its in Low Cost Automation and has now acquired the majority shares in Commonplace Robotics based in Bissendorf near Osnabrück. As an integrator, Commonplace Robotics specialises in intuitive control systems and software, as well as power electronics for robotics, both in industry and in education. The two companies have been cooperating intensively for six years and have, among other things, developed the igus Robot Control , which supplements igus’ low cost kinematics made from high-performance plastics.

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Bearing, forest and footprints

At a glance: igus shows the CO2 footprint for lubrication-free tribo plain bearings

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Published on 27th September 2022 | How much CO2 is released into the atmosphere as a result of a plastic bearing’s production? For the first time, igus, the motion plastics specialist, is publishing precise CO2 footprints for a large number of its lubrication-free, maintenance-free iglidur polymer plain bearings. Users can use these values as Scope 3 emissions in CO2 accounting for climate-neutral products.

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Bearing with rocks, fire and acid

New lubrication-free, maintenance-free igus plain bearings for the automotive industry of the future

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Published on 27th September 2022 | Robust, corrosion-free, chemical-resistant and lightweight – the automotive industry places high demands on plain bearings, for everything from engine compartments to windscreen wipers. Since many bearing materials reach their limits here, igus, the Cologne-based plastics specialist, is launching an alternative: plain bearings made from iglidur H5, the new high-performance plastic.

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Waste trap on the Rhine

Floating waste trap cleans the Rhine

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Published on 22nd September 2022 | A ton of rubbish flows down the Rhine every day. To intercept some of this, the Cologne-based association “Krake” has now introduced a floating garbage trap. Sponsors of the so-called “Rheinkrake” (Rhine Octopus) project include Cologne-based plastics specialist igus.

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Blue material and a blue bearing

Blue laser sintering material for 3D printing from igus ensures even greater food safety

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Published on 22nd September 2022 | igus, the motion plastics specialist based in Cologne, is launching a new laser sintering material for 3D printers: the powdered iglidur i6-BLUE is easy to detect thanks to its blue colouring, and also complies with FDA and EU 10/2011 regulations. The new material thus increases the safety of machines and systems in the food and beverage industry. iglidur i6-BLUE is in no way inferior to the proven iglidur i6 in terms of strength and sliding properties, and is particularly suitable for printing worm gears, toothed gears and snap-on connections in 3D.

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Cables and logos

Ready-to-connect igus hybrid cables save installation space, weight and construction time

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Published on 12th September 2022 | Save installation space and weight with just one cable for power and data: it’s easy with harnessed igus readycable hybrid cables. New to the range are ready-to-connect cables suitable for SEW-EURODRIVE with MOVILINK DDI and Siemens SINAMICS S210 with OCC. In addition to PUR, the latter is also available with an outer jacket made of cost-effective PVC. Macros for the EPLAN Electric P8 software speed up cable planning by around 50%.

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The building site in England

Pioneering recycling project by igus partner Mura Technology continues to pick up steam

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Published on 6th September 2022 | Recovering crude oil from plastic: British company Mura Technology (Mura) is pursuing this goal with the HydroPRS process to advance the circular economy of plastics. This is a concern that motion plastics specialist igus also shares. igus has been supporting Mura’s project as an investor since 2020. The first HydroPRS plant for the chemical recycling of plastic waste is currently being built by Mura’s subsidiary ReNew ELP in Teesside, England. The advanced recycling pioneer is making great progress and will put the plant into operation at the beginning of 2023.

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chainflex CASE in size S

More organised in a small space with the new chainflex CASE S cable box from igus

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Published on 6th September 2022 | In order to be able to store and transport as much as possible in a small space, better and better logistics solutions are being sought for cable drums. Thanks to the new chainflex CASE S from igus, lack of space in the warehouse is a thing of the past. The cable box is an addition to the larger CASE M, and also allows easy unwinding of cables directly from the box – even while on the move. With the smaller CASE S, storage and transport is now easier still. After all, customers save 50% of storage space while retaining 100% of the benefits.

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i.Sense EC.B rope hoist sensor

Even more reliability over long travels thanks to the new igus i.Sense EC.B rope hoist sensor for e-chains

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Published on 23rd August 2022 | Loads, high speeds and the most adverse environmental conditions: energy chains often have to withstand severe stresses. Safe cable guidance is a challenge, e.g. for very long travels like those in large crane systems. To ensure even greater system safety in such cases, igus now offers users the i.Sense EC.B with a new rope hoist sensor for intelligent condition monitoring for chains of 35 metres or more.

