Vending machine technology is establishing itself in ever more industry sectors. Users benefit from the convenience of having the desired product quickly at hand and at the same time needing little space for storage. Alongside industrial application of the technology in pick & place applications or in tool handling machines, to name two examples, increasing numbers of vending machines are being deployed directly in salesrooms. They are setting new standards with regard to speed and quiet operation. igus quality has already successfully proven itself in a wide range of beverage, coffee and snack vending machines. All movements have one thing in common: fully automated systems start and run in the background-quickly, quietly and maintenance-free. For such applications, motion plastics manufacturer igus offers a wide range of products: lubrication-free, quiet drylin drive modules for positioning movements, dependable energy chains and cables, maintenance-free plain bearings, efficient high helix threads and light linear guides, even for the smallest of installation spaces.
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Lubrication-free, corrosion-resistant, quiet
64% weight savings compared to drylin series NT-35
Fast assembly in seconds
Cost-effective production in injection moulding
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Easy handling and visualisation by LED
Predictable maintenance due to wear sensor in liner
Direct use without integration in local IT environment
Bearing exchanged in seconds
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Corrosion-free clear anodised surface finish
Consistent silver colour ideal for visible parts
15% more cost-effective than the hard-anodised version
Saw cuttings to the millimetre
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Longer guaranteed service life
Small bend radii of 4xd due to special alloy
Less frequent need to replace the cable
For the smallest of installation spaces
UL94-V2 (optional V0)
Stable, light and quiet
PVC outer jacket (CF140 shielded)
For medium-duty applications
Proximity switch mounting by means of T slot
Everything from one source, readily assembled and tested
Low installation height 6-12mm
Numerous carriage options
In the context of the igus , pupils developed a vending machine specifically for packaged spices together with engineers of EMAG LaserTec GmbH. In order to deliver the salt, curry and pepper tins quickly from the compartments, they used igus drylin W linear guides. They ensure that the machine moves quickly, smoothly and without lubricants.
This device automates the laborious performance of pipetting tasks. drylin linear guide systems ensure that the special requirements of medical technology are fulfilled.
This kiosk not only has the ability to sell confectionary but also offers further useful functions. e-chains from igus provide for maintenance-free operation despite a small installation space.
This automatic vending machines remains open even when all other pharmacies are closed. A touchscreen is used to select non-prescription medicines and a cashless payment system provides for additional ease of use. drylin linear guides are absolutely lubrication-free.
Thanks to drylin N low-profile linear guides, this coffee maker ensures coffee is at the perfect temperature. The great advantage of the high-performance plastics stems from its corrosion-resistant and lubrication-free properties as well as the smooth movements they provide.