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Improve technology and reduce costs

For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.

Our customers were able to improve the technology and reduce costs in more than 590 applications.
Some examples:

Longest travel in the world - no more downtimes

The longest travel with plastic energy chain  

The e-chain systems® today clearly contribute toward reliability, as system downtimes, for example through cable breaks, are reduced to zero.

Cables defy heat, sun, rain and snow

LED screen  

Previously used cables from a competitor had failed; since then the temperature-resistant chainflex® cables are used; the larger-than-life size LED screen in Dallas functions in any weather.

Rough environment, high speed

Special machine construction  

Even in particularly aggressive ambient conditions like in this high speed machining center, energy supply systems prove their reliability.

Costs saved, machine
availability increased

Beverages industry  

As iglidur® plain bearings have a long service life, and in addition need not be lubricated and costs only a fraction compared to conventional bearings, 90% of the costs could be saved.

More than Euro 10,000 saved each year

Fully automatic tire fitting lines  

The previously used bearings were blocked and the shafts used to break. The lubricant-free igubal® flange bearings used instead have been operating since May 2007 without failure. This saved Euro 2,440 in repair costs and Euro 8,400 in machine stoppages each year.

Trouble-free operation instead of shaft destruction

Concrete pipe cutter  

Due to the dirt accumulation in the ball bearings, the balls were blocked and the shafts were destroyed. The concrete cutting machine has now run for over three years entirely free of troubles despite the extremely heavy-duty operation.

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Industrial Labelling Machine

No other inkjet company has yet found a cost-effective way of mounting print heads on coneyor lines...

Industrial Labelling Machine    

Mechanical shutter mechanism

A production solution was required to replace the prototype joint design which was costly, timely to assemble...

Mechanical shutter mechanism    

Mailing machine

Re-circulating ball slides rattled and failed regularly and and were expensive to replace...

Mailing machine    

Printing machine industry

For increased service life - Low-cost angular sensor with special bearings in printing machines.

Printing machine industry    

Angular sensor in printing machines

By the use of igus® plain bearings, no notable clearance or abrasion was recognizable even after a long service life.

Angular sensor in printing machines    

”Virtu“ large-format printer

The ”Virtu“ large-format printer can be used to print almost anything: sheetmetal, foils, textiles, wood, glass, and, of course, also paper in widths up3.5 metres.

”Virtu“ large-format printer    

Flatbed ink-jet printer

drylin® W in a flatbed ink-jet printer.

Flatbed ink-jet printer    

Enveloping machine

drylin® T linear guides of a pneumatic opener mounted on one side for envelopes.

Enveloping machine    

Electrical actuator

For extremely varied format adjustments: drylin® SHT spindle lift table.

Electrical actuator    

Enveloping machine

The stroke movement for a high-frequency, fully automatic enveloping system is implemented by plastic pillow block bearings and rod end bearings.

Enveloping machine    

Lifter system for printing machine

Arguments for noise minimization and reduction of maintenance rate were decisive here.

Lifter system for printing machine    

Transport equipment

Simple pivot movements as well as compensation of misalignments are implemented in bearing assemblies of drive shafts and chain sprocket bearings with plastic pillow block bearings.

Transport equipment    

Screen printing machine

Maximum precision in color application, thanks to drylin®.

Screen printing machine    

Special machine construction

Energy supply systems demonstrate their reliability even in particularly aggressive environmental conditions in special-purpose machinery construction.

Special machine construction    

Efficient hardening with ultraviolet radiation

Easy and durable

Efficient hardening with ultraviolet radiation    

Printer and plotter

Printer and plotter - low drive forces, low sliding friction coefficients.

Printer and plotter    

Pattern
cutting machine and special plotter

Compared to the metal plain bearings first used, the better vibration dampening of iglidur® X reduced the noise of the cutter head.

Pattern  cutting machine and special plotter    

Cutting machine

The spherical bearing used compensates the angle misalignment. That means no more maintenance is necessary.

Cutting machine    

Labeler for forwarding labels

This device prints forwarding labels and sticks them onto packed pallets.

Labeler for forwarding labels    

Textile printing machine

E4.1 application with 450 strokes per hour.

Textile printing machine    

Wet film thickness gage

This precision tester for accurate and rapid measurement of all liquid paint, coatings, oil coatings and adhesives is equipped with a durable and solvent resistant xiros® B180 ball bearing.

Wet film thickness gage    

Letter folding machine

This device is used for folding letters. The folding operation in a small space reduces the frame sizes of folding machines.

Letter folding machine    

Screen printing machine

Here a drylin® T linear guide is used in a high-performance screen printing machine.

Screen printing machine    

Paper processing machines

By the use of clearance-free pretensioned nuts in format changing systems in the paper industry, a precise and maintenance-free adjustment of the formats is enabled.

Paper processing machines    

Book scanner

A book scanner to digitize cultural heritage uses lubricant-free drylin® trapezoidal lead screw nuts.

Book scanner    

Three-sided trimmer

xiros® BB-6000-B180-10-ES as roller track

Three-sided trimmer    

3D Printing machine

Lubricant-free, accurate, and very quiet: igus® components in 3D printers.

3D Printing machine    

3D printer: light and low noise

drylin® linear technology in Cobot 3D printer. Light, quiet, and completely lubricant-free.

3D printer: light and low noise    

3D printer: ready to install

The 3D printer manufacturer uses ready-to-install system solutions whether in rapid prototyping or mass production - the 3D technology offers fascinating opportunities.

3D printer: ready to install    
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