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Solar boat moves along easily with igus bearings

Published on: September 22, 2021

Polish students use self-lubricating products in steering system September 22, 2021 – Students in Poland have designed a solar-powered speedboat that includes high-performance motion plastics from igus in the assembly’s steering system. Called Solaris, the students from Wroclaw installed self-lubricating and maintenance-free bearings from igus in the autonomous speedboat. The bearings provide the necessary stability, […]

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Healthcare company finds durability, reliability in igus® cables

Published on: August 17, 2021

chainflex® helps Abbott Labs develop enduring solution for long-travel basket loader August 17, 2021 – One of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical products has found durability and dependability with igus chainflex cables on a long-travel basket loader for baby nutritional drinks. Abbott Labs installed 33-foot and 20-foot chainflex® cables on a basket loader after […]

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igus unveils new sensor for predictive maintenance

Published on: July 15, 2021

i.Cee:local sensor predicts the service life of machinery and equipment, making maintenance efficient and predictable July 15, 2021 – igus has developed a sensor for its smart plastics software that calculates the remaining service life of energy chains, cables, linear guides and plain bearings during operation. The i.cee:local sensor from igus optimizes the life of […]

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Increased innovation, digital presence increase igus online sales

Published on: June 25, 2021

Motion plastics leader sees 30 percent online growth amid worldwide pandemic June 24, 2021 – An increase in the pace of innovation and emphasis on expanding its digital presence in the face of a worldwide pandemic helped igus increase online sales by 30 percent in 2020. Innovations range from telescopic robot tube packages to dry-running […]

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PowerBully from Germany wins the 2021 gold manus award

Published on: June 10, 2021

The judges recognize four unique projects for their use of self-lubricating, polymer bearings Four times the excitement: for the first time, the manus award, a joint initiative by igus, a motion plastics specialist, recognises four contestants. The prize showcases fascinating, creative uses of plain bearings. The tenth gold manus award goes to Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG […]

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New bearings reduce wear in heavy-duty applications

Published on: June 8, 2021

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free heavy-duty material iglide TX2 shows a 3.5-fold improvement in wear tests June 8, 2021 – igus has introduced a new bearing with an improved iglide material, TX2, which offers self-lubricating and maintenance-free properties for heavy duty applications. TX2 increases wear-resistance by a factor of 3.5 in load ranges with more than 100 […]

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igus investment paves the way for innovative plastics recycling technology

Published on: April 26, 2021

HydroPRS pioneer Mura Technology begins construction of the world’s first commercially operated hydrothermal upgrading plastic recycling plant in the UK April 12, 2021 – Plastic waste that would otherwise pollute the environment can now be reused as a valuable raw material through a 25-minute chemical recycling process. igus, the Germany-based motion plastics specialist, is helping […]

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Hands-free door opener provides sanitary-safe entry

Published on: March 22, 2021

igus components help New York designer create easy-to-install product March 17, 2021 – Newly-developed hands-free door openers by a New York City-based design company make the task easier while also providing an affordable, easy-to-install device that promotes contactless, sanitary-safe entry. The patent-pending hands-free openers from MYT Wares in Brooklyn include components from igus, the Germany-based […]

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e-spool flex for continuous panel feed in industrial robots

Published on: February 9, 2021

New slip ring-free igus cable unwinder allows easy cable management February 9, 2021 – igus has developed the e-spool® flex 2.0, a new cable reel that has no slip ring that is perfect for industrial robot users. This allows for easy management of robot teach pendants and the system even supplies bus signals without interruptions, […]

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Unique plastic plain bearing applications wanted!

Published on: January 28, 2021

The manus award celebrates its tenth anniversary and introduces its first sustainability prize JANUARY 26, 2021 – Nominations are open for the manus award from igus, which honors extraordinary and unique use of the company’s high-performance plastics in product design. The winner will receive prize money of up to 5,000 euros. To mark the tenth […]

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