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7 plain bearings from igus® prove mold resistant

Published on: October 30, 2019

Tests confirm several iglide materials resist fungi, bacteria October 30, 2019 – Tests for mold growth by igus have found that seven plain bearings made with iglide materials are resistant to fungi and bacteria. Mold is a serious health hazard, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. Air conditioning systems in […]

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Student designs functional furniture with igus® products

Published on: October 24, 2019

Maintenance-free guides, bearings are key parts in convertible sofa, workstation October 23, 2019 – An interior design student in Germany used products from igus to develop a practical solution for a constricted living space. Valeria Vysozki, a student at the University of Trier, used igus drylin linear guides and iglide plain bearings to design a […]

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YE.42

igus unveils first plastic-steel hybrid energy chain

Published on: October 9, 2019

Lighter than steel chains, longer unsupported lengths than plastic chains October 9, 2019 – igus has developed the first plastic-steel hybrid energy chains for safe and compact vertical guidance of cables and hoses. The new energy supply system, called the YE.42, is 50 percent lighter than conventional steel chains due to the high-performance polymers manufactured […]

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readychains accelerate productivity for machine and plant builders

Published on: September 11, 2019

Manufacturers can improve efficiency with harnessed energy chains September 11, 2019 – Machine and plant manufacturers can reduce production costs, improve efficiency and reduce potential sources of error from the start of the product life cycle by using readychains from igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics. Readychain systems provide an economical and swift solution […]

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New clamp from igus ensures safe interaction of man, machine

Published on: August 22, 2019

Mounting clamps for triflex R energy chains are quickly assembled, secure igus has developed new plastic mounting clamps for energy chains on cobots that are easy to assemble and minimize risk, ensuring a safe interaction between humans and machines. Users of cobots and industrial robots are already using igus’ three-dimensional and round triflex R e-chains […]

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New two-component bushing stands tough in extreme conditions

Published on: August 15, 2019

iglide Q2E from igus tested to withstand loads up to 130 MPa August 14, 2019 – igus has developed a new lubrication-free, two-component bearing, iglide Q2E, that can withstand the extreme conditions frequently found in agricultural machines, utility vehicles, offshore installations and other demanding environments. The new bushing ensures a high-degree of wear-resistance and a […]

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Piano builder strikes new tune with help from igus

Published on: July 31, 2019

An England-based piano builder is striking a new chord in the design of the centuries-old musical instrument by incorporating tribopolymer components from igus in a unique hammer system that offers supreme longevity, climate resistance and improved playability and sound performance.

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igus ball transfer units ease move of high loads

Published on: July 25, 2019

Ball tables are used if delicate or heavy goods are to be transported in different directions. The ball transfer units from igus are manufactured with the high performance plastic xirodur B180, which absorbs loads of up to 500 N. igus, which is based in Germany, runs its North American operations out of Providence, R.I.

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Fast and safe in Industry 4.0: with smart igus energy supply on long travels

Published on: July 1, 2019

High speeds on long travels are special challenges for energy chain systems on machines and plants. Therefore, igus has now developed a new glide bar made of high-performance plastics with a five times longer service life. To monitor the wear-resistant rail, users now have the smart plastics EC.T sensor. This provides regular information about the condition of the rail and sends important technical information to the maintenance engineer in good time.

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Surfing on asphalt with wear-resistant plastic bearings from igus

Published on: June 16, 2019

The Curfboard is a new type of sports equipment that combines a surfboard and a skateboard and in the process, has to withstand extreme loads. Especially high are the demands on its moving components, including the bearings. These must be wear-resistant, resilient, maintenance-free and reliable even under the toughest “Curf” conditions. Therefore, the developers at the curfboard GmbH rely on wear-resistant plain bearings made of iglidur Z and iglidur J350 high-performance polymers from igus.

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