The possible uses of automatic machines have become more diverse and with increasing mechanisation, many more innovations can be expected. Vending machines, for example, are no longer merely used to sell things, they also serve as advertising surfaces and can gather user data for monitoring purposes. They have long been a part of everyday life and, in most cases, are hardly noticeable any more. Above all when they work reliably and without problems. Bearings and gears in payment systems, shelves that can be pulled out with linear guides, electric linear systems that move scanners or product dispensers, energy chains that carry cables: all these components are expected to meet high requirements with regard not only to their performance but also to their design and they are often in use around the clock. Our maintenance-free, high-performance polymers ensure that vending machines, which are expected to work autonomously, are not permanently dependent on maintenance assistance from us human beings.
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Our innovations in 2020 for vending machine technology
Tech up, cost down: new pre-load prism slide, metal-free telescopic guides and e-chains specifically for vending machine technology.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations at our 400m2trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually, on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:
For the smallest of installation spaces
UL94-V2 (optional V0)
Stable, light and quiet
PVC outer jacket (CF140 shielded)
For medium-duty applications
Proximity switch mounting by means of T slot
Everything from one source, readily assembled and tested
Low installation height 6-12mm
Numerous carriage options
With the cleaning machine, Camping Butler by W+F Engineering GmbH, the mobile WC cassette is emptied and cleaned within just a few minutes, completely without contact or unpleasant smells. The core of the machine is a drylin room linear robot, which ensures a maintenance-free and long service life due to its lubrication-free, corrosion-free and chemical-resistant components.
In the context of the igus young engineers support, pupils developed a vending machine specifically for packaged spices together with engineers of EMAG LaserTec GmbH. In order to deliver the salt, curry and pepper tins quickly from the compartments, they used igus drylin W linear guides. They ensure that the machine moves quickly, smoothly and without lubricants.
This automatic vending machines remains open even when all other pharmacies are closed. A touchscreen is used to select non-prescription medicines and a cashless payment system provides for additional ease of use. drylin linear guides are absolutely lubrication-free.
All products are tested for wear and durability under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.
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