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New igus polymer spherical ball improves food safety

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Published on 23rd August 2022 | To make food industry machines and systems even safer, igus is launching a new standard with the iglidur A181 high-performance plastic as a spherical ball material for the igubal Food Contact (FC) joint system. The spherical ball has three times the wear resistance of its iglidur FC180 predecessor, costs 25% less and is lubrication-free, maintenance-free, hygienic and compliant with FDA and EU 10/2011.

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Dr. Ulf Kämpfer (left) and Alexander Welcker, Bicycle Industry Manager at igus (right)

For more sustainable mobility: igus presents the igus:bike concept at 2022 Olympic Rally

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Published on 10th August 2022 | ‘From ocean plastics to motion plastics’ is the goal pursued by the specialist for high-performance plastics with the igus:bike project – the concept of a bicycle that is made from over 90 percent plastic. The highlight of the project is that the bicycle in theory can be made from recycled plastic waste such as discarded fishing nets. This allows the marine plastic of yesterday to create the mobility of tomorrow. For the joint development of a first bicycle model, igus has invested in the Dutch start-up mtrl. The motion plastics specialist is now presenting this model and the concept behind the igus:bike project in the marine conservation city of Kiel at the start of the 2022 Olympic Rally Revival.

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Cranes and e-chains

STS container cranes: fit for the future thanks to the new igus heavy-duty rol e-chain

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Published on 4th August 2022 | Container cranes in ports around the world will be even more powerful and fail-safe in the future. This is due to the fact that igus is launching P4HD.56.R – a new heavy-duty energy chain prepared for long travels, high speeds, heavy cable loads and Industry 4.0.

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igus is adding 2,046 new macros to the EPLAN circuit diagram software

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Published on 1st August 2022 | To make the digital creation of circuit diagrams even more effective, igus is publishing 2,046 new macros for the EPLAN planning software. The addition now also allows pre-assembled readycable cables to be visualised in the software within seconds. The cables are compatible not only with drive components from Siemens, SEW and Bosch Rexroth, but also with those from Allen Bradley, Beckhoff, B&R, Heidenhain and Fanuc.

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Bearings with writing 100 % regranulate

ECOlogical: first range of igus plain bearings made from regranulated tribo-plastics

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Published on 27th July 2022 | Social transformation, responsibility for the environment and changes in the way we use plastics are receiving notice in industry. For customers interested in more sustainable designs for their moving applications, igus now offers an interesting alternative: four new materials made from recycled plastic are available in the new product range iglidur ECO.

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igus goes gamification: the igumania online game makes motion plastics even more tangible

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Published on 27th July 2022 | Unplanned maintenance and production downtimes are amongst the biggest challenges industrial companies face. motion plastics specialist igus now offers everyone the opportunity to become a production manager themselves and take on this challenge – with the igumania online browser game. The idle game was developed with the help of the Unity game platform and immerses players in the world of motion plastics. Installing igus products reduces maintenance times in production so that machine downtimes are eliminated, even in the game. The igus corporate goal is also the goal of the game: improve what moves.

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Eurobike 2022: igus shows how triboplastics improves technology, reduces weight and eliminates maintenance

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Published on 13th July 2022 | Whether mountain bikes for outdoor use, record-breaking light racing bikes or ultra-robust e-cargo bikes: igus will be presenting new components made of high-performance plastic as an alternative to metal solutions for the bikes of the future from July 13th to 17th at the Eurobike 2022 in Frankfurt – including light and lubricant-free polymer plain bearings for mountain bikes, wear-resistant gears for e-bike motors and robust rod ends for e-cargo bikes. Visitors will also be able to see the concept of a bicycle that consists of over 90 percent plastic on the exhibition stand.

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Energy chain on a robot

Flexibility meets safety: first monitoring system for robot e-chains from igus

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Published on 6th July 2022 | Robots have long been an integral part of many areas of industrial manufacturing – and their range of tasks continues to grow in the wake of digitalisation. Whether for welding, painting, soldering or palletising, industrial robots work dynamically. A flexible 3D energy chain such as the triflex R from igus makes it possible to guide robot cables safely. To detect potential chain breaks due to extreme loads in good time and to avoid unplanned machine breakdowns, igus is presenting i.Sense TR.B, the world’s first breakage monitoring system for 3D energy chains at automatica 2022.

