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Electrification… Digitalisation… Monetisation: With smart energy supply systems towards more productivity for port crane operators

Richard Habering | 18. August 2022

This presents a challenge to ports all over the world. The performance of a crane is directly dependent on its electrification system. And that infrastructure must continuously operate without malfunctions seven days a week, 24 hours a day. As there are various power supply options, it can be difficult to make a decision about the right system.

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Save grease effectively with lubrication-free spherical insert bearings!

Tom Schrage | 3. August 2022

Our world is constantly on the move and the machines that meet our needs are running around the clock. And regardless of whether it is guide rollers, construction machines or robots, where things are in motion, there is friction between the materials, which in some cases are exposed to high loads as a result. Every […]

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Powder coating as wear protection? – That's how it works!

igu-blog-adm | 2. August 2022

Powder lacquering, also known as powder coating, can be easily applied to conductive materials by means of electrostatic charging. For this purpose, the component is charged and the powder is applied using a spray gun in the tribo or corona charging process. The powder adheres to the component and thus builds up a uniform layer. […]

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Condition monitoring of the energy chain: with the new i.Sense EC.W sensor, it's never been easier

Richard Habering | 1. August 2022

Machine failures and downtimes are among the biggest cost drivers in industry. It is therefore important for maintenance personnel to act in good time to prevent unplanned stoppages. With the new i.Sense EC.W low-cost service life sensor from igus, users can now make their e-chain smart from just 248 euros. Thanks to real-time condition monitoring of the energy chain, maintenance is easier and more cost-effective over the entire service life.

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Uwe Sund

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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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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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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