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Video of The Week – how to create a cost-effective 270-degree robotic swivel arm14/12/2017

By watching this week’s video, you will see the benefits of using the ‘triflex swivel arm’ from motion plastics specialist igus.

New engineering plastic profiles for wear resistant and self-lubricating motion applications13/12/2017

In order to enable even more efficient production, the motion plastics specialist igus has expanded its range of semi-finished engineering plastic products. This enables the ordering of industrial profiles designed to individual specifications made from the proven iglidur materials. When extruding the final form, the customer benefits from lower processing and material costs.

igus® showcases smart innovations at Southern Manufacturing11/12/2017

At Southern Manufacturing, which runs from 6th – 8th February at FIVE, Farnborough, igus will showcase a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of engineering applications.

Video of the Week – how low-cost automation can benefit your business08/12/2017

Automation is becoming ever more relevant for increased productivity, lean operation and reliability in a wide and varied range of applications. In this week’s webinar, Robert Dumayne, dry-tech director at igus, shows how modular components from the drylin E and robolink ranges can be combined to create low cost automation systems.

igus® chainflex® hybrid bus cables for Ethernet and Profinet moving applications in e-chains05/12/2017

Motion plastics specialist igus introduces single-cable solutions for use in energy chains with Ethernet or Profinet elements and power cores in the CFBUS.PUR.H01 series. Thanks to the extensive tests carried out in the igus test lab, users can not only calculate their service life online, but also get a unique guarantee of 36 months. The oil-resistant PUR outer jacket makes them suitable for moving applications in machine tools and other demanding environments.

unique energy chain applications wanted – vector award goes into the sixth round01/12/2017

Motion plastics specialist igus has announced a call for entries for the vector award 2018. Now in its sixth year, the biennial event recognises the innovative use of energy chain systems in numerous applications, from handling energy and data safely on the arm of an industrial robot to an outdoor camera system that films high-speed track events without interruption and vibration.

drylin® ZLW Eco linear guide for low-cost positioning and adjustment tasks30/11/2017

Motion plastics specialist igus has introduced a cost-effective alternative to its standard drylin ZLW linear guides for simple positioning and adjustment task. Available ready-to-install, the drylin ZLW eco is suitable for applications where a high degree of positioning accuracy and the ability to handle high loads and speeds are not key requirements. A typical application would be in a vending machine for dispensing packaged food or drink bottles.

Video of the Week – join us for a whirlwind tour of our newly-expanded UK facility30/11/2017

In this week’s video we take a look around the newly-expanded igus facility during its official opening. A six-figure sum has been invested in the expansion, which will not only create more space for current engineering but will also allow the company to add significantly to its workforce in the future. Deputy Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Tony Ansell formally cut the ribbon with managing director, Matthew Aldridge.

Small, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings from igus® help mapping specialist capture world in 3D24/11/2017

3D Laser Mapping (3DLM) is a cutting-edge innovator, specialising in technology to help capture all terrains in 3D. From environmental monitoring software to laser scanning systems, the company’s technology supports the delivery of data across a range of industries including mining, urban infrastructure, geohazards and the emergency services.

Video of the Week – how the world really turns with igus®23/11/2017

When founder Günter Blase first said: “show me your problem part and I’ll find you the right solution” this has become the motto of igus ever since. With more than 3000 employees between its head office in Germany and 35 subsidiaries, and representative partners in more than 80 other countries, igus certainly has a global reach - giving customers the local service they deserve.

Video of the Week – What you missed at this year’s Motek10/11/2017

In this week’s video of the week, Artur Peplinski, vice president of igus in Germany, takes us through some of the highlights of the 112 innovations and product range extensions presented during this year’s Motek show in Stuttgart. The main themes were showing visitors to the stand how to reduce downtimes and configure products online and order them, both saving time and money.

Order in the office with new furniture-chain lines from igus®07/11/2017

Office furniture is becoming more and more multi-functional in order to meet the requirements of a flexible workplace. In order to securely manage moving cables for power and data, igus now offers the furniture sector a new cable management system, called furniture-chain.

Front-loader test rig from igus®: plastic versus metal in endurance test01/11/2017

In its own test laboratory, igus has commissioned a system for testing especially high loads in machine applications found in the agricultural or construction industries. The front loader, which moves 24/7, is located outdoors and therefore exposed to all the elements. This enables igus to compare different bearing combinations in order to find the best products for the respective heavy-duty application.

igus® says YES to supporting GlitterBomb robot-building team01/11/2017

igus is helping a North Wales robot-building team with engineer support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through its YES (Young Engineers Support) programme, designed to foster and support design ideas of young people with a passion for engineering. Designed by 10-year old team captain, April, the pink, sparkly and very formidable GlitterBomb robot has competed in the BBC’s iconic Robot Wars, as well as paid regular visits to schools and other venues to help inspire young people to study STEM subjects.

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