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Modern applications for the machine tools sector

Here you will find an overview of applications examples with igus® products in machine tools

Applications with chip-proof RX tube in machine tools

RX tubes overview  
RX tubes/extremely tight and chip-repellent
The problem solver for energy supply systems in chip generating applications

Combination machines

The manufacturer relies on the very thick RX-tube for supply so that the performance data of the universal machine for milling and drilling remains correct in the long run.

Combination machines    

Machining centre

Various media in one energy supply system save money and design space.

Machining centre    

Applications with 3D triflex® R energy chains in machine tools

triflex® R - overview  
triflex® R for robot applications
Specifically for use in rough environments for multi-axis applications

Project ADVOCUT

Design of a machine tool with highly integrated mechatronic milling module.

Project ADVOCUT    

Wood milling machine

This machine works the decorative edge of wooden boards.

Wood milling machine    

Applications with rotating energy supply RBR and rotary applications in machine tools

Rotating energy supply  
Circular motion with RBR
Circular motions can be implemented with various energy chain solutions

Overview twisterband  
Rotating applications with twisterband
7,000° and more horizontal rotating motion, and up to 3,000° in the vertical installation position

Tooling machine

Chip protection in tight work spaces in a machine tool.

Tooling machine    

Reversible-head trimming shears

Quick tool changes permit continuous machining of metal bands on both sides.

Reversible-head trimming shears    

Machining centre for frames

The tools perform rotating motions of up to 450 degrees, therefore ensuring fast production.

Machining centre for frames    

Woodworking

Flexible machining of wooden materials with rotations around the own axis for up to 1440 degrees.

Woodworking    

CNC automatic lathes

Pre-assembled e-chain systems® increase machine availability in CNC automatic lathes.

CNC automatic lathes    

Applications with E4 energy chains in machine tools

 
The standard energy chain construction kit
for nearly all applications - 4-piece

Machining center

The ready-to-install assembled energy supply system is perfectly aligned to the high demands of the machine tool industry.

Machining center    

Applications with Series E4.1 for high weights

Wood industry

The igus® preassembled energy chains create a lasting, low-wear connection to the tools.

Wood industry    

Machining center

Top condition even after 9 years - Preassembled energy supply systems for precision machines working under tough environmental conditions

Machining center    

Bank of lamps

This pivoted bank of lamps is equipped with 32 lamps à 4,000 Watts.

Bank of lamps    

Cutting machine for carbon fibre pipes

In this case, the e-chain® was able to avoid additional sheet-metal fabrication requirements for a hose.

Cutting machine for carbon fibre pipes    

Milling machine

This solution provides peace of mind and has been successfully in use for more than 10 years.

Milling machine    

Vehicle body milling machine

Chip protection means less cable damage and fewer break-downs.

Vehicle body milling machine    

Reversible-head trimming shears

Quick tool changes permit continuous machining of metal bands on both sides.

Reversible-head trimming shears    

Streetcar switches

The applied material repels chips with temperatures up to 850° C without leaving a trace.

Streetcar switches    

Gear-grinding machine

This application showed that a vertical stroke of more than one metre and a swivellingrange of 270° can be implemented in the limited installation space of the grinding headin a gear-grinding machine.

Gear-grinding machine    

Machine tool for railway track plates

This machine tool requires a large number of different cables and hoses for the manufacture of track plates

Machine tool for railway track plates    

Machining center bridge work

The H4.56 series was preferred because of the higher unsupported length, the plastic crossbars and easier installation of competitor's product.

Machining center bridge work    

CNC machining center

High-temperature energy tubes for CNC machining centers withstand high temperatures and defy the ubiquitous flying chips.

CNC machining center    

energy chains for long travels

This horizontal turning machine is equipped with the new energy chains solution Guidelok for long, unsupported travels in the chip area.

energy chains for long travels    

Travelling column milling machine

The bronze vector went to the advanced development of a travelling column milling machine.

Travelling column milling machine    

Applications with E2 energy tubes in machine tools

 
E2 R - two-piece e-tubes for chip protection and very smooth operation
e-tubes can be used in areas with hot chips, dirt, and dust

Applications with E2/000 in machine tools

Moving cleaner for textile machines

Preassembled energy supply system on moving cleaner for textile machines.

Moving cleaner for textile machines    

Textile machines

Energy supply systems for knitting machines provide for quality and flexibility.

Textile machines    

Machining centre for frames

The tools perform rotating motions of up to 450 degrees, therefore ensuring fast production.

Machining centre for frames    

Tooling machine

Chip protection in tight work spaces in a machine tool.

Tooling machine    

Applications with E6 energy chains in machine tools

E6 system - overview  
Energy chain E6 - rugged, quiet, low-vibration, cleanroom compatible

Vibration reducing

The special structure of the chain link and the small division grant an extremely quiet and low-vibration operation of the chain.

Vibration reducing    

Multi-spindle machining center

In this application, a two-spindle horizontal machining center was equipped with particularly silent and low-vibration energy supply systems.

Multi-spindle machining center    

CNC grinding machine

Incidental grinding residues and the used oil cannot influence the energy supply systems.

CNC grinding machine    

Cutting tool

The igus® e-chain® E6 demonstrates its strengths inthe case of this cutting tool.

Cutting tool    

Laser cutting machines

Because of the high demands on dynamics, the energy chain had to be stable, strong and not too heavy. The chain experiences very high lateral acceleration particularly on the Y-axis.

Laser cutting machines    

Applications with readychain® harnessed energy chains and chainflex® cables in machine tools

Overview of readychain®  
readychain® harnessing

 
chainflex® cables

Wood processing
machine

There is little space available and the cables are strongly stressed due to the complex movements.

Wood processing machine    

Machine tool manufacture

From special design to standard model - Preassembled energy supply systems reduce the costs in machine tool making in the long term.

Machine tool manufacture    

Wood-sawing machines

Unlike in former times, the Homag-Sawtech AG has virtually no more complaints.

Wood-sawing machines    

Special machine construction

For this milling machine only energy chains were considered that could satisfy the complex requirements occasioned by the high feed rates and the bend radii.

Special machine construction    

Machining center

The ready-to-install assembled energy supply system is perfectly aligned to the high demands of the machine tool industry.

Machining center    

Reduced electrical installation time

Energy chains, fully assembled with cables and connectors, are delivered ready for mounting (readychain®) and can be installed immediately. In this way the electrical installation time has been halved.

Reduced electrical installation time    

Special machine construction

Preassembled energy supply systems come into operation here. They provide the edge to cut down the cost of the process.

Special machine construction    

Special machine construction

Energy supply systems demonstrate their reliability even in particularly aggressive environmental conditions in special-purpose machinery construction.

Special machine construction    

Laser cutting machines

Because of the high demands on dynamics, the energy chain had to be stable, strong and not too heavy. The chain experiences very high lateral acceleration particularly on the Y-axis.

Laser cutting machines    

Streetcar switches

The applied material repels chips with temperatures up to 850° C without leaving a trace.

Streetcar switches    

Reversible-head trimming shears

Quick tool changes permit continuous machining of metal bands on both sides.

Reversible-head trimming shears    

Applications with iglidur® plastic plain bearings and machine tools

iglidur® plain bearings shop  
iglidur® plain bearings bearings made from high-performance polymers

Chain magazines

With the better material we also save around 60 percent in costs.

Chain magazines    

Tool changer chain

The enormous cost advantages compared to standard commercial metallic rolled bushings as well as an extreme resistance to wear distinguish iglidur® D.

Tool changer chain    

Concrete machines

Replacement of metal bearings in concrete drilling and concrete sawing machines.

Concrete machines    

Pivot lever

The rolled plain bearings used before often used to fail due to wear.

Pivot lever    

Limit switch

750,000 switching operations were required without failures.

Limit switch    

Grinding machine

All igus® products used are maintenance- free, giving the machine a long service-life.

Grinding machine    

Cutting machine

The application required a bearing that can be fitted or replaced quickly and can resist the dusty environmental conditions.

Cutting machine    

Two special drills

This application creates new possibilities in steel construction, shipbuilding, cable cars, plant engineering or in general mechanical engineering.

Two special drills    

CNC-Machining centre

Lightweight, robust and do not require polymer bearings are installed in machine tools and machining centres across a large range of industries.

CNC-Machining centre    

Moulding machine

This moulding machine is used to make hollow cast parts with the aid of the waxmelting process.

Moulding machine    

Applications with drylin® linear plain bearings in machine tools

drylin linear guides  
Unlike the familiar recirculating ball bearing systems, drylin® linear bearings operate on gliding elements.

Parting-off grinder

Application of drylin® R for the guidance of the cutting table

Parting-off grinder    

Door guide of machine tools

Smooth and silent operation due to drylin® in the doors of the machine tool.

Door guide of machine tools    

Concrete pipe cutter

Concrete cutting machine in extremely heavy-duty operation since three years free of maintenance.

Concrete pipe cutter    

Linear actuator

Linear actuator with toothed belt drive: All disadvantages were eliminated by the drylin® WQ guide system.

Linear actuator    

CNC-controlled laser cutting machine

Perfect operation

CNC-controlled laser cutting machine    

Injection molding machine

drylin® copes with long distances and offers a high cost reduction.

Injection molding machine    

Machine tool door

Affordable and dirt-resistant door guide in a machine tool.

Machine tool door    

Control panels

In this application, the enormous cost advantage over conventional roller guides was especially important.

Control panels    

Grinding machine

Application of drylin® T for adjustment of the pressing roller and the compensation of the imbalance of the grinding tools.

Grinding machine    

Measuring system for tools

A gauge is guided on a drylin® T-rail. This

Measuring system for tools    

Sliding door

The door, which is about 3 metres high and 1.7 metres wide, is supported by a drylin® W linear guide. The good gliding properties allow the door to be moved without any problems.

Sliding door    

CNC-Machining centre

Lightweight, robust and do not require polymer bearings are installed in machine tools and machining centres across a large range of industries.

CNC-Machining centre    

Laser marking unit

Among other things, the weight of this laser marking unit could be halved by the use of drylin®.

Laser marking unit    

Production machine

This production machine is used for the perfect insertion of filters in the plastic covers of car batteries.

Production machine    

Applications with PRT slewing ring bearings in machine tools

 
iglidur® PRT - slewing ring bearing

CNC-Machining centre

Lightweight, robust and do not require polymer bearings are installed in machine tools and machining centres across a large range of industries.

CNC-Machining centre    

Control panel

In this machine tool control panel, an iglidur® polymer slewing ring bearing is used due to its freedom from lubrication and maintenance.

Control panel    

Applications with igubal® spherical bearings in machine tools

igubal®  product overview  
igubal® Plastic spherical bearing

Mounting station

The pivoting and linear feed movement is implemented by means of drylin® linear guides and igubal® spherical bearing components.

Mounting station    

Hose skiving machine

The used igubal® spherical bearings are insensitive to media in the surroundings and are thereby absolutely maintenance-free.

Hose skiving machine    

Rotary sorter

The igubal® flange bearings were by far the most cost-efficient alternative in comparison.

Rotary sorter    

Applications with xiros® ball bearings in machine tools

xiros® plastic ball bearing  
xiros® Ball bearings

Plastic ball bearing in guide rollers

The xiros® plastic ball bearings are cheaper by one-half than the previously used bearings in the cost comparison.

Plastic ball bearing in guide rollers    

Roller bearings

The main reasons for the use of xiros® B180 polymer ball bearings in a deburring system for circuit boards were the very good corrosion resistance, and freedom from lubrication of ball bearings.

Roller bearings    

Applications with drylin® lead screw drive technology

drylin® SHT lead screw modules  
drylin® lead screw drive technology

Rolling stamping machine

This rolling stamping machine for marking pressing sleeves for hydraulic pipes produces consistently good quality.

Rolling stamping machine    

Applications with strain reliefs

Strain reliefs  
Strain Relief Devices

Machine tools

The modules are made of a cable-preserving plastic with high frictional resistance.

Machine tools    
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