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Service life calculator now integrated into readycable product finder

Service life calculator now integrated into readycable product finder
igus extends its readycable product finder online tool with integrated service life calculator to predict the lifetime of the cable. The tool enables designers, looking for highly flexible drive cables for energy chains, to select the required cable, from more than 4200 cable types, according to 24 manufacturer standards.
17th May 2019

CAT5e and CAT6 cables for use in e-chains

CAT5e and CAT6 cables for use in e-chains
CAT5e or CAT6 cables are vital for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in automation around the world. The new igus chainflex CFBUS.045 (CAT5e) and CFBUS.049 (CAT6) Ethernet cables, have earned an enhanced UL listed mark for use in North America at 600V.
13th May 2019

Plastic clamp concept designed energy chains on cobots

Plastic clamp concept designed energy chains on cobots
Collaborative robots, or cobots, are mainly used as assistants in simple or interactive activities and, in contrast to large and fast industrial robots, work hand in hand with humans. That is why cobot and industrial robot service engineers are already using igus' multi-axis round triflex R e-chains. In addition to conventional metal clamps for industrial robots, igus has developed new plastic mounting clamps that attach the energy chain to the robotic arm both quickly and easily.
25th March 2019


Chainflex CF8821 data cable for e-chains has guaranteed service life

Chainflex CF8821 data cable for e-chains has guaranteed service life
The CF8821 data cable has been introduced by igus as a cost-effective alternative to standard chainflex cable for builders of equipment with low duty cycles, such as adjustment devices, encoder units, and wood or stone processing machines. With the new series, machine builders can save up to 30% cost and still get a cable with UL approval.
22nd January 2019

Ready-to-connect readychain reduces assembly times

Ready-to-connect readychain reduces assembly times
Hartford uses fully-assembled energy chain systems from igus in its robotic machining centres. This cuts out many process steps for the manufacturer, reducing assembly time from several weeks to just half a day. Another benefit for Hartford is that when it orders readychain from igus, it is from a single source and delivered onsite fully tested.
23rd November 2018

Guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture

Guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture
Standing at a height of four metres, a new highly complex control, audio and power cable management system has been introduced by igus that challenges for a new work of art. The solution: e-spool from igus ensures reliable cable feed in a confined space even under the toughest of time pressures. It was quick to install, and easy to maintain and operate.
19th November 2018

Dresspack configurator for virtually every industrial robot

Dresspack configurator for virtually every industrial robot
  The new online dresspack configurator from igus enables engineers to quickly find the right system based around the triflex R energy chain. Easy to install and fill, this multi-axis energy chain protects moving cables and hoses on robots and thus increases service life in operation.
16th November 2018

Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation

Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation
With robolink DCi from igus, machine builders and production engineers can automate simple pick and place and assemble tasks without the associated high price tag. It is a complete automation package consisting of robotic arm and controller for intuitive operation. Suitable for lifting parts weighing up to 1kg with an accuracy of ±0.5mm.
16th November 2018

Service robots at a low price

Service robots at a low price
With the introduction of a new low-cost robotic concept from igus, simple tasks can now be automated easily with a relatively quick ROI. Under the name ReBeL, the new wave-driven joint differs fundamentally from the previous robolink models: Instead of stepper motors, brushless DC (BLDC) motors are used.
14th September 2018

Automation made easy with robolink Apiro modular

Automation made easy with robolink Apiro modular
The new modular motion system from igus, robolink Apiro, which enables design engineers to develop low cost automation systems, has been announced. Consisting of three lubrication-free worm gears for standard movement, inverted movement and linear movement, the system can be configured to perform simple linear motion to complex humanoid and animatronic robotic tasks.
17th August 2018

Desert SolarBuggy has chainflex cables on board

Desert SolarBuggy has chainflex cables on board
For two years now, students from the University of Bochum in Germany have been developing and constructing a solar-powered off-road vehicle. The team of 16 students wants its SolarBuggy, called Froggee, to be completely self-sufficient while ensuring that it can cope with the toughest conditions without problems.
25th July 2018

Introducing the next generation of intelligent cables

Introducing the next generation of intelligent cables
With the introduction of the CF.Q module, igus has further developed its smart plastics offering. The module checks and evaluates cable health in real time and recommends maintenance or replacement in good time. When used in combination with isense, new possibilities of digitalisation and networking to make maintenance easier and more efficient and thus save money.
20th July 2018

How to turn a compact buggy into an all-terrain pushchair

How to turn a compact buggy into an all-terrain pushchair
When a pushchair designer came up with the clever idea of making the wheels detachable so that it could fit in the boot of reasonably priced car, only half a job was done. In this week’s video we hear a disgruntled mother complaining about the grease exuding from the wheels’ bearings and spreading all over the place. And, what should have been something easy, required her to carefully wrap each of the wheels in a plastic bag for protection of the bearings and the contents of her boot.
4th July 2018

How to set up the motor controller for the drylin E linear robot

How to set up the motor controller for the drylin E linear robot
In this week’s video, Rene Erdmann, head of the drylin E electric drive technology business unit at igus, shows how easy it is to set up the dryve motor controller for the drylin E linear robot. The web-based system can interface easily to a desktop PC, tablet or smartphone – simply type in the IP address and connect directly to the controller’s interface. Here, different parameters, such as the drive profile, can be set.
21st June 2018

Forget bend it like Beckham it's now roll it like a robot!

Forget bend it like Beckham it's now roll it like a robot!
They can play football, they have mastered rescue missions and can even take over the logistics in a Smart Factory – they are the robots from across 14 different countries that have competed against each other at the RoboCup German Open 2018 in Magdeburg. In the logistics league, the Carologistics team from Aachen has become German champion - with the support of the motion plastics specialist igus.
12th June 2018

Easy part identification with integrated QR-codes

Easy part identification with integrated QR-codes
Plastic energy chain specialist igus is now integrating QR-codes onto its e-chain systems to make original part identification easy. All you need to do is simply locate the code, scan it with a QR-reader app and it directs users to the online portal that provides all the information you could possibly need including be able to reorder the parts with just one click.
21st May 2018

Cables designed for fast movements in small spaces

Cables designed for fast movements in small spaces
Extending its range of chainflex cables, igus has introduced cables that are optimised for fast, short strokes with minimum bend radius factor of 5xd. In addition to the flexible conductor structure, the chainflex CFSOFT uses highly abrasion-resistant, soft jacket materials. This guarantees a long service life in energy chains, even in the smallest of spaces.
1st May 2018

drylin E linear robot suitable for range of applications

drylin E linear robot suitable for range of applications
As the automation of production processes become more important for increased productivity, igus has developed a solution with the new self-lubricating and maintenance-free drylin E linear robot, which is suitable for a wide range of applications, be it in medical equipment with high safety and hygienic requirements, tasks in microelectronics, or pick & place functions.
3rd April 2018

igus’ easy cable management systems at this year’s ABTT show

igus’ easy cable management systems at this year’s ABTT show
At Alexandra Palace this year, the ABTT show must go on for igus who will be on stand B30 to help make sure it does. Specialised igus product managers will be demonstrating technology innovations made with the modern theatre in mind. The exhibition, which runs from 6th – 7th June, is a significant date in the calendar for professionals working with pro audio, lighting, broadcast, AV, rigging and stage technologies.
3rd April 2018

Module connect allows connection of electrical cables

Module connect allows connection of electrical cables
With module connect, igus has developed a novel plug-in connector for the connection of electrical cables, fibre-optic cables and pneumatics. Thanks to the modular system, an individual plug-in/separation point can be configured as a module from several plug housings. The system can be mounted on the e-chain, between different e-chains or directly on the switch cabinet and is used wherever a large number of cables are plugged into a small footprint.
21st March 2018


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