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Everything in perfect order: e-spool flex mini guides cables safely and saves space

Published on: January 14, 2022

Compact energy supply system from igus transmits power, data and media without interruption and without a slip ring January 14, 2022 – The dimensions of the e-spool flex mini from igus are minimal, but the pint-sized dynamo provides plenty of punch in factories and offices all over the world. The e-spool flex mini is weighs […]

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As strong as a tree: bionic design makes igus plastic pillow blocks robust

Published on: January 5, 2022

New igubal® pillow blocks are a maintenance-free, economically effective alternative to classic cast iron housing bearings January 5, 2022 – Nature is frequently a model for engineering materials, and the new igubal® pillow block from igus® – based on the design principles of a tree – provides an alternative to classic cast iron housings. Flattened […]

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Small investment with a big effect: new contactless monitoring of igus® cables in e-chains

Published on: December 9, 2021

i.Sense CF.D sensors use high-frequency technology to detect defects in bus and data cables, preventing expensive system downtimes. December 9, 2021  – igus®, one of the worldwide leaders in predictive maintenance, has introduced the latest generation of monitoring sensors that check the electrical condition of chainflex® cables in e-chain systems without contact or intervention in […]

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igus® heavy-duty rol e-chain for long service life on cranes

Published on: December 1, 2021

igus® develops P4HD rol e-chain with wear-resistant materials, quickly replaceable side parts and smart monitoring December 1, 2021 – A new e-chain from igus® meets the demand for more from energy supply systems in new generations of cranes. The heavy-duty P4HD rol e-chain offers longer travels, high accelerations and speed along with reliability. The rol […]

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Gliding, rolling, saving: igus expands E4.1 e-chain® modular system for long travels

Published on: November 30, 2021

New rollers and glide pads reduce costs and increase the service life of E4.1 e-chain cable carriers November 30, 2021 – igus® has added glide pads and roller chain links to its highly-successful E4.1 universal  e-chain modular system, an energy supply system favorite for safely guiding cables and hoses on long travel applications. The new glide […]

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Wanted: Unique projects with energy supply systems

Published on: November 10, 2021

The vector award for the best e-chain® applications is entering its eighth round – and applications will be accepted until February 11, 2022 They rotate by 7,000 degrees, travel at speeds of up to 10 meters per second and move three-dimensionally like snakes: e-chain® cable carriers made of high-performance plastics. Every two years, a panel […]

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Reliable bearings, even in hot environments: new igus material for the food industry

Published on: October 12, 2021

Electrostatically dissipative iglide AX500 tribo-polymer ensures maintenance-free applications with food contact October 12, 2021 – igus has developed a new wear-resistant material for high-temperature applications that will help ensure reliable and durable operation, and will be especially beneficial for the food and packaging industries. The new material, iglide AX500, is a long-lasting bearing that can […]

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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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