Is there buckling and unintentional movement of the corrugated hose systems on their handling devices? The igus e-rib provides a remedy.

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

Automation solutions for component handling, machine feeding and simple pick & place tasks are state of the art. The high-speed handling devices are optimised for maximum performance and speed. With such dynamics, the energy chains and cables are also subject to high loads. The igus e-rib corrugated hose protection puts things right!

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“Piston rod” – as a shaft in a heavy-duty plain bearing system?

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

As the name suggests, the original purpose of this material is to be used as a machine element in piston engines. I especially associate “piston rods” with their use in hydraulic cylinders and have a hard chrome shaft in mind. Generally, this is not a valid statement. For various reasons, nitride shafts are now also […]

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Quickly available prototypes or samples for your plain bearing application

Dirk Tietz | 22. April 2020

The course of a development project can be turbulent. In time-critical phases, it is all the more important to have reliable partners and suppliers who provide rapid support with solutions and samples for tests. But which prototypes are available at what speed and what is the right sample for a specific project status? We support […]

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Can 3D printers replace machine tools?

Sven Weber | 22. April 2020

You need a metallic component. You can quickly import the software model and the part comes out of the 3D printer in no time at all. Swarf doesn’t occur. There is practically no waste. This quickly leads to the question: can 3D printers replace classic machine tools? This blog examines this question for three relevant […]

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Linear guides for limited installation space

Andreas Muckes | 22. April 2020

igus has many different linear guides in its product range. For example, drylin W offers a large modular system. drylin N is the first choice for extremely low-profile installation heights. drylin T is identical in construction to the usual recirculating ball bearing guides. A representative of the shaft guides is drylin R. Since some machine […]

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