Manufacturers can improve efficiency with harnessed energy chains September 11, 2019 – Machine and plant manufacturers can reduce production costs, improve efficiency and reduce potential sources of error from the start of the product life cycle by using readychains from igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics. Readychain systems provide an economical and swift solution […]
Mounting clamps for triflex R energy chains are quickly assembled, secure igus has developed new plastic mounting clamps for energy chains on cobots that are easy to assemble and minimize risk, ensuring a safe interaction between humans and machines. Users of cobots and industrial robots are already using igus’ three-dimensional and round triflex R e-chains […]
iglide Q2E from igus tested to withstand loads up to 130 MPa August 14, 2019 – igus has developed a new lubrication-free, two-component bearing, iglide Q2E, that can withstand the extreme conditions frequently found in agricultural machines, utility vehicles, offshore installations and other demanding environments. The new bushing ensures a high-degree of wear-resistance and a […]
An England-based piano builder is striking a new chord in the design of the centuries-old musical instrument by incorporating tribopolymer components from igus in a unique hammer system that offers supreme longevity, climate resistance and improved playability and sound performance.
Ball tables are used if delicate or heavy goods are to be transported in different directions. The ball transfer units from igus are manufactured with the high performance plastic xirodur B180, which absorbs loads of up to 500 N. igus, which is based in Germany, runs its North American operations out of Providence, R.I.
High speeds on long travels are special challenges for energy chain systems on machines and plants. Therefore, igus has now developed a new glide bar made of high-performance plastics with a five times longer service life. To monitor the wear-resistant rail, users now have the smart plastics EC.T sensor. This provides regular information about the condition of the rail and sends important technical information to the maintenance engineer in good time.
Video of the Week – How drylin Q sliding plates offer excellent tolerance adjustment In this week’s video we find out how the tolerance of fixture, positioning and measuring systems is compensated by a clever adjustment mechanism. Called drylin Q, the manually adjustable sliding plates are used for lifting column applications as varied as square […]
The Curfboard is a new type of sports equipment that combines a surfboard and a skateboard and in the process, has to withstand extreme loads. Especially high are the demands on its moving components, including the bearings. These must be wear-resistant, resilient, maintenance-free and reliable even under the toughest “Curf” conditions. Therefore, the developers at the curfboard GmbH rely on wear-resistant plain bearings made of iglidur Z and iglidur J350 high-performance polymers from igus.
VIP visit at the igus stand: German Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the stand of the motion plastics specialist igus at this year’s Hannover Messe. The main focus of interest: cost-effective “robotics made in Germany”.
Configurable online, on the go and on a tablet, as a durable special part, 3D printed or equipped with smart intelligence – motion plastics are increasingly becoming high-tech components. At this year’s Hannover Messe, igus will be demonstrating this development with 120 new products – from the intelligent plain bearing to the world’s first online platform that brings suppliers and users of cost-effective robotics together.