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Virtual wonderland for engineers: the igus factory travels round the world

Published on: February 3, 2020

New app offers insight into production and development at Cologne factory February 3, 2020 – Technical sales consultants for igus now have the capability to show customers the company’s factory in Cologne, Germany regardless of where the customers reside. When igus technical sales members travel to see customers or trade shows, they bring useful travel […]

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Updated cable series from igus saves space and money

Published on: December 11, 2019

New chainflex M control cables reduce structure 20 percent, have 36-month guarantee December 11, 2019  – igus has introduced a new cable series that offers a thinner cable structure, saving on installation space, and ensures lower bend radii. The company’s advanced chainflex M cable series proves that quality and low price are not mutually exclusive. […]

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DMG MORI’s new turning machine includes igus® readychains

Published on: November 20, 2019

Pre-assembled cable carrier systems help create revolutionary piece of technology November 20, 2019 – DMG MORI, an industry leader in the manufacturing of machine tools, has developed a new automatic turning machine with multiple spindles that represents a technological revolution in producing turned and milled parts in both boring and bar machining. After only two […]

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igubal spherical bearings with sheet metal housings

igubal polymer spherical bearings with new metal housings are self-lubricating and maintenance-free

Published on: November 15, 2019

Self-lubricating igus spherical balls now available with cost-effective sheet metal housing November 12, 2019 – Pillow blocks and fixed flange bearings need constant lubrication and maintenance to combat heavy dirt accumulation and dust. igus has developed a self-lubricating solution for metallic pillow blocks that requires no maintenance, prevents dirt and dust from settling into the […]

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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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