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10 Gbit/s at your fingertips: igus® d-rover provides RTG cranes with high-speed data25/07/2017

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

Video of the Week – How to avoid guide wear on drive chains19/07/2017

Drives chains transmit mechanical power from one place to another a common industrial application is a conveyor. For these long runs, chain guides are used that are often made of Polypropylene or a similar low cost material. Wear problems that occur on these moving applications can be rectified quickly by means of stock plate made from high performance engineering plastics, such as iglidur.

New generation of smart plastics from igus® adds more intelligence for greater plant availability17/07/2017

Predictive maintenance plays a key role in Industry 4.0 and the factory of tomorrow. Supporting this future, igus has added more sensors and monitoring modules to its smart plastics family for more intelligence - warning of potential failure in good time before unplanned and costly downtimes occur.

Video of the Week – How our blue guide trough system can save time and money12/07/2017

The guidelite plus EG is an all-plastic guide trough system for energy chains, developed specifically for use in chemically corrosive environments, such as those found in galvanising plants and fertiliser production and handling facilities. The guitelite plus EG is significantly cheaper than high-grade stainless steel, which is the traditional material of choice in these aggressive environments.

antibacterial iglidur® W160 tribo-tape for medical and laboratory equipment11/07/2017

With the white tribo-tape made of iglidur W160, igus has extended its range of liners with an antibacterial and UV stable material. Therefore surfaces where areas wear in hygiene-sensitive applications, such as in medical and laboratory equipment, can be lined quickly and easily.

igus® gives articulated arm to the University of Southampton06/07/2017

As part of its YES (Young Engineers Support) programme, igus has backed many universities for several years with free engineering advice and products – supporting university teams participating in the Eurobot challenge is one such programme. The winning team of the Eurobot UK final are from the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, which received a robolink articulated robotic arm from igus.

Video of the Week – How robust is a stainless steel leadscrew module?05/07/2017

This week’s video is well worth the watch… as we see a new product being set on fire. igus new stainless steel option to its drylin SHT range of leadscrew modules, made entirely of 304 grade stainless steel. To ascertain how robust this rugged module is, a madcap engineer at the company’s German headquarters in Cologne decided it would be fun to put the drylin SHT-ES through its paces.

New generation of low-noise energy chains from igus® for extreme dynamics03/07/2017

For applications where an extremely low-noise energy chain, with very high dynamics or very low abrasion, is required, igus has developed the E6.1 series. Suitable for applications with speeds of up to 20 m/s, these chains are now available in new sizes with larger inner heights of up to 62mm.

igus® drylin® SHT leadscrew module in stainless steel for extreme environments27/06/2017

igus has added a stainless steel version to its drylin SHT range of leadscrew modules. The drylin SHT-ES is made entirely of 304 grade stainless steel, also known as V2A, making it ideal for use in the food and beverage industry, as well as for high temperature applications.

igus® Video of the Week – How to manage energy supply safely to great heights27/06/2017

In this week’s video, igus introduces a compact 3D energy chain system for cranes and work platforms. The e-drum routes energy, data and media, such as air and liquids, safely to great heights.

Video of the Week – How turnkey solutions can be implemented on-board21/06/2017

Popular on ships where dynamic positioning operations take place – such as during the installation of sea based wind turbines - an azimuth thruster is a configuration of marine propellers that can be rotated 360 degrees around the vertical axis.

High-end chainflex® series with alloy conductor and TPE outer jacket for bend radii of 4xd20/06/2017

For confined spaces, igus has introduced a new data cable series into its chainflex product range. The CF298 (unshielded) and the CF299 (shielded), which have a small bend radius down to 4xd (from 15 millimetres), are ideal for short, very fast moving applications, such as those found in pick-and-place machines.

Video of the Week – How smart plastics turn Industry 4.0 concepts into reality14/06/2017

In this week’s video, Matthew Aldridge, managing director of igus in the UK, hosts a webinar where he explains how smart plastics can help machine builders and system integrators implement and deliver Industry 4.0 technologies in equipment and factories.

Light, durable and food-safe – new xiros® guide rollers from igus®13/06/2017

For guide and conveyor rollers, igus has developed a fully FDA-compliant design. The fully assembled guide roller system comprises a blue PVC tube and two flanged ball bearings made of xirodur B180 with stainless steel balls.

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