Why do we test so much?
Of standards, standard tests, and our test laboratory for cables

Max Herrmann | 24. November 2021

That is a good and justified question. This is because tests take a great deal of time and money. Isn’t there a standard test that every cable manufacturer has to perform? What information can the standard give us? What advantage do you as a customer gain from our decision to test cables under real conditions […]

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How does the 7th axis extend the range of a welding cobot?

Adriana Glazer | 23. September 2021

Cobot
Robot workspace
Robot axes
Automated welding

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Alternatives to bearings with lubrication groove

Lars Butenschön | 17. September 2021

Lubrication grooves perform an important task in metallic bearings. The lubricant reaches the bearing point between the bearing and the shaft directly through them. The lubricant protects the shaft and bearing against dirt and moisture and ensures low coefficients of friction. Disadvantages: On the one hand, a bearing with a lubrication groove is quite complex […]

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Special solution for money counting machines: ball bearings made of plastic from igus®

Patrick Czaja | 17. September 2021

Whether mobile or stationary in the bank branch on site: money counting machines make the handling of cash much more comfortable and secure and are an indispensable aid. For personal and business use, they are useful when handling large amounts of cash on a daily basis, such as in retail, hospitality, or banking. How do […]

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Latest news

Why do we need the UL Verified certificate?

Jan Arnoldy | 26. November 2021

Many customers have been asking us recently why we are adding another certificate to our product portfolio. We already have a UL certificate. Why another one? Why do we need the UL Verified certificate? What does it say and how does it differ from the existing one? These questions are legitimate and we will discuss […]

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Why a chainflex guarantee?

Julia Rossberg | 25. November 2021

Everyday life can present us with surprises and dangers. That’s why people like to hedge their bets. They can do this with insurances, but guarantees can also help us feel safe. If an unexpected event occurs, someone will help me. That is certainly what many people think and hope for. But we should still take […]

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Durable cables for energy chains
Why does a plastics company manufacture cables?

Sascha Mais | 23. November 2021

The explanation for how a plastics company like igus came to develop durable cables for energy chains is actually quite simple. When igus launched the first plastic energy chain in 1971, many customers were enthusiastic about the new energy supply concept and wanted to convert their systems. At that time, there were already systems that […]

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Sustainable vehicle design with iglidur® plain bearings

Jonas Burk | 23. September 2021

Current trends such as zero-emission vehicles or CO2-neutral production demonstrate the growing importance of sustainability in the automotive industry. In addition to stricter emission regulations, the growing awareness of the environment and sustainability in society,as well as the increasing interest of consumers in sustainable vehicles is increasing.

In order to meet the demands, the industry must develop sustainable solutions, and focus on both the product and the value.

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