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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Available from stock – drylin® T – The cost-effective lubrication free alternative to recirculating ball bearings

Shery George | 4 August 2022

Who likes to have greasy hands? You might know this from your own children. They quickly eat a few fries and then wipe the greasy fingers on the T-shirt. Nobody likes to have greasy fingers or grease stains on their clothes. If you work with machine elements such as ball bearings, gears or linear guides, […]


How do I unreel cables correctly from the cable reel?

Shery George | 27 July 2022

At customers’ premises, I often observe how the electricians unwind cables from the cable reels or remove them from the cable ring in various ways during installation. You can go wrong here. Especially when the cable concerned is used for dynamic applications in energy chains, incorrect unreeling can have fatal consequences. To be honest, when I […]


Where are our gantries used?

Shery George | 26 April 2022

igus® gantries are used in countless different applications and industries, from picking & placment of components to pipetting applications. The opportunities are endless when it comes to igus® gantries, whether an application requires a speed of upto 1 m/s, accuracy of +/-0.5 mm with loads up to 10 kgs, the solution will be found using […]


Satisfying customer needs with igus Gantry Robot

Shery George | 11 February 2022

In the last couple of years, we have faced through various challenges mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The key issue everyone witnessed was the sustained fluctuation of demands along with a lack of trained labour. The below application story shows the instance of one of our customers where his problem was countered using igus […]


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 […]