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Service life extension made easy: just three online steps to your smart e-chain

Published on: March 3, 2023

Equip e-chain cable carriers directly with smart condition monitoring in the igus online configurator and avoid unnecessarily early replacement 6 March 2023 – igus®, the motion plastics specialist, now offers a wide range of online tools to streamline assembling ready-to-connect e-chain® cable carrier systems in just a few steps.  The tools include the “e-chain expert,” […]


igus makes it easier for industrial companies to get started with the Internet of Things

Published on: November 29, 2022

smart plastics specialist igus is a new member of the Berlin-based IoT Use Case expert network 29 November 2022 – The Internet of Things has a growth potential of trillions of dollars. But many industrial companies are having difficulty digitalizing their processes. As a new Berlin-based IoT Use Case expert network member, igus® explains how […]


Even more safety on long distances with new i.Sense EC.B cable sensor for e-chains from igus

Published on: August 31, 2022

Two for one: Condition monitoring for chain lengths of over 35 meters is now possible with just one sensor 31 August 2022 – igus®, a world leader in motion plastics and moving cable management systems, has introduced the i.Sense EC.B – a smart condition monitoring system for breakage detection on e-chain® cable carriers over 35 […]


STS container cranes: fit for the future thanks to the new igus heavy-duty rol e-chain

Published on: August 17, 2022

P4HD.56.R: suitable for long travels, high speeds, heavy cable loads, and Industry 4.0 17 AUGUST 2022 – igus®, the world leader in motion plastics and moving cable management systems, has introduced the rol e-chain® P4HD.56.R – a new heavy-duty energy chain cable carrier designed for long travels, high speeds, heavy cable loads, and Industry 4.0. […]


igus expert scheduled to speak at IMTS

Published on: August 15, 2022

Intelligent monitoring as a solution for unplanned downtime to be focus of talk 15 AUGUST 2022 – Michael Patterson, igus® smart plastics industry manager, will be a guest speaker at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September. Patterson will be sharing his insights on intelligent monitoring at the conference on Monday, September 12. Avoid Unplanned […]


The ReBeL of automation: smart igus cobot for $7,455

Published on: March 28, 2022

igus is accelerating Low Cost Automation with the world’s first cobot plastic gearbox and a digital ecosystem – 20 projects per week already March 25, 2022 – The global leader in motion plastics, igus, is expanding its broad range of Low-Cost Automation solutions with its ReBeL smart cobot. At $7,455 and only around 8 kilograms, […]


Small investment with a big effect: new contactless monitoring of igus® cables in e-chains

Published on: December 9, 2021

i.Sense CF.D sensors use high-frequency technology to detect defects in bus and data cables, preventing expensive system downtimes. December 9, 2021  – igus®, one of the worldwide leaders in predictive maintenance, has introduced the latest generation of monitoring sensors that check the electrical condition of chainflex® cables in e-chain systems without contact or intervention in […]


igus® heavy-duty rol e-chain for long service life on cranes

Published on: December 1, 2021

igus® develops P4HD rol e-chain with wear-resistant materials, quickly replaceable side parts and smart monitoring December 1, 2021 – A new e-chain from igus® meets the demand for more from energy supply systems in new generations of cranes. The heavy-duty P4HD rol e-chain offers longer travels, high accelerations and speed along with reliability. The rol […]


Wanted: Unique projects with energy supply systems

Published on: November 10, 2021

The vector award for the best e-chain® applications is entering its eighth round – and applications will be accepted until February 11, 2022 They rotate by 7,000 degrees, travel at speeds of up to 10 meters per second and move three-dimensionally like snakes: e-chain® cable carriers made of high-performance plastics. Every two years, a panel […]


igus unveils new sensor for predictive maintenance

Published on: July 15, 2021

i.Cee:local sensor predicts the service life of machinery and equipment, making maintenance efficient and predictable July 15, 2021 – igus has developed a sensor for its smart plastics software that calculates the remaining service life of energy chains, cables, linear guides and plain bearings during operation. The i.cee:local sensor from igus optimizes the life of […]