Christian Schäfer – igus Blog

Reliable energy supply for extruders and extrusion systems

Christian Schäfer | 28. April 2020

Extrusion is one of the primary plastic technology processing methods. This blog focuses on energy supply applications on extrusion lines – the combination of extruders and downstream machines.


How igus products increase the service life of your extrusion line and avoid production downtime

Christian Schäfer | 21. April 2020

In the water bath the extrudate is guided by rollers and kept at a distance. The rollers run with pressed-in stainless steel ball bearings without seals. These run completely under water. Despite the stainless steel design, these had to be replaced at regular intervals due to corrosion. igus polymer ball bearings provide a remedy.


igus solutions for injection moulding machines. Tested in igus 3-shift operation.

Christian Schäfer | 15. April 2020

Injection moulding is one of the primary processing methods in plastics processing. It is the most widely used processing method. About one third of all plastics are processed on injection moulding machines. Energy chain systems, highly flexible cables and bearing technology solutions by igus ensure a long service life of all parts of injection moulding machines.


Machines and plant for plastics processing. An industry overview.

Christian Schäfer | 9. April 2020

The plastics processing industry is manifold. Whether in injection moulding machines, blow moulding machines, extruders or presses, plastics are processed into very different products. The igus products can be found in a variety of machines and equipment for the plastic and rubber industry.


A compact sprue picker for less than 2,000 euros? Yes, with igus Low Cost Automation. (Part 2/2)

Christian Schäfer | 3. April 2020

The igus IAP1 sprue picker is being used in production at igus in more than 60 injection-moulding machines. The advantages are cost-effective automation, more economical production and amortisation in just a few months. What can the sprue picker do?