The knee-jerk reaction to “plastic” replacement bushings is, “Why’d they sell me this cheap junk?” In reality, many OEM’s are switching from traditional sintered bronze bushings to high-tech polymer bushings to gain significantly better performance.
The world’s first non-chemical robotic weeding for cereal crops, made by agri-tech start up Small Robot Company, has successfully identified and killed weeds at a field trial in Hampshire. The wheeled robot uses igus® delta robot arms to position a “zapper” and deploy ‘lightning strikes’ to kill weeds. Delta robot arms from igus were selected […]
One of the primary drivers of the increased use of automation is the lower cost of robotic solutions. While some manufacturers might still be spooked by cost, automation doesn’t have to break the bank.
iglide® M210 and M260 bearings are ideal for the construction and agricultural machinery industry because they are self-lubricating and maintenance-free March 1, 2022 – igus®, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, announced it has extended its range of iglide® tribological plain bearings for applications with special loads. The materials iglide® M210 and M260 are new […]
Using a model that blends aspects of technology, agriculture and science, Living Greens Farms is setting a template for the future of farming. With the addition of a new grow room in 2019, Living Greens Farm raised the total space of its aeroponic farm to 60,000 square feet.
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 […]
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 […]