Bolts and bearings for construction machinery under test: Hardox® and iglidur®

Lars Butenschön | 25. March 2022

The HARDOX® wearplates brand is frequently found in commercial vehicles and construction machinery where steel surfaces have to withstand the most severe stresses. From the loading area of tipper lorries to the bucket of wheel loaders, HARDOX® wearplates reliably protect against wear. For this reason, shafts and bolts made of HARDOX® are obvious counter partners […]

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Connectivity in practice: i.Cee connection to a SIMATIC S7 machine controller from Siemens

Richard Habering | 25. March 2022

The smart plastics sensors from igus: they monitor abrasion, measure the pull/push force and provide information about an imminent overload. But how does the maintenance manager get concrete information about the condition of the system? The solution from igus for this is the i.Cee:local.

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autoglide 5: easy as child's play and quickly installed!

Christian Strauch | 18. March 2022

Our new autoglide 5 energy chain for horizontal applications, especially for storage and retrieval units, miniloads, cross traversing carriages and even overhead cranes, has such a number of advantages over the classic conductor line. One of the most important advantages (from our point of view) is the very easy and very fast installation of the […]

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Can igus polymers survive in outer space?

Florian Schiller | 18. March 2022

Outer space has always been a fascinating place that mankind has been exploring for many years. All the machines and materials used “up there” have to contend with extreme conditions. In addition to extreme temperature fluctuations, incomprehensible distances and cosmic radiation, there is also a vacuum in space. Two key challenges are discussed in this […]

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How igus® responds innovatively to challenges of modern manufacturing

Stefan Wehrmann | 23. March 2022

The year is 1989: The Berlin Wall falls, the Astra 1A television satellite goes into operation, Voyager 2 delivers images of Neptune and the first igus® chainflex® cable is launched in the market. We want to focus on the latter, despite the other important events.Because the world of production is also in a constant state […]

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Plain bearings – advantages and disadvantages at a glance

Lars Butenschön | 18. March 2022

You are faced with the decision to use a plain bearing, but you are not sure whether this is really the better choice compared to rolling bearings? Why not leave everything alone and simply do without a bearing? This post is intended to help you make that decision, in addition to providing a preview of […]

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We rotate to infinity and much more!

dklein | 18. March 2022

But how far can it go for you?In today’s blog we would like to devote ourselves to the topic of rotating energy supply. Typical industries and applications are handling machines, robots & packaging machines. The big difference in determining the energy chain length compared to linear motion is in the travel. Linear movements usually involve […]

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Who likes to have greasy fingers?

Stefan Niermann | 11. March 2022

You might know this from your own children. They quickly eat a few fries and then wipe the greasy fingers on the T-shirt. Nobody likes to have greasy fingers – nobody likes to have grease stains on their clothes. If you work with machine elements such as ball bearings, gears or linear guides, it is […]

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