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Welcome to the chainflex guarantee club26-11-2013

Orange, silver, gold: Up to 36 months guarantee for predictable safety

At igus, the this year’s ELECRAMA, the trade fair for electrical industry, stands under the sign of guarantee: As regards to cables, the energy supply system specialist is the first and only system supplier, who combines his cable programme for constantly moving applications continuously with a guaranteed lifetime in the energy chain. In the chainflex guarantee club, manufacturers of machines and plants can receive a guarantee via certification that goes far beyond the legal basic conditions.

„iglidur on tour“: Around the world with polymer plain bearings from igus17-10-2013

Within the scope of the 30 year iglidur anniversary, the tribo polymer specialist from Cologne sends a mini car on tour

Cologne/Düsseldorf, 16th of October – On the plastics fair K, the first polymer plain bearing from igus, under the name of “iglidur”, was presented to the public 30 years ago. Today, dry running iglidur plain bearings are worldwide moving millions of applications. With “iglidur on tour”, igus celebrates the anniversary at this year’s K: A small car with plastic chassis will be equipped with iglidur components and sent on a journey through the world. With this action, igus not only demonstrates worldwide and manifold application of its polymer bearings, but also the efficiency of iglidur.

30 years iglidur plain bearings: From a simple plastic bushing to high-tech machine element16-10-2013

Cologne/Düsseldorf, 16th of October 2013 – The polymer material “iglidur” from igus celebrates its 30 year anniversary on the K: Three decades ago, igus presented its first iglidur polymer plain bearing – a lubrication and maintenance-free plastic bearing for dry running applications. Due to decades of research with the plastic material and its tribological properties (optimized for friction and wear characteristic) today igus has the worldwide largest programme of tribo-optimized plain, spherical and linear plastic bearings and offers a reliable lifetime calculation online.

30 years iglidur plain bearings: From a simple plastic bushing to high-tech machine element16-10-2013

Cologne/Düsseldorf, 16th of October 2013 – The polymer material “iglidur” from igus celebrates its 30 year anniversary on the K: Three decades ago, igus presented its first iglidur polymer plain bearing – a lubrication and maintenance-free plastic bearing for dry running applications. Due to decades of research with the plastic material and its tribological properties (optimized for friction and wear characteristic) today igus has the worldwide largest programme of tribo-optimized plain, spherical and linear plastic bearings and offers a reliable lifetime calculation online.

1st Crane Cable Engineering Day at igus18-09-2013

Results of the expert conference: the use of chainflex individual wires in crane applications does not lead to harmful bearing currents

Cologne, 18th September 2013 – At the first Crane Cable Engineering Day organised by igus, electrical crane engineering specialists discussed the safe installation of cables on the basis of comprehensive series of tests. A special focus was on the avoidance of bearing current. Results have shown that the use of optimised chainflex individual wires in crane applications does not lead to the formation of harmful bearing currents. In addition, igus presented new fibre optic cables which help the crane industry to save costs.

It runs and runs and runs: End cap ball bearing from igus for long-term use17-09-2013

The xirodur B180 material guarantees a long service life at low costs

igus, the tribo-polymer specialist, is extending its range of xiros ball bearings by including a newly developed end cap ball bearing. It is made of the low-price yet high-performance xirodur B180 material. Since assembly is fast and straightforward, it can be used equally well for both new machines and retrofitting jobs.

Flat and powerful: igus showcases the latest generation of linear axes17-09-2013

Spindle-driven linear axis drylin SLT-BB and spindle linear module drylin SLW-25120 at the drinktec 2013

At the drinktec 2013 in Munich, igus GmbH is presenting the drylin SLT-BB, a spindle-driven linear axis with an even smaller installation height, and the drylin SLW-25120, a spindle linear module for high loads. Both models have been specifically designed for machines and plant used in the food industry, having to fulfil specific requirements concerning installed size and load-bearing capacities.

Savfe: New igus offers for machine tool engineers in the global market16-09-2013

"Savfe – safe & save" campaign at the EMO: equates to safe products at favourable prices, which save on process costs

Hanover/Cologne, 16th September 2013 – Under the motto "savfe – safe & save" igus GmbH is presenting new products and services at the EMO 2013 in Hanover which are both safe and help customers to save costs. The aim is to support machine tool manufacturers in the global market.

Many different paths to safety: new readychain partner programme from igus16-09-2013

Completely pre-harnessed energy chains with system guarantee – no matter who does the installation work

Hanover/Cologne, 16th September 2013 – igus GmbH guarantees safe, matching energy chain components and their simple installation on site. No matter who pre-harnesses or installs them. igus is able to offer this guarantee because all its products are subjected to continuous and intensive testing. Which means every igus readychain is a "safe-chain". A new, compact fluid module can supplement the energy chain by control technology, hydraulics, pneumatics, magnetic engineering and fluid sensor elements.

chainflex M – service life guaranteed for one million double strokes16-09-2013

The new cable range from igus guarantees reliability and high quality at a favorable prices for the machine tool industry

Hanover/Cologne, 16th September 2013 – Within the context of the "savfe campaign" – reliable components which help to save costs – the igus presentation at the EMO revealed a new, complete range of cables for use in the machine tool industry: igus has developed a range covering all types of cables from control, motor, servo and measuring system cables through to data and bus cables – chainflex M – which guarantees reliable low-cost cables.

New: Ball pivots with internal or external thread for flexible installation02-09-2013

Joint bearing novelty from igus allows simple connection

For direct connection of pneumatic cylinders and pneumatic springs, the igus GmbH now has a new ball bin with internal thread in the igubal program, the product range of pivoting bearings from igus. This ball pivot can include the also new plastic flanged housing or other connector elements as another option. This saves components and shorten overall assembly processes.

Small & Light – The readychain rack light fits into even the smallest corner if the machine …26-08-2013

The igus assembly transport racks readychain rack and readychain rack light reduce process costs by up to 80 percent.

The light and slim assembly transport rack readychain rack light from igus now allows a perfect-fit, "plug and play" pre-assembled energy chain system to be used even for small applications. When combined with the already popular large readychain rack, the igus energy chain system readychain is finely tuned to customer requirements. Machine and plant engineers can reduce their process costs by up to 80 percent with the help of the readychain racks.

To avoid the cookie crumbling: 14 new knife edge roll variants from igus19-08-2013

The redirecting of conveyor belts with durable knife edge rollers made of high performance plastics is precise and lubrication-free

Whether filling technology or food stuff production – wherever smooth running and freedom from lubricants is desired, knife edge rollers from the tribo polymer specialist igus help to transfer the transported goods carefully onto the following conveyors. Knife edge rollers made of high performance plastics are now available in 14 new dimensions.

Assembly tools that give time13-08-2013

More than 94 percent of time saved: igus tools allow rapid opening of energy chains

Simple things are often the best. This also applies to assembling tools from igus. The tribo polymer specialist develops tools that are especially used to open energy chains. This reduces the assembling time by around 94 percent and as a result it minimizes the standstill of a machine.

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