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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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.