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Interview: how to avoid complaints due to lack of lubrication

Marc Preinesberger | 15. July 2022

As an industry expert and product manager for heavy-duty plain bearings at igus GmbH, Uwe Sund encounters these challenges every day in his work with manufacturers of machines and vehicles for agriculture, construction and forestry. In the interview, he explains how manufacturers can prevent complaints due to insufficient lubrication.

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Buy chainflex quality sustainably AND cost-effectively? That works!

igu-blog-adm | 8. June 2022

Nowadays, it is all about avoiding waste. The oceans are heavily polluted, the “Pacific garbage vortex” is about 4.5 times as large as Germany. The “zero waste” philosophy is gaining more and more attention especially in the food sector. We at igus have also set ourselves the goal of buildings and production becoming CO2-neutral by […]

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Which ball bearing is suitable for high speeds?

Patrick Czaja | 2. June 2022

Deep groove ball bearings according to DIN 625 standard are the most commonly used ball bearings in industry. Depending on the application, plant operators have different requirements for the installed machine components. For deep groove ball bearings, for example, the possible speeds per minute are usually important. Which ball bearing is suitable for high speeds? And that even made of plastic? xiros is the answer.

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Remote condition monitoring of energy chains??? This little wonder box makes it possible: the SMS module

Richard Habering | 18. May 2022

Internet of Things, big data and autonomous robots: the transition to Industry 4.0 is in full swing. This also applies to components that work in machines and have long since become smart by providing data on their condition, for example. But integrating smart technologies is often complex for companies and involves external installation effort. This is exactly where we start with the SMS module for our i.Sense systems.

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SEW-Eurodrive Movilink® DDI

Christian Strauch | 17. June 2022

You have certainly heard of it – the new SEW-Eurodrive: Movilink® DDI generation of drives. They are drive motors with a digital data interface. The supply cable is a hybrid cable with a coaxial element. So far, so good! But of course you would also like to have this engine generation in SRUs, cross-traversing trolleys, […]

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New ball bearing material – ideal for applications in the semiconductor industry

Patrick Czaja | 19. May 2022

The semiconductor industry always has demanding application environments. For example, installed components must always run flawlessly in order to keep plant productivity rates high. The etching of printed circuit boards or the production of LCD displays are two examples to illustrate this.

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The autoglide 5 lasts longer than you think …

Christian Strauch | 16. May 2022

One might think that I would have said everything you could say about the autoglide 5 by now, but I haven’t come close. The autoglide 5 still has some advantages over the basic chain, including the following: The autoglide 5’s special crossbars increase the load-bearing surfaces or sliding surfaces. Larger sliding surfaces also mean lower […]

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New ball bearing material for medical technology applications – xirodur® MT180

Patrick Czaja | 9. May 2022

An innovation has been added to the range of xirodur materials. The xirodur MT180 material complies with DIN EN ISO 10993, and individual components are certified as USP Class VI. This allows safe use in medical technology applications.

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