July 2021 – igus Blog

Where are cables used?
Cables for cleanrooms

Nils Jäger | 30. July 2021

We have already shown examples of areas of application for our cables in previous articles. The industries and applications are multifaceted. One possible area of application is cleanrooms. The special requirements of cables in cleanrooms and our special chainflex solution is our topic for today. What is a cleanroom? Cleanrooms are rooms with an extremely […]


How support trays get the most out of your energy chains

Marco Thull | 28. July 2021

Friction and wear drive costs. They cost German industry up to 1.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has calculated. Given a GDP of 3.34 trillion euros in 2020, that is 56.78 billion euros. The phenomenon affects thousands of components that adhere to each other or roll or slide […]


“Data is the new oil” – How the igus test laboratory generates raw data that drive all smart plastics products

Richard Habering | 28. July 2021

Anyone who can make reliable, useful maintenance predictions is one step ahead of the competition. In the age of digitalisation, more than Big Data is required for such predictions. To derive correct maintenance scheduling recommendations from the sensor data, we therefore compare them with long-term empirical values from the igus® test database.


Energy chain project in a concrete spreader system

igu-blog-adm | 27. July 2021

Two combined e-chain systems with individual trough systems for concrete spreaders Concrete is one of the most popular building materials of our time. It is used not only in private housebuilding, but also in industrial manufacture. Ebawe Anlagentechnik, a company based in Eilenburg, Germany, is specialised in turnkey production systems for prefab concrete construction. It […]


De-icing vehicles protect the lives of airline passengers – and igus helps

Florian Schiller | 26. July 2021

Snow and ice collecting on aircraft can quickly compromise aircraft safety. They impair aerodynamics and can therefore, in the worst case, cause stalling resulting in a crash. That is why, wherever cold temperatures are the norm, special machines are used: de-icing vehicles. How does de-icing work, and what agents are used? De-icing is a two-step […]