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igus helps oil tankers become ecologically friendly sailing ships

Published on: May 23, 2022

Electric sails with bearing technology from igus reduce fuel consumption by up to 40 percent May 23, 2022 – igus®, the global leader in engineered motion plastics, announced that its cutting-edge bearing technology is helping to reduce environmentally harmful emissions from international shipping. Self-lubricating and maintenance-free plain and radial deep groove ball bearings from igus […]

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igus® adds inch sizes to the interchangeable spherical bearing line for use in industry-standard housings

Published on: May 5, 2022

Self-lubricating igus iglide® JEM insert bearings now available for inner diameters of 1.0″, 1.5″, and 2″ May 4, 2022 – igus, a leading global manufacturer of engineered components to increase the service life of customers’ machines, has expanded its igubal® insert bearing line to include inner diameters sizes of 1.0″, 1.5″, and 2″. Until now, […]

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How Harmonic Bionics designs lightweight, upper-body exoskeletons

Published on: September 3, 2019

In human anatomy, the shoulder presents one of the most challenging and complex physical problems for physicians and therapists. Shoulders and their intricate anatomical patterns also provide a unique test for developers of exoskeletons, who need to keep their units light and compact while incorporating an extensive range of movement.

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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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