October 2022 – igus Blog

Reducing costs with plain bearings, Part 1: Procurement

Lars Butenschön | 28. October 2022

It is an absolutely routine process, but one that is often neglected for “unimportant” components: Optimising procurement and unit costs for sliding bushes. These components are often purchased from intermediaries, who add a certain margin. Requirements are generally linear and therefore relatively easy to plan. Part value is usually so low that the procurement costs […]

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Fitters would buy autoglide 5!

Christian Strauch | 27. October 2022

autoglide 5: The ultimate alternative to busbar systems for storage and retrieval units, cross carriages, and other straight-travel applications, where only conductor lines are otherwise used. So why would fitters buy autoglide 5? Because it is less work. It is also very simple and not particularly demanding. It leaves more time for more important things […]

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Spring-loaded ball transfer units made of plastic for high shock loads

Patrick Czaja | 21. October 2022

Our ball transfer units can be used to move fragile or heavy goods easily and in all directions without much effort. We use various design concepts for this. In addition to injection-moulded housings with housing pads and ball beds, we also offer a variant with a sliding insert specially designed for higher loads and shock […]

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Some people rotate just so that everything revolves around them – xiros® uses a new material to enhance sustainability

Patrick Czaja | 14. October 2022

In keeping with our motto, "xiros® goes green", we are launching a ball bearing that contains 97% regranulate. We are moving in an environmentally friendly direction, since sustainability is becoming increasingly important, especially in industry. The reason is obvious, since industry is among the top three CO2 emitters worldwide.

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