July 2019 – igus Blog

How to avoid Fogging in the car?

Dirk Tietz | 15. July 2019

What is fogging? Generally speaking, fogging refers to the outgassing of individual material parts that condense in the surroundings of the component. Usually, the fogging effect is associated with heated living spaces. Here, black-dust settlements occur in flats during the heating period. Typical signs of fogging are planar black coating or black dust that sticks […]


How the energy chains modular system improves the visibility while working.

Dieter Reitz | 12. July 2019

On many construction machines, the height of the driver’s cabin is adjustable so that the operator can see the working space better or completely – the company Sennebogen uses this solution on many of its material handling machines. To automatically adjust the cabin, all required hoses and electrical cables are guided in one energy chain. […]


Bus failure due to cable break paralyses own production

Andreas Muckes | 9. July 2019

It is as clear as daylight that the energy chain is the umbilical cord of the machine and that the cables in it are to be regarded as neural pathways. For this reason, it is very important to choose a cable quality that will permanently meet the requirements of motion. We have preached this for […]


Dimensioning and harnessing of rectangular connectors

Beke Nieszytka | 9. July 2019

In the area of heavy rectangular connectors for the industry, there are several reputable manufacturers in the market – Harting with its well-known Han Series, Weidmüller Rockstar, Wieland Revos, Ilme, Lapp Epic, HTC, Tyco, Ammphenol, Multicontact, Phoenix, Wain and many more.


Servo cable for motors in high frequency control

Andreas Muckes | 2. July 2019

Today’s high-frequency-controlled drives and motors, so-called Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), are demanding and technically sensitive. The servo cables used for this purpose are therefore not only means to an end, but ultimately even tip the scale. Why? Because even the nature of the materials used, in this case, the insulation material, can have a huge […]