What do bend radius and minimum bend radius mean for cables?

Andreas Muckes | 29. October 2021

Time and again we talk about the bend radius in the field of energy chains and cables. We will take a closer look today what this means exactly and why the bend radius is so important. What is the bend radius? The bend radius is the radius in which a cable can be bent without […]

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How do I mount ball bearings?

Patrick Czaja | 29. October 2021

If the metal ball bearing is a fixed or floating bearing, the outer and/or inner ring are firmly connected to the shaft or housing. The easiest way to mount this type of bearing is to press it into place. However, certain tolerances are necessary in the dimensions for the shaft and housing. In general, it […]

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What types of electric motors are there?

Ludmilla Dekker | 27. October 2021

For linear axes and handling systems, igus® offers an extensive range of electric motors. Hybrid stepper motors, DC motors and brushless DC motors find their applications in lead screw drives, toothed belts and rack drives. The electric motors complete the range of igus® automation technology. In this way, entire handling systems can be configured in […]

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“Last line of defence” – How i.Sense EC.P saved an international port operator from massive total failure

Richard Habering | 26. October 2021

The port – a harsh and salty environment with high machine duty cycles, not a place for unexpected system downtime. Heavy loads, long operating times and a wide variety of weather­­conditions – cranes in port facilities have to deliver top performance. To ensure this at all times, reliable condition monitoring concepts are needed. I would like to briefly explain how this looks in practice and what advantages it creates for the users using the following 'best practice' example of an international port operator.

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Plain bearings under water: What you should bear in mind

Lars Butenschön | 26. October 2021

Underwater use presents some special challenges for machines in general and for bearing arrangements in particular. The main problem is obvious. The water – but also other liquids – affects the bearing points in various ways. In this blog post you will find out what these are and what you need to bear in mind […]

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