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Energy chains

Virtual-Exhibition

igus opens virtual trade show 2020 to introduce more than 100 motion plastics innovations

Published on: 19/05/2020

19th May, 2020 In its virtual trade show, igus presents more than 100 plastic innovations and product range additions from all areas of motion plastics. Around 400 square metres in size, the real stand is now open to online visitors and follows the theme ‘Cost down, Life up. It’s our job’. The trade show is […]

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Video of the Week – the 2020 new products from igus

Published on: 04/05/2020

1st May, 2020 Tech up, Cost down: we will always give you at least one of these. This is our job and for many years has been our promise to you. The immense challenges of this year have spurred us on to even greater efforts. During this uncertain time of change, exhibitions have been cancelled.  […]

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igus e-skin energy chain systems receive ISO Class 1 certification for cleanrooms

Published on: 27/04/2020

24th April, 2020 The e-skin energy chain system provides cleanroom equipment with data, power and media without unwanted particles contaminating the air, as proven by the Fraunhofer Institute IPA. All three e-skin energy chain types, with and without cables, have ISO Class 1 certification, which is the ‘cleanest’ classification. In the test conducted by the […]

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Video of the Week – Why choose igus’ motion plastics for medical applications?

Published on: 24/04/2020

Whether in handling applications or in laboratory equipment, where there is movement, energy chains are widely used to protect and guide cables and hoses. In the medical industry, however, higher demands are placed on the components, which must all run very smoothly and quietly, be cleanroom-compatible, media-resistant and corrosion-free and of hygienic design. In this […]

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Video of the Week – How to move theatre and stage equipment without the drama

Published on: 16/04/2020

15th April, 2020 The challenge for every stage engineer is to create the perfect set, while meeting all related safety and building code standards. In this week’s video, igus shows a range of technologies developed specifically for theatre and stage construction. Here, there are technically challenging requirements, which include high loads, such as those found […]

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Bigger, stronger, faster: new igus drylin linear robots for cost-effective automation

Published on: 15/04/2020

12th April, 2020 Simple, precise, fast processes: these are the requirements of Cartesian robots. They are used for such things as pick & place applications, sorting systems and medical technology. igus has now developed a line and room linear robot for large workspaces. The two new kinematics systems allow users to move up to 5kg. […]

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igus adds two new sizes to its twisterband HD range for compact installation spaces

Published on: 15/04/2020

7th April, 2020 igus has now added two new sizes to its twisterband HD range with inner heights of 11mm and 18mm. The key advantage over slip ring systems is that it guides electrical, fibre optic and pneumatic cables all together. Target applications include rotary tables and robots. twisterband HD energy chains are already being […]

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36-month guarantee for igus e-chains

Published on: 15/04/2020

10th March, 2020 Robust, lightweight and maintenance-free; these are the key features of the high-performance e-chains from igus. To ensure reliability for users, igus now offers a 36-month guarantee on its e-chains, which matches the similar chainflex cable guarantee. With the online service life calculator, users can now determine the guaranteed runtime of their e-chain […]

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smart plastics EC.T sensor monitors the condition of glide bars in e-chains

Published on: 15/04/2020

25th February, 2020 High speeds on long travels are distinct challenges for energy chain systems. To overcome these issues, igus has developed a more wear resistant glide bar, which has a service life that is five times longer. Integrated into the rail is the smart plastics EC.T sensor monitors the condition of the rail and […]

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igus invests £4M in pioneering plastic recycling firm

Published on: 15/04/2020

21st January, 2020 To support the circular economy of plastics, igus has invested £4 million in Mura Technology Limited that wants to put the first commercial Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) plant into operation. The technology recycles plastic waste into oil within 20 minutes, which can be reused to make new plastic products. Every year, 8 […]

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