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energy chains

Vector highlights: Showcasing the best of the 2020 nominees.

Published on: 19/11/2021

It is that time again for the vector awards! Showcasing the best of energy chain applications. There are always innovative applications, and this year will be no exception. Thanks to Covid, last year’s vectors were postponed so the 2022 ones will be bigger and better! In this week’s video of the week, we look back […]

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Wanted: novel energy supply applications for biennial €5k prize and award

Published on: 26/10/2021

The vector award for unique energy chain applications is entering its eighth round. Applications are open now, with deadline for entries 11 February 2022. Rotating 7,000 degrees, travelling at speeds of 10 m/s and moving in multiple dimensions: they are energy chains made from high-performance plastics. Every two years, an expert panel awards the best […]

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New “smart” heavy-duty roller energy chain for maximum lifetime on cranes

Published on: 05/10/2021

igus develops P4HD roller e-chain with wear-resistant materials, and smart monitoring. Next generation cranes need higher power supplies. Energy chains – the protective chains that transport power and control cables in linear motion – must meet these requirements for longer travels, higher accelerations and operational uncertainties, as well as high reliability. The new igus heavy-duty […]

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The drynamic mobility show: how motion plastics supports mobility trends

Published on: 02/09/2021

igus experts present how motion plastics can reduce costs and sustainably improve technology in a series of live shows Our mobility is changing rapidly: e-scooters, e-bikes, e-cars and vehicles with alternative power sources are increasingly common. The concept of car sharing is also establishing itself in cities worldwide. At the IAA Mobility Show 2021 in […]

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New chainflex cable improves the safety of machines with Fanuc drives

Published on: 24/08/2021

In the machine tool industry, many users worldwide rely on Fanuc motors, drives and controls. In order to supply the drives with fail-safe energy, igus has now developed a new highly flexible servo cable. The cable is specially designed for the dynamic demands when used in energy chains and the cable has an oil-resistant PUR […]

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VOTW- e-loop® energy chain in action on a drilling rig

Published on: 16/08/2021

In this week’s video of the week, the e-loop® energy chain is shown in extreme temperatures on a drilling rig. The robust energy chain system can withstand the harsh environments of applications such as these while allowing single cables and hoses to be swapped out due to its simple modular design.  Protecting the cables is […]

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New power guide triflex e-chain revolutionizes 3D movement on robots

Published on: 03/08/2021

A telescopic triflex® TRX energy chain for robots from igus saves space and provides a withdrawal path of up to 40 per cent less. Robots can be limited in their range of movement by the cable retraction system. To allow cables in industrial robots to move safely, easily and compactly, igus has developed the four-dimensional […]

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New igus module boosts predictive maintenance

Published on: 13/07/2021

New i.Cee:local module predicts the service life of machines and manufacturing systems, making maintenance more efficient and predictable Motion plastics leader igus has developed a new predictive maintenance device, a new home for the software to power its smart plastics products – the i.Cee:local module. The module calculates the remaining service life of the energy […]

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Record 168 motion plastics innovations launched from the home office

Published on: 21/04/2021

In very tough business conditions, igus launched more new products in 2020/21 than the previous year – from integrated robotic drives to ball bearings with 21 times the high-speed service life. The leading motion plastics company igus launched more innovative products in 2020 than the previous year, despite the covid-19 pandemic. By investing in digitalisation, […]

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Robots in the factory of the future: opportunities and challenges for cable manufacturers

Published on: 14/04/2021

Industrial robots are pervasive in manufacturing and their applications are increasing all the time. But with constant multi-axis movements, the cables that supply robots are subjected to extreme levels of stress, posing a challenge for manufacturers of cables and other connecting components. The International Federation of Robotics predicts that by 2020 more than 1.7 million […]

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