September 2022 – igus Blog

Smart and inexpensive – ReBel®, the igus cobot for automation … now with smart plastics technology

Richard Habering | 21. September 2022

Effective immediately, igus offers the ReBeL service robot – also as a smart version. At €4,970 and only around 8 kilogrammes, the plug-and-play variant is one of the lightest cobots on the market.

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Which plain bearing is suitable for the commercial vehicle industry?

igu-blog-adm | 12. September 2022

The development of electric vehicles (BEV, PHEV, HEV) and vehicles with fuel cells (FCEV) is in vogue thanks to their low-emission use. Statutory requirements and higher energy costs are the reason why OMEs and suppliers place particular emphasis on the sustainability and lightweight of their designs when developing new products.

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Locating spigot for bushings? This is how it works:

Lars Butenschön | 9. September 2022

There are many reasons for fixing bushings in the axial direction. If excessive forces act in the axial direction or external influences have a negative effect on the press-fit of the bearings, bushings are at risk of being pushed out of the bearing point. As a result, the shaft rotates in the housing hole “without […]

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Knowledge of lead screw drive

Zoe Moser | 7. September 2022

Five things I should know about dryspin® lead screw technology: Importance of lead screw technology, details about the product range of dryspin® lead screw drives, difference in thread types, individual machining and configuration, and the lubrication of lead screw drives.

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Ball bearings for electric motors – plastic versions feasible?

Patrick Czaja | 6. September 2022

Hardly any industry can do without electric motors in the entire value-added process and the demands placed on products are constantly increasing. Similarly, the requirements for the various components of the drives are also increasing in order to ensure smooth production processes, including for the bearing of components, namely ball bearings for electric motors. But […]

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