How to secure bearings properly – Part 2: axial securing

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In part one of my series “How to secure bearings properly”, we learned how and why bearings move in their mounting holes and what we can do against it. If press-fit is not enough or not available in order to keep a bearing in place, you can do so by changing it´s shape. In this […]

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Finding the right bearing: 7 essential criteria

Lars Butenschön | 4. January 2019

The various influences that affect the lifespan of a plain bearing are relatively trivial. It´s easy to imagine that a truckload of fine dust is rather less helpful for a long bearing life. Also, that 500 ° C ambient temperature can cause difficulty in choosing the right lubricant, results in few raised eyebrows. And yet, often times […]

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Plastic bearings for high loads? What does high load actually mean?

Lars Butenschön | 4. December 2018

There is a saying among german conservative engineers going like this: “Wer Kunststoff kennt, nimmt Stahl”. “Those familiar with plastics use steel instead”. To be honest I didn’t hear this in quite a while now. But it´s still in the heads of many engineers. Even if they don´t know a word of german. In the […]

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How to secure bearings properly – Part 3: Anti-rotation features

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In episode two of this series, I showed you some options of how to secure bearings axially to keep them from moving out of housing holes. In this episode, I want to show you how to make an easy anti-rotation feature and why you would need one in the first place. Why would you need […]

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Latest news

control unit for DC motors

Martin Raak | 20. July 2018

igus India is developping an easy control unit for robolink joint arms with DC motors.

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igus® Output Encoders for robolink® – no longer available

Martin Raak | 4. July 2018

We can no longer supply the robolink® output encoders. Reason is that the chip supplier finished the production of the encoder chip. We have to block all AE Products now. This also concerns our RL-DCi compact units. We will have to redesign those for the use of motor encoders. For the next 4-8 weeks we will […]

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Customer application quality check

Martin Raak | 11. May 2018

Our german customer Jäger Software has used a RL-D-RBT-5532S-BC Standard arm (5 DOF, big Version) for a Quality check unit for RFID Chips. The RFID’s are checked and sorted. Mr. Jäger has developped his own control solution (Hardware and Software). For further questions, please contact: jaeger-software@t-online.de

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Low Cost Automation with igus® components

Martin Raak | 19. April 2018

The Video shows a perfect application for our idea of low-cost-automation made easy with igus® components (here: robolink® Joint plus 2 drylin rails). A winding unit for the production of BLDC motors. The unit is build by Commonplace Robotics, it will be used for the production of motors for our rebel prototypes.

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