ready for smart – does that make sense in offshore applications?

Richard Habering | 26. May 2020

Offshore – where service work costs millions: is that really necessary? Energy supply at drilling rigs, construction machines and shore power applications – cold, wet, dirty and heavy. Real stress for thick cables, hard hoses, but also for sensitive bus and data cables. Too much stress leads to breakages – which usually cost a lot […]

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Vehicle interior – 3 examples of polymer ball bearings in control elements

Lars Butenschön | 23. April 2020

The modern car interior has many different knobs, dials and switches. Whether it is the adjustment of the window, air conditioning or sound level – we are increasingly resorting to the cleverly placed rotary adjusters in the interior. All these controls are directly related to the quality perception of the vehicle and can influence a possible car purchase.

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Designing more cost-effectively with E4.1L

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

Especially in machine tools, many electrical cables and hoses run through the energy chain. Hoses for hydraulics and cooling with large diameters are often necessary to meet the requirements of flow rates. This means that designers must select energy chains with a large interior space.

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Polymer plain bearings in a gearbox – is this possible?

Sebastian Bloechl | 20. April 2020

“Shift and operate as we please”, a saying that can also be applied to vehicle operation. Be it a modern car or a freshly polished classic car: on some days we prefer to change gear earlier and save money, on others we tickle the last torque out of the engine. The gearbox and the shift forks […]

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Angular compensation in rail vehicle construction

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

Whether in a welded construction of a road/rail vehicle, or in the interior of a double-decker train; you have to work with tolerances everywhere and be able to compensate for them. Especially when linear, pivoting or rotary movements should continue to function without problems.

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Film and camera systems quickly and easily assembled with autoglide 5!

Dirk Tietz | 23. April 2020

I don’t think there is any industry where plant and installations are assembled and disassembled as quickly as here. Music events, festivals, sporting events, etc. usually only last a few days. This means that there is little time for assembly and disassembly. For automatic camera systems for longer distances, certain rail systems are required. If […]

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Is there buckling and unintentional movement of the corrugated hose systems on their handling devices? The igus e-rib provides a remedy.

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

Automation solutions for component handling, machine feeding and simple pick & place tasks are state of the art. The high-speed handling devices are optimised for maximum performance and speed. With such dynamics, the energy chains and cables are also subject to high loads. The igus e-rib corrugated hose protection puts things right!

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“Piston rod” – as a shaft in a heavy-duty plain bearing system?

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

As the name suggests, the original purpose of this material is to be used as a machine element in piston engines. I especially associate “piston rods” with their use in hydraulic cylinders and have a hard chrome shaft in mind. Generally, this is not a valid statement. For various reasons, nitride shafts are now also […]

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