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7th axis quickly extends range for robots

Published on: September 16, 2020

New solution gives UR and robolink units dramatically increased action radius September 16, 2020 – igus now offers a ready-to-connect 7th axis that will allow a robot to move over a distance several meters and includes a maintenance-free drylin ZLW toothed belt axis with a corresponding adapter plate, switch cabinet, cables, and software integration. For […]

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igus donates face shields to Rhode Island, Florida schools

Published on: September 3, 2020

Districts receive protective coverings to help combat COVID-19 September 3, 2020 – igus, a Germany manufacturer of high-tech, low-cost, and sustainably engineered plastics, announced it plans to donate more than 220,000 face shields to schools in Rhode Island and Florida to help protect students and staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. igus’ North […]

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California company captures green vector award from igus

Published on: June 25, 2020

Business designs mini-bottling plants to dramatically reduce use of bottled water June 25, 2020 – A California business that has designed a new way to manufacture and distribute drinks while also eliminating the environmental and financial impact of bottled water has won the green vector award from igus. igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, […]

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Automatic lathe with six spindles wins gold vector award

Published on: June 24, 2020

Gildemeister Italiana S.p.A. wins first prize for a unique energy chain system High speeds, long travels and compact installation spaces: every two years, igus GmbH bestows the vector award, with which fascinating and creative energy chain applications are honored. This year, 266 entries from 32 countries were received. The gold vector was won by the […]

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igus develops new online shop for energy chains

Published on: June 17, 2020

Designers can filter products based category, application, or specifications June 17, 2020 – igus has developed a new online shop for energy chains where people can filter products by category, application, and specifications. The new shop also includes pricing, and allows designers, engineers, and materials specialists to have all of the parts listed in one […]

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e-spool flex: guide cables from start to end without slip ring

Published on: May 20, 2020

New igus cable reel with worm guide ensures more safety on operating panels and in assembly areas May 20, 2020 – igus has introduced a cable reel that can guide cables and hoses for the transmission of energy, media, and data without interruption. The e-spool flex increases safety at manual workstations and operating panels. For […]

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igus robot control software: free simulation and cost-effective control of robots

Published on: May 13, 2020

Fast entry into Low Cost Automation using a digital twin in intuitive robot control May 13, 2020 – igus has developed control software for its Low Cost Automation solutions that allows users to easily program their robots. igus robot control is available online, free of charge, and offers the user an easy introduction to automation. […]

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General-use shield for protection against coronavirus: igus produces headbands for face shields

Published on: April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020 – igus is donating 100,000 headbands made with injection molding to apply to face masks to help medical professionals reduce their exposure during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Prusa, a 3D printer manufacturer, has developed a face mask and placed the design on the internet for downloading, free of charge. The mask can […]

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Highly flexible Ethernet cables for e-chains with CC-Link IE Field certificate

Published on: April 8, 2020

New chainflex CAT5e and CAT6 cables with predictable and guaranteed service life and certification for CC-Link IE protocols April 8, 2020 – igus has developed two highly flexible Ethernet cables for use in energy chains that have been tested and certified for use in North American markets. The cables, CFBUS.045 and CFBUS.049, are indispensable for […]

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Whether simple or complex: motor control systems for automation

Published on: April 1, 2020

D3 and D1 dryve motor control systems from igus ensure a speedy start-up of linear and rotational systems April 1, 2020 – igus has developed two new cost-effective and easy-to-operate control systems so that users from all areas of industry can quickly start up their motorized drylin® E drive axes. The D3 dryve controls simple […]

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