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igus polymer spherical bearings

How polymer spherical bearings ensure more efficient energy generation

Vishaka Upreti | 17 June 2021

Everyone has seen them at some point. Individual solar modules on a house roof or many of them arranged to create a solar power plant. These solar modules are generally fixed in place, oriented optimally to catch the sun. In large solar power plants, energy is generated more efficiently with special tracking systems, the “solar […]

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igubal bearings

igus® internal tests confirm the reliability of products for the solar industry

Vishaka Upreti | 17 June 2021

Producing energy from renewable sources is always associated with high costs and investments. Various factors such as procurement, financing, and operating costs play a significant role. An important consideration is the system’s service life – a long one means that these costs can be recouped over a longer period. Photovoltaic systems, especially solar modules, nowadays […]

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igus Lead screw

Polymer lead screw nuts and the influence of temperature

Vishaka Upreti | 8 June 2021

Lead screw drives are used in machines in a wide variety of industries. The demands on the lead screw drives therefore differ: high and low speeds and loads as well as wide temperature ranges or a continuous temperature of around 200°C. Even in these situations, lead screw nuts and lead screws have to work reliably. […]

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igus drylin

Reduce costs in vending machine construction with reliable components

Vishaka Upreti | 8 June 2021

Whether the snack dispenser in an office, the reverse vending machine in a shop or an ATM on the street, they all have to perform their service without interruption, if possible 24/7. This alone is a great challenge for a vending machine manufacturer, as customers do not wait and, at the latest when they spend […]

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igus self aligning bearings

What is igubal and what benefits do they offer?

Vishaka Upreti | 24 May 2021

Many industrial applications need 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 range of polymer spherical bearings from igus GmbH. Like all other products from igus, igubal bearings offer many advantages against metal spherical bearings. Here are […]

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igus Lead screw in India

Lead screws: dryspin vs trapezoidal, which is better?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

Lead screws have been known for a long time under the term “trapezoidal”, but this term limits the range. There are lots of variations of lead screw: acme thread, square threads, high helix to name a few. But how do you know which one is better than the others?   What is a trapezoidal lead screw? […]

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igus dry-tech

Can any manufactured product be classed as eco-friendly or are some simply sustainable?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

The definition of eco-friendly is “not environmentally harmful”. This term can be quite misleading when referring to products. There appears to be a collective of terms under the “eco-friendly” umbrella that can be misconstrued when defining the environmental impact of products; green, sustainable and environmentally friendly to name a few. In adverts and in the […]

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igus drylin system

The long-term cost benefits of drylin® systems over traditional ball-bearing systems

Vishaka Upreti | 7 May 2021

There are a lot of discussions about which is better, linear plain bearing or ball bearing systems but it really depends on the application.  What is clear, is that there are numerous instances where ball bearing systems can be changed for igus® drylin® linear systems and with this change, there will be a cost-saving. The principle of […]

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iglidur plastic rods

How can FDA bar stock material help your application?

Vishaka Upreti | 15 April 2021

We are strong believers that not everything will fit into the conventional “standard” realms of products and having FDA bar stock material available in our iglidur® polymers allows the customer to be as creative as they desire. As a result, it allows customers from a large range of industries to have custom machined parts made for […]

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igus metal ball bearing

Metal, polymer, ceramic – How do you decide which ball bearing is best for your application?

Vishaka Upreti | 15 April 2021

Metallic ball bearings are predominantly used in most applications in classic mechanical engineering. They are number 1 in terms of global sales and are suitable for a variety of different mechanical engineering applications. However, you always reach a limit if there are additional requirements for the bearing within the application, i.e. additional load capacity or […]

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