Choosing the Right Cables for Long Travels: A Simple Guide

Shery George | 14 February 2024

Hey there! Today, I want to share a story about a recent customer visit that got me thinking about bus cables for long travels. The customer is into making systems for handling foam materials. Imagine moving around material handling between different processing steps. Now, these often involve long travels and that’s where our e-chains and […]


What are the most common plain bearings made of?

Shery George | 30 January 2024

Plain bearings stand out from ball or rolling bearings due to their less complicated design. But is this simplicity always true? The reality is, that various types of plain bearings have distinct constructions and workings. In this blog, we’ll explore the structure of the most common plain bearings. Overview of plain bearings and how they […]


igus is looking for unique applications with energy chain systems

Shery George | 23 November 2023

Applications for the ninth vector award are now being accepted/deadline: 9th February 2024 Calling engineers from all over the world: the igus vector award is entering its next round. For the ninth time, igus is honouring design engineers and project managers for creative, courageous use of energy supply systems and cables made of high-performance plastic. […]


New low-cost igus carriage for curved rail made of recycled high-performance plastic

Shery George | 23 November 2023

drylin econ entry-level series for simple adjustment and positioning tasks reduces costs by around 80% Injection-moulded from regranulated high-performance plastic and therefore very cost-effective and sustainable, the new polymer carriages from the igus drylin econ series make adjustment and positioning tasks simple. They cost less than 20% of what their milled aluminium counterparts do. Thanks […]


What does global, digital, and 24/7 mean for chainflex®?

Shery George | 25 October 2023

The world is becoming increasingly interconnected. Everything has to be available at all times. AI and chatbots are taking on more and more tasks. But past problems have shown us that supply chains can be disrupted and major problems can arise. That’s why we have set up a global network of production and storage locations […]


The chainflex® service oasis

Shery George | 23 October 2023

In today’s increasingly globalised world, service is often a nuisance for everyone. You have a problem with a household appliance, perhaps an oven, and you have specifically chosen a German brand. Luckily, the instructions also include a flyer with service numbers for each country. But when you enter the number into your phone, you always […]


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 […]