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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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Waves dampened gently with maintenance-free igus linear technology in high-speed boats

Published on: March 26, 2020

Wear-resistant linear guide in boat seats ensures safe piloting on water March 26, 2020 – High speeds and huge waves make for a fun boating experience, but the combination can also put passengers at risk of physical shock every time the boat’s hull strikes the water. Vibration-dampening seats, made with igus slides that help absorb […]

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Electrostatically dissipative: igus polymer ball transfer units ensure safe conveyance of products

Published on: March 19, 2020

Convincing display by new xirodur material for ball transfer units in static conductivity test March 18, 2020 – igus has developed a new material for its ball transfer units to protect conveyed goods and people from uncontrolled static electricity discharge. The new material, tribo-polymer xiros F182 ball, has proved its electrostatic conductivity in tests. Users […]

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Surfing on land: motion plastics keep people and machines fit

Published on: March 12, 2020

Self-lubricating, high-performance polymers save 70 percent in costs and minimize maintenance in surf machines March 11, 2020 – A company in Brazil that designs fitness training equipment that simulates the movements of a surfboard reduced costs by 70 percent and maintenance by switching to bearings manufactured by igus, the Germany-based motion plastics specialist. Surf Evolution […]

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Additive Manufacturing: What You Need to Know

Published on: March 4, 2020

March 4, 2020 – Additive manufacturing refers to a process by which digital 3D design data is used to build up a component in layers by depositing material. It is becoming more widely used, and has many advantages. Paul Gomer, an additive manufacturing development engineer at igus, offers insight on additive manufacturing. How do you […]

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igus bearings beat the heat in solar racing cars

Published on: February 25, 2020

Aided by igus motion plastics, Germany students claim 6th at World Solar Challenge in Australia February 25, 2020 – Motion plastics from igus helped 70 students from Germany develop a solar-powered vehicle that traveled nearly 1,900 miles in the Australian desert at the World Solar Challenge. Team Sonnenwagen Aachen from RWTH Aachen University developed their […]

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When plastic becomes oil again: igus invests in chemical recycling pioneer

Published on: February 19, 2020

Cat-HTR technology developed by a German scientist regains resources from plastic waste in 20 minutes February 19, 2020 – igus announced it has invested more than $5 million in a commercial plant that will recycle plastic waste within 20 minutes. Using Cat-HTR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor) technology, the process will enable oil obtained from the recycling […]

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New cable management kit pairs with any cobot arm, optimizes cable protection

Published on: February 11, 2020

Hook-and-loop mounting brackets combined with superior triflex® R plastic cable carrier keep cables, human workers safe February 11, 2020 – Large and mid-sized corporations alike are becoming more interested in automating tedious and repetitive tasks. We are still quite far, though, from fully automated processes and manufacturing and assembly still require some human interaction. It […]

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Vertical instead of horizontal: how motion plastics make agriculture sustainable

Published on: February 6, 2020

Self-lubricating tribo-polymers ensure the reliable operation of vertical farming systems February 6, 2020 – igus plays a major role in the cost-efficient and reliable operation of products used in vertical farming, which is a rapidly growing and promising alternative to conventional methods to produce food for the fast-growing world population. Self-lubricating tribo-polymers from igus, the […]

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