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energy chain

igus helps autonomous vehicles get to the bottom of ocean discovery

Published on: 03/06/2020

3rd June,2020 As scientists delve into the study of climate change, new strategies and products are evolving to help them uncover data that is driving the world’s foremost crisis. The scientific community is obtaining significant information from international oceans, especially with the support of autonomous surface vehicles. Igus provided data cables and energy chains to […]

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Downsizing and upgrading in one: igus Single Pair Ethernet cable for energy chains

Published on: 29/04/2020

29th April, 2020 Every day, sensors generate vast amounts of data worldwide and this continues to rise. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) technology offers completely new opportunities to transmit these data streams reliably even in the most confined areas of the machine. Developed for use in energy chains, igus introduces the chainflex CFBUS.PUR.042 SPE cable. While […]

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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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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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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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Smart micro flizz for confined spaces; now with predictive maintenance

Published on: 15/04/2020

3rd October, 2019 Guiding power, data and media in confined spaces at high speeds is a major challenge for many OEMs, in particular for intralogistics. With the micro flizz, igus offers a compact energy guidance system for travels up to 100 metres. It consists of an energy chain, flexible chainflex cables suitable for tight bend […]

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Video of the Week – Why E2.1 e-chains are quieter, stronger and quicker to fill

Published on: 15/04/2020

17th November, 2019 The E2.1 e-chain is the igus standard for small to medium applications. Offering a long service life, quiet operation and easy filling, it is suitable for use in general engineering and machine tool construction. In this week’s video we see how easy it is to open the E2.1 e-chain from the side […]

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