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Linear technology

Sustainability at the push of a button: e-chain for Drop Water vending machine

Published on: 07/09/2021

A new water vending machine from a Californian company reduces the transport and consumption of plastic bottles with the help of igus motion plastics. The Drop Station is a new sustainable drinks vending machine that dispenses water into compostable containers at the push of a button. The water does not have to be transported, as […]

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Cost down, life up with Vertical farming

Published on: 26/08/2021

This week’s video shows how igus products are used in vertical farming, an exciting new industry which demands reliability, longevity and no maintenance.  This is perfect for igus motion plastics, from smooth gliding drylin® gantries to robust, lightweight e-chains®, the elimination of lubrication means no contamination. To view the video, click here https://youtu.be/lFbmUTzMPXk For more […]

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Get dirty with igus® telescopic rails.

Published on: 24/03/2021

The igus® drylin® range is known for being lubrication-free, robust and will never shy away from a challenge! In this week’s video of the week, the drylin® telescopic rails are put to the test being covered in dirt, sand and water. See how well they cope in such environments. To view the video, click here […]

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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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