What is a machine tool? Turning, milling, drilling and grinding are among the most important technologies for machine tool manufacturing. The machine tool is the "mother" of all machines and the basis for e.g. car manufacturing or smart phone production. The set-up of the machine tool can be very complex - from conventional lathe, to CNC machine or machining centre up to a production line with automation unit. The target is to produce complex workpieces with the help of tools. Together with the degree of automation, the use of igus motion plastics also increases. From the energy chain and flexing chainflex cables up to dry-tech bearings, all product groups are used in the machine tool. The future project Industry 4.0 is taking on an ever more concrete shape. Thanks to igus smart plastics, the Machine Tool 4.0 is becoming reality for machine tool manufacturers. The goal is always to reduce costs and improve technology.
Read our new igus magazine for the machine tool industry to find out more about motion plastics products for your modern machine tools and many ways of lowering your costs and improving the performance of your machines.
In the igus test laboratory, the largest one of its kind in the industry (2,750m²), more than two billion test cycles are carried out on 107 test rigs every year. Extensive test databases are created in the process and even tests for individual customers are possible upon request.
Test our energy supply systems and bearing technology for machine tools yourself: improve the performance of your equipment and lower costs at the same time.
An automotive supplier from Austria relies on igus smart plastics for these assembly lines in order to increase reliability and implement predictive maintenance.
Ready-to-install "readychain" energy supply systems from igus are used in DMU/DMC-160 machining centres at the Deckel MAHO Pfronten site of the company DMG MORI, leading manufacturer of machine tools.
In this application, drylin R is successfully used in the door guidance mechanism for machine tools.