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New igutex TX3 fibre-wound material perfect for construction and heavy-duty work

Published on: 24/04/2024

igus launches a new lubrication-free material, for bearings needing higher running performance with high dynamic forces, ideal for heavy-duty applications. igus has developed plain bearings made from high-strength, fibre-wound materials – the igutex bearing family. These use carbon fibre embedded in the material and are used where very high impact loads occur and where injection-moulded […]


Safe, trouble-free overhead conveying with individual polymer ball bearings

Published on: 11/04/2023

High load capacity, and smooth operation: xiros plastic ball bearings from igus make a big difference in a range of applications in overhead conveyor technology. As digital transformation increases manufacturing throughput, and with booming online trade, the demands on material handling are constantly increasing. Customers expect faster and more reliable deliveries, meaning order structures and […]


VOTW-Smooth operation with igus® leadscrews

Published on: 16/12/2022

In this week’s video of the week, a simple application is shown using the igus® leadscrew range combined with not only the high-performance polymer nut but also igubal® flange bearings, energy chain and drylin® motors. With this winning combination, movements can be smooth, lubrication-free and maintenance free. To view the video, click here To […]


World’s first urban bike made from recycled plastic: igus:bike at Engineering Design Show

Published on: 10/10/2022

***Visit stand E50, and the conference zone at The Engineering Design Show at 11.15 Thursday 13th October, to learn about the all-plastic igus:bike*** igus will exhibit the world’s first all-plastic urban bicycle at The Engineering Design Show from 12-13 October. The bike was first launched at Hannover Messe on 30th May. The igus:bike is the […]


VOTW- Low-cost automation with igus®-ideal for applications in laboratories

Published on: 08/09/2022

This week’s video of the week highlights the various applications that Low-cost automation can be used within laboratories. The lubrication-free products are clean, robust and quiet. The range of different products that can be incorporated into a multitude of systems allows freedom of design and flexibility. To view the video, click here For an […]


Metal out, plastic in: igus presents new lubrication-free plain bearings for heavy industry

Published on: 20/07/2022

Bearing points on construction and agricultural machinery can be free of lubrication and maintenance with iglidur M210 and M260 materials Save time and costs on bearings for machinery medium loads with iglidur M210 and M260. These materials enable heavy machinery like construction equipment to switch from thick-walled metal bearings to plastic bearings with no structural […]


World first at Engineering Expo: igus unveils the world’s first urban bike made from recycled plastic

Published on: 31/05/2022

***VISIT IGUS’s STAND AT ENGINEERING EXPO 8th to 9th JUNE for the UK LAUNCH of the ALL NEW, ALL-PLASTIC igus BIKE*** igus will launch the world’s first all-plastic urban bicycle for the UK market at Engineering Expo on 8th June. Its debut showing was at Hannover Messe on 30th May. Using the igus expertise in […]


Autonomous cleaning robot runs even cleaner with drylin linear bearings

Published on: 17/05/2022

Lubrication-free drylin linear guides ensure smooth operation of the K900 cleaning robot from KEMARO AG The K900 industrial robot cleans floors wherever it needs to, autonomously and without programming, even in places where it is potentially dangerous or even impossible for people to clean. Lubrication-free linear guides, shafts, plain and fixed flange bearings from igus all […]


VOTW-igus® components making your ride more comfortable

Published on: 19/04/2022

When you think of car seat, you probably don’t think of the components designed and used within the mechanism of that seat! Why would you? In this weeks’ video of the week, the seat is stripped back to reveal the multiple igus® products found within the often-complicated mechanisms. You might be surprised by what you […]


VOTW- Pick and place with Low-cost robotics

Published on: 01/04/2022

Pick and place applications are becoming increasingly popular within companies wanting to automate processes. These can be simple movements to complex actions but fundamentally the movements all need the same thing… to be smooth running. In this weeks’ video of the week, you can see how igus® products ranging from energy chains to linear gantries […]