Flexibility meets safety: first monitoring system for robot e-chains from igus

Shery George | 27 August 2022

New i.Sense TR.B sensor enables condition monitoring for triflex R energy chains in three-dimensional applications Robots have long been an integral part of many areas of industrial manufacturing – and their range of tasks continues to grow in the wake of digitalisation. Whether for welding, painting, soldering or palletising, industrial robots work dynamically. A flexible […]


What is igubal and what benefits do they offer in the Automotive Industry?

Shery George | 17 August 2022

Several industrial applications require bearings with self-aligning features and this is generally achieved by using spherical bearings. A spherical plain bearing is a bearing that permits angular movement around a central point. igubal is a range of polymer spherical bearings from igus GmbH. Like all the other products from igus, igubal bearings offer many advantages over metal spherical bearings. Here are […]


Low cost automation solutions from igus for glue dispensing machines

Shery George | 4 August 2022

Igus Low cost Automation (LCA) has a full fledged customer testing area. This helps customer to simulate his application and ensure that it works with igus solution before placing the order. This helps a lot of customers also with  faster turnaround of their automation projects, which leads to faster Return on Investment (ROI). With igus […]


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Why Are Plastic Components Ideal for the Packaging and Food Industries?

Shery George | 1 August 2023

Bearings are on just about every machine imaginable in the packaging industry: tray sealing, dosing, cartooning, form fill and seal, tubular bagging, and sleeving and wrapping applications, just to name a few. So it is easy to see how machine builders and designers, whether for general packaging or the food and beverage industry, could bite-off more than […]


Spherical bearings for weigher flaps

Shery George | 19 May 2023

igubal spherical bearings are self-aligning bearing elements manufactured completely from polymer and are therefore very lightweight. They are perfect for use in weighing systems. Individual scales, but also multihead weighers, can be found in various types of packaging machines (such as bag forming, filling and sealing machines). Because the products to be weighed and packaged […]


7 Tips for selecting the optimum conveyor rollers

Shery George | 27 April 2023

The following blog provides tips for selecting the right guide roller for each application.  Tip 1: Determine the load profile-  At the beginning of each selection process, the conveyor system design engineer should determine the requirements for the drive rollers and guide rollers. They will often notice that they can use more cost-effective guide rollers […]


Hard or soft cable for e- chains: which is best?

Shery George | 28 March 2023

No matter whether you call it energy chain, e-chain or a drag chain, it also does not matter whether cables have Flexible Dynamic (FD), highly flexible (HF) or “chain” in the name. It is not the name that matters, but rather the function and durability. So, which is best? A “hard” or a “soft” cable […]