March 2020 – igus Blog

The right shaft for tough outdoor use – if the plain bearing is outdoors.

Uwe Sund | 31. March 2020

Everyone knows that the agricultural and construction machinery sector require lots of care. Dirt, moisture, corrosion, the complete package. Whether a combine harvester, tractor, concrete mixer, plough or mobile crane – here everything is in the same boat. Metallic plain bearings are always lubricated – at least they should be if they are to function. […]


Polymer bearings for the dairy industry

Jan Michels | 31. March 2020

A wide variety of dairy technology is available for processing milk and other dairy products: from filling machines and valves to secondary packaging machines for yoghurt (cups), cheese, butter, cream, milk bags or coffee cream. Plain bearings made of FDA/EU-compliant materials such as iglidur A160, A181 or A350 are interesting for the dairy industry. But […]


Reduce costs in vending machine construction with reliable components

Andrej Schmidt | 31. March 2020

A vending machine may only cost a little, but must meet a high quality standard. How can costs be reduced without worsening or even improving quality?


Standing installation of energy chains in machine tools

mkogelmann | 31. March 2020

Whether in handling systems or in machine tools, with vertical movements the energy supply systems must often be planned “standing”. Actually not a great challenge, but there are still some aspects that have to be considered and taken into account during planning and design. Pivoting or locking mounting brackets? If I can support the e-chain […]


5 Products that increase service life in cross-over systems

Thorsten Mersch | 31. March 2020

Anyone who has ever travelled on an older articulated bus or tram will notice what mechanical movements and loads are involved at this point. Loud squeaking and creaking sounds, meaning you can’t enjoy your own music despite headphones. No wonder. There are extreme dynamic loads in the transitions. Over the years, the joints are stressed […]