We see digitalisation as a great opportunity, but also as a continuous process that takes place both internally in our teams and on the customer side. We want to do pioneering work in the area of our products, our sales and marketing activities, and the working lives of our employees. Fresh impulses, such as the Metaverse, give us the opportunity to break new ground and explore.
Successful digitalisation requires an agile way of working paired with technological progress. The inclusion of cloud services, data analytics and self-learning mechanisms in everyday work is therefore a matter of course for us. Based on the DevOps concept, we develop large parts of our software landscape and services ourselves. Modern methods such as KanBan or Scrum help us in cross-functional cooperation with the various specialist areas.
Home office is an integral part of us. Chats and video conferences via MS Teams, creative work on whiteboards, access to our servers and data from home, or central data sources such as our intranet help make working from home as convenient and efficient as possible. We see remote working as an opportunity and a useful addition to the exchange on the igus campus.
Our innovations at customer level range from digital tools such as online configurators to new business models such as online platforms to smart plastics, digitally extended products that are equipped with sensors to generate, exchange and evaluate data. These products are an important building block for predictive maintenance solutions. We live "Fail Fast" during development and, according to Build Measure Learn, we continuously strive to improve our results.
In times of pandemic and home office, customer contacts became more impersonal and digital. With the IMPS (igus motion plastics show), our idea was born to present our products to the customer as close and genuine as possible.
IMPS is a physical trade show that anyone interested can discover online. On your own or by an igus expert who is on the stand live.
A product is only a product for us if it can be configured online. For this reason, we are continuously working on our online tools in order to make motion plastics products customisable for our customers.Our online tool for the REBEL robot, for example, enables intuitive programming and testing of our Low Cost Automation products. Our services also provide reliable service life calculation data based on our laboratory data and help you find the right solution.
Design double gears with our online configurator quickly and easily. By uploading the CAD data, the order can then be processed with the igus 3D printing service. A lubrication-free, high-performance plastic specifically developed for gears ensures a long service life of the configured special part during operation.
Intelligent energy chains, cables, plain and slewing ring bearings and linear guides set new standards in maintenance and repair. These so-called smart plastics products recognize your maintenance needs, make forecasts and thus avoid plant or production downtime.
Sensors record the condition of the components and transmit the data. e-chains, for example, can be monitored for push/pull forces during operation and can be maintained before a failure occurs.
The RBTX platform brings users and suppliers of low-cost robotics components together quickly and easily. Users can find gantries, robot arms, end effectors, camera modules, control systems and much more centrally in one place - and can find individual components or assemble entire robots.
At the same time, providers of robotics components can market their products to a wider audience in a targeted and convenient way on the RBTX marketplace.
Our world of motion plastics is constantly growing. igumania was finally born from the idea of explaining our products and their advantages to customers in a playful way.
The idle game is played entirely in a fictional rover factory. The goal: With the help of motion plastics, production is to be gradually upgraded, the system will be less susceptible to maintenance and downtimes will be reduced.