May 2011 – igus Blog

igusĀ® Bowden cable

Martin Raak | 19. May 2011

A Bowden cable is a moving machine element to transmit a mechanical movement or a pulling force through a combination of a wire and a casing sturdy in the running direction (“draw wire” according to DIN 71986). The Bowden cable was named after its inventor Ernest Monnington Bowden (1860-1904). An optimized friction pair between the […]


Stage of development of sensor technology

Martin Raak | 7. May 2011

The AS5304A linear encoder chip of the manufacturer Austriamicrosystems is located on the sensor boards. The magnetic rings have 31 pole pairs (pivot) and 29 pole pairs (rotation), so that 4960 (pivot) and 4640 (rotation) signals respectively are issued per rotation. This corresponds to an angular accuracy of approx 0.07°. In addition, our magnetic rings […]