Polymer plain bearings in a gearbox – is this possible?

Sebastian Bloechl | 20. April 2020

“Shift and operate as we please”, a saying that can also be applied to vehicle operation. Be it a modern car or a freshly polished classic car: on some days we prefer to change gear earlier and save money, on others we tickle the last torque out of the engine. The gearbox and the shift forks […]

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How large is the largest igus plain bearing? … And if that’s not enough?

Uwe Sund | 20. April 2020

Large bearing diameters tailor-made at an off-the-shelf price! The largest selection of different dimensions is offered by “the generalist” iglidur G. The smallest bearing has an inner diameter of 3mm (smaller inner diameters are available for other iglidur materials). The largest inner diameter of an igus catalogue part is 195mm. Part No.: GFM-195205240-65 (Outer diameter […]

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Cables in cold applications. What to pay attention to and what can happen?

Marco Thull | 20. April 2020

Cables have to withstand the most diverse external conditions today. This depends entirely on the areas and applications in which they are used. Today we take a look at what you have to pay attention to with cables in cold applications. What does temperature-resistant mean? Cables fit for use in extreme temperature ranges are referred […]

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How do you reduce costs in the machine tool, for example?

Marco Thull | 20. April 2020

People often look for ways to reduce the cost of a machine tool. Of course there should be no loss of service life. The large chains of the X, Y and Z axes were then already discussed in detail with a colleague and the most favourable solution that works was selected. But there is also […]

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Energy chains on indoor cranes under rough conditions – how resilient are polymer chains?

Jens Göbel | 18. April 2020

As versatile as the various indoor crane designs are, their areas of application are just as varied. The advantages of the energy chain over other cable or power supply systems are particularly evident under adverse operating conditions. Suitable for both trolley drive and crane drive, heavy-duty energy chains, with and without integrated skate wheels, can master even the most difficult operating conditions.

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