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From XXL trucks to virtual/real trade show stands: igus trade shows start with 175 motion plastics innovations

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Published on 6th July 2022 | With a selection of 175 motion plastics innovations, the igus in-house exhibition is back on tour this year. Whether as a pop-up trailer or as an XXL road show truck: with the mobile trade show stand, customers have the opportunity to see and experience the motion plastics of interest to them directly on site. If you prefer digital information, you can also get to know the latest lubrication-free and maintenance-free tribo-components online at the award-winning virtual/real igus trade show stand.

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Tailwind for start-ups: igus participates in the HTGF IV

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Published on 6th July 2022 | Exciting innovations created by young start-ups and established companies spring up all over Germany every day. To bring both worlds together, promote groundbreaking developments and cooperate to develop new technologies, igus offers young founders financial backing: the motion plastics specialist from Cologne participates as an investor in the new high-tech start-up fund IV (HTGF IV).

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Linear carriage on a world map

From Munich to Cairo without lubrication: sliding instead of rolling with durable igus linear carriage

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Published on 28th June 2022 | With the T20 of the drylin W series, igus is launching a new linear carriage on the market, which has the same dimensions as most classic carriages with recirculating ball bearing guides. This enables a quick 1:1 replacement – without any structural adjustments. By using drylin W, applications benefit from freedom from lubrication, a long service life, less cleaning effort and reduced weight.

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This is how even oil tankers become environmentally friendly sailing ships

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Published on 17th June 2022 | Reducing environmentally harmful emissions from global shipping: with this goal in mind, the Spanish start-up bound4blue has developed a novel propulsion technology – fully automated sails that significantly reduce fuel consumption. Lubrication-free and maintenance-free plain and radial deep groove ball bearings from igus are used.

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Humanoid robot as a helper in the store

Everyday assistants of the future: igus accelerates humanoid robotics with Low Cost Automation

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Published on 15th June 2022 | Man, machine – or both? Humanoid robots are no longer science fiction, they are reality. igus has been researching humanoid robotics for some time and is now presenting a prototype of the motion plastics bot at the Hannover Messe: a humanoid robot that combines the advantages of high-performance plastics and Low Cost Automation.

 

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Sleeding material on a linear carriage

Breakthrough in linear technology: New igus sliding material provides more design freedom

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Publishe on 10th June 2022 | Whether in an industrial environment or in a coffee machine, in order to maximize the service life of a linear guide and to keep the required drive energy low, it is important to reduce friction and wear as much as possible. igus, a motion plastics specialist, has now achieved a breakthrough in tribological plastics: With iglidur E3, igus has developed a new sliding material that has a friction coefficient that is up to 40 percent better and thus opens up design flexibility in linear technology for users for the first time from the classic 2:1 Rule expanded to 3:1.

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Works on more than 1,000 metres: igus develops the world’s first driven e-chain system for long travels

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Published on 10th June 2022 | Almost no limits on long travels, high dynamics, long running times – these are the characteristics that distinguish the innovative igus drive-chain. The world’s first energy chain with its own drive ensures significantly longer running times on extremely long travels because hardly any push/pull forces act on it. Across the globe, rail-mounted automated stacking cranes (ASCs) in ports are just one of the applications that benefit.

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The winners with their awards

Transformer hall wins the 2022 gold vector award

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Published on 10th June 2022 | Acoustic walls shift as if by magic. Rows of seats emerge from the floor, ascending step by step like in a cinema. Gepber Szinpad, a Hungarian company, won the 2022 gold vector award with a multifunctional hall that transforms at the touch of a button. The judges at the Hannover Messe named the multifunctional hall the most spectacular energy chain application in the last two years – out of 233 entries from 36 countries.

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German Chancellor Scholz at the igus trade show booth

Yesterday's waste, today's bicycle: igus shows German Chancellor Scholz a world first made of solid plastic at the Hanover Fair

30th May 2022 | German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, accompanied by Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, visited the booth of plastics specialist igus on the first day of the Hanover Fair. The focus of the conversation was the igus:bike, an innovative concept for sustainable urban mobility of the future. You can watch the visit of the Chancellor in a subtitled video recording here. 

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igus advances the circular economy with the world’s first e-chain made entirely of recycled material

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Published on 18th May 2022 | Cradle-to-cradle: This is the principle of the circular economy, which is abased on nature. The aim: to return consumer goods to the biological or technical cycle in order to conserve valuable resources and raw materials. The motion plastics specialist igus is also pursuing this goal and has now developed the world’s first energy chain made from recycled material on the basis of its own “chainge” e-chain recycling program.

