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Spring-loaded ball transfer units made of plastic for high shock loads

Patrick Czaja | 21. October 2022

Our ball transfer units can be used to move fragile or heavy goods easily and in all directions without much effort. We use various design concepts for this. In addition to injection-moulded housings with housing pads and ball beds, we also offer a variant with a sliding insert specially designed for higher loads and shock […]

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The team behind the igus:bike – The developers of the bicycle components

igu-blog-adm | 1. December 2022

Gearbox, cranks, and pedals  Michael knows how to get everything running smoothly. It’s a good thing, too, since he develops the igus:bike gearbox, cranks, and pedals. So it is an ideal setup.   He has been working as a developer at igus for several years in gearbox systems for Low Cost Automation, comparatively inexpensive automation in […]

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Rethinking wire breakage safety: Identify cable problems early and prevent wire breakage with i.Sense CF.D

Richard Habering | 30. November 2022

Maintaining heavily used and hard-to-reach bus cables faster than ever is what i.Sense CF.D, the igus monitoring module, can do – and nothing else in the world can. The module automatically recognises the positions of stressed areas in a cable and shows them very precisely in metres. The new optical status display now enables users to intervene quickly in a targeted manner, avoiding time-consuming and costly troubleshooting.

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The difference between helical gears and straight gears

shagemann | 3. November 2022

Gears come in all shapes and sizes. There are different gear types for different applications. But some gear types have a very similar design and can be used in comparable applications. This blog article deals with the distinction between straight and helical gears and their applications. Straight spur gears Straight spur gears are the most […]

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Reducing costs with plain bearings, Part 6: Optimising maintenance intervals

Lars Butenschön | 2. December 2022

Costs can also be reduced indirectly. Maintenance intervals can be extended with suitable plain bearings. Such bearings require less frequent replacement or re-lubrication. Extending the interval not only reduces costs for maintenance work personnel, but also increases the productive time of the devices and machines. Shorter maintenance intervals than necessary are often chosen in order […]

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Save installation space and increase service life with high-end TPE cables

Alexa Heinzelmann | 30. November 2022

Are you familiar with this phenomenon: The summer vacation is coming to an end and you hastily arrange your things at the hotel for the return journey. In the bustling hotel room, you try to pack your suitcase as neatly as possible, but you notice that there is no longer enough space. Strange, everything was […]

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Motor cables in small bend radii

Alexa Heinzelmann | 30. November 2022

Anyone looking for a parking space in big cities these days quickly realises that space is often a problem. Cars are getting bigger and, moreover, there are now significantly more vehicles on the roads than was the case 20 or 30 years ago. However, if you compare the interiors of modern cars with those from […]

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Reducing costs with plain bearings, Part 2: Comparing performance data

Lars Butenschön | 4. November 2022

The second part of our series of articles on “Cutting costs with plain bearings” will focus on another important part of plain bearing procurement that can significantly contribute to reducing bearing point costs: the right choice of plain bearing. On the one hand, this issue is somewhat related to procurement optimisation. The aim should always […]

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