igus polymer solutions for moving applications help you reduce logistics, installation, and throughput times. In your woodworking machines and CNC machining centres, our tightly closing energy supply systems ensure the controlled movement of cables and hydraulic and pneumatic hoses and protect them from dust and chips. Our linear guides and plain and ball bearings also require no external lubrication or maintenance. This makes them ideal for the woodworking industry, since chips, dust, and dirt cannot adhere to the bearing points thanks to dry operation.
Special solutions are just as much part of the igus product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.
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The challenge for our customer in this project was that the path of the cables through the machine from the consumer unit to the switch cabinet is 100 metres. In the event of service, where there is planned or unplanned downtime, this results in major logistical expenses. The solution: a fully harnessed energy chain, including the plug and play interface solution Module Connect. The customer is able to unplug and plug in the self-coded assembly at any time - absolutely securely and without specialist personnel. This simplifies handling and significantly reduces downtime and maintenance costs.
Homag GmbH, the world market leader in edge bander production, has developed a machine that can glue slanted edges – a job that previously had to be done manually. Five-axis technology is used to swivel the edge banding unit. This requires a compact, cost-effective energy supply system that allows rotations of 720° and can guide various media at the same time. It was a perfect case for our twisterband ...
Wood dust and high pressure and temperatures: the ambient conditions for plain bearings in machines that assemble wood veneers are anything but ideal. igus plastic plain bearings prove their worth in the face of these extreme requirements. Heinrich Kuper GmbH, the only manufacturer worldwide to cover the entire spectrum of veneer splicing techniques, uses split igus plain bearings made of the iglidur G material in a new generation of machines at a very critical point - the pressure beam bearing.
Weeke Bohrsysteme GmbH relies on pre-assembled readychain® systems in the manufacturing of their equipment. Thanks to the ready-to-install energy supplies equipped with harnessed cables, Weeke only needs half the time to assemble the energy tubes. This enables the company to lower its production costs whilst offering a long-life, low-maintenance product for its end customers.
SERRA Maschinenbau GmbH places great demands on its stationary sawmills. They must work flawlessly at all times, no matter how hot or cold it is. Furthermore, they must be easy to operate, maintain and service. This was successfully achieved by using polymer plain bearings. The bearings do not have to be lubricated, they are impervious to shocks, dirt and sawdust and they are extremely temperature-resistant.
Special designs have two essential disadvantages: procurement of spare parts and high development costs. How these disadvantages can be avoided is demonstrated by Westphal Maschinenbau with an innovative energy supply consisting of standard components. The e-chain® carries an extraction hose piggyback which it takes, along with other cables, safely and securely over a travel distance of 16 metres.
This lathe made by HOMAG India processes wooden parts, which causes a large amount of wood chips and dust. The use of iglidur® plain bearings, which contain solid lubricant, means that the machine's bearings are low maintenance and do not have to be lubricated in any way. This cuts costs and saves service time as well as preventing wood swarf and dust from sticking to the bearings.