Why complaints are important

Stefan Wehrmann | 26. August 2020

Complaints are not pleasant at first and sometimes throw us off track for a short term. Who likes to hear from a customer that something is not working according to plan. But they are of enormous importance to us. Only through such feedback from our customers can we improve products and adapt more and more […]

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Order is a must – even with often inconspicuous round connectors

Markus Hueffel | 4. September 2020

In order to be able to exploit all the advantages, a certain degree of order is also required for small connector components. This requires a way to easily fasten or securely install round connectors. And this is exactly what such plug holders are for.

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Building ventilators with igus components

Adriana Glazer | 4. September 2020

In the early days of Covid-19, our daily companion today, there was great uncertainty. In the health care system in particular, people were afraid that there were not enough ventilators. At that time, we at igus were thinking intensively about how we could provide support here, in a cost-sensitive manner. Especially as our lubrication-free high-performance […]

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Goodbye to space problems: how to guide cables in limited installation spaces

Marco Thull | 1. September 2020

Guide cables and hoses safely in limited installation space without rapid fatigue fractures that lead to expensive downtime: an ultimate discipline! The possibilities offered by compact energy chains and highly flexible cables. Building a house in the country, on a 1,000m2 plot: no problem. It gets trickier in a 200m2 small gap in a big […]

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Current carrying capacity of cables

Rainer Rössel | 7. September 2020

The current carrying capacity of cables is one of the decisive selection parameters, especially in the field of energy transmission, or for classic motor and servo cables. The DIN VDE 0298-4 says among other things:“The current carrying capacity is the maximum permissible current under certain conditions at which the conductor is not heated above the permissible […]

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How do I unreel cables correctly from the cable reel?

Nils Jäger | 2. September 2020

At customers’ premises, I often observe how the electricians unwind cables from the cable reels or remove them from the cable ring in various ways during installation. You can go wrong here. Especially when the cable concerned is used for dynamic applications in energy chains, incorrect unreeling can have fatal consequences. To be honest, when […]

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Goliath the Printer: this 3D printer is as big as a room

pwirth | 31. August 2020

Everything except the small: students Robina and Chris’ 3D printer has a 2 x 2 x 2 metre installation space. We are enthusiastic about the 3D Goliath – and support the young industrial designers with free equipment. We all know about home 3D printers, compact devices no bigger than a microwave oven that print plastic gadgets […]

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What we call “cable” is not always deemed a “cable”. Then, what is the difference?

Nils Jäger | 28. August 2020

Charging cable, USB cable, power cable and cable reel. We have heard all these words before and we use them in everyday life from time to time. In fact these designations are wrong from a technical point of view. Strictly speaking, these are not what is meant by cables.Then what exactly is the difference between these […]

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