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igus® white paper looks at ways in which IIoT is transforming our world21/09/2017

igus has published a white paper entitled: ‘How the Industrial Internet of Things has led to the development of next-generation smart plastics with sensing capabilities built in.’ Set to grow at a CAGR of 8 percent from now until 2020, when IIoT will reach a value of over $150bn, the paper assesses the advantages and benefits it brings to businesses operating on global markets.

Unique separator system from igus® speeds up e-chain harnessing15/09/2017

Developed to combine the advantages of the E2/000 and E4.1 in one product range, the E4.1L was developed specifically to save assembly time. In comparison with standard interior separation, the E4.1L ‘lean’ features interior clip in slotted separators that provide up to an 80 percent assembly time saving.

Video of The Week – How to implement flexible guiding on a conveyor15/09/2017

In this week’s video, igus demonstrates how to implement fully adjustable guiding that enables machine builders to add flexibility to customise their conveyors further.

Aircraft inspection made easy - mobile robot for fuselage inspection12/09/2017

Safety is particularly important in air travel, both on the ground and in the air. For this reason, aircraft are regularly inspected and maintained. An important item on the inspector’s checklist is looking for signs of corrosion and metal fatigue on the outer skin of the aircraft. To reduce ground handling times and to increase safety through improved maintenance, Lufthansa Technik AG developed a robot-supported process for inspecting metallic aircraft fuselage structures, called MORFI (Mobile Robot for Fuselage Inspection). One of the key design criteria for the mobile robot was its overall low weight, which is why igus bearing technology is used.

Video of the Week – How to guide and protect cables and hoses in land rigs08/09/2017

Energy supply systems on land rigs are subjected to dynamic loads, such as vibration, as well as environmental influences – all of which are major challenges for conventional service loops and steel energy chain systems, especially for top drive systems. Under these extreme conditions, heavy duty polymer e-chains from igus guide and protect cables and hoses offer many benefits.

Made for offshore: igus® tried and tested solutions on display at Offshore Europe06/09/2017

Offshore Europe returns to Aberdeen this year from the 5th-8th of September during which igus will showcase its vast range of offshore solutions. On the stand (5A21), igus will be exhibiting its giant cable carrier; primarily developed for demanding applications on offshore oil-drilling platforms the carrier can withstand exposure to ice, wind, storms, salt water, oil and drilling mud.

igus® guidefast control system for the manual control of indoor cranes30/08/2017

More and more crane technology companies rely on modern cable guidance with energy chains. With the new guidefast control system, igus has now developed an energy supply system that can also feed a manual overhead crane pendant on indoor cranes. Quick and easy to assemble, the guidefast control needs only a small installation space and can be adapted to suit almost any crane application.

iglidur® C210 tribo-filament for 3D printing wear resistant parts for harsh environments23/08/2017

The motion plastics specialist igus has expanded its range of wear-resistant tribo-filaments for 3D printing with the chemical-resistant iglidur C210. The company now offers a total of six different materials that are suitable for printing using the fused deposition modelling (FDM) method. Prototypes and small batches for even more applications - for example in contact with aggressive cleaning agents - can be implemented with this new solution.

Light and strong: igus® aluminium support trays for energy chains in corrosive environments17/08/2017

When energy chains operate in “unsupported” mode, support trays enable the lower run of the chain to roll smoothly and securely. In addition to galvanised steel and stainless steel trays, igus now offers a lightweight option made of anodised aluminium for use in corrosive environments.

Video of the Week – How drylin® linear technology will benefit your next application15/08/2017

drylin linear technology spans many different configurations and options for every application, from simple pick-and-place machines to high-tech 3D printers. This week’s video provides viewers with a quick overview of what’s available in the range and explains why engineers are choosing igus linear technology over another.

igus® ibow® allows quick and easy angling of cable connectors after fitting09/08/2017

In just a few steps, the new igus ibow, from the motion plastics specialist igus, can be used to change a straight connector to an angled one in seconds. To ensure operational reliability, the connector need not be removed from the cable - slide it on, bend the cable, fix and it’s ready to use.

Video of the Week – How to manage cables on robotic systems more reliably09/08/2017

This week Justin Leonard, the-chain director at igus, examines the issues that can occur with traditional corrugated tube, cable and hose management systems used on robots and explains how they can be overcome by replacing them with energy chains.

Rise in demand drives price down for 3D printed plastic parts07/08/2017

Motion plastics specialist igus is pleased to announce that it has reduced the base price of its iglidur i3 PL selective laser sintering (SLS) material by 30%, with a corresponding decrease in printed part price. Since its introduction a year ago, there has been a general rise in volume of the material due to overall demand.

Maintenance-free on the road: modular camper expansion with igus linear technology02/08/2017

Long service life, maintenance-free and robust: these are the requirements for components used in the interior construction of high-quality camping vehicles. They fit like a glove into the interior and must last for at least 15 years without inspections or maintenance. This also applies to removable kitchens or office systems that provide comfort and practicality to make the vehicle fit for a holiday or business meeting. Here components of the drylin W linear system are at your service with smooth and easy adjustments.

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