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Linear technology

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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igus supports student spice vending machine project with drylin W linear systems

Published on: 11/05/2020

8th May, 2020 Curry instead of cola! Five students from Heubach, Germany have developed a vending machine for packaged spices together with engineers and trainees from EMAG LaserTec GmbH. To ensure that the salt, curry and pepper cans are picked from their compartments quickly, they used the drylin W linear guides from igus. Putting academic […]

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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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Ultra-compact ZLN-40 toothed belt axis for small installation spaces

Published on: 15/04/2020

4th February, 2020 igus has introduced a compact toothed belt axis based on its flat drylin N linear system. The drylin ZLN-40 is 27mm high and 40mm wide and can be delivered with a stroke length of up to 750mm. The modular unit is easy to assemble within minutes or can be ordered and delivered […]

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igus robotic arm helps start the celebrations on The Gadget Show

Published on: 15/04/2020

4th December, 2019 During day to day business at igus UK, it is not unusual to get the odd phone call from customers and potential customers who have a novel idea on a new machine or concept. One Friday morning, a few weeks back, igus received such a call from the producer/director of The Gadget […]

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How igus makes automated guided vehicles more fail-safe

Published on: 15/04/2020

17th November, 2019 The use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in factories and warehouses is booming. They work around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For AGV manufacturers, achieving maximum uptime is a challenge, which can be overcome by using reliable and maintenance-free components. “iglidur tribopolymer bearings, which are used in […]

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igus online tool configures drylin shafts in seconds

Published on: 15/04/2020

6th November, 2019 Designing the right shaft for an application is not easy without CAD software and in-depth technical knowledge. igus has now developed a new, free-of-charge and freely accessible online tool with the drylin shaft configurator. In just three steps, designers can select the right shaft in the required length from seven materials, machine […]

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iglidur coatings make sliding metal surfaces wear-resistant

Published on: 15/04/2020

24th October, 2019 For lubrication-free sliding in a very tight space, igus has introduced a new coating material and service for metal components. The iglidur coating provides the components with the wear and sliding properties of the maintenance-free iglidur materials. The coating was developed for applications where a classic shaft-bearing combination is not possible, such […]

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Video of the Week – How igus engineering plastics are being used in the bottling industry

Published on: 08/04/2020

3rd April, 2020 Although high-performance plastics used to be overlooked as suitable materials for machine components, they are now a standard feature in food processing equipment. But their potential has by no means been exhausted. igus supplies energy chains based on hygienic design guidelines and wear resistant plain bearing components for a wide range of […]

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igus lubrication-free spherical polymer components replace metal bearings

Published on: 24/03/2020

No one wants a rusty bearing. It contaminates, it is dirty and it wears the shaft. igus bearings do not rust, they are self lubricating and are therefore low-maintenance.

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