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Offshore inspection equipment from Scotland wins manus award 201924/04/2019

Remote intervention tooling and subsea engineering specialist, ToolTec has reason to celebrate: Its offshore inspection unit has won the manus award 2019 - a prize awarded by igus for the creative use of high-performance plastic bearings.

Why should gears be 3D printed instead of machined?23/04/2019

In a live webinar on 9th May 2019, Tom Krause, Head of Additive Manufacturing at igus, will explain how to achieve wear-resistant plastic gears.

Video of the Week – How smart and maintenance-free igus® solutions offer long service life11/04/2019

igus e-chains are used in warehouses all over the world, from pallet storage and retrieval units (SRUs) to automated small parts stores and multi-shuttle systems.

Extremely mobile – with loads up to 500 tons – igus® energy chains in an 'XXL' size process crane11/04/2019

Kranbau Köthen GmbH has built a crane with a lifting capacity of 500 tons and a special design whereby the weight distribution in two axes can be finely balanced using a special shaft end support.

Continued growth with motion plastics®: igus® increases sales by 8.5 percent04/04/2019

Configurable online, on the go and on a tablet, as a durable special part, 3D printed or equipped with smart intelligence – motion plastics are increasingly becoming high-tech components.

igus® E2 energy chain increases the service life and reduces maintenance intervals for hydraulic hoses on construction machinery04/04/2019

Special challenges require innovative solutions.

Video of the Week – How high motion plastics® are used in commercial vehicles04/04/2019

Commercial vehicles, such as telescopic loaders and dumper trucks, must cope with the harsh everyday life of moisture, risk of corrosion and often inappropriate handling.

For life after the chancellor's office: service robot helps in the kitchen02/04/2019

Prominent visit to the igus booth: German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the booth of the motion plastics specialist igus on the first day of the Hanover Trade Fair.

Video of the Week – How igus® could be with you sooner than you think22/03/2019

We know the chances of getting out to visit shows and exhibitions are becoming few and far between. With our mobile display, we take to the road and come to you; it is an opportunity for you to get to know our products and find out about our latest innovations without leaving the premises.

Additional sizes added to drylin® W exchange range22/03/2019

Motion plastics specialist igus has added new sizes to its drylin W exchange range. In addition to size 10, the liners are available in sizes 16 and 20 for drylin W linear guides.

New plastic clamp concept from igus® for triflex® R energy chains on cobots15/03/2019

Collaborative robots, or cobots, are mainly used as assistants in simple or interactive activities and, in contrast to large and fast industrial robots, work hand in hand with humans.

igus® pops in so you don’t need to leave the office08/03/2019

Knowing that time strapped design and engineering teams rarely have the chance to venture out to shows and exhibitions, igus now pops in with products, samples, brochure and catalogues.

Video of the Week – How igus® ready-to-use systems enhance warehouse efficiency08/03/2019

Shuttle systems or ‘shuttle robots’ automatically store and retrieve goods in warehouse racking. Enhancing storage capacity, these highly dynamic systems are designed for high throughput rates and often operate 24/7.

Video of the Week – Why this year’s UK Manufacturing Review should be top of your reading list01/03/2019

In this week’s video, managing director Matthew Aldridge presents the latest issue of the UK Manufacturing Review.