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Cardiff University utilises igus bearings for a smoother season
The challenge? To design, develop, build and market a single seater racing car for the IMechE’s annual Formula Student competition.
igus bearings & tape assist drone defence system
The proliferation of low cost drones for hobbyists has led to a number of well publicised incidents. The use of drones is now often forbidden by law around airports, sporting events and government establishments due to the risk of physical injury or use in committing crimes. Policing has traditionally resorted to arresting the drone operator and/or seizing the drone and its cargo when it lands, as forcing the drone out of the sky while it is flyi...
Antistatic material for ESD-compatible applications
igus has just announced a universal plain bearing material that helps prevent the build-up of electrostatic charges. Being electrically conductive, any electrostatic charge is safely discharged avoiding sparking, and like all other iglidur materials, the bearings are self-lubricating and require no maintenance.
Tribo-tape is wear resistance & maintenance free
igus has launched the B160, a recent black option of its iglidur tribo-tape. Where a standard bearing solution won’t suffice, the B160 has proved an excellent alternative across many automotive applications. The iglidur tribo-tape offers a low friction and noise dampening properties and will eliminate rattles and squeaks wherever there is a metal to metal or plastic contact; typical examples include leaf springs, steering columns, seating, ...
UH Racing car made to be its lightest yet
When a team of students from the University of Hertfordshire was tasked to make this year’s UH Racing car much lighter than in previous years, at first, the assignment seemed daunting for the students. Fortunately, igus, one of the team’s sponsors, was more than happy to pitch in, explaining the features and benefits of using complex technical polymer and ultralight metal components in place of the more traditional steel ones.
16 different tribopolymer materials available from igus
Following significant investment, polymer bearings specialist igus now offers 16 different tribopolymer materials in standard DIN ISO 3547-1 dimensions up to diameters of 50mm. This amounts to over 13,000 plain bearings, available for delivery from stock within 24 hours.
Self-lubricating bearings driven around the world
To celebrate 30 years of iglidur materials and the 50th birthday of the company, igus has retrofitted a car’s conventional bearings with iglidur plain bearings and circumnavigated the globe, demonstrating the durable and robust nature of iglidur materials in some harsh environments, from dirt tracks to wet and humid locations.
igus presents the world’s first tribo-filament for 3D printers
Plastics specialist igus has developed a new tribo-polymer filament for 3D printers, developed specifically for engineers who wish to create structurally robust prototypes or small batch components for test in real-world applications or solutions. Suitable for use with any 3D printer that has a heated nozzle, print bed and uses ABS filaments, the material is up to 50 times more resistant to wear and abrasion than products made from conventi...
Igus - Cables for cranes and other demanding applications
igus has introduced a new range of products for port cranes at the TOC Europe in Bremen. The aims are to improve technique, increase lifetime whilst saving costs. The “P4” energy chain system which has been around for about one and a half years now, is available in two new sizes: P4.32 and P4.42. The P4.42 (42 mm inner height) in a “heavy-duty design” is made for particularly demanding crane applications: high speeds up to...
igus publishes Guide to Continuous-flex Cables
Cables constructed in layers are significantly cheaper to produce, therefore some manufacturers offer 'continuous-flexing cable' with this low-cost approach. However, these cables are often constructed without attention to pitch length, pitch direction or centre-filler design and typically have fleece wraps and binders with a sleeve-extruded jacket.
Cable carriers minimise downtime costs
GÜDE uses reinforced plastic cable carriers from igus to minimise downtime across its range of automated systems—from multi-axis robots and press-transfer systems, to factory-automation equipment and gantry robots. The cable carriers guide and protect moving cables and hoses to maximise uptime for GÜDEL’s customers.
NFPA 79-conforming cables for energy chains
For those who want to export machines and plant to the USA, there is often no way around the requirement for the new NFPA 79 approval. This standard, which originated in the construction field, prohibits the use of some AWM cables (UL Recognized) in machines. Due to the very high fire-resistance requirement, NFPA 79 restricts the selection of cable materials used to PVC only.
Twistable fibre optic cable for 3D movements in energy chains
Bus system problems can occur during twisting applications in energy chains, particularly with shielded data cables, because the shields can get damaged and open up. This is not the case with fibre optic cables: These do not have a mechanically vulnerable shield braid, and they are insensitive to EMC whilst transferring high-speed bus signals up to a length of 400 m. Following comprehensive tests, the energy chain and flexible cable specialist ig...
First GigE cable for energy chains
At the last Vision trade show, GigE – as an alternative to FireWire, USB, and CameraLink – was referred to as the new future standard. The first camera manufacturers have already presented camera specific cables for the consumer market. However, the industrial market for visual automation demands that the Ethernet cables tolerate high mechanical loads. igus® have developed the world’s first GigE cable for continuous dynamic ...
DryLin® EasyTube: the totally lubrication free compact linear module
igus® UK has unveiled a new maintenance-free linear unit for format adjustments. DryLin® EasyTube can be used for adjustment tasks up to 150 newtons in vertical applications or 500 newtons when installed horizontally. The system is temperature-resistant up to 80 degrees Celcius and has the option of a corrosion-free stainless steel leadscrew. Potential industries for this product include machine tools, food manufacturing and packaging, al...
Young engineers support from cable company igus
igus UK, known for its reinforced cable carrying Energy Chains, flexible cables and polymer bearings, has launched the Y.E.S. (Young Engineers Support) Program, which offers free samples, product information and technical support to students and trainee engineers.
Cable withstands torsion in all three dimensions
igus has launched a cable with individual conductors designed to withstand high levels of torsion in all three dimensions. The robot-suitable cable is ideal for robotic and other applications, such as rotary tables or spindle drives that must be supplied with high power levels.
Cables for servo drives
igus now provides harnessed drive and measuring systems and sensor cables for Fanuc drives in three different mechanical load qualities and in any length. igus already supplies system cables for Siemens, Indramat and Lenze drives.
Sensor actuator cable flexes 60 million times
igus will be exhibiting its latest sensor actuator cable for tight bending radii at the forthcoming EMO show. The new Chainflex CF98.INI cable is designed for bend radii of 4xd and smaller and has been proven to work even after 60 million cycles, thanks to the use of new cable materials.
Flame-resistant with UL/CSA
igus “Chainflex” CF9 and CF10 control cables are now available with UL and CSA approval. Originally developed for dynamic applications with high cycle rates, speeds and accelerations in demanding conditions, CF9 and CF10 control cables have been used successfully around the globe for the past 15 years.