How xiros plastic ball bearings prevent sparking

Patrick Czaja | 12. August 2021

Freedom from active lubrication, long service life, hygienic design, suitability for intensive cleaning processes, and anti-static component properties are indispensable in packaging technology. GEA Food Solutions GmbH Germany GmbH invested in our construction kit and equipped its machines with linear bearings, plain bearings, ball bearings, and drive elements. I will take a closer look at […]

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Unusual requirements and how to fulfil them
Customised cables from igus

Stefan Wehrmann | 12. August 2021

“Can I get that in pink?” Admittedly not a frequent request when it comes to cables. But there are requirements that our catalogue goods cannot meet despite the great scope of our product range. Such cases require customised cables. This article will focus on this topic and present some basic data in more detail. What […]

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How to press-fit bushings

Lars Butenschön | 12. August 2021

If you want to always be able to install your bushings, especially plain bushings, without frustration or damage, you should follow a few basic tips. This post will list these tips and provide an explanation for each. Before press-fitting the bushing: Pay attention to tolerances and fit-related oversizing Plain bushings must be press-fitted because they […]

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Talking energy supply system on a crane

Richard Habering | 6. August 2021

Why should an energy supply system talk to me? Maintenance and servicing for current crane systems is growing not only in size, but also control complexity. But there is no need to panic because, as you learned during your studies, you don’t need to know everything; you just need to know where to find the […]

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Latest news

Six highlights that started as igus NEWS

Volker Beissel | 10. August 2021

In 2021, we will again introduce you to 168 new products. Not all of our new products make a big splash or even make it into our catalogue range. But a few highlights from various industries did. Today I will give you a preview of the machine-tool-relevant NEWS this year in the form of six […]

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Where are plain bearings used?

Lars Butenschön | 6. August 2021

Where are plain bearings used? And when should you use metal plain bearings, and when plastic ones? It is not easy to give clear answers to these questions. The market is large and complex, and new products keep getting launched, shifting the limits of applicability and offering new advantages. But I will give you a […]

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Motors: what is a brake resistor, and what is it used for?

Adriana Glazer | 6. August 2021

Electric motors sometimes need a brake resistor. But what does the brake resistor do, and what advantages does it offer? Since a motor’s design is similar to a generator’s, motors always generate voltage. This is counterintuitive, since motors actually use electrical power to generate mechanical (rotor) movement, but it is a fundamental principle of electrical […]

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Plastic ball bearings are always reliable in water generators

Patrick Czaja | 5. August 2021

Water generators convert the potential energy of water into mechanical or electrical energy. The goal is to make water power usable. This is generally accomplished with dams, turbines in running water, and tidal power plants in seas and oceans. Energy conversion on the oceans and igus’s xiros plastic ball bearings: What do they have to […]

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