Can you protect the environment by choosing the right cable?

Nils Jäger | 14. December 2021

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.                                                                                                                                               Oscar Wilde When choosing cables, people often discuss the price, but rarely the cost, which can be many times as high for a cheap cable as for a high-quality cable that has been developed for many millions of cycles in the energy […]

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Plain bearings for high speeds? Where are the limits?

Lars Butenschön | 10. December 2021

“Plain bearings are particularly suitable for high loads at low speeds.” This, or something similar, is what many technical books, guides, and also advertising texts say. There are two things about this statement that are not particularly helpful in practice. This blog post will analyse this statement and the conditions under which certain types of […]

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Why do we need the UL Verified certificate?

Jan Arnoldy | 26. November 2021

Many customers have been asking us recently why we are adding another certificate to our product portfolio. We already have a UL certificate. Why another one? Why do we need the UL Verified certificate? What does it say and how does it differ from the existing one? These questions are legitimate and we will discuss […]

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“Last line of defence” – How i.Sense EC.P saved an international port operator from massive total failure

Richard Habering | 26. October 2021

The port – a harsh and salty environment with high machine duty cycles, not a place for unexpected system downtime. Heavy loads, long operating times and a wide variety of weather­­conditions – cranes in port facilities have to deliver top performance. To ensure this at all times, reliable condition monitoring concepts are needed. I would like to briefly explain how this looks in practice and what advantages it creates for the users using the following 'best practice' example of an international port operator.

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Why wait? More time for important things thanks to smart maintenance

Richard Habering | 16. September 2021

In the current climate, every minute often counts in production plants. Efficient, intelligent maintenance protects against expensive production downtimes and unplanned shutdowns. The service life of our igus® products can be calculated online. What's more: With smart plastics, the components report at an early stage when they are due for replacement. In this article I would like to show you how we have successfully introduced smart maintenance to our customers.

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ASI bus cables and Christmas lights

igu-blog-adm | 20. December 2021

We discussed bus cables in another article. Today we will focus specifically on the topic of ASI bus cables and show what they have in common with Christmas lighting. What is ASI bus? ASI stands for actuator sensor interface. Interface, of course, is a kind of coupling point. The interface is used to connect sensors […]

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Finally, the great smart plastics online seminar at the end of the year

Richard Habering | 14. December 2021

The topic of our last online seminar for 2021 was "Reliably monitoring cables in energy supply system applications, extending service life, and avoiding production downtimes".

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How high temperatures affect plastic plain bearings

Lars Butenschön | 26. November 2021

“What temperatures can they handle?” is certainly one of the most frequent questions I have been asked at trade fairs. (Remember trade fairs? With handshakes and everything?) The only questions more common were “How long does it last?” and of course “Do you have a business card?”. But back to the subject of high temperatures […]

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Why a chainflex guarantee?

Nils Jäger | 25. November 2021

Everyday life can present us with surprises and dangers. That’s why people like to hedge their bets. They can do this with insurances, but guarantees can also help us feel safe. If an unexpected event occurs, someone will help me. That is certainly what many people think and hope for. But we should still take […]

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