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igus® in use in the machine tool industry

Right at the heart of the machine tool: process cost savings of 80% – worldwide

Machine tool manufacturers often have production locations around the globe. In order to ensure high quality standards worldwide, uniform part lists for your machines are vital. However, manufacturers are often forced to accept different variants for different locations or different delivery times. With 3,800 employees at 35 locations, igus® is always right at the heart of the machine tool, combining the benefits of global availability, fast delivery and global support. In China, for example, we have more than 400 employees and our own readychain® factory for customised harnessing. We can offer you the same service at other machine tool production hubs, such as Japan, Italy, Taiwan, Korea, India, Brazil and the USA.

 
Machine tools magazine  

igus® magazine:

motion plastics® in use in the machine tool industry

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.

Direct, ready-to-connect complete systems

Optimising procurement processes, minimising expenditure on logistics and reducing assembly times

readychain® Premium

readychain® Premium  
... delivered ready to install

readychain® standard plus

readychain® standard plus  
To your specifications...

readychain® Module Connect

readychain® Module Connect  
Save time and space

readycable® – harnessed cables

readycable® – harnessed cables  
Drive cables, ready to connect from stock

Right at the heart of the machine tool

igus® products that increase your machine availability and lower costs.

e-tube R2.1

e-tube R2.1  
Cost-effective swarf protection

chainflex® cables

chainflex® cables  
36 month guarantee

dry-tech® bearing technology

dry-tech® bearing technology  
Maintenance-free and cost-effective

E4.1L + honeycomb strain relief

E4.1L + honeycomb strain relief  
Strain relief in seconds

twisterband

igus® twisterband  
Even more compact rotation

Modular dry-tech® delta robot system

Modular dry-tech® delta robot system  
Cost-effective and lightweight modular system

Tested for being chip proof and media resistant

In the igus® test laboratory, the largest one of its kind in the industry (2,750 m²), 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.

Leak test in the chip drum After 251,900 cycles, only 2.7 g of chips were found in the interior of the RX tube.


 

Media-resistance test Test of energy chains for their resistance to diverse media. Result: They function perfectly after 100,000 cycles.

 

igus® products used successfully in machine tools

Avoid machine failures

An automotive supplier from Austria relies on igus® smart plastics for these assembly lines in order to increase reliability and implement predictive maintenance.


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Reduce costs and improve performance

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.


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Quiet operation due to sliding

In this application, drylin® R is used in the door guidance mechanism for machine tools.


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Many years of successful cooperation

Numerous different products from igus® have been built into the machine tools and machining centres of Niles-Simmons.


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Further application examples
Sample box for machine tools  

Order the free sample box for machine tools!

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.