April 2022 – igus Blog

SHHH! It's nice to be quiet sometimes!

Patrick Czaja | 29. April 2022

Have you ever seen a plastic ball bearing with races made of two different materials? This two-component ball bearing is intended for applications where high speeds and low noise are required. But what is the advantage?

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More about the sensors in smart plastics condition monitoring systems: Part 1 – the strain gauge sensors in the EC.P system

Richard Habering | 27. April 2022

Strain gauge sensors are small sensors that measure relative changes in length. They often consist of a protective top layer over a wire applied in a zigzag pattern to a thin plastic backing. If the strain gauge sensor (and thus also the wire) is compressed, its resistance decreases; if it is stretched, its resistance increases. Elongation can be calculated from the change in resistance. You can use this characteristic by applying strain gauges to components whose elongation you want to determine.

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Simply hide cables: these cable chains make it possible

jhang | 14. April 2022

We all struggle with tangled cables under the desk or lying freely in the room. They are unsightly and collect dust, and you may trip over them. So it is very important to hide and organise cables well. Flexible igus cable chains ensure order in the office and at home. 1. Cable chain OCR With […]

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Is gas nitrocarburising the best protection for bearing bolts?

Lars Butenschön | 1. April 2022

Corrosion protection of shafts and bearing bolts is especially critical if the bearing position is not to be lubricated. In more and more applications, lubrication of plain bearings is becoming a real problem (e.g. in the construction machinery industry). The frequently used galvanised shafts often turn out to be not resistant enough when used with […]

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