July 2020 – igus Blog

chainflex cables in textile machines
service life target qualified & money saved

Andreas Muckes | 31. July 2020

Our customer from the textile industry manufactures knitting machines. To me, knitting a sweater never seemed like a great science. And even with the appropriate machines I had no high-tech devices in mind. Why does this customer need high-quality cables? I learned that nowadays people knit much more than just scarves and sweaters. The opposite […]


Measuring plain bearings – how to measure correctly

Lars Butenschön | 30. July 2020

Want to measure plain bearings? Of course you do. With the caliper, of course (or if, like the author of this text, you always got one from the instructor for this purpose – of course, by ‘one’ the caliper is meant). This may work quite well with steel plain bearings, a little spit and a […]


Weight saving with energy supply systems

pwirth | 30. July 2020

Saving weight plays a major role in many industrial applications. We have set ourselves the task of Tech up and Cost down with lightweight energy chains. For a crane, for example, the entire structural framework must be designed for the loads that occur. Here the dead weight of a cable drum with approx. 4t (at […]


Save costs in purchasing! Goodbye over-engineering!

Marco Thull | 29. July 2020

Buy products with specifications that are not necessary at all: companies lose money this way and increase installation and maintenance costs. How it is possible, especially in Corona times, to remember the motto “Keep it simple” and save costs. Do you know about over-engineering? The term describes products with features that cost time and money, […]


Scara solution: From the idea to the product Episode 2

Marius Glaue | 29. July 2020

The package from Epson has arrived “Is it Christmas already?” or “Huh, I didn’t order anything?” This is what comes over your lips or at least through your head when the call comes from the incoming goods department: “Your package has arrived.” This or something similar could have happened with the arrival of the G6-553S […]