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Up to 60 times the service life: igus produces the world’s first tribo-material for DLP 3D printing

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Published on 18th May 2022 | With the iglidur i3000, igus is now presenting the world’s first 3D printing resin specifically for DLP 3D printing of wearing parts. This enables the additive manufacturing of particularly small, precise components with a service life that is 30 to 60 times longer than with conventional 3D printing resins. igus is also expanding its 3D printing service with DLP printers that achieve a resolution of 0.035 millimetres.

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The digital annual press conference as video

Recording on 11.05.2022 from Cologne

12th May 2022 | Normally, the annual press conference of igus GmbH takes place during the Hannover Messe. In 2019 still in presence in Hanover, since 2020 digitally. This year we are participating in the Hannover Messe again, but since it does not start until 30 May and we do not want to hold back our innovations until then, the press conference took place yesterday. The original broadcast was only for representatives of the press, the unabridged recording is now available to everyone. Enjoy!

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Configuring and programming igus gantry robots - as easy as playing Playstation

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Published on 12th May 2022 | igus has given its online configurator for low-cost gantry robots a facelift with the help of the game engine Unity, making it even more efficient to use. From now on, users can configure an individual ready-to-connect gantry robot even more quickly and easily - in just 5 minutes and with live price information. With the help of the online tools, each automation solution can also be programmed and tested directly in the selected workspace and the CAD data and a suitable drawing can be loaded. 

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Picture of an e-chain with rolls

How igus energy chains become power-saving champions

Published on 28th April 2022 | Good news for users of the igus E4.1 energy chain series: newly developed roller chain links reduce required drive power by 37%. This allows customers to reduce their electricity costs in times of sharply rising energy prices.

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iF DESIGN AWARD: Industrial Design 2018 - 2022

igus is in the top 25 worldwide

22.04.2022 | The iF International Forum Design GmbH presents its awards in several categories and so we are pleased about another award, especially for the category industrial design. We are among the top 25 companies worldwide and are very pleased about this. At the same time, three of our new products were also awarded the iF DESIGN AWARD. For example, the significantly quieter and more wear-resistant xiros® two-component ball bearing. 

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The most successful winners of the iF DESIGNS AWARD 2018 - 2022

igus is in the top 100 in Germany

22.4.2022 | The new product season is starting and we are delighted to receive another iF DESIGN AWARD award: we are one of the top 100 design winners in Germany for 2018 - 2022. The new iF Top label, which we are now entitled to carry, recognises designers who consistently occupy a leading position. The selection depends on the number and type of awards. 


The new igus slewing ring bearing

Lots of performance for little space: the new igus slewing ring bearing is particularly compact

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Published on 14th April 2022 | Requirements for machine components are becoming increasingly stringent: installing drives and allowing movements in even the smallest of installation spaces is a challenge that companies are facing in many areas. Now igus has refined its PRT-04 slewing ring bearing series to suit these applications exactly – with an extremely compact slewing ring bearing for even more space savings.

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Stepper motor output stages D7, D8 and D9 from igus

Low-cost igus stepper motor output stages for simple automation tasks

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Published on 13th April 2022 | Adjusting the width of a stop edge or the height of a monitor: programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are often oversized for thousands of such simple automation tasks. The alternatives from igus are the stepper motor output stages D7, D8 and D9 of the dryve series. Among other things, they are characterised by their simple operation and low-vibration running. At the same time, the output stages are particularly favourable and available directly from stock.

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igus factory in Cologne

Record year exceeded thanks to 188,000 active customers – igus increases delivery capacity and grows by 32%

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Published on 31st March 2022 | Customers of motion plastics products – from drive cables to gears – continued to receive a very high proportion of their orders quickly in 2021. The 2019 plan to invest in production and supply chain helped meet the surge in demand. This intense scale-up will continue until 2023, also with a view to the Ukraine conflict. The enterprise’s goal gained focus: improve what moves in a CO2-neutral manner, with zero plastic waste and become “the easiest company to deal with.”

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From old to new: igus is making e-chain recycling even easier

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Published on 31st March 2022 | Since 2019, igus has been using its chainge recycling program to give old energy chains a new life. Now, the motion plastics specialist is taking things a step further. Recycling begins at assembly. To avoid industrial waste, igus is organising return delivery of worn-out energy chains – and returning them to the material cycle.

