snapchain 2.0: Compact, low carbon, and cost-effective energy management

Published on: 14/11/2023

New igus energy chain can be installed in seconds and is the second igus e-chain series to be made of 100% recycled material. The simplest products are often both the most cost-effective, and the best technically. igus has now developed snapchain 2.0, a sustainable energy chain especially for simple, flat cable packages made of 100% […]


Wanted: Unique applications for energy chain systems, igus vector awards

Published on: 31/10/2023

Win up to 5,000 euros as the ninth “vector award” for different and sustainable e-chain solutions opens for applications. Deadline: February 9, 2024 Attention all machinery engineers: The vector award from igus has entered the next round. For the ninth time, the award recognises designers and project managers who show creativity and imagination in the […]


Highest safety in battery production: first energy chain to be certified for dry cleanrooms

Published on: 01/08/2023

Test passes with flying colours: igus’ E6.29 energy chain receives innovative dry cleanroom certificate from research consultancy Fraunhofer IPA for ISO Class 4 Whenever the highest hygiene standards are required, igus scores well with lubrication-free and abrasion-resistant motion plastic components. A topical example is that battery production for electric vehicles requires special environmental conditions, which are […]


VOTW- How to make applications in Material handling work more efficiently

Published on: 22/06/2023

There are so many applications within the material handling industry that need reliable, effective, and durable products, so it is hardly surprising that there are so many igus® products used in these applications. In this week’s “video of the week”, we see a small selection of igus® parts in action in material handling, from drylin® […]


Microphone reeler primed to be smash hit with stage and theatre engineers at ABTT 2023

Published on: 05/06/2023

Stage and concert performers struggling with microphone stands can put this in the past as a clever Microphone Motor Reeler from igus solves a common snag in the stage technology industry. Plus igus will show its e-spool flex and zigzag products at the ABTT 2023 show. When the lead singer takes the stage at Reading, […]


VOTW- e-chains® at work in various automotive applications

Published on: 20/04/2023

With the automotive industry being such a high cost per hour, it is vital that all machinery runs as smoothly as possible and with minimal maintenance. In this weeks, “video of the week”, you can see a variety of applications within the automotive industry that use igus® energy chains. From the robotic triflex® series to […]


Better cable stowage for EV charge points

Published on: 22/11/2022

igus presents a design study for a compact, automatic cable management system for electric vehicle chargers A quick pull and the power cable retracts: With the new automatic cable management system called e-tract 2.0, igus wants to make charging electric vehicles at charge points more convenient for EV owners. And thanks to a sophisticated interplay […]


VOTW-Cost-effective, lighter and sustainable. Why more Automotive engineers are turning to plastic.

Published on: 03/11/2022

In this current financial struggle, it is no wonder why the automotive industry has been looking at alternatives for expensive, heavy and environmentally damaging components. In this week’s video of the week, the humble car seat is cast into the spotlight, highlighting the various areas of the seat that can be fitted with igus® lubrication-free […]


STS container cranes: new heavy-duty roller chain from igus helps future-proof tomorrow’s ports

Published on: 01/11/2022

The P4HD.56.R energy chain designed for container cranes is built for long travel distances, high speeds, heavy cable fills and Industry 4.0 connectivity to prevent costly failures Container cranes in busy commercial ports will be even faster and more powerful in the future. In response igus has launched P4HD.56. R – a new heavy-duty energy […]


Save water in farming with roller e-chain for targeted irrigation

Published on: 18/10/2022

A new precision irrigation carriage can reduce water and fertiliser consumption by up to 75%, and an igus e-chain in a trough guides hoses with an additional energy saving. The aim of the precision irrigation carriage made by Rathmakers Gartenbautechnik is to use the right amount of water while also conserving groundwater resources. The new […]