New Triflex TRX Energy Supply System Revolutionises 3D Motion Of Robots

Telescopic triflex TRX energy chain from igus saves space on the robot and ensures a retraction length of up to 40 per cent To ensure that cables on industrial robots can be guided in motion safely, easily and compactly, igus has now developed the four-dimensional triflex TRX energy chain. The new design study replaces classic …

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igus 2021 Motion Plastics Show: Showcasing 168 Tribo Innovations

The real-life/virtual trade show invites visitors to use high-performance polymers to improve their moving applications More new products, product extensions and digital offerings than ever before: the 2021 “igus Motion Plastics Show” is opening digitally. Visitors can look forward to 168 innovations from all departments – from telescopic robot tube packages to dry-running ball bearings …

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igus Introduces New Modular Gearbox Kit For Innovative Cobot Ideas

igus is presenting a new modular gearbox kit for cobots at the Hannover Trade Show.


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Compact Cable Guidance For Slewing Gear On Indoor

Slewing gear on the trolley enables the rotation of the load beneath the crane girder. Such a relatively simple movement can turn into a design challenge.


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Precision Irrigation Carriage Reduces Water And Fertiliser Consumption

New precision irrigation carriage reduces water and fertiliser consumption by 75 percent – e-chain in a trough guides hoses with additional energy saving.


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Flexible housing material ensures that the ball stud is firmly enclosed and prevents dirt from penetrating into the bearing.


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Plastic and heavy loads? This time igus proves that the combination works with a new lead screw nut design. The injection-moulded dryspin JGRM polymer nut offers a cost-effective alternative to ball screw nuts. The new lubrication-free and wear-resistant design can move heavy loads. For higher axial loads, the new lead screw nut is also available with a stainless steel plate as a

Plastic and heavy loads? This time igus proves that the combination works with a new lead screw nut design.


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Crawler Robot Defies The Rough North Sea

A ‘Robotic Crawler’ cleans, inspects and removes steel structures on the Danish gas platform, Tyra, with the help of high-performance polymers from igus.


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64 Percent Weight Saved With The World's First Polymer Telescopic Guide From igus

The world’s first polymer telescopic rail from igus demonstrates what 100 percent plastic can do.


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Energy And Data Transmission Rolled Out And Connected In Under 60 Minutes

Guiding energy safely on long travels and at a low cost: this was the goal behind the development of the autoglide 5 from igus.


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igus Readychain: Productivity Accelerator For Machine And Plant Builders

Factories, handcrafted products and premium quality – three attributes that almost always influence the price level.


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Safety At High Speed With The igus E-Chain System In The Linear Motor Robot

Twice as fast and half as heavy: this is what makes the linear motor robot from FIBRO LÄPPLE TECHNOLOGY (FLT) different from other solutions.


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Motion plastics make igus delta robots cost-effective and low-maintenance. Article by igus.


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Industry Outlook 2020

In this annual market outlook, we find out from executives on what they have in store for 2020 and their thoughts about the trends and opportunities in the manufacturing automation industry in the region and around the globe.


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Bigger, Stronger, Faster: New Igus Linear Robots For Cost-Effective Automation

Simple, precise, fast processes: these are the requirements of Cartesian robots.


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In this exclusive interview series with professionals in the industry, Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Richard Habering, Head of Business Unit, igus Smart Plastics, about matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0.


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Smart Factory With IoT: igus Develops Smart Plastics App For Fanuc FIELD System

In order to be able to evaluate data from machines and systems centrally, Fanuc is now presenting its new open IIoT platform called “FIELD system”.


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Use At -40 Deg C: How 25 E-Chains Help Prepare Planes Before They Fly

Friction-free operation of a fully automatic maintenance system for aircraft enabled by e-chains and igubal pillow block bearings.


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Infographic How Igus Roller Energy Chains Provide More Reliability On Long Travels

Infographic How Igus Roller Energy Chains Provide More Reliability On Long Travels From technical innovation and the standard up to a far-sighted solution: this characterises the evolution of igus roller energy chains.


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Robotic Opportunities And Challenges For Cable Manufacturers

Today, manufacturing is hardly conceivable without industrial robots and their areas of use are increasing continuously. But due to the permanent three-dimensional movements in the automated factory, the cables that supply the robot are subjected to extreme levels of stress.


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Safe Guidance For Maximum Precision Machining

Energy chains from igus safely guide cables and hoses in Mikromat’s robotic machining systems.


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Fast And Safe In Industry 4.0 With Smart Igus Energy Supply On Long Travels

Fast And Safe In Industry 4.0 With Smart Igus Energy Supply On Long Travels Smart plastics EC.T sensor monitors the condition of five times more abrasion-resistant high-speed polymer glide bars in e-chains


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New universal clamp for energy chains and protective hoses ensures increased safety at work with all collaborative robots.