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A robot that writes on a laptop

The ReBeL of automation: smart igus cobot for €4,970

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Published on 17th March 2022 | Effective immediately, igus offers the ReBeL service robot – also as a smart version. At €4,970 (prices may vary from country to country) and only around 8 kilogrammes, the plug-and-play variant is one of the lightest cobots on the market. Digital services such as the RBTXpert and new online offerings enable customers to create complete automation solutions in just a few days that don’t break the bank.

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dryspin lead screw technology

Evolution of the trapezoidal thread: new igus standard achieves 82 percent efficiency

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Published on 15th March 2022 | Even tried and tested structures have potential for improvement. One example is the classic trapezoidal thread, which igus has refined. Thanks to a special geometric interaction between the lead screw nut, which requires no lubrication or maintenance, and the metal lead screw, dryspin technology promises a long service life, improved efficiencies, low wear and less movement noise. Now dryspin lead screw technology is available in eight new installation sizes.

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Focus Money presented igus with two awards

Digital Champion and Company of the Year 2022

Awards from Focus Money

8th March 2022 | Focus Money presented us with no less than two awards at the start of the year. In the study "Digital Champions 2022", social listening based on the topics of digitalisation, technology and innovation was carried out and a questionnaire completed by the companies surveyed was evaluated. In the "Technical Component Manufacturers" category, we took 2nd place with 87.9 out of 100 points. The "Company of the Year 2022" study recognises companies that have performed particularly well in the previous 2021 Social Listenings "Award Winner", "Highest Trust", "Customer Favourites" and "Germany's Best - Sustainability". Here we also took 2nd place in the "Technical Components" category (different name, almost the same competitors) with 97.3 out of 100 points. Both studies were conducted by the IMWF Institute for Management and Economic Research. We are delighted about these awards!


igus is the top training company in 2022

Supporting a new generation: igus is the top training company in 2022 – with its own trainee company

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Published on 21st February 2022 | igus aims at further strengthening the company’s successful training model. In the “Germany’s Best Training Companies in 2022” study, the motion plastics specialist was awarded the third prize in the category rubber and plastics industry companies for its commitment to supporting young talent. But how does igus promote the next generation of skilled workers specifically? One answer: with their own trainee company.

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new drylin XXL room linear robot

Low Cost Automation in XXL: large DIY palletiser from igus at a small price

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Published on 15th February 2022 | The company igus is expanding its broad Low Cost Automation range with a new drylin XXL room linear robot. The linear robot has an action radius of 2,000 x 2,000 x 1,500 millimetres and is particularly suitable for palletising applications of up to 10 kilograms. The robot is available from 7,000 euros, including the control system, and is easy to set up and program yourself using the do-it-yourself principle – without the help of a system integrator.

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Four new iglidur round bar materials

Wear-resistant & lubrication-free: new igus bar stock for food, continuous operation and high media resistance

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Published on 15th February 2022 | The company igus has expanded its wide range of iglidur round bars by no less than four materials; among them two for the food sector: the heat-resistant material iglidur AC500 and the resilient material A250. The extremely hard-wearing material iglidur H3 and the particularly wear-resistant endurance material iglidur E complete the product range. This makes it possible to mill and turn lubrication-free and maintenance-free prototypes and special components for a wide variety of applications.

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Maintenance-free igubal spherical bearings from igus

Lubrication-free rod ends: plastic-metal hybrid for higher loads in the food sector

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Published on 7th Febrauary 2022 | Constant relubrication of metallic bearing points in the food industry costs time, money and increases the risk of contamination. Maintenance-free igubal spherical bearings from igus are an economical and safe alternative. Now, the motion plastics specialist is introducing a new model for higher loads. It is equipped with a stainless-steel housing, a self-lubricating polymer inner ring and a stainless-steel spherical ball. This allows for higher-load applications to be converted to future-proof tribo-technology.

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igus India sponsors Happiness Kit for children

igus India sponsors Happiness Kit for children

10th February 2022 | As part of corporate social responsibility, igus India is partnering with Akshayapatra Foundation, an Indian non-governmental organisation based in Bengaluru. The organisation works to eliminate hunger in classrooms by introducing the Mid-Day Meal program in government and government-aided schools. This provides healthy food for over 1.8 million children in India on every school day. The Indian subsidiary of igus supported with Happiness Kits for 308 children during the COVID Lockdown. Each of these kits consists of immune-boosting food, educational items and hygiene products. 


Label of Good Design

The Good Design Awards 2021

Award for virtual-real trade show booth and six products

3rd February 2022 | The Chicago Athenaeum, a private museum of architecture and design in Galena, Illinois, has presented the Good Design Awards for more than 70 years. The goal is "to create an awareness about contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace." Good Design® was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames, among others. We were awarded for our virtual-real trade show booth IMPS and six of our products and are very happy about it!


igus maintenance-free toothed belt disc

Individual maintenance-free toothed belt disc in just 48 hours

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Published on 3rd February 2022 | Many designers of special machines and prototypes are under pressure. If they urgently need custom toothed belt discs beyond off-the-shelf products, delivery often takes several weeks. A waiting time that the 3D-printing service from igus has reduced to 48 hours. Users do not have to compromise on quality. On the contrary, the test series in the igus laboratory showed a significantly longer service life of the tribo-material for laser sintering compared to milled and injection-moulded POM parts.

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Plug-in energy chain system readychain speed from igus

Connected in seconds: small plug-in energy chain from igus saves 80% assembly time

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Published on 3rd February 2022 | The plug-in energy chain system readychain speed from igus connects harnessed e-chain systems in seconds and without the use of tools. This helps reduce both throughput times in assembly and machine downtimes, and also brings planned maintenance work to a minimum. The ready-to-connect e-chain system thus saves 80% installation time. With the new readychain micro-speed, this is now also possible for very small applications and in particularly tight installation spaces.

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robot-controlled maintenance operations with igus e-chains on board

Crawling through danger – robot-controlled maintenance operations with igus e-chains on board

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Published on 27th January 2022 | It undertakes work that is lethal for humans: the remote-controlled robot “Crawler” restores the inner walls of pipelines in power plants. An automation that needs to be regularly maintained in order to protect the power and data cables from the harsh environmental conditions. Here, the US manufacturer Remote Orbital Installations LLC relies on the collaboration with igus.

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assemble and disassemble igus linear unit in just one step

Linear carriage-to-go: assemble and disassemble igus linear unit in just one step

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Published on 27th January 2022 | The motion plastics specialist igus demonstrates an exciting new approach for linear carriages. A clip mechanism enables easy installation and removal from the linear guide in a matter of seconds.

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Schematic illustration of the new CFX series clamp

With anti-crushing effect, new igus clamps reliably secure pneumatic hoses

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Published on 27th January 2022 | Classic clamps provide strain relief for pneumatic hoses in energy chains. But if they are over tightened, the hoses can be crushed. This can lead to a loss of performance. The answer from igus: a new CFX series clamp with high holding force, which at the same time makes over-tightening impossible.

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igubal pillow block and a tree

As strong as a tree: bionic design makes igus plastic pillow blocks robust

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Published on 10th January 2022 |  Nature is often the best model: The shape of the new igubal pillow block is based on the design principles of a tree. Flattened radii ensure maximum resistance to mechanical stresses. This bionic shape makes the housings with their high-performance plastics that require no lubrication or maintenance a real alternative to classic cast iron housing bearings.

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xiros guide roller

The rotating lightning conductor: new guide roller from igus protects against sparks

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Published on 10th January 2022 | In the industry, sparks due to a lack of electrostatic discharge can lead to expensive breakdowns of machines and systems and worst case explosions. In order to increase protection here, igus has expanded the range of lubrication and maintenance-free xiros guide rollers to include a dissipative variant made of stainless steel.

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Truck and a large slide bearing

Metal out, plastic in: igus presents new tribological plain bearings for medium load range

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Published on 10th January 2022 | igus extends its range of iglidur tribological plain bearings for applications with special loads. The materials iglidur M210 and M260 are new to the range. They enable a quick changeover from thick-walled metal bearings to plastic bearings without any structural modifications. The advantage of a change is that the bearing points no longer require lubrication and are almost maintenance-free. They offer a significant time and cost advantage, especially in harsh environments in the daily operation of construction, agricultural and municipal machines.igus extends its range of iglidur tribological plain bearings for applications with special loads. The materials iglidur M210 and M260 are new to the range. They enable a quick changeover from thick-walled metal bearings to plastic bearings without any structural modifications. The advantage of a change is that the bearing points no longer require lubrication and are almost maintenance-free. They offer a significant time and cost advantage, especially in harsh environments in the daily operation of construction, agricultural and municipal machines.

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