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Why igus has so many materials for bearing applications and how to choose the right bearing for your application. 

Shery George | 28 September 2022

igus and its iglidur range of motion plastic products are the world’s largest manufacturer of polymer plain bearings. In the blogs previous sessions, you saw how igus’s performance polymers are built and the trade name of this range of products as iglidur. With our years of research, constant blending of different components inside iglidur (Base […]

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Do plastic energy chains work for Machine tool applications under hot chips?

Shery George | 28 September 2022

The materials with which igus e-chains are made have to go under a great deal of stress such as pressure and tensile strain, and they are made to be abrasion-resistant, very sturdy and have a high modulus of elasticity, whereby they must also exhibit stable behaviour at high and low temperatures and be resistant to […]

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Importance of Interior separation in energy chains: Different types and how to find the right one

Shery George | 23 September 2022

The interior separation is an important component of energy chains and serves to separate or subdivide different media within the guide. Because the service life of the system can only be increased with the correct arrangement of the cables. In this article, you will learn more about the different components of interior separation and how you can find the […]

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Why do High-Speed Laser & Printing Machines need E6 Low Noise series?

Shery George | 21 September 2022

System E6 offers many advantages besides its long service life. It features extremely quiet, low-vibration operation, complementing the low-vibration linear drive concept in high-speed & low noise machine tool applications. It minimizes the polygon effect which can occur during the rolling motion of an e-chain®. The ultra-low noise levels have been confirmed in a recent report […]

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STS container cranes: fit for the future thanks to the new igus heavy-duty rol e-chain

Shery George | 27 August 2022

P4HD.56.R: suitable for long travels, high speeds, heavy cable loads and Industry 4.0 Container cranes in ports around the world will be even more powerful and fail-safe in the future. This is due to the fact that igus is launching P4HD.56.R – a new heavy-duty energy chain prepared for long travels, high speeds, heavy cable […]

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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 […]

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What do you choose? a bought-out part, or a customized part?

Shery George | 26 July 2022

“You don’t have to reinvent a wheel, just realign it.” This old quote holds true for a modern-day design engineer designing a machine. It is the reason why the designer likes to use off the shelf, standard “bought-out” parts wherever possible in his design.   Fortunately, in today’s industry most of the established company has a […]

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Ready-to-install system solutions for format adjustments

Shery George | 12 May 2022

In the Packaging, food & beverage industry, implementation of precise format adjustments is a must for maximizing the flexibility of machines & equipments like filling  or labelling machines for bottles or cans or also for equipments for entry lanes in beverage industries. To solve this problem, igus supplies you with machine components made of high-performance […]

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Can conventional ball screws be replaced by igus lubrication free lead screws for format adjustments?

Shery George | 12 May 2022

Most packaging machines have a number of format adjustments. They are often made with trapezoidal lead screw nuts and a corresponding lead screw. Many format adjustments still involve metallic lead screw nuts. To work smoothly, they need lots of lubricant. The dirty environment means that regular re-greasing and maintenance are necessary. Instead of focusing on […]

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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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