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High-end chainflex® series with alloy conductor and TPE outer jacket for bend radii of 4xd20/06/2017

For confined spaces, igus has introduced a new data cable series into its chainflex product range. The CF298 (unshielded) and the CF299 (shielded), which have a small bend radius down to 4xd (from 15 millimetres), are ideal for short, very fast moving applications, such as those found in pick-and-place machines.

Video of the Week – How smart plastics turn Industry 4.0 concepts into reality14/06/2017

In this week’s video, Matthew Aldridge, managing director of igus in the UK, hosts a webinar where he explains how smart plastics can help machine builders and system integrators implement and deliver Industry 4.0 technologies in equipment and factories.

Light, durable and food-safe – new xiros® guide rollers from igus®13/06/2017

For guide and conveyor rollers, igus has developed a fully FDA-compliant design. The fully assembled guide roller system comprises a blue PVC tube and two flanged ball bearings made of xirodur B180 with stainless steel balls.

igus® showcases latest automation and industry 4.0 technologies at MENE 201712/06/2017

igus is returning to the North East for this year’s Manufacturing & Engineering exhibition held at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, on 5-6 July 2017. Visitors to the stand will see a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of applications.

Video of the Week – How cycloidal gearboxes offer up to 60% efficiency savings07/06/2017

Cycloidal gearboxes or reducers are excellent for use in low-cost robotics applications, where high positioning accuracy with low backlash are required. In this week’s video, igus introduces a new cycloidal gearbox made from self-lubricating and maintenance free iglidur plastic.

Fully enclosed and heat-resistant: igus® energy tubes withstand hot chips up to 850°C06/06/2017

igus introduces a high-temperature option for its R4.1L series of enclosed energy tubes that can withstand short-term contact with hot chips up to +850°C.

igus® automotive solutions continue to meet stringent performance requirements31/05/2017

Following last year’s successful inaugural event, which attracted visitors from every UK based vehicle manufacturer, igus is returning to the NEC for Automechanika. During the show, which runs from 6th – 8th June, igus will be showcasing its innovative, tribopolymer bearing products and cable management systems for the automotive industry (stand 17D2).

Video of the Week – long life plastic gears from igus®31/05/2017

igus has extended its range of 3D printing materials with the addition of a new material, iglidur I6, for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). Characterised by a wear resistance of at least six times higher than that of standard materials, iglidur I6 is well-suited for printing high-wear parts, such as gears, offering a particularly long service life.

save weight and money with GRP linear guides from igus®30/05/2017

igus has expanded its drylin W modular, linear guide system with rails made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP). The GRP material is a lightweight alternative to aluminium yet more cost-efficient than carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) linear guides. The automotive industry is one example where the cost and weight of the design are both important considerations, and the new drylin W GRP rail is ideal in this case.

Video of the Week - how to extend service life of plain bearings and reduce costs24/05/2017

Replacing traditional metallic bearings with high-performance tribopolymer parts will extend service life and reduce costs, particularly in demanding environments where water or caustic chemicals are present. Typical applications include equipment used outdoors and those requiring wash-down, such as food and beverage or pharmaceutical processing.

From high load to high temperature: individual parts from 50 iglidur® materials available within 2-5 days23/05/2017

With custom-made 3D-printed injection moulding tools, igus offers designers a new possibility to produce self-lubricating and maintenance-free parts and small batches. Engineers can now choose from the entire range of 50 iglidur high-performance plastics, including specialists for high load, food contact, underwater or high temperature applications, with delivery within 5 days of order.

hygienic design energy chains from igus® are easy to clean23/05/2017

igus introduces its new hygienic design energy chain, called the TH3 series, developed for use on machines in the food and beverage processing and packaging industries. Its open design, which received a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017, makes it very easy to clean, while rounded corners and simple, threadless connections prevent dead spaces where debris and germs can build-up. The structure of the e-chain avoids surfaces lying on top of each other; this prevents plastic on plastic abrasion and material shedding.

igus® linear slides and cable management systems take centre stage at ABTT22/05/2017

At this year’s ABTT, igus will be demonstrating its innovative linear slides and cable management systems that help theatre technicians manage cables and stage props more easily. The exhibition, which runs from 6th – 7th June, is a significant date in the calendar for professionals working with pro audio, lighting, broadcast, AV, rigging and stage technologies.

Video of the Week – How ‘lean’ can igus® energy chains be?17/05/2017

This week we take a close look at the E4.1L series, which igus developed specifically to save on assembly time. In comparison with standard interior separation, using the E4.1L ‘lean’ interior separation system provides up to an 80 percent time saving.

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