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Large Selection, Quick Decision: iglidur Plain Bearing Catalogue Helps You Save Costs

Maintenance-free igus bearing technology now easy to find with practical overview of materials, size selection and price list


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Online Platform Brings Robotics Users And Suppliers Together

RBTX.com is the new platform that brings together users and suppliers of low-cost robotics components quickly and easily.


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New retraction system for energy chains ensures fail-safe operation of robots in modern factories. Article by igus.

New retraction system for energy chains ensures fail-safe operation of robots in modern factories. Article by igus.


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German Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the stand of the motion plastics specialist igus

German Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the stand of the motion plastics specialist igus


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Low cost automation less than the price of the established automation suppliers for just a few thousand euro—this is exactly what many users want.

Low cost automation less than the price of the established automation suppliers for just a few thousand euro—this is exactly what many users want.


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More than 1,300 new plain bearing standard dimensions enable dry operation and cost reduction in various industrial sectors.

More than 1,300 new plain bearing standard dimensions enable dry operation and cost reduction in various industrial sectors.


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Industry Outlook 2019

In this annual market outlook, we find out from executives on what they have in store for the coming year and their thoughts about the trends and opportunities in the market.


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igus has developed a new CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications, such as in machine tools.


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Service Life More Than Doubled With igus Plain Bearings In Roller Chain

At the Hannover Messe, igus will be showing the new P4.1 roller chain for crane and gantry use with optional intelligent wear monitoring. In order to increase the uptime of crane systems and gantries, igus has now combined its core competencies in the areas of plain bearing technology and energy chains. In the P4.1 roller chain for long travels, newly developed tribologically optimised plain bearings ensure lubrication-free mounting of the individual chain links. This prolongs the service life of the energy chain. Optionally, the P4.1 e-chain can be part of the igus predictive maintenance concept with a new isense wear sensor.


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Igus Lends Support To Robo TV Team From Overath

2017 say the motion plastics specialist igus support a school team from Overath for the first time in their participation in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in Costa Rica. In the competition, a robot must be made from Lego blocks and programmed. Then a defined task must be fulfilled using this robot. As newcomers in their age group, the team reached the 21st place and was able to raise its success level from last year.


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With the module connect by igus, plug-in modules can be individually configured using the modular system.


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igus Introduces Maintenance-Free 3D Printed Grippers

igus, a manufacturer of plastic plain bearings, spherical bearings, linear guides, cable carriers and continuous-flex cables, has introduced its 3D-printed plastic grippers that enables manufacturers to save on costs and time.


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Igus Guide Trough System For Plastic Energy Chains

The guidelite plus trough system from igus is now made of the new improved material igumid EG+. This ensures high chemical resistance so that the use of the cost-effective guide trough is ideal for electroplating and fertiliser production. Thanks to its ultra-light, modular design, the assembly is also greatly simplified.


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Igus: Strain Relief For Cables

The motion plastics specialist igus has now developed a unique strain relief system with a honeycomb structure for its energy supply systems.


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Igus: Lead Screw Unit

The motion plastics specialist igus takes a completely new approach to drive technology: the SLTI3 lead screw unit offers customers the highest degree of variability in the design of their individual linear axis.


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Igus: Industrial Robots

igus expands its low-cost robot modular system and displayed applications from its own production at the Hannover Messe 2017


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Igus: Medium Voltage Cable

The motion plastic specialist igus has developed the new chainflex medium voltage cable CFCRANE.PUR for very long travels, for example in crane facilities.


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Igus: Separator System

The E4.1L from motion plastics specialist igus, the company claims, is the lightest cable-carrying e-chain on the market.


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Caring For Cables

Cables can degrade if they are not maintained and properly cared for. Cable carriers are designed to guide and protect cables and hoses on moving machinery, ultimately extending the cables life.


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Igus: Smartphone App

With the Fit Calculator the motion plastics specialist igus is now offering a new smartphone app for iOS and Android.


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Igus: High-Speed Data Transmission

Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes are an essential part of port facilities around the world. With the d-rover, the motion plastics specialist igus provides a solution to supply data to these RTGs quickly and safely – for travels of over 800 metres.


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Igus: Support Tray

Igus has expanded its product range of support trays for secure and maintenance-free operation of unsupported e-chain applications.


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Igus: Multi-Axis Energy Chains

The motion plastics specialist igus has expanded its range of multi-axis energy chains and introduced a new size for the lightweight triflex TRLF. With 125 millimetres diameter, this is the largest in the range and can safely guide even more cables and hoses.


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Market Outlook 2017

The economic climate is uncertain but there are a varied array of opportunities ahead for businesses in the industrial automation space to leverage and take advantage of. Six companies gave their view on their 2016 performance and where they see the opportunities going into 2017.


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