Smart flange bearings from igus help prevent machine failure

Published on: 13/02/2024

New generation of igubal spherical plain bearings are equipped with a predictive maintenance system Costly machine failures due to undetected defects in demanding applications should soon be made redundant, thanks to a new generation of two- and four-hole flange bearings with “smart” features. The lubrication-free high-performance plastic bearings are equipped with miniature wireless sensors that […]

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Two drives in one: igus launches dual drive stepper motor

Published on: 06/02/2024

New stepper motor for drylin linear axes provides space-saving and cost-effective dual drive To help customers get started with automation, especially where space is limited, igus has developed a new dual drive stepper motor for its drylin linear technology. It can be used to drive two linear systems directly, which also saves space. Another potential […]

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Ready-to-install energy chains fitted more easily, quickly and precisely

Published on: 31/01/2024

Save installation time and improve handling: igus’s popular readychain service is complete with a new “assembly helper” device: the “fastpositioner” Idle machines and systems cost manufacturing companies valuable time and money. To make it easier for customers to install energy supply systems and reduce installation time, igus’s readychain service offers pre-assembled cable systems consisting of […]

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New low-cost linear slides from igus made of recycled high-performance plastic

Published on: 23/01/2024

Entry-level drylin Econ series for simple adjustment and positioning tasks reduces costs by around 80% Linear systems used for simple adjustment and positioning tasks, such as adjustable retail displays, now have a greener, low-cost solution. Injection-moulded from regranulated, high-performance plastic, igus’s new polymer slides in the drylin Econ series are both cost effective and sustainable. […]

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VOTM- From metal to plastic, change your bearing!

Published on: 23/01/2024

Metal bearings are still popular for designers, but plastic bearings are replacing traditional metallic solutions more and more, either in new designs or to replace those old broken, rusting or wearing bearings. But are plastic bearings up to the challenge of withstanding the same forces, temperature and environmental pressures of metallic ones? In this “video […]

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igus extends its cable guarantee to a record four years

Published on: 18/01/2024

The guarantee on the entire chainflex cable range is extended from 36 months to four years, giving users even more security. Cable service life is a concern to machine builders and cable users. But 10 years ago, igus was the first industrial company in the world to introduce a 36-month guarantee on moving cables. Now, the plastics […]

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Carbon tracking: igus sets the standard to help machine builders report carbon emissions

Published on: 10/01/2024

As well as increasing the number of low carbon and renewable products and services in 2023, igus uses a reliable carbon tracking method for suppliers and can now provide the carbon content of most iglidur products. It aims to show the carbon content of all its products by mid-2024. Companies are under growing pressure to […]

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Let’s shake on it: igus launches bionic hand for ReBeL cobot

Published on: 02/01/2024

The igus ReBeL cobot now has a humanoid hand made of lubrication-free, high-performance plastics Robots are increasingly finding their way into small and medium-sized companies, especially as collaborative robots or “cobots”, such as the igus ReBeL. These robots sort, pick and move items with the help of cameras and mechanical or vacuum gripping systems. To […]

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Easy to clean, hygienic design linear guide is perfect for food and drug industries

Published on: 12/12/2023

With an ‘anti-contamination’ design, iglidur high-performance plastic and stainless steel, a new igus linear guide ensures exceptionally high hygienic standards. Food processing machinery requires daily cleaning with chemicals. Even the smallest blind spot can collect moisture and can lead to contamination in the machine. More and more machine builders are therefore designing parts with a […]

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Heavy load bearings now possible as two-component, injection-moulded bearings

Published on: 05/12/2023

iglidur Q3E plain bearings, now manufactured by injection moulding, ensure lubrication-free maximum load capacity performance, made using efficient high-volume production An important industry first for the construction and agricultural machinery industries: For the first time igus has found a way to manufacture heavy-duty bearings made from two components of high-performance plastic, using the cost-effective injection […]

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