May 2020 – igus Blog
linearlager lebensende

What happens when a linear bearing has reached the end of its service life?

Michael Hornung | 29. May 2020

Most linear bearings, whether with metallic balls, rolling elements, coating or bonded elements, cannot be reused because of their design. For the user this usually means ordering new linear housings. This results in costs for re-procurement and delivery times. Proper disposal is also an additional challenge. Many bearings must be disposed of in hazardous waste […]

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Bonding polymer plain bearings – How it works

Lars Butenschön | 28. May 2020

Plain bearings are usually pressed or clamped into the housing hole. They hold securely in the hole and do not rotate unintentionally. But what if this is not possible due to manufacturing tolerances? Another case: the plain bearing should even rotate. Even if it is not part of the standard repertoire of many plain bearings […]

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Test laboratory for cables
only for research and development? – NO!

Andreas Muckes | 27. May 2020

We have already written about our test laboratory for cables and its importance in a previous article. In addition to testing for research and development, and for safety in new products, our laboratory also offers other possibilities, which we would like to discuss in more detail today. The standard tests Newly manufactured cables are always […]

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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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FDA-compliant linear technology for medical products comes from Cologne

Ingo Urbach | 26. May 2020

When the corona pandemic (COVID-19) broke out, many companies volunteered to manufacture medical products such as masks, gowns, ventilators and face shields. In addition to the FDA-compliant materials used for the actual masks, gowns, ventilators and face shields, the tools and machinery used to manufacture these products must also meet FDA compliance standards. Depending on […]

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