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dry-tech

Lightweight lubrication-free iglidur plain bearings make catamarans fly

Published on: 28/05/2021

The manus award- igus’s awards programme for polymer bearing applications, received 582 entries in 2021. Back in 2019, The iFLY15 catamaran won silver in the manus awards and is now attempting to break a world record. Twin-hulled catamarans are designed to lift out of the water on hydrofoils, and the iFLY15 sports catamaran from CEC […]

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Multi-property igus tribo-polymers increase machine service life and efficiency

Published on: 06/05/2021

Tribo-polymers showcase their advantages in maintenance-free and lubrication-free iglidur bearing technology Assessing the service life of a machine must take account of the costs of purchase, procurement and installation, as well as all the costs incurred in the long term operation, maintenance and repair of the machine. Using wear-resistant materials and low-maintenance components reduces not […]

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New long-life igus coating for food machinery

Published on: 04/03/2021

FDA-compliant polymer coating powder with four times longer service life than IC-01 boosts wear-resistance Sheet metal and metallic parts in food processing are regularly exposed to friction and wear. Motion plastics experts igus has developed a new coating material to increase the service life of these components, by reducing friction and wear. The IC-05 tribo-polymer […]

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Manus Awards deadline approaches – with UK companies encouraged to enter

Published on: 27/01/2021

January 2021: A category to reward sustainability has been added to this year’s Manus Awards – an event organised by igus to celebrate manufacturers using  engineering plastics  and bearing systems in their designs. 2021 is the tenth anniversary of its prestigious Manus Awards and to mark the occasion igus has added a Green category to […]

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The need for speed – blue FDA compliant knife edge rollers from igus

Published on: 29/10/2020

Rollers made of a new iglidur A250 high-performance polymer, enable faster conveyor belt speeds Motion plastics expert igus have designed and manufactured a new high-performance polymer ideally suited for the growing demands of the food production sector. The new iglidur A250 tribo-polymer, designed and manufactured by igus, whose UK headquarters are in Northampton, is the […]

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The igus configurators help identify the right iglidur plain bearing material

Published on: 05/10/2020

Find the best and most cost-effective iglidur material to use in bar stock, 3D printing or injection moulding by using new digital and analogue igus tools. To help customers find the right iglidur material for the appropriate application, igus has developed a new compact, non-virtual material selector (a new sample box) for its 39 iglidur […]

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Vertical instead of horizontal: how motion plastics is making agriculture sustainable

Published on: 22/09/2020

Lubrication-free tribo-polymers ensure the reliable operation of vertical farming systems. Motion plastics from igus are playing a major role in the increasingly popular sector of vertical farming. igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, is working closely with global companies specialising in vertical farming – the practice of growing plants indoors in stacked layers […]

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VOTW-Lightweight & lubrication-free motion plastics for motorcycles & scooters

Published on: 31/07/2020

31st July, 2020 igus® offers a large range of lubrication-free polymer bearings which can cope with high loads, high speeds and high temperatures. With attributes such as these, it is no wonder that they are ideal for utilising within motorcycles. These maintenance-free parts deliver a long service life and can, in some cases, improve performances […]

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A winning combination: the new linear and pivoting slide from igus

Published on: 29/07/2020

29th July, 2020 A drylin W linear guide fitted with a PRT slewing ring bearing provides linear and rotating motion. This new design study from igus can move linearly and rotate simultaneously. With the drylin W linear/pivot guide, armrests, trays and control panels on seats and armchairs, for example, can be easily adjusted to suit […]

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Fast entry into low-cost automation using a digital twin in intuitive robot control

Published on: 30/06/2020

30th June, 2020 igus has developed control software for its low-cost automation solutions that allows users to easily program their robots. Available online, free of charge, the igus robot control software enables different robot kinematics to be programmed and controlled. A digital twin simulates the movements, allowing the user to program a suitable solution before […]

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