Energy chains in hydroelectric power stations: why energy chains are the right choice in hydroelectric power plants

jhang | 10. February 2021

In hydroelectric power plants, systems such as cable trolleys, motor cable drums and busbars are used for the supply of electrical energy. But they are often susceptible to problems and need a lot of maintenance. We have therefore developed a basic flizz system, which works reliably and without problems in continuous operation. Continuous use whatever the weather With the help […]

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Plain bearings without lubrication? This is how dry operation works

igu-blog-adm | 20. January 2021

“Self-lubricating”, ” lubrication-free” or even “lubricant-free”. You often read these descriptions in bearing technology. The common denominator here are bearing systems that no longer need additional lubrication. In other words, no one has to stop the machine and relubricate it with a grease gun, there is no need for an oil change or, in the […]

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Ball bearings in the household: the invisible facilitators

igu-blog-adm | 19. January 2021

Ball bearings are our daily bread. As abstruse as this may sound at first, this sentence says how important ball bearings are in our world. Because wherever parts turn, move or rotate, ball bearings, usually also referred to as roller bearings, are used. Without them, the world would literally stand still. Ball bearings are commonplace […]

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Lubricating polymer lead screws

igu-blog-adm | 18. January 2021

It is no secret that igus® is an advocate of non-lubrication of bearings. Simply put, lubrication is not required for igus® products. But that doesn’t stop customers from asking the recurring question: “Can I use WD-40 or another lubricant to grease my bearing?”

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Measure the tensile force in the energy chain with the aid of cables | i. Sense CF.P

igu-blog-adm | 15. January 2021

What is i. Sense CF.P? The i. Sense CF.P system falls under the category of condition monitoring. The condition monitoring product range at igus goes by the name of i. Sense (derived from the English “I sense”). The area of condition monitoring forms part of the data foundation in the field of smart plastics. CF.P […]

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Ball bearings for medical technology: quality is in demand

igu-blog-adm | 14. January 2021

In medical technology, the bearing components must meet the highest requirements. Typical applications are, for example, those with high speeds, a high level of hygiene and a certain resistance to aggressive environments. Due to the high hygienic demands placed on ball bearings for medical technology, the lubrication-free factor plays a significant role. Due to the fact […]

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The 5 funniest phrases and misconceptions about cables

igu-blog-adm | 13. January 2021

Do you think humour and technology have anything to do with each other? Convince yourself that the opposite is true in this blog post. “I think you’ve got your wires crossed” or “You’re slow on the uptake”. Everyone is probably familiar with this or similar expressions.  And, of course, everyone knows that no one has […]

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Why your ticket machine ball bearings should be from igus®

Patrick Czaja | 7. January 2021

Ball bearings in ticket machines where requirements for installed components are stringent. igus polymer ball bearings are expanding their advantage over metal ball bearings in this segment. They are not only maintenance-free and lubrication-free – they also ensure that the application environment is free of contamination. Searching for contamination of tickets and banknotes: not here

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