Despite the harsh environment: this energy chain operated for 18 years

pwirth | 9. November 2020

We are not surprised, but nevertheless excited about the news from a customer in the pipe manufacturing industry: for 18 years a first generation rol e-chain has been providing reliable service there –  in harsh environments. Newer systems will surpass this record. What happens in 18 years?: a child is born, learns to walk, graduates […]

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Is it ok if the spherical ball rotates inside the spherical bearing housing?

Peter Hughes | 6. November 2020

This is a question we hear a lot when customers ask about igubal® spherical bearings. Customers often wonder if this is acceptable and if it has any effect on their application. I’d love to give here a short answer like “Yes” or “No”. But in fact, it depends on the type of igubal bearing and […]

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Abrasion behaviour of cables

Stefan Wehrmann | 5. November 2020

Abrasion behaviour or abrasion resistance are terms which are often used in connection with cables in e-chains. Because the abrasion behaviour is essential for the durability of a cable. Why do cables have to be abrasion-resistant? To make a long story short: so that they last longer. The longer, the better. Depending on the application, […]

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Which equipment do I need for an optimal soldering result?

Beke Nieszytka | 4. November 2020

Soldering is an important part of working with electronic components. For components to be firmly connected to each other and for electricity to flow without problems, not only is the right soldering technique required but also the right equipment. Based on our daily work in cable harnessing, we will show you in this article which equipment makes your soldering work easier.

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Axial clearance

Zoe Moser | 5. November 2020

How exactly is axial clearance defined? What must we watch out for? And what possibilities does igus offer for reducing axial clearance? The axial clearance is used to describe the lost motion, i.e. the “dead travel” on the lead screw, or in other words the gap between the lead screw and the lead screw nut.

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What is iglidur? And what kinds of plain bearings are there? – iglidur plain bearing podcast – episode 02

Lars Butenschön | 29. October 2020

Plain bearings are available in many models and differ significantly in technological details. Although rather unknown compared to ball bearings, plain bearing technology is much older and dates back to the year 3000 BC. But what types of plain bearings are there today? Where are they used? And what distinguishes iglidur plain bearings from others? […]

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The time for heating begins: polymer ball bearings from igus® defy extreme heat

Patrick Czaja | 27. October 2020

Plastics and hot temperatures in ovens do not have to oppose each other, as shown in the following application example of the Koppe company. Because lubrication-free polymer ball bearings from igus are successfully used in their pellet stoves for private households. The functionality of the stoves is ingenious, as the pellets burn without electricity via a mechanical drive unit. The polymer ball bearings ensure long running times and smooth operation in the drive unit.

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About lane adjustment and where it is used

Adriana Glazer | 27. October 2020

There are large and small packages, narrow and wide bottles, round or square products and in order to pack or guide all these products quickly, there are so-called lane adjustments also called multi-lane adjustment systems. Where is lane adjustment used? Lane adjustment from igus enables the adjustment of several conveyor belt tracks without replacing heavy […]

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