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World's first urban bike made from recycled plastic
igus will launch the world’s first all-plastic urban bicycle for the UK market at Engineering Expo on 8th June. Its debut showing was at Hannover Messe on 30th May.
A world first made of all-plastic at the Hanover Fair
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, accompanied by Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, visited the stand of plastics specialist igus on the first day of the Hanover Fair. The focus of the conversation was the igus:bike, an innovative concept for sustainable urban mobility of the future.
Autonomous cleaning robot runs even cleaner with drylin linear bearings
The K900 industrial robot cleans floors wherever it needs to, autonomously and without programming, even in places where it is potentially dangerous or even impossible for people to clean.
igus's cost-effective robotics and automation solutions automate packaging, sort products, and help with dangerous tasks in everyday operations. In 2022, igus will present the ROIBOT (Return on Investment in Robotics) Award once again for the most creative applications.
Low-cost SCARA robot and novel cable storage solution
“Tech up, cost down” is proudly on display at MACH 2022 as motion plastics specialist igus exhibits a new low-cost robot for small scale work and a novel solution for storing and shipping cable drums – both increasing efficiency but keeping costs down.
3D printing goes large!
You can now print big! Really big! Up to 3M with igus! With the iglidur large format printing capabilities, 3D printed parts of up to 3M are now not a problem. With a variety of materials, including FDA materials, the possibilities are endless. In this short video, you can see large scale 3D printed parts being printed at igus’s facility in Germany.
Drylin SCARA robot perfect for low-cost automation
One common barrier to automating a manufacturing process, certainly in the UK, has been cost. Motion plastic and cable technology pioneers igus devised the Low Cost Automation, or LCA, range of robots and devices to increase the productivity of tasks like electronic assembly and laboratory work while keeping the costs down.
UL approval for halogen-free TPE cables
igus say they are the first cable manufacturer in the world to receive UL AWM certification from US validation agency Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for its high-end TPE cables, which do not require fire-retardant halogens as additives.
FastLine delivers injection-moulded special plain bearings in 7 days
Industrial parts and products must be delivered quickly and reliably, but the manufacture of special parts by injection moulding can take several weeks.
igus invests in SPE
igus has introduced ready-made cables for the Single Pair Ethernet especially for e-chain use.
Bionic design fortifies igus plastic bearing solution
igubal bearings are a maintenance-free, economical alternative to classic cast housing bearings.
Igus bevel gears for lubrication-free motion
Bevel gears transfer drive forces at a 90° angle. igus has now developed gears made of two abrasion-resistant and durable high-performance plastics, especially suitable for simple applications.
igus’s circular product lifecycle of e-chains
Energy chains or e-chains are used to protect and guide moving cables and hoses, ensuring reliable power and data supply for moving machinery. They can be found in hundreds of industrial applications from offshore oil platforms to machine tools, from cranes to theatres, from elevators, to vehicle doors.
Electric LyteHorse performs in all weather conditions
Lubrication-free igus plain bearings allow go-anywhere electric stand-up vehicle to operate in even difficult environmental conditions
E-skin flat energy chain with three layers pass IPA test
The modular alternative to ribbon cable proves its particle-free qualities in Fraunhofer cleanroom test.
igus rotary table bearings adjust quickly and precisely
Locking function, released by igus, of iglidur PRT slewing ring bearings removes need for time-consuming adjustments.
Submissions open for energy supply applications award
The vector award for unique energy supply applications is entering its eighth round. Applications are open now, with deadline for entries on the 11th of February 2022.
Heavy-duty roller energy chain increases lifetime on cranes
Next generation cranes need higher power supplies. Energy chains, the protective chains that transport power and control cables in linear motion, must meet these requirements for longer travels, higher accelerations and operational uncertainties, as well as high reliability.
igus module boosts predictive maintenance
igus has developed a new predictive maintenance device, a new home for the software to power its smart plastics products – the i.Cee:local module. The module calculates the remaining service life of the energy chain, cable, linear guide and/or plain bearings during their operation. By doing this, the service life of the system can be optimised, faults are detected and rectified at an early stage, and more accurate maintenance can ...
New product makes a splash in the world of robots
Requests by customers for a robolink fit for wet conditions has prompted igus to design one that can withstand rain, showers, and moisture. The company, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has developed its very first water-resistant robolink - a low cost automation solution made of polymer and stainless steel.