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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

Press release

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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Logo iF Design Award Top 25

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

Press release

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

Press release

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%

Press release

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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Logo of the chainge recycling program

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

Press release

Published on 31st March 2022 | Since 2019, igus has been using its chainge recycling programme 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

Press release

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

Press release

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

Press release

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

Press release

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 programme 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

Press release

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

Press release

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 programme 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

Press release

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

Press release

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

Press release

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

Press release

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

Press release

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

Press release

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

Press release

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

Press release

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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