Oil resistance for cables and cables

Shery George | 28 January 2022

Cables must always be selected according to the application and the external conditions. These include weather conditions, extreme or ambient temperature and also contact with oils. The oil resistance of cables is often indispensable. We shall clarify more background on the subject in today’s post. Why oil-resistant? Oils can damage plastics and also the materials of a […]

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xiros guide rollers with FDA conformity: 60% weight saving compared to metallic solutions

Shery George | 21 January 2022

igus, develops maintenance-free and above all lubrication-free solution for transport and guide rollers, which are made of blue light weight PVC tube and FDA-compliant two fixed flange ball bearings made up of in-house material xirodur B180 and stainless steel balls under the brand name xiros.  These xiros guide rollers  are particularly important for labelling, packaging and food applications due […]

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Are igus products suitable for use with food contact?

Shery George | 11 January 2022

Our health is our most important possession and no components of the bearings or linear guide should ever harm it in anyway. Where there is possible contact with food, the requirements placed on each component are different from those in other cases. The linear guide system, i.e. guide rails, shafts, linear bearing housings, screws and […]

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Self locking leadscrew system

Self locking leadscrew system-what is it???

Shery George | 5 January 2022

If you go into the problem of threads, you often encounter the word “self-locking”. But what does “self-locking” mean exactly in conjunction with lead screw technology? And what are the differences between high helix threads and trapezoidal threads? We have explained it briefly and simply. Self-locking means that lead screw nuts and lead screws cannot […]

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Axial clearance – what exactly is that?

Shery George | 5 January 2022

The question of clearance is often asked in the case of lead screw nuts made of polymer. This describes the lost motion, i.e. the “dead travel” on the lead screw, or in other words the gap between the thread flanks of the lead screw and the lead screw nut. The term clearance is often used […]

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Using plain bearings as rollers – A good idea?

Shery George | 5 January 2022

At first glance, many advantages of plain bearings sound attractive for use as roller. They use less space than roller bearings, require no additional lubrication (depending on their type) and do not suffer as much from dirt and cleaning agents. On top of that they weigh less and are cheaper. But as usual, devil is […]

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Light & Quick Readychain Systems for Single Girder E.O.T. Cranes

Shery George | 8 December 2021

In modern crane technology Single Girder EOT Cranes are extensively used in warehouses, workshops, pre-cast manufacturing, sheet metal industry, automotive industries etc. Subsequently we also find applications in explosive, combustible, and corrosive environments as well. While majority of the single girder cranes fall into low duty cycles as the lifting capacities are also on the […]

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Maintenance free high performance igus polymer bearings for the pharmaceutical packaging industry

Shery George | 22 November 2021

With the changing times, the Indian Pharma industry is witnessing  dynamic changes & are adopting advanced technologies for their machines , manufacturing processes , packaging techniques and other related aspects , so  as to achieve greater output  & higher productivity without any compromise on the strict hygiene standards & to maintain the safety of the […]

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What are plain bearings and what advantages igus offers in Automotive industry?

Shery George | 12 November 2021

Plain bearings or commonly known as “bush”, bush bearing”, “bushing”, slide bearing” etc. are a much older technology when compared with ball bearings. Humans have been using plain bearings since year 3000BC. These are the simplest form of bearings without any rolling elements. Some of the most desired features of a plain bearings are – […]

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Selection of the Suitable mounting bracket

Shery George | 19 October 2021

Almost all mounting brackets are available in two variants. The first pivoting, the second is locking. At this point, many design engineers wonder when they should use the pivoting and when the locking version. Pivoting Type  Locking Type Pivoting mounting brackets are standard for gliding and horizontally unsupported applications: But why is that? The pivoting